I have a 2003 Honda CRV. The check engine light came on about a week
ago, and someone sugggested it might just be that the gas cap was
loose, so I tightened it and the light eventually went off. Now its
back on again and the cap tightening didnít work. In fact, it now
does a little jerk as Iím slowing to a stop, just before it stops --
it almost feels like the engine is about to die, but it doesnít -- and
seems not to shift into a higher gear as readily as before (It also
seems like the idle speed is lower). I wonít be able to get it to the
dealer for a couple of days. Any ideas on what this is and whether it
is safe to drive for another couple of days?
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Did you notice the D indicator was unlit, or flashing? Is the coolant
reservoir full enough to be above the MIN mark? Your tranny will
misbehave if the reservoir doesn't have enough coolant in it. I keep
mine at MAX and it never moves, hot or cold.
Don't drive it without checking the coolant, and dont use tap water.
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