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Old 02-11-2007, 11:17 AM
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Malfunction Indicator Light came on a few days ago. "It indicates that one of the engine's emissions control systems may have a problem". 2003 Handa Accord Manual. It's a 4 cylinder with 145,000.

Any suggestions? I did the gas cap thing mentioned in the manual and nothing. Other than the dealer, where can I get a diagnostic test? Will that locate the problem? I would like to do the work myself. Thank you for your help.

 
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:50 PM
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Auto Zone will read the code for no charge but it may or may not pinpoint the problem. You'll still need to have the code "translated".
 
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:20 PM
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Thank you. I had Advance Auto read the code. It was P2A00 Below the code it read "02 bank 01 Sensor 1 range/performance. Long story short, they recommended I replace the oxygen sensor. I ordered a Bosch ($132). Does this sound right? Thanks for the help.
 
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sounds right.
 
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:32 PM
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UPDATE. The price for the sensor at the parts store was $132 as above. But my Honda Dealer said they would do it for $168 (including labor). So I had the dealer do it. There is an upper and lower oxygen sensor and it was the upper. They also fixed the "radio display" that went dark so I couldn't see the station the radio was on. At the time they fixed the radio my car was 4 years old and had 150,000 miles on it. They did it for FREE!!!! I heard Honda was having problems with it and I mentioned that. They called Honda and they said to do it for free.
 
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:21 PM
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Anything's possible if he was 'checking around' for stuff. What year/version/engine/transmission do YOU have?
 
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:28 AM
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My radio display was out for at least 6 months before the engine light came on. A few weeks ago, I did just have an experience where my car was in the shop for a week to be painted. When I left the paint shop, the "engine malfunction light" was on. It stayed on for a couple days, so I to it to an auto parts store to have them read the problem. It said it was a sensor. He did not reset it, but when I left the store I noticed the light was out. It runs fine and the gas mileage is as good as ever (31 mpg). Good luck!!
 

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