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1997 Honda Civic Question: CEL turn on when cool start

 

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shaini, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Atka, AK, April 22, 2014, 22:05
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Hi..
I have a problem with my civic (B16A auto).
The CEL will turn on when I start the car.
After running few kilometres, shut down the engine and restart, the CEL will act normal.
It not happens when I start the car with engine warm enough.
Try to retrieve the error code by jumping the diagnostic wire, but the CEL gives no codes.
Please help me to solve the problem.
anyway i live in Malaysia and the temperature approximately 28-35 degree Celsius

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  • Answer #1

    Action702 April 23, 2014, 03:06
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    D16 soch?
    Or or b16 dohc?

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    shaini, April 23, 2014, 22:05
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    original engine D16A... but convert to B16A Doch few years back

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    Action702, April 24, 2014, 09:48
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    Is it like this when you bought the car?

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    ziptie12 April 23, 2014, 04:58
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    Guess it's not made to U.S. or Canada federal emissions specs , for use in Malaysia? No OBDII port under dash to plug scanner into?..Any starting problems , like extended crank time when it's cold? Although for us (U.S.) 82-95d egrees fahrenheit would not be 'cold'...Any other symptoms? Performance poor over 3000RPMs? Coolant level and mix correct and oil good?

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    shaini, April 23, 2014, 22:08
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    yes its an imported Japanese car by previous owner. no other weird symptoms happen. it run as usual except with the CEL illuminate. Now using OBD 1

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    ziptie12, April 24, 2014, 18:46
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    1997 should be OBDII specs? OBDI - maybe jumping wrong wires?

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    globalhelper April 23, 2014, 06:17
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    use a scanner not a paper clip

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    shaini, April 23, 2014, 22:09
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    thanks..just wonder... are there any differences in result on both method.?

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