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my 2001 Honda Civic check engine light is on but no scanner can read it? We've tried 5 very good ones. My tachometer isn't working my car sounds like it's misfiring we just did a full tune up and the car like puts you can't go over 42 or it will stop working. I was told I may need a cam sensor? Please help I can't keep putting money in the car?
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iirc, check fuse called "meter" may be keeping code readers (and tach) from working
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but no scanner can read it?
Someone left the alternator bolts loose or the powertrain grounds are bad, now the PCM is toast?


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Where can I find that fuse?
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iirc, check fuse called "meter" may be keeping code readers (and tach) from working
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I checked that fuse and it isn't broken so not that easy of a fix i guess. When i go over 42mph the car starts to putt and feels like its going to shut off and the tacometer doesnt work I'm desperate for help!
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Re: Putting Engine

The inability to read codes and dead tachometer suggest what Ezone posted. I'd suggest you take it professional Honda specialists (dealer).
You can't just throw parts at the problem. Likely at fault is the PCM. But if you have loose alternator bolts you will keep frying PCMs until the bolts are correctly tightened.
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suggest what Ezone posted. I'd suggest you take it professional Honda specialists (dealer).
You can't just throw parts at the problem. Likely at fault is the PCM. But if you have loose alternator bolts you will keep frying PCMs until the bolts are correctly tightened.
Sometimes a problem just isn't simple and cheap LOL
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