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Old 20 Oct 2009, 04:46 pm
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Default Honda Civic 1.7CTDI engine help please!!!?

I tried to drive to work this morning when suddenly I lost lots of power in the acceleration! I came out of a junction in first gear and accelerated to get some speed. I got up to 3000rpm and changed to second gear when suddenly the engine light came on and I was loosing lots of power. I was only able to drive at a pathetic speed of 20mph max!!! and 40mph in second!!!! As a result I had to return home and call my boss to explain my excuse to why I'm not going to work. This is not good as i've just started my new job last month!

This has happened before on the A21 in Kent earlier this year which was very scary!!! What the hell is going on with my Honda?!!! I thought Honda was the most reliable car on the road but my old Ford Escort 1.6i LX was more reliable before I traded it in for this. Can anyone please tell me what the hell is wrong with this bloody engine!!!! I am losing my confidence with Honda's claimed reliability! My car has only done 72K miles and is a 2003 model. Anyone with any helpful advice to what is wrong or thinks is wrong with the car gets 5 stars!!! That's 4 stars more than I would give Honda at the moment!!! LOL
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 05:46 pm
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First get the computer error code read, and hope it tells you. Could be a lot of things....
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 06:46 pm
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A fault has developed that the cars engine management computer has detected. It then put the light on and put it into get you home mode.

There are several possible reasons for this but to find out what it will have to be diagnosed with a Honda dealer or another garage that can read the code in the computer.

A 6 year old car with 72k miles, even a Honda, will sometimes go wrong. They are not indestructible no matter what the reviews say and sometimes things just wear out.

This may be a small inexpensive problem to sort out.
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 07:46 pm
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yeah somethind with the electrics mate.. then the car goes into "safe" mode so it doesnt do anymore damage. put the car on a diagnostics machine.(30 quid from backstreet garage, 100+ from the main dealers)..get the code then google it to double check what the mechanic is telling you it means.tried and tested with faulty cam position sensor on my mondeo.
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