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A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2001 Honda Civic. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics (OBD) plug on your 2001 Civic, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Civic.
Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 2001 Civic is intermittent, try to take note of the conditions when this happens. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue. Steady Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is on every time you operate your Civic, you need to have it checked as soon as possible, especially if you notice performance problems or unusual noises. Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your Civic and have it towed to your nearest mechanic - you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your Civic diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
Dirty cabin air filter cause undue wear on your car's heater and AC and can cause bad odors2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)