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Old 24 Nov 2009, 10:46 pm
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Default My 1998 Honda Civic Car has Engine Check light on blinking .?

I feel the change in the acceleration. Even at 10 mph speed, the car is shivering , throttling I can feel it is coming from engine. What might be the problem.
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Old 24 Nov 2009, 11:46 pm
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A Blinking check engine light indicates a miss fire condition. It will have to be diagnosed properly by a qualified tech to repair. You may be able to do a code scan to determine what is wrong
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Old 25 Nov 2009, 12:01 am
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Misfired,locate by pull spark plug wire out one at a time with engine idling,any makes no change of engine speed is the culprit,most of the time is the spark plug cable itself shorted out at the long tube,many dues to oil soaked from leaking valve cover gaskets and seals under rocker arm shaft mountings.
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Old 25 Nov 2009, 12:16 am
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Several high priority codes will make the check engine light flash - you need to get the codes read to know what is going on.

From your description one cylinder is probably not firing. Warning - do not use the old trick of pulling the wire from each plug in turn to locate the dead one - the coil is likely to be destroyed by doing that. Instead, unplug one injector at a time to find one that makes no difference - that cylinder is dead. To unfasten the injector connectors, use a pick or the corner of a small screwdriver blade to pull the ends (on the underside) of the wire retainers outward until they are spread by the connector body.
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