I have a 1998 Honda Civic Sedan and recently my engine light came on what is that?

Tiny
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Engine light is on

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:12 AM

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Tiny
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Hi
the eng light can come on for several diff reasons. First if the light is red not orange check all the fluids make sure oil and antifreeze are both full. If fluids are full possibly a charge system problem. If the light is yellow or orange this will be a problem with the engine sensors you will need to have the vehicle scanned for codes to find out what sensor is bad.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:26 AM
Tiny
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Omg! Thank you. Its orange with that picture that looks like water needed

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:29 AM
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Yes then your antifreeze is low. You should have cooling system checked if it is low you have a leak somewhere. Good luck
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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:31 AM
Tiny
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Billy, my light is orange in color

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:33 AM
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Yes on your car orange light is a warning light with a visual effect as well if it is showing you. That you need to check the fluids also check the windshield washer fluid. The orange light with the engine picture on it is a eng light if yours has a water indicator on it will most likely be low on windshield washer or antifreeze. Billymac

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:40 AM
Tiny
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Oh. You're the bomb. Let me go check now

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:41 AM
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Ok i'll wait

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:44 AM
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Tried it still the orange light is on.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:56 AM
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Sorry but what id you try?

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 3:58 AM
Tiny
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Added windshield liquid and added more oil

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 4:01 AM
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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 4:02 AM
Tiny
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Billy,
I added windshield and oil, but the light is still orange

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 4:04 AM
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Ok but is the antifreeze full?

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 4:05 AM
Tiny
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Just till the max line

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 4:06 AM
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Yes max line is fine let me do some research and I will get back with you we will fix this. But don't worry orange lights usually are minor probs won't effect operation of the car. Billymac

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 4:11 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much billy

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 4:12 AM
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Is the symbol a pic of an engine?

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 7:09 AM

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