Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-07-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
Stoodybayker
Honda-Tech Member
2013 Honda CR-Z
My Garage
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Cel Code 4

I have done a few searches, and haven't found a problem quite like this. I recently purchased a 93 Del Sol SI with a D16z6. The Cel light is on all the time. If I reset it, it doesn't come on with the car idling, but will by the time I back out of the driveway. I'm getting a CEL code 4, but the car seems to run fine (other than the light), no rev limit, fair gas mileage. I have a spare distributor and ECU (from a previous smashed SOL) that I can use for test, but I'm curious if it could be something other than the CPK. ANy ideas?
Stoodybayker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
RonJ@HT
Raising the bar
2000 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
RonJ@HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 34,533
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Cel Code 4

Swap in the spare distributor.
__________________
Don't guess, troubleshoot.
Useful tech links -- FAQs; Codes; Check Spark; Test Fuses; Fuse 15 TSB; Clean IACV or FITV
RonJ@HT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
Stoodybayker
Honda-Tech Member
2013 Honda CR-Z
My Garage
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Cel Code 4

Still have to try the distributor swap. I tried putting the distributor from my 95 into the 93; everything went well until I tried to plug in the 7 pin plug.....they don't quite match! Rockauto lists the same part for both years, does anyone know why there would be a built-in difference?
Stoodybayker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
94EG8
Honda-Tech gave me this lousy title
Garage is empty, add now
 
94EG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Miramichi, NB, Canada
Posts: 14,156
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Cel Code 4

They're both the same, all '92 - '95 Civics, Del Sols, Integras etc used the same distributor plugs. Check for bent pins or post a pic.
__________________
"Bacon tendercrisp chicken, the most powerful sandwich in its class."

Per ardua ad astra


My F/S thread -> http://hondamarketplace.com/showthread.php?t=2900962

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knightsport View Post
Hello,

This is Knightsport, from the internet. I will be out of the internet from June 2 and returning on June 11th. In my absence I suggest you pray as there can be only one Knightsport from the internet.

Thank you and God Bless,

-Knightsport
94EG8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
Stoodybayker
Honda-Tech Member
2013 Honda CR-Z
My Garage
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Cel Code 4

Ok...I'll try my hand at posting pictures per the guide.

Here is the first link
Click the image to open in full size.

And the second

Click the image to open in full size.

If it works, I'll describe the differences
Stoodybayker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
Stoodybayker
Honda-Tech Member
2013 Honda CR-Z
My Garage
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Cel Code 4

That didn't work. Lets try again:[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]

and....


[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]

The top picture is the plug that fits into the harness. The bottom one was from the 95 distributor. While the pin out is the same, the fatter plastic around the outside edge prevents the plug from engaging. The outer plug plastic is identical.
Stoodybayker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 11:02 AM   #7
94EG8
Honda-Tech gave me this lousy title
Garage is empty, add now
 
94EG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Miramichi, NB, Canada
Posts: 14,156
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Cel Code 4

One of them has an extra piece of plastic stuck in there from the mating plug, pull it out with a pair of needle nose pliers.

Also for future reference the macro setting on your camera (the flower) will take a much clearer closeup.
__________________
"Bacon tendercrisp chicken, the most powerful sandwich in its class."

Per ardua ad astra


My F/S thread -> http://hondamarketplace.com/showthread.php?t=2900962

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knightsport View Post
Hello,

This is Knightsport, from the internet. I will be out of the internet from June 2 and returning on June 11th. In my absence I suggest you pray as there can be only one Knightsport from the internet.

Thank you and God Bless,

-Knightsport
94EG8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
Stoodybayker
Honda-Tech Member
2013 Honda CR-Z
My Garage
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Cel Code 4

It probably would...but I took those pictures with my phone (in the snow) at lunch, so that was the best I could do. That was a great idea about the extra piece, but not the case...that extra plastic is molded right into the plug. I DID remove a rubber seal to photograph it. I'll get pictures of the mating pugs tomorrow...hopefully clearer.
Stoodybayker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 11:50 AM   #9
94EG8
Honda-Tech gave me this lousy title
Garage is empty, add now
 
94EG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Miramichi, NB, Canada
Posts: 14,156
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Cel Code 4

You do have an extra piece of plastic in there, the second piece has a rolled edge so it probably looks like one piece. I've seen this happen a lot. As recently as yesterday.
__________________
"Bacon tendercrisp chicken, the most powerful sandwich in its class."

Per ardua ad astra


My F/S thread -> http://hondamarketplace.com/showthread.php?t=2900962

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knightsport View Post
Hello,

This is Knightsport, from the internet. I will be out of the internet from June 2 and returning on June 11th. In my absence I suggest you pray as there can be only one Knightsport from the internet.

Thank you and God Bless,

-Knightsport
94EG8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 04:55 AM   #10
Stoodybayker
Honda-Tech Member
2013 Honda CR-Z
My Garage
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Cel Code 4

You were right, it was an extra piece.....but in the wring harness, not the distributor. So I replaced the distributor, but in still didn't fix the CEL code. On to the ECU.........
Stoodybayker is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
4honda, 94, cel, civic, code, codigo, cpk, d15b, d16z6, distributor, honda, jdm, obd1, pin, reset

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:01 AM.



2008 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details