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    My brother in law drives a '99 civic gx, and recently experienced bad idle and loss of power. Error codes on the car said random misfire on 1 and 2. Took it to a mechanic and they replaced the plugs, wires, and distributor. They told him the problem was the injectors. They said the injectors were $500 each. So he drove it home (slowly and with much difficulty) and at the urging of a friend (me) he decided to first remove one of the bad fuel injectors and try cleaning it. He removed one of the bad injectors and cleaned it with injector/carb cleaner and was so surprised at how much dirt and tar/oil was in it t hat he decided to just clean them all. Well, after replacing them he found that the car wouldn't even turn over any more. Any ideas out there? Did he totally ruin them,or is there hope yet? Any suggestions on where to go from here?

    Thanks for you help.

    KIRK

  • #2
    Re: civic gx fuel injector

    This falls into the catagory of "Projects you shouldn't try to do yourself". Any Honda dealer can provide the parts he needs.

    Depending on where you are there may be a shop that can try and clean them but that's a bit of a long shot.

    I have some inquireys out, I'll let you know what I find out. Where are you located?
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    • #3
      Re: civic gx fuel injector

      $354.49 each + shipping from Majestic Honda on the internet. List price is $ 509 .They used to cost even more ! Special injector designed to work w/o any lubricant if you use Phill or a cng supplier using expanded LNG. They will accept some oil carryover , but will go bad if the fuel has too much oil carryover from a bad compressor at a fuel station. One of the members of this forum named adea had his injectors cleaned and bench flow tested at a shop that specializes in injector work. Look him up in members and shoot him an e mail.
      Last edited by Lakewood90712; 01-12-2008, 10:23 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: civic gx fuel injector

        I see you are in Utah.
        Try Tommy, now independent auto shop owner, he has over a dozen years at Honda under his belt. He can probably sort you out.

        Automotive Care Care
        8584 S 700 E
        Sandy

        Shop: 801-568-0199
        Cell: 801-319-6604

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        • #5
          Re: civic gx fuel injector

          Thanks for all the help guys. Yes I am in Salt Lake City. I did try to contact adea regarding professional injector cleaning and testing, but I kind of doubt he'll know much as he is located in Arizona. But if anyone knows of anything in the greater Salt Lake City area, that would be good. Otherwise I guess it's down to buying new injectors online, or taking it in. Auto Car Care seems like a good choice.

          I was wondering, does the fact that the injectors went out, and seemed oily, indicate that my bro-in-law needs to replace his fuel filter? shouldn't the fuel filter prevent oils from reaching the injectors? I don't have a clue where the fuel filter is on a 98 civic gx, or how easy they are to replace, but while we are at it, we might give it a try. Any pointers?

          Thanks again for the info,

          KIRK
          Last edited by kirkbenge; 01-14-2008, 09:46 AM. Reason: spelling

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          • #6
            Re: civic gx fuel injector

            Do you know anyone in the Salt Lake City area who could examine, test, and clean gx fuel injectors. I hope we didn't do serious damage to all of them.

            KIRK

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            • #7
              Re: civic gx fuel injector

              Call Matt or Rick
              http://www.sno-motion.com/

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              • #8
                Re: civic gx fuel injector

                Some places can do an ultrasonic cleaning of the injectors. There is a possibility that running an injector cleaner through them with the vehicle running may clear them, a process that can be done at the dealer. As far as the filter goes, yes it is entirely possible that the fuel filter has allowed oil from a compressor to reach the injectors. Working on the fuel system of a GX is something best left to a professional unless you have a honda service manual and the proper equipment.
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