My babysitter's '99 Honda Civic HX (non-VTEC engine) had the check engine
light come on. I put the scan tool to it and got the code P1259 which is
supposed to be a VTEC malfunction. I erased the code several times and it
keeps coming back. Concurrently, after having had her clutch and tranny
replaced, she cannot rev the engine above 4K RPMs. It's like it has a rev
limiter that kicks it down. Any ideas?
Perhaps I didn't explain it correctly or you don't understand English.
-replaced tranny & clutch becuase they died
-after that, unable to exceed 4K RPMs
-months later, code shows up (P1259; problem with VTEC).
-car doesn't have a VTEC engine
How? I can see a clutch dying,but you have to screw up to wreck a manual
And the mechanic let that pass? Who was the mechanic? a Dealer?
I'd check to see the ECU is one that matches the motor in your car.
Maybe the clutch/tranny is not the only thing that got swapped out.
after all,should a non-VTEC ECU even HAVE the code for a VTEC function?
AFAIK,the ECU is not a universal ECU that works on all models.
Or is there a jumper or dummy connector that tells the ECU it's not a VTEC
Maybe a wire harness got nicked or cut during the tranny swap.
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