2002 Honda Civic 1.7L P1361

2002 Honda Civic

Honda Civic On the 2002 Honda Civic with the 1.7L engine, the P1361 is pointing to a problem with the TDC Sesnsor (aka “Camshaft Position Sensor”). The sensor is located behind the top timing belt cover. To gain access, the valve cover will first need to be removed. Once inside, inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Set the engine to TDC and make sure the timing marks are aligned correctly. If these check as good, replace the TDC Sesnsor. . Does your vehicle…

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1989 Honda Civic Code8 and Code4

1989 Honda Civic

Honda Civic On the 1989 Honda Civic, the code 8 and the code 4 are both pointing to a problem with the Crankshaft Position Sensor. On this vehicle, the Crankshaft Sensor is built into and part of the Distributor Assembly. Carefully inspect the Orange wire and the White wire for any loose, broken, damaged or rubbed-through wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, the harness should be tested for any shorts or opens. And the on-board computer tested for functionality. If the testing proves both are good, replace the Distributor…

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2003 Honda Civic Transmission Service

2003 Honda Civic

Honda Civic On the 2003 Honda Civic, according to the Honda Normal Service Schedule, the Transmission fluid should be replaced at intervals of every 120,000 miles. There is no recommended interval at which to “check” the fluid, but common practice is at every Oil Change. As long as there are no leaks, the system should never fall below recommended levels. When replacing the transmission fluid, you must make absolutely sure that the system is refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 fluid. The use of ANY other fluid, or “universal” fluid WILL cause…

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