Every time I go to a certain gas station....always the one attendant.....my check engine light comes on after getting gas .......mechanics checked code cleared it like the third time this has happened.. today went back for check engine light to get cleared..now mechanic say code for catalytic convertor shows up.....114K ???? They didn't tell me the code # Thanks for any help
Honda odyssey 114K miles cataletic convertor? on 2000 Honda Odyssey
by Doberkidsmom in Browns Mills, NJ on December 08, 2013
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ANSWER by bmdouble , December 08, 2013
catalyst efficiency below threshold,look for physical damage on the bottom of the converters. Physical damage,excessive misfire events,stuck open injectors will cause catalytic converters to go bad. If you get the code for catalyst efficiency below threshold it's pretty much a done deal for the converters,you just have to make sure you know and correct the root cause.
COMMENT by Doberkidsmom , December 08, 2013
There has been no misfiring.. I bought it at 109K I drive a lot with my job...should I get a 2nd opinion if and when the check engine light comes on again? I've ruled out which gas station's attendant doesn't put gas cap on correctly....as I posted. Was hoping for something a lot less expensive L O L Thanks for your reply!
COMMENT by bmdouble , December 08, 2013
you can get a second opinion but In my 20 years exp. when I get that code it's a done deal,sorry
COMMENT by Doberkidsmom , December 09, 2013
On the advise of a male friend..I did go to Auto Zone and asked them to read the codes.....PO 705 (Honda code I think) Short in transmission 661 short circuit condition 662 Faulty transmission range switch I believe I read about a recall for trans, for this year 2000 odyssey. Emmission control system leak detected: 661 loose fuel cap 662 vapor canister saturated 663 failed vent solenoid 664 failed purge solenoid Catalyst system effenciy below threshold bank 2 661 A/F ratio concern 662 Air leak near HO2S bank 2 663 Ignition system concern 664 Faulty catalytic converter So, my question is....shouldn't the other "probable causes" be ruled out before spending $$$$$$ on something it "might" not be Thanks for any input........