Check engine light not going off on my 97 Honda Civic even after fixing problem?
Cranking and starting my Civic made the check engine light come on and sputter and idle real bad.
Figured it might be a bad fuel filter so I changed the thing and now it runs smoothly again but that check engine light is still on.
Can there still a problem? Do i need to reset something to make the light go off?
- zipperLv 64 weeks ago
Did you rest the computer, all you do is disconnect the positive side for twenty seconds then hook it back up, if it comes back on have it checked there could be another lesser problem.
- 4 weeks ago
It doesn’t matter
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
It wasn't the fuel filter. It is either electrical or oil pressure in nature. The bike does not care if you get no fuel...or the carbs are not balanced.
That is why you pay the bike mechanics to fix it.
- thebax2006Lv 74 weeks ago
Take the battery cables off the battery and hold them together for a minute to clear all the codes in the computer. If the light comes back on you need to read the codes and fix the problem.
Only use NGK or Denso spark plugs in your motor.
Have you had the valves adjusted every 60,000 miles? All Honda's develop tight valves and need the valves adjusted every 60,000 miles. It's a common issue with all Honda motors.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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- FOXY DiLv 41 month ago
You need a diagnostic device to instruct the CPU to put the light out.
- don rLv 71 month ago
You need to pull the OBD2 trouble code to see where the problem/problems are. The light won't go off because there is still a problem.
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
It is ENTIRELY likely that there was more than one problem. In fact it is COMMON for some problems to mask others.
In your case, you have NO IDEA if the reason the light came on in the first place has anything to do with the fuel filter.
Before you do ANYTHING ELSE, you should have the code(s) read. If they indicate changing the fuel filter could be the cause, have it reset and see if the code returns.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Dear incompetent. Learn to keyword search with Google or another internet search engine. It ain't exactly rocket science and this took less than 10 seconds to find:
- Anonymous1 month ago
Maybe something else is wrong.
- .Lv 71 month ago
You need to get a free code reading at a local auto parts store rather than wildly guessing at what might be wrong.