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My 97 honda civic dx check engine light keeps coming on

My 97 honda civic dx check engine light came on. i had it checked it said emission control system leak detected ( fuel tank system) what could that mean. I changed the gas cap but light keeps coming on. It also said vapor canister saturated, failed vent solenoid, failed purge solenoid

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The entire emissions system is covered for 14 years, 150,000 miles per Honda Service Bulletin 98-081. Don't forget to ask them to include the complimentary tune up and oil change w/filter !

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Had this issue did you replace the exhaust

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I have a 97 honda dx and just had it maintenance and the check engine light just came on what does that mean


What sort of shop do you go to that gives
you a car back with a check light on ?

Surely you know it indicated a possible
system failure & requires a trip back to the shop
to check for codes & continue the diagnose. That
sounds like it was needed instead of some maintenance
proceedure

Mar 06, 2013 | 1997 Honda Civic

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97 honda civic idles rough and again at around 55 mph starts to run rough again


When the light comes on, one or more diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) are stored in the engine control module. These DTCs remain even if the light goes out. To address a Check Engine Light problem, the DTCs are retrieved and the appropriate troubleshooting information is followed in order to determine the problem.

The four most common Check Engine Light scenarios and what to do:
* The Check Engine Light turns on and off or flickers.
If the Check Engine Light comes on in the city but goes off on the freeway, then the fault is present during city driving conditions. Pay attention to whether or not the vehicle runs or drives any differently when the Check Engine Light illuminates. If vehicle performance does change, drive the car as little as possible and take it to be checked by a service professional as soon as possible. If there is no change in vehicle performance, you can drive home, but have it inspected as soon as possible. In this condition, you run a risk of the vehicle dying or not starting.

* The Check Engine Light comes on and stays on.
If the Check Engine Light illuminates constantly during driving with no noticeable driving or performance problems, there is a permanent fault in the emission control system. When this happens, the computer that controls the emission system usually has a backup program that runs while the fault is present. (These backup programs are often referred to as "limp home" mode programs.) You should get the vehicle serviced as soon as possible, but in most cases, the vehicle will continue to operate, though you run a risk of it dying or not starting.

* The Check Engine Light illuminates, stays on, and there are performance problems.
This means that a vital component of your emission control and engine management system has a serious problem. It usually involves a component or system needed for the vehicle to run at all. In most cases, drive the vehicle as little as possible. In many cases, the vehicle is not safe to drive at all -it could stop or stall out at any moment. It is best to pull over to a safe place and have the vehicle towed to an automotive diagnostician for a thorough inspection and repair.

* The Check Engine Light light comes on and blinks in a steady pattern while driving.
Don't confuse this steady pulsing of the Check Engine Light light (usually one or more flashes per second) with a flicker (see above). The Check Engine Light may stay on steadily or it may flash when the vehicle is accelerated. This is very serious. There is a severe failure of the emission control system that is causing the engine to misfire to the point that the catalytic converter is damaged each time the Check Engine Light flashes. It may mean that the catalytic converter is overheating to the point that it will glow red or, in extreme cases, start a fire on the underside of the vehicle. Immediately pull over to a safe place and have your vehicle towed to an automotive diagnostician for repair. Vehicles can be severely damaged and even destroyed by fire if this condition is ignored for too long.

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Aug 20, 2012 | 1997 Honda Civic

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97 Honda Civic Dx is surging. When driving at high speeds car slows down as if about to stall. Then at lower speeds car engine runs high as if trying to change gears to a high speed. What is causing t


is the check engine light on? sounds as tps is acting up. the TPS sends signal to the ECM to help control transmission performance and shift points.

Jun 11, 2012 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

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When i start my 2001 civic lx there is a clicking sound coming from the passenger side dash and engine light goes on and off. after it stops the car doesn't run right.


Check engine light usually means a problem with the
emissions control system. At any rate Honda is your
best bet. They will have to hook up and look for fault
codes. Clicking sound could be a relay.

Feb 12, 2011 | 2001 Honda Civic

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Check engine light is on my 1998 honda civic dx


check engine light that means there is a problem with one of the engine sensors for the computer system you need to get the computer scanned to see whats wrong i suggest you buy a cheap scan tool at an auto parts store then you can scan any car you have at any time you need to the 59 dollar scanner works great they work on 97 to present cars and trucks or you can go to autozone they scan for free hope this helps and please dont forget to rate my solution

Aug 09, 2010 | 1998 Honda Civic

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The check engine light is on on my 1998 Honda Civic DX, does it merely need to be reset using a code or is there something else. O2 sensor was replaced right before I bought the vehicle


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.

Jun 30, 2010 | 1998 Honda Civic

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Check engine light on just after 100K


a check engine light has nothing to do with oil, it is a warning that some part of the engine or emission control system electronic control systems has developed a fault, have the system tested to determine what that fault is, there will be a fault code stored in the powertrain control modules memory

Mar 15, 2010 | 1997 Honda Civic

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Check engine light is on


check your fuel pump and fuel filters you might need to chage it.
also check your air filters change it if necessary

May 21, 2008 | 1997 Honda Civic

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