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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:15 am
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Default is it true that my VTEC won't engage with my check engine light on?

is it true that becuase my check engine light is on my VTEC won't kick in on my 1995 Honda Civic?the car is a 5 speed manual coupe
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:18 am
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It's your VTEC, you tell us!
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:22 am
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No sweetheart, the check engine light is just warning you that there may be something wrong with your engine or you need some adjustment or maintenance, the car has to be scanned to get the code from the ECM and correct the problem, but you can still drive it, although I suggest you take it to a mechanic to check your witness light.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:24 am
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It depends on the reason that the light is on. If it has anything to do with there not being enough oil then yes, the vtec will not engage, and sometimes your rev limiter will be decreased to a much lower rpm. This is becuase the VTEC requires more oil to flow through the valves than on a regular car, and if that oil is not available, then the computer will shut down the operation of the VTEC to make sure no parts get ruined. So my advice is to change your oil, check the level, and go from there. If it still doesn't work, then it's time to bring it to your mechanic.Good Luck! I hope this helped!
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:27 am
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no it is not. if your VTEC doesnt kick in, you car would not really move more than 30mph.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:30 am
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Depends on what the CEL is on for. Go get your code checked. If it has to do with the VTEC solenoid then it won't engage. Other than that it should work just fine. And CELs don't come on for oil, your oil light does.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:33 am
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There are many possible failures in the system , only one light though.All failures are different.
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