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1998 civic engine chokes

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Oct 24, 2015, 7:56 AM

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hi all.
i got Honda civic hatchback ej9 1998 1.4s
engine: d14a4 ,trim S.
it starts fine and after few seconds the orange engine check light is turning on.
idle rpm with hot engine its a bit above 1000 (usually 650-800).
when accelerating from from stop engine starts to choke (rpm drops to 600-700)
but recovering when applying more gas.
*no leaks, dry engine and plugs, no weird sounds, air filter is clean.
got a friend with OBD2 scanner but couldn't find the port in the car.
any ideas where is the problem?

thank you.

Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 24, 2015, 8:21 AM

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Re: 1998 civic engine chokes Sign In

Most that have OBDII would plug in"
Front seating area, driver side, under dash, driver side of steering column, mounted behind lower dash panel "
Now - this exact model isn't listed for me so it might not be OBDII at all! Does this use a carburetor by any chance?
It may totally matter what country of origin is was made for.

Other than that if a light I personally don't know how to check what it's telling you. Rule out any vacuum leaks and items the plug in that there are no leaks and plugs are clean/greased as needed and hooked up.

If a carb pay lot of attention to choke, any diaphragms are not leaking,


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Oct 24, 2015, 8:22 AM

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Getting all codes would be step 1 -there is an OBD connector. check the owners manual, or your dealer for location...

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Oct 24, 2015, 8:52 AM

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Re: 1998 civic engine chokes Sign In

fuel is injected no carb

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