Join Date: 9th July 2007
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This morning when I started the engine of my 9th Civic I immediately noticed that the idle speed was lower than usual and less than a second later the motor management warning sign popped up.
I tried to restart the engine several times hoping that I would wake up from this bad dream, but alas, to no avail…
While driving to my work I also sensed that the engine was lacking power and wouldn't go above 2000 rpm, I pulled over, opened the bonnet to have a look and found that the cable leading to the mass air flow sensor was completely chewed off. I've heard some stories about rodents chewing their way under the bonnet but I never expected that it would happen to me as I live in the centre of town.
Fortunately the cable had some slack so I was able to repair the 5 conductors by using a soldering iron, some heat shrinkable tube and a piece of insulating tape. Engine power was back to normal but the motor management warning sign is still popping up, I hope this will go away after a few 'power cycles' or do I need to take the car to the dealer to reset the ECU?