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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#850 of 899 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp [colleena]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 04, 2009 (5:49 pm)
Get the codes read off the car's computer. You'll waste more money by guessing and the codes will give you the clues you need to spend as little as possible. It could be nothing more than a vacuum leak.
#851 of 899 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp [colleena]
Jan 04, 2009 (6:19 pm)
Go to your local auto parts store such as Auto Zone or Advance Discount Auto parts and they will read the code for free and then recommend the part to replace. All the items you mentioned can cause the MIL to come on.
Jan 08, 2009 (12:28 am)
I took your advice (thank you) and had the codes read. P0108 came up for the MAP sensor but unfortunately I am having a tough time trying to track down this part so far. Any suggestions? Also, again, I would like to avoid the garage as much as possible. Where is the MAP sensor located and how does one go about replacing it?
#853 of 899 Re: MAP Sensor [colleena]
Jan 08, 2009 (5:30 am)
I googled "map sensor honda civic" and that one looks like it's over my head. The code P0108 is "MAP Sensor high-voltage (low vacuum) problem". Sorry I couldn't help more.
Jan 19, 2009 (5:01 am)
I replaced the MAP sensor and presto, the light turned off. The car seems to be running smoothly except is still getting sub-par gas mileage. Anything that comes to mind?
#855 of 899 Re: [colleena]
Jan 19, 2009 (7:12 am)
yes, have you unplugged the battery for 10 minutes or more? That should reset the main computer. It will "re-learn" the system and should increase your fuel economy.
Jan 20, 2009 (9:22 pm)
The battery has been disconnected, but only for a few minutes. I'll try your suggestion, thanks!
#857 of 899 Fan running
Feb 20, 2009 (12:17 am)
Have a 2007 EX Sedan, about 7000 miles on it.
It's been running fine for the over 2 years I've had it. Short commute.
I've been running the heat more than usual (Northern Calif. winters are usually mild).
I notice when I have the fan on the ventilation system slightly up and the temperature set to a couple of bars into the red portion of the dial, the cooling fan (not the ventilation fan) always runs when I start the car.
It goes on and off all the time but every time I start, whether from a cold start in the morning or later after it's been warmed up, that fan is running.
Not all the time but on and off.
Seems odd that using the heater would cause this fan, which seems to be for cooling down the engine, would run.
Anyone else observed this?
Is it something I should have checked out?
#858 of 899 MIL Back again..
Mar 08, 2009 (9:55 pm)
I posted awhile back about my '96 Civic Ex that was having what appeared to be a MAP sensor issue. The new part seemed to do the trick for the past few months, but unfortunately the MIL is back on again and the car is stalling like before. I have not had the chance to get the codes read again yet, but in the meantime is there anything else that you can suggest as a possible issue?
#859 of 899 Re: % oil life indicator questions.... [hockeguy55]
Mar 26, 2009 (9:21 am)
I'm been trying to figure out how to manually reset my oil life % back to 100%. Can you tell me how to do this? Greatly appreciated. Pls reply back to tiffany.chan.adigmail.com