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Old 03 Jan 2013, 11:03 pm
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Default 1999 Honda Civic dies?

my car had been flashing the srs light for about 2 seconds every 2 to 3 minutes for about 75 miles with no incident but when i get into town my car died. I tried to start it in neutral but it wouldnt start, then i put it in park and turned the car off and restarted it. i just had the oil changed at jiffy lube like 2 or 3 days ago and it has about 157000 miles. the headgasket isnt blown and have had no real incident before. what could this be?
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 11:18 pm
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SRS is your airbag. I don't know if it will make the car shut off, but it could be that the wire for it got disconnected. First disconnect your battery. Look under your steering column for a bright yellow wire to see if it got disconnected. There are also two sensors in your front bumper that trigger the SRS. One is right center, the other is left center. Look for the wire from them to see if they got cut or disconnected. Check behind the glove box for the yellow wire to the passenger side bag. If you can not find a failure, then you are going to have to have the ECU scanned for errors. This will tell you about what is wrong with both the SRS and the engine.
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 11:32 pm
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It could be time for a valve adjustment. If your Civic is NOT an EX or SI model, then you don't have VTEC. That means that you have solid valves, which have to be adjusted periodically; VTEC models have self adjusting hydraulic valves. If you have a non-VTEc model, have the valves adjusted. BTW, the EX does have VTEC. It doesn't state it on the engine but it is a VTEC engine.
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