If a check engine light is appearing when the car starts then the ECU is receiving an alert from somewhere in the engine. The computer should receive a diagnostic test which will provide an answer as to why the check engine light appeared on the 1997 Honda Civic.
There are pages and pages of things that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked with a scantool. Then the code can be diagnosed and repaired.
check the codes and see what comes up, that'd be where i start...
I had this problem with mine (1995 Civic) and after the 3rd mechanic got it, all he did was replace the computer and it works fine. The others had no clue there was a computer on board.
There are multiple reasons. Have the ECU scanned and that will tell you where to start looking and what part is being effected.
Push and hold the odometer reset button and then turn the ignition switch to the on position but do not start the engine. After around 5 seconds the light will reset.
The fuse box, on your 1993 Honda Civic, is located in the engine compartment. A diagram of the fuses can be found on the inside of the fuse box cover.
What about it?
The SRS (supplemental restraint system) is your airbag system. The the should light up when you start your car and go away after a few seconds. If it stays on, there is a problem with the system. You should probably take it to a certified Honda mechanic or a Honda dealership
This is an interference engine and as such if you do this repair incorrectly you will have engine damage when you attempt to start the vehicle. I recommend you have this done by a professional.
When you attempt the start the engine it will not start and will more than likely damage the valves and or pistons.
Whichever side you like. The car doesn't care.
but will second time start.