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Car running like ****...

Apparently we are burning oil so when you lift the hood it is really black under there plus you can see the muffler is completely black too. We also are having problems with the idle it idles REALLY LOW, where to if we stop for any reason the car dies, because it can't recover from the low idle, we have resorted to braking with the left foot and applying pressure to the gas with the right. The check engine light is on and the mechanic that we took it to says there are no codes coming up...another mechanic suggested a vacuum line, we also have a crack in the exhaust manifold from the sensor that is right there...If anyone can help we are at our whits end and about ready to drive it off a cliff...or buy a new engine but if we don't have to would be wonderful.

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If the lite is on there is a dtc, youre best bet is to take it to a honda dealer, they are usually a little more than the corner garage but they deal with hondas everyday and you mite end up saving money in the long run because of less diag time, they have the exp with hondas..goood luck

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