1998 Honda Civic engine replaced with engine H15B is it the right one
Needed to replace engine... local mechanic put in used engine with code reading H15B... doesn't work well and don't think it was the right engine for my car ...how can I find out if this was the right engine for my car
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Re: 1998 Honda Civic engine replaced with engine H15B is...
The only H15B I can find on the internet is a Japanese made piece of construction equipment. The proper motor for your civic would be: KA4AT - 4 cylinder Auto transmission, 49 states. KL4AT - 4 cylinder Auto Trans. California KA5MT - 4 Cylinder 5 speed manual trans 49 states KL5MT - 4 cylinder 5 speed manual trans. California. The CA versions have more stringent emission standards than the other 49 states. The Honda engine #'s I've listed are stamped on the engine block. As u face the engine compartment standing in front of the car, the # should be next to a rubber plug (square shape) that is removed to time the engine, so look there for some ID.
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Code 505 is a problem with the idle air control valve. Code 309 is noting a cylinder 9 missfire on engines with 10 cylinders which would not include yours. That may be a fluke or not the right number. Code p1399 is brand specific and for Honda it usually means random miss. The code 505 could be the idle control valve or a vac leak. The computer can not control idle speed by using the valve. The miss codes mean the cylinders are not producing power when they should be. Which may or may not be ignition. It could also be fuel or mechanical problems. If you have not replaced the plugs and done the usual maintenance stuff in the past year or two, I would start with the basics. Be sure and look at the inside of the dist cap and rotor.
The check engine light (yellow light) comes only when the computer control unit (called the PCM) senses a fault in the electronic controls of the engine and/or the emission system u will seldom feel the car engine run any different, there are about 200 possible faults that turn the light on, to know what has developed a problem you must have the system tested, this is called an OBD2 fault code test, Kragen and Autozone parts stores do this testing for free.
It has a timing belt. Recommended to be replace every 105,000 miles, timing belt also run's your water pump good idea to also replace, your engine is also an INTERFERENCE ENGINE which will damage your cylinder head valve's if timing belt goes bad. Hope this was very helpful.
Stop by your local auto parts store and ask how many oxygen sensors the Honda Civic has installed. They are usually installed on the exhaust pipe before the catalytic convertor, and screw off with an open-end wrench. The heat causes the sensor to be a bit difficult to remove, and you will need to put some anti-seize compound on the threads of the new sensors. Most cars have 2 or 3 oxygen sensors.
Your local AutoZone can also put the diagnostic computer on you car which should indicate whether its actually a bad oxygen sensor, or they will read the error codes to tell you what the problem really is. Best of all, it's FREE.
Next things to check are fuel and spark, remove a spark plug and with the wire attached crank the motor, if you see spark in the plug then it's not a spark issue and probably a fuel problem. If there is no spark could be bad plugs or wires, or distrubitor cap. To check fuel remove injector cover and crank motor, if there is no fuel coming out then check fuel filter, fuel pump.