2000 Honda Civic Check Engine Light

  • 2000 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 187,000 MILES
I recently had an issue with my 2000 Honda Civic EX. The car would not start, it would not crank over. I replaced the spark plugs, distributor (along with cap and rotor), spark plugs wire, and the fuel filter. My intial thought was that the fuel filter was clogged. While replacing the fuel filter, I made sure the fuel pump was pumping gas to the filter (and it was). After replacing the fuel filter, the car still did not start. I then replaced the distributor along with the cap and rotor. After replacing the distributor, the car finally started but it was rough and the check engine light came on. I took the car to Advance auto parts and they told me the cylinder #1 was misfiring P0301. The salesman suggested I start by replacing the spark plugs and wire. I replaced the spark plugs and wires. The car does run smoother but the check engine light is still on. I took it back to Advance auto parts and the salesman told me "The check engine light needs to be reset after replacing the spark plugs and wires." So my question is "Is it typical to reset the check engine light after replacing the spark plugs and wires or with the car reset it self?" Please let me know.
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Friday, February 8th, 2008 AT 2:08 PM

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I would reset the computer. Is the engine still missing? There is a good likelihood that the light will remain on as long as the miss continues. I might suggest that you first look to see that the wires are on correctly both on the plug itself and on the distributer as well. Now, I would then check the spark at that cylinder to see how strong it is. Then I might start looking at the injector on that cylinder.
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Friday, February 8th, 2008 AT 3:45 PM

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