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The AC condenser failed due to contact with road debris and a lack of protection for the condenser.

A Check Engine Light can come on because some models may misinterpret the ratio of air and fuel being burned for combustion. The powertrain control module (PCM) can also misinterpret data from the coolant sensor and set a Check Engine Light. For either condition, the PCM will need to be replaced.

A Check Engine light can come on if the EGR ports have clogged. The P0401 code may be set as well.

A Check Engine Light can come on because some models may misinterpret the ratio of air and fuel being burned for combustion. The powertrain control module (PCM) will need to be replaced to fix the problem.

Some models can have a problem with moisture entering the fuel pressure regulator and affecting the amount of fuel being burned in combustion. This would set a Check Engine Light.

Contamination can get in the distributor, cause a misfire and set a Check Engine light.

The Check Engine light may illuminate with a transmission fault code. The repair for this concern is to replace the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and flush the transmission.

Routine maintenance performed as recommended by manufacturer. Input shaft to oil pump failed. Replaced engine at the dealership for $4,500.00. Replacement short block engine = $750.00 ...the rest was installation.

PREMATURE ENGINE STARTER FAILURE AT 80,150 MILES - 1997 HONDA ACCORD LX - AUTOMATIC - 10-15-2012

Own a 1997 Honda Accord LX, automatic transmission with 80,150 miles. Shortly after having had to have the Honda Accord automatic transmission totally rebuilt at approximately 69,000 miles, due to premature failure (See Report #46 under Transmissions - 1997 Honda Accord), started hearing a squealing noise in the area of the engine starter where...

A faulty Electric Load Detector (ELD) can cause the head lights to dim and/or illuminate the Check Engine Light. A failed ELD will require replacement.

A Check Engine Light may illuminate if the EGR ports have clogged or if the catalyst inside the catalytic converter has deteriorated.

When reaching approx. 30 mph a "roaring" sound started coming from the rear of the car. Turned out to be a bad right rear hub/bearing unit - which was covered under 60k mile warranty. There is a TSB 10-028 that has been issued.

The rust was discovered before the frame was beyound repair. The weld shop repaired and reinforced the damaged area. Keep the area painted and washed, free of road salt, and in a dry garage.

A faulty brake master cylinder reservoir filter can cause the brake system indicator to illuminate after a cold start and then go off. Replacement of the reservoir filter will commonly fix this problem.