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Old 04-17-2009, 03:19 PM
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Folks, appreciate this forum.

I have a Honda civic LX 2004 sedan, check engine ligh came on, took it to Autozone and they gave me a diagnostic code of P0135.

probable cause printed on their print out for the code for Honda

A/F sensor 1 heater malfunction

open or short circuit condition
poor electric connection
faulty A/f sensor


I called a H dealer and a guy in hte service dept told they dont accept other "shop's" codes. also he says Azone doesnt do it properly, they jsut "guess" and when I aksed him how different that they do, he said we use a computer bla bla... and yes they charge only $120 for the diagnostics.

My question is I got remote engine start installed a few months ago for winter, do you think it has anything to do with that system at all? I got that thing at circuit city and they are gone..

What Iam looking for is what could I do? All this car stuff is kinda rocket science to me... pls advise

Should I go and try with some other dealer? OR is it usual that car dealers have "sophisticated" equipment and they are deemed better?

ThAnks folks for your time
 
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:50 AM
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any ideas anyone folks?
 
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:33 AM
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The problem would probably be fixed by replacing the primary O2 sensor; however, there is a possibility that the O2 sensor connector, heater wires, or even the ECU is instead bad. You won't know for sure unless you are able to do the electrical troubleshooting.
 
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