Honda Civic 2000, 109k miles. check engine light on, shakes, runs rough, loudly when i accelerate

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Apala Man, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Apala Man

    Apala Man Guest

    My Honda Civic year 2000 is behaving very strangely. Yesterday i bought full
    tank of gas and I parked it. I drove it like 3hrs later and it started run
    rough and lose acceleration, shakes when i accelerate and then the "check
    engine light" then came on. I took it back home and left it till today, and
    then I started it and drive for about 20 miles and it still doing the same
    thing. what should I do.
    Apala Man, Jan 29, 2007
  2. Apala Man

    Seth Guest

    Find a code reader and find out WHY the check engine light is on.
    Seth, Jan 29, 2007
  3. Apala Man

    Tegger Guest

    What's the exhaust smell like? Any eye-searing fumes? Black smoke?

    How long did you drive it for?

    And get the code read. AutoZone, PartSource and many other places will read
    the code for you for free.

    Did the gas come from a name-brand station with high traffic volume?
    Tegger, Jan 29, 2007
  4. Apala Man

    Jim Yanik Guest

    Yes,gas stations have had diesel put into their gasoline underground tanks
    by mistake,and water in the gas is another problem.
    Shell(IIRC) in Orlando sold bad gas that required replacement of fuel
    Jim Yanik, Jan 29, 2007
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    hondachyld Guest

    I had the same problem with a 2001 LX. Pull the spark plug cables one
    at a time and inspect for oil both inside the plug and down on the
    spark plug. I had a leaking valve cover gasket and the oil was
    preventing my #1 cylinder from getting any spark whatsoever. It would
    be alright at idle, but would buck like a sonuvabitch when the engine
    was under load. If this isn't the problem, then stick with the free
    "Autozone Diagnostic" but take whatever they tell you the code means
    with a grain of salt. Some of these kids aren't the brightest.
    hondachyld, Jan 29, 2007
  6. I was surprised to find out how serious it is to run diesel in an injected
    gasoline engine. In the Yahoo Prius forum somebody who got diesel in the
    tank and ran it until it stopped bent a rod! I thought there must be a
    mistake until another member related the same tale of woe. Then it dawned on
    me that the diesel doesn't burn or vaporize, it just builds up until the
    cylinder hydraulic locks :-( :-(

    BTW - I agree it sounds like bad gas, and the car should not be driven until
    the problem is resolved. But on a related note... has the timing belt been

    Michael Pardee, Jan 30, 2007
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