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Problem after installing short ram intake

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Old 08-26-2006, 12:45 AM
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I just installed an AEM short ram intake on my '02 Civic LX. I followed the directions perfectly. The only flaw was that the wire for the AIT sensor did not reach the hole of the intake pipe so its only halfway in. So I took it for a test ride on the Vegas strip. My Civic basically took off on its own and almost gave me a heart attack. Then I had a had time breaking as if the gas just keeps going. On my way back home I noticed the engine giving a puttering sound as if the engine is trying to turn which it did once. Made it home and now the engine light is on. Not sure what I did wrong. If I take it to a shop, I'll get the speech about how I should have gotten it professionally installed. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:02 AM
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yea extend the wires for your AIT and plug it in like it is supposed to go. That is why you are having all your problems.
 
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:21 AM
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Ok so if the wires are too short, then can I buy another set or do have to rigg it some kind of way?
 
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:16 PM
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I extended the AIT cable and the problem is still there. I retraced my steps and tightened up all the clamps to ensure there are no air leaks. I got the Civic to run decently, but the engine light is on. It will probably reset itself after 3 - 4 cycles. No noticeable HP increase, but at least I should have better fuel efficiency.
 
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:26 PM
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with the SRI your not gonna feel the added hp you probably got 3 or 4 out of the deal but dont get me wrong its a good investment and i got the same thing on my 00 si
 
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Old 08-26-2006, 03:04 PM
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reset your ecu
 
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I have no clue man but yeah maybe you wires are not maknig a good conectinog I woudl definetly guess the ait sensor though
 
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:44 PM
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How do you reset the ECU?
 
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:46 PM
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unhook your battery right now and hook it back up in the morning.
 
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do civics have mass airflow sensors?
 

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