2000 Honda Civic

Tiny
SMENIT
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  • 2000 HONDA CIVIC
Engine Performance problem
2000 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 47k miles

My honda would not go beyound 60mph. If I put my foot down further on the throttle, a whirring noice comes out of the engine compartment. Engine revs smoothly when in neutral. I have orange service light on dashboard continiously on.
Any ideas

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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 8:00 PM

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Tiny
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Hi smenit,

That should be the Check Engine Lamp ( CEL ) and when it shows, it means an error has been detected by the engine management system. It is most probably the reason why you cannot go faster than 60 mph.

Get a free scan done at your local Autozone outlet to retrieve the Diagnostic Trouble Codes and let me know the exact code and we will proceed from there.
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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 AT 10:29 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for the reply.
I had the RAC scanning the car and it turned out to be error P0135 which indicates oxygen sensor failure. The RAC had it replaced and reset the light on dashboard but car still would not speed up as if something is pulling it back. Also, when driving on high revs, there is a strange noise when the automatic changes from one gear to the other. It sounds like dropping ball bearing in a tumble dryer.
This sound is very short lived as it only sounds when changing from one gear to the other.
It is a Honda Civic, Automatic, 47000, X registration, 1.6 VTec.

Please advise?

Smenit
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 10:52 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

The noise problem seems to be from the transmission and you should check the fluid level and condition. Fluid should be bright red.

Lack of engine performance power could be due to throttle cable adjustment, ignition, spark plugs and fuel supply.

This is something beyond the normal DIY scope so you should get professional advice.
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 3:15 PM

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