I'm hoping someone can help me out with a problem I've been having with my Honda. It's a '96 Accord VTEC.I have trouble starting it. I turn the key, the lights on the dash come on, but the car doesn't start. My mechanic couldn't find a problem, but he told me it may have been the main relay, It was change, the car start but in a minutes was shut down again. We already change the main relay, ignition module, gasoline pump. And the car doesnt start. PLEASE HELP ME !!! IM DESPERATE!
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honda-tech.com/.../92-00-honda-engine-swap-wiring-guide-vtec-non-vt... Oct 8, 2011 - 92-00 Swap Wiring Guide for VTEC and Non-VTEC ... try to compile one thread that would try to answer pretty much 95% of all questions ... I wanted to do this because often times I end up posting the same thing to ... to ECU harness so using an EX/SI 92-95 engine harness will make VTEC plug and play.
go to a local junk yard and pull the computers and the complte wiring harness out of a car with a vtec, your old computer will not work with that engine you need to replace all the electrical wiring harnesses
p1259 is a problem with the VTEC system. this system is for improved performance at higher rpm's. oil can get sludged up and clog the system, or the VTEC solenoid can just go bad. you can always have someone with a scan tool clear the codes to turn off the light, but until the problem is fixed, it will just keep coming back on
I have a 1998 Honda Accord EX. I had the check engine light come on as well and I had the code read by PepBoys. The code was:P1259 or VTEC SYSTEM Malfunction.
I Don't know jack about were to start to fix this problem, so I bit the bullet and took the car to my Honda Dealer. The problem was checked out and was told this.
( REPLACE VTEC VALVE ASSEMBLY)
I had them do the work because I dont know how to do this. So after $204.00 in Labor and $162.29 in parts, for a grand total $366.29, The car was fixed!!!!!!! Run's great and no check engine light on anymore. So to help you out as best I can, here is the numbers that are on my work sheet. I dont know witch numbers represent the part number but this is how it looks on my paper.
There you go! I hope this gives everyone a place to start. maybe get your self a Haynes Repair Manual (#42014 is for the 1998-2002 Honda Accord, all models) and try to do the work your self. Good luck to all of you form Donald M. in SoCal.
(Curtorsey Automotive Helper)The light is blinking to make you aware of a tranny problem. You will have to pull the codes to determine exactly what the problem is. Being that you don't have a 96+, you will have to do this yourself or pay $70 at the dealership. It is simple, so I recommend doing it yourself.
It could be a cheap problem, it could be expensive, but you wont know until you pull the problem code. Once you have the code, let us know what it is and we can further help. Also, I wouldn't drive it, as you don't know what the problem is, so it would be wiser to err on the side of caution.
White smoke out of the exhaust is one indication that the head gasket is blown. Another is to start the car and check the oil on the dipstick. If it's frothy or looks like a milkshake, this is another indication of a blown head gasket. The milky appearance indicates that coolant is in your engine, caused by a bad head gasket. If none of these symptoms occur, then the problem lies elsewhere. Hope this answers your question and feel free to post back with any other concerns or questions. Thank you.