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Re: maintanence light is on
If the check engine light is on, Have the engine codes read to find out what's going on. Most large parts stores will scan for codes for free, and tell u what could be wrong when they get the codes off the cars computer.
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My Buick Le saber gets 25 to 30 on the hi way depending how far I drive but around town I get 12 to 18. The reason is short trips the engine does not warm up so your choke automatically kicks in and does not shut down till the engine is up to temperature. Also Short runs means a lot of changing gears so the engine is reving and slowing down for stop lights etc. To get good milage the engine has to maintane a constant even speed.
That doesn't sound like a bad car. They are pretty decent running cars. I would check the transmission operation and the fluid level and color. Honda Civics are a little more dependable, but a little more expensive to fix. If the car has been maintained, it should be ok. Make sure you give a good test drive around town and out on the highway.
First, make sure you are talking about your mainanence required light, and not your check engine light.
Your maintanence required light is telling you that some normal maintanence is required since you have traveled some pre-determined number of miles (pre-determined by Honda). For example, it could mean an oil change should take place, etc. If you keep track of those things on your own, then you need only reset the light, as follows: Turn off the engine. Press and hold the Select/Reset knob (odometer) in the instrument panel, then turn the ignition switch just to ON (II). Do not start the car. Hold the knob for approximately ten seconds until the indicator resets. Hope this helps you.
Sounds like it may be a faulty speed sensor. This sensor is connected to the transmission and the speedometer cable connects to it as well. I'm not 100% sure, but if it were to go bad it may trip the check engine light. Hope this helps, good luck
The ticking sound is probably an out of adjustment valve.This can cause performance problems if it is severe enough. Go to www.georgebelton.com/6g.civic.tech/valve.clearance/index.php for step by step instructions w/ detailed photographs for this repair. The timing belt is one of those type of things that works 100% or not at all. At 126,000 miles I recommend having the belt(s) replaced. It is fairly inexpensive to have done and will extend the life of your vehicle 2 fold. If you belt fails it will probably destroy your motor so it is money well spent. Good Luck!!!