Search:
Attention Honda Civic Visitor:  Remove this block by logging in above or registering.

Welcome to ClubCivic

Club Civic is an online Honda Civic forum and community for all Honda Civic enthusiasts. Whether you own a Honda Civic Si, Ex, Type R, Dx, Lx, Cx, Dx, Vx, or even a hybrid you will find valuable information and car parts on this site. Take a look around to view Honda Civic discussion; including a photo gallery, maintenance information, tech tips, as well as ways to get better performance from your Honda Civic. Visit the member’s garage to view and rate other member’s Honda Civics. Click here to start viewing the Honda Civic Forums. Before you start posting on this site you will need to register. If you are already registered and not logged in, please login here.

Browse the forums by generation by clicking below or browse all honda civic forums.


Go Back   ClubCivic.com - Honda Civic Forum > Honda Civic Technical > Engine Tech / Drivetrain

Notices

Please SEARCH Before Posting a New Thread. ->
Ready to Post a New Thread/Question? ->  



My "D" light keeps blinking

Engine Tech / Drivetrain


Technical forums are exclusively for technical discussions.
Thread Makers: Thread titles must summarize the technical question or problem, and the first post must include the year, trim, and any mods for your Civic.
Responding Members:
Limit your posts to helpful responses, and do not tell members to "Go Search", unless you also provide some specific guidance on the technical question or problem.
All Members: Rude or flaming posts will not be tolerated, though civil debate and disagreement are acceptable.

User Tag List


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-29-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
skindy
The Queen
 
skindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 29
Posts: 3
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default My "D" light keeps blinking

So, before I have someone tow my car to get it looked at, I figured maybe I'd post in here and see if you guys could give me some ideas to try myself. I have a 2001 Honda Civic LX!

The problem:
I turned the car on and immediately noticed that my "Check Engine" light came on. I thought nothing of it at the moment and put my car into drive and started to accelerate. It accelerated for maybe 20 seconds (going past 5mph) before I could feel like a small jerk (like as if my car just went into neutral) and my drive light (the "D" on the dashboard) starts blinking. I can't accelerate at all and basically now I'm just coasting along.

I turned my car off and turned it back on.

This time, instead of putting it into drive and accelerating, I just put it into drive and wait. Approx. 15-20 seconds I can feel the small jerk again and the "D" is blinking again.

My car was fine the day before. I didn't feel any slipping with the transmission at all or anything funky with it. I checked my transmission fluid and I've still got plenty. I searched online for the problem and the solution and a lot of people have suggested taking it to an AutoZone to pull the error codes for free. This would work if I could get my car to move from it's parking spot.

So I'm hoping maybe there is something else I can do before I cave in and pay someone to tow it and take it to a shop. I hope I gave you guys enough info!
skindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
31dev31
Chillin' Canadian Member
 
31dev31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 23
Posts: 4,184
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

Get it scanned, and figure it out from there.
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2004 Ford Ranger EDGE - 4.0 V6, 4x4, 4:10 LSD

Click for HID Projector Retrofit DIY
Click for EG6 Inspiration Blog
31dev31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 05:35 PM   #3
skindy
The Queen
 
skindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 29
Posts: 3
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

Yeah, I know I should do that eventually (as stated in my post) but I was hoping to get some other ideas before I have to get it towed to get it scanned. Thanks though :)
__________________
hai2u
skindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 07:19 PM   #4
Szady
D-Series Master
 
Szady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upstate, NY
Age: 29
Posts: 8,197
 
Thanks: 7
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

If you live close enough to advanced or autozone, borrow their scanner, run home, scan the code, then bring it back.

Can you jump the service connector on 7th Gens like you can with 6th Gens?
Szady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 08:53 PM   #5
skindy
The Queen
 
skindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 29
Posts: 3
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EJ6Civic27 View Post
If you live close enough to advanced or autozone, borrow their scanner, run home, scan the code, then bring it back.

Can you jump the service connector on 7th Gens like you can with 6th Gens?
Haha, I wish they WERE that lenient!
As for your question, I don't know but it would be helpful
__________________
hai2u
skindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 01:58 AM   #6
Gonzo
Tin Foil Member
 
Gonzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Oregon
Age: 27
Posts: 1,408
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

so...will the engine run when its just idleing and no problems? is it just when you try and drive or put it in drive?
__________________
JDM Is The New Rice

Ever Try Boost? Its a Substance that Snails Produce And Is Highly Addictive
Gonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply




Bookmarks



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RANT!!!! I F***ing hate "Right Round" and "Day & Night" so bad Civic11 Off Topic 57 03-27-2009 12:03 AM
""""FULLY BUILT JDM B18C5 ITR WITH 800 horse power!!!!!!""""" dookiehatch Tech Archive (No Posting) 12 11-06-2008 10:18 PM
auto gauge "automeater" 5" tach with shift light and directions cole Parts for Sale 9 02-27-2006 10:26 PM
"HELP" srs light came on "PLEASE" DEBO Tech Archive (No Posting) 4 12-28-2004 08:08 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2007 ClubCivic.com
Best Prices on Aftermarket Car Performance Parts
Freelance Web Design

Store News:

Latest Topics:


Store Specials:

ALL
Unanswered Topics:





Copyright 2011 ClubCivic.com - ClubCivic.com is in no way affiliated with Honda Motor Company