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My Maintenance Required light flashes


My maintenance required light flashes when I turn my car on and then it stops until I turn the car off and back on again. What are some reasons this may be? Also my car is making a rumbling noise when I press the gas, my cousin thinks its the transmission (he is a licensed auto mechanic, and I trust, just want another opinion), but an auto body shop told me it was the front wheel bearings. I know its hard to diagnose something without the car being there, but I just want to know what I should do? I need my car to last, and I bought it used in November, 2004 Honda Civic EX with almost 90,000 miles on it now.

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The light comes on if you've gone twice as far as is recommended since your last oil change.

You can reset it by holding the odometer button in, while turning the key from off to run (not start). Hold the button in until the light goes out. Then start it.

As for the rumbling, does it rumble when in park and the gas is pressed? What about neutral with the gas pressed?

Does the rumbling coincide with a sudden change in RPM? If so, this indicates it's a gear shift issue.

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The maintenance required light comes on when it is time for scheduled maintenance and 90,000 is about that time. Take it in for service or service it at home if you are capable.  The instructions to clear the light are in the owner's manual. All this does is makes the light stop coming on until the next time it needs service but doesn't change the fact that you may need service.

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You have issues which can't be solve at home take it to the auto shop for an inspection.

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