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Author: Gothamgal One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 71119  
Subject: Honda Civic Issues Date: 6/21/2010 12:40 PM
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I found good advice from this Board awhile ago, and I'm now back.

I took my '03 Civic in to the dealership for a timing belt change (7 year old car but only 33,000 miles-manual says to change at 7 years or 110,000 miles, whichever comes first)--plus water pump, oil seals and a couple other changes which I cannot recall just now. It was also time for a "minor maintenance," such as oil and filter, check fluids, tire rotation, etc. Dealership was 12 miles away and I went home without incident.

The next day I was going home after driving perhaps 20 miles, when, after making a left turn at a green light, the car suddenly would not get above around 22 MPH, even with flooring it. I got off the highway, then got back on to test it again. Same result. No check engine light. The car was towed back to the dealership. It was in the back of my mind that since so much was done to the car the day before, that someone perhaps failed to connect something properly.

They later called me that day and said that they had taken the car out to 80 MPH without problems. Obviously, I did not know what to say. This was on Saturday.

They called me again this morning, Monday, and said that a "check engine light" did go on when they took the car out again. They apparently ran diagnostics and told me that "the oxygen sensor was bad." I asked if that was related to the failure I had with getting the car over 22 MPH and they said "no."

Okay, does anyone have any idea what's going on here? This car was just fine when I took it in. Is this all just coincidence? Seems the odds here of nothing being related to anything else--the timing belt and accessory changes, my issue of suddently not getting above 22 MPH and now the oxygen sensor problem--is pretty long.

Thanks for any insight here!
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