I messed with local mechanic,Went to repair steady engine light, He removed cathelatci convertor and weld exhaut pipe, replaced sprk plug, wires, distributor. Now engine light is flashing :(


Asked by SRam May 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM about the 2001 Honda CR-V

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

WHat should i do now? Car's engine light is flashing continuously. Local mechanis rpelaced spark plug, wires een distorbutor as well. Now problem is more serious. Engine light is flashing. He is asking me cycnder 5 has lower compression ratio and it is costly work. What should i do?

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Tom Demyan

So your mechanic diagnose cylinder #5 as having low compression and it is probably fouling the spark plug. While I can't say if he is truthful or not, I have to assume he is correct. So it is now up to you weather you want to spend the money to rebuild the engine and correct the issue. On a 2001, you might want to trade it in for something newer at this point.

Jonathan Ford

go somewhere else...even though a car can run without a catalytic converter it is a federal regulation to have them as part of the exhaust system. second the oxygen sensors are probably being thrown off because its seeing the same readings. there are usually 2 oxygen sensors one before the catalytic converter and one after. the one after adjusts the air fuel mix based on the exhuast gases after it goes through a catlytic converter. i highly suggest going to another mechanic

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