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Old 05-07-2007, 04:29 PM
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oxygen sensor....

would a dirty oxygen sensor cause my check engine light to come on ? i am getting a fit this week... and i am trading my 98 civic in...... ive never had a problem with it... EVER now the engine light is on... what should i do??? i dont wanna sink a lot of money in it.. cause i getting rid of it in a few days, and i dont want the dealer to give me less than im already getting cause im only getting 1200 as it is.... help !
 
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did you do something to the civic that might have gotten the O2 sensor dirty, like swap parts or something?

i think it's a possibility but unlikely since the sensor isn't normally exposed to the outside. if your CEL is on, it could be anything really.
 
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no... its all stock. i know in the manual it says the CEL is exhaust, intake etc... thats what i gathered anyway. i was hoping it was something cheap... damn. it.
 
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when was the last time you gassed up?? If youre gas cap is loose, it will set teh CEL on
 
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read the CEL it will tell you exactly what is wrong
 
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havent got gas in a 3-4 days...
 
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Originally Posted by xcurt15 View Post
havent got gas in a 3-4 days...
Did the light come on after filling up?

Originally Posted by quangalang View Post
read the CEL it will tell you exactly what is wrong
I'm assuming that he doesn't have access to a CAN Data comp. I could be wrong tho. But yeah, this is the best way to see what's going on. We're all guessing right now
 
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im guessing a shop has one ? do they usually charge alot to hook up and check it out ?
 
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Not ALL shops will have it. I work at an automotive shop, which has been up since 1926 and we get TONS of diagnostic problems. We don't have a scan tool that can communicate with 2007 cars. (CAN Data not OBD2) If you're going to a shop, make sure they can hook up to your car. TO be totally honest, your best bet is the dealer.
 
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ok, first off, if you're selling a 98 civic for $1200, you shouldn't have to fix ANYTHING.... i am a buyer for a used car dealer and i guarantee you could get $3000 within a day on craigslist... seriously, here's an example of what the DEALERS are paying at the dealer auctions:

These are the EXACT numbers from the WHOLESALE dealer network from Manheim auto auctions... This is for a 1998 Civic LX Sedan... These are the prices they pay for them, then they mark them up $1000 - $2000 to sell to you!!

it reads as follows: date/auction location/auction type/price sold for/miles/condition/color/transmission (4G - Auto)

04/18/07 CADE Regular $4,900 96,888 Above WHITE 4G
04/18/07 HRSNBURG Regular $2,300 155,411 Below
04/18/07 NEWBRGH Regular $3,500 113,245 Avg
04/18/07 ORNG CTY Regular $2,800 116,849 Avg
04/18/07 SEATTLE Regular $4,550 105,828 Above
04/18/07 SEATTLE Regular $4,350 147,562 Above
04/19/07 AMERICAN Regular $2,300 110,365 Below
04/19/07 FRESNO Regular $3,350 173,729 Avg RED
04/19/07 LAS VEGA Regular $3,300 130,617 Avg
04/23/07 AYCOCK Regular $3,800 143,169 Avg BLUE
04/24/07 BISHOP B Regular $2,800 145,386 Avg
04/24/07 INDY Regular $2,650 104,617 Below BLUE
04/24/07 LAUD/MIA Regular $2,150 220,884 Below
04/24/07 LOS ANGL Regular $4,450 99,987 Above GREEN
04/24/07 STATESVL Regular $4,750 105,190 Above
04/25/07 CADE Lease $2,750 150,400 Avg GRAY 4G A
04/25/07 UTAH Regular $3,000 167,847 Avg BLACK
04/25/07 VA VEHEX Regular $1,550 228,905 Below
04/26/07 LAUD/MIA Regular $3,800 71,486 Avg GREEN
04/26/07 NORTHWY Regular $2,900 126,565 Avg
04/26/07 W PALM Regular $3,600 96,657 Avg BLUE 4G
04/27/07 LOS ANGL Regular $4,050 101,073 Avg
05/01/07 GTR TUSC Regular $2,900 95,229 Avg BLACK
05/01/07 LOS ANGL Regular $3,900 102,834 Avg
05/02/07 BAY CITI Regular $5,100 115,792 Above
05/02/07 CADE Regular $2,650 198,783 Below WHITE
05/02/07 HRSNBURG Lease $3,200 124,448
05/02/07 KC Lease $2,050 88,044
05/02/07 NADE Regular $4,700 119,100 Above BLACK
05/02/07 NADE Regular $2,600 98,243 Below SILVER
05/02/07 NEWBRGH Regular $3,600 117,991 Avg
05/02/07 NEWBRGH Regular $3,300 157,162 Avg
05/03/07 ATLANTA Lease $2,000 93,721 Below GREEN
05/03/07 DFW Regular $3,000 157,440 Avg MAROON
05/03/07 LAS VEGA Regular $3,100 130,694 Avg
05/03/07 ST LOUIS Regular $1,650 174,406 Below
05/04/07 DALLAS Regular $3,400 163,387 Avg GREEN
05/07/07 AYCOCK Regular $3,800 108,403 Avg TEAL

I don't mean to sound so pessimistic, i just hate when dealers lowball like that... you should get 1200 if it is totaled with frame damage and unknown miles...

the closest one to that number sold at a dealer auction for $1500... with 225,000 miles!
 

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thanks... the guy is a friend of mine..(so i thought) its obvious he likes his moeny better than his friend..... i figured he was doin the best he could.. i appreciate everyones help and input.
 
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*correction *money
 
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:27 PM
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I believe that either Autozone or Pep boys will pull the code for you for free. If not there is a way you can jump it with a paper clip and read it from your cluster.

http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread/1901557

Check that thread out and report back to us. =)
 
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Take it to autozone they can pull hte code and even give you a printoff of what that code means and suggestions on how to fix it.
 
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You can get the check engine light cleared by your mechanic for $25.
 
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yup autozone will do it for free, and tell you wats wrong with it. gl
 
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http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread/1901557


does that work for the jazz/fit as well?? i also have the light comming up on the dash, loss of power and a cam noise when driving and pushing the car in gears (but ok when revving at standstill). thought it was some sort of sensor as well.
 
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:02 PM
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My CEL light came on on my 99 Civic and it was my O2 sensor- they replaced it. I think it was less than $200.
 
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Old 07-05-2007, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bea View Post
My CEL light came on on my 99 Civic and it was my O2 sensor- they replaced it. I think it was less than $200.
Shady I know but on OBDII it will take several trips to set the check engine light for bad O2 sensor as long as it is not the O2 heater. Make sure you have the radio code! Pull the backup fuse underhood leave out for 10 seconds. Replace code should now be cleared and CEL should be off.
You will loose radio presets and if your radio requires a code you will be required to enter it.
 
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