2001 Honda Civic sluggish performance -

Tiny
TSPETERS1
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  • 2001 HONDA CIVIC
2001 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

driving vehicle, check engine light comes on then stalls - restart vehicle and all seems fine - reach destination, several hours pass and am on return trip home - check engine light comes on and there is a large reduction in power - vehicle will not go over about 5 mph - open hood after getting to safe location - heat shield around oxygen sensor is glowing beet red - I suspect oxygen sensor needs to be replaced - what are the other possibilities? Thanks
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Sunday, June 1st, 2008 AT 10:18 AM

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Tiny
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Hi tspeters1,

You need to extract the error code to know what is happening.

However the heating up of the exhaust manifold could be due to a non firing cylinder.

Check the spark plug and coil for fault. The loss of power should be associated.
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Sunday, June 1st, 2008 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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I am not very mechanically inclined but thanks for the info - I posted the question thinking it may have been a simple fix ( $$ ) that I could have done myself - i.E. A quick trip to the parts store, a couple of turns on a wrench and BAM, Good as new - as this is not the case, I had it towed to the repair shop I normally use for more intricate issues - will let a professional look at it and determine the cause - thanks so much for your advice
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Sunday, June 1st, 2008 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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FYI - had the car looked at by a professional - catalytic converter was bad - had it and several of the oxygen sensors replaced - ran great for a few weeks and then the rest of the oxygen sensors needed to be replaced -
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Thursday, July 31st, 2008 AT 8:26 AM

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