2002 Honda Civic 1.7L P1361

2002 Honda Civic 1.7L P1361

Honda Civic On the 2002 Honda Civic with the 1.7L engine, the P1361 is pointing to a problem with the TDC Sensor (aka “Camshaft Position Sensor”). The sensor is located behind the top timing belt cover. To gain access, the valve cover will first need to be removed. Once inside, inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Set the engine to TDC and make sure the timing marks are aligned correctly. If these check as good, replace the TDC sensor. Does your vehicle have…

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2010 Honda CRV P0497 P145C

2010 Honda CRV P0497 P145C

Honda CRV On the 2010 Honda CRV, P0497 and P145C codes are directly related. Both of these codes are pointing to the EVAP System low purge flow. When DTC P0497 and P145C are stored at the same time, check for a poor connection, a blockage, or damage at the EVAP canister purge line between the EVAP canister purge valve and the EVAP canister, or check for a stuck closed EVAP Canister Purge Valve. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems…

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2014 Honda Pilot oil on spark plugs

2014 Honda Pilot oil on spark plugs

Honda Pilot On the 2014 Honda Pilot, when there is oil getting into the spark plug tubes, this is more commonly due to worn spark plug tube seals. These are “donut” type seals that fit onto the top on the spark plug tubes. They are located under the valve covers. Most better quality valve cover sets will include these seals with the set. The brand name “Felpro” in part number: VS 50773 R will contain the valve cover gaskets and seals, which will be all you need to solve this issue….

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2007 Honda Odyssey P0443 P145C P0497

2007 Honda Odyssey P0443 P145C P0497

Honda Odyssey/span> On the 2007 Honda Odyssey, the P0443, P145C and P0497 codes are related. One is a general purge system code. One is a low purge flow code. And the other points directly to a problem with the EVAP Canister Purge Solenoid. The EVAP Purge Solenoid is located on the top, rear of the engine, towards the driver’s side. Carefully inspect the vacuum lines for any cracks, holes or disconnections (inspect carefully, this is common!). Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the…

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2006 Honda CRV P1454 P0452 P2422

2006 Honda CRV P1454 P0452 P2422

Honda CRV On the 2006 Honda CRV, the P1454 and the P0452 are directly related. Both point to a problem with the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor. The P2422 points to a problem with the EVAP Canister Vent Shut Valve. Both of these are located under the rear, driver’s side of the vehicle, on the EVAP Canister. Carefully inspect the electrical connectors and wire harnesses to each for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the vacuum lines for any cracks, holes or disconnections. Inspect the canister itself for any signs of damage….

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1989 Honda Civic Code8 and Code4

1989 Honda Civic Code8 and Code4

Honda Civic On the 1989 Honda Civic, the code 8 and the code 4 are both pointing to a problem with the Crankshaft Position Sensor. On this vehicle, the Crankshaft Sensor is built into and part of the Distributor Assembly. Carefully inspect the Orange wire and the White wire for any loose, broken, damaged or rubbed-through wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, the harness should be tested for any shorts or opens. And the on-board computer tested for functionality. If the testing proves both are good, replace the Distributor…

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2002 Honda Accord 2.3L P1381 CYP Sensor

2002 Honda Accord 2.3L P1381 CYP Sensor

Honda Accord On the 2002 Honda Accord with the 2.3L engine,  the P1381 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Cylinder Position Sensor. This sensor is built into a part of the Distributor Assembly. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness to the distributor for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the spark plug wires and make sure they are in good condition (no chips, tears, stretched out, etc..). If these all check ok, the Distributor Assembly will need to be replaced. Does your…

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2004 Honda Odyssey Maintenance

2004 Honda Odyssey Maintenance

Honda Odyssey On the 2004 Honda Odyssey, the Maint Req’d light is pre-programmed to come on at certain mileage intervals. It’s just to alert you when it’s time to change the engine oil and oil filter. If the light is not reset at the time of the oil change, the light and the “actual” oil change interval will not be in sync. To reset the light us this procedure: -Turn off the engine. -Press the select switch and reset switch at the same time, turn the ignition switch ON (Position…

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2007 Honda Accord P0498 Vent Valve

2007 Honda Accord P0498 Vent Valve

Honda Accord On the 2007 Honda Accord, the P0498 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the EVAP Canister Vent Shut Valve. This valve is located under the vehicle, towards the rear, near the EVAP Canister. Carefully inspect the electrical connector for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the lines in the area for any cracks, holes or loose/missing connections. If the visual inspection checks ok, suspect a faulty Valve. The P0135 is also a straight forward code pointing to a fault with the internal heater…

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2003 Honda Civic Transmission Service

2003 Honda Civic Transmission Service

Honda Civic On the 2003 Honda Civic, according to the Honda Normal Service Schedule, the Transmission fluid should be replaced at intervals of every 120,000 miles. There is no recommended interval at which to “check” the fluid, but common practice is at every Oil Change. As long as there are no leaks, the system should never fall below recommended levels. When replacing the transmission fluid, you must make absolutely sure that the system is refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 fluid. The use of ANY other fluid, or “universal” fluid WILL cause…

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