A sticking intake manifold runner solenoid can cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Replacing the solenoid will repair the issue.
Average mileage: 121,024 (58,000–196,800)
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Check engine lite came on. Had Autozone check and they told me the IMRC valve was the problem. I had not heard of this part before. Can not be gotten at any of the parts stores, only through Honda. I need to find out how to replace it and what it looks like. I usually do repairs myself, but I do not even know what looks like or where at on the engine it is.
The maintenance required and check engine light came on. Autozone testing showed code 1077 for intake manifold pressure sensor problem. I understand that this is difficult to fix as even replacing $800 solenoid may not solve the issue. Please advise what woudl be a more conclusive way of diagnosing the problem. Thanks!
Yesterday my CEL came on upon starting my vehicle. I had a friend use his code reader today and it read P0661 - check for a faulty IMRC valve position sensor or poor connections. I am unsure what to do but after reading several suggestions online this is probably indicative of a stuck valve or a faulty position sensor (bypass solenoid). However, the faulty bypass solenoid is usually indicated after the engine has been running a while and THEN the CEL comes on as opposed to the CEL coming on upon starting the engine.
Another suggestion was to run the vehicle at 4,000 rpm (my vehicle has only taken short trips up to 45 mph for the better part of a year) and/or to add Techron concentrate to two subsequent tanks of gas.
Any suggestions? I am female and fear being ripped off by mechanics. Thank you.