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.
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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.
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.
Excessive oil consumption can cause a low oil level condition, which can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.
Some models with the manual transmission can grind while shifting up into fifth gear due to the misalignment of the fifth gear shift fork. The transmission will need to be removed, and fifth gear, the synchronizer sleeve set, and the fifth gear shift fork will need to be replaced.
A rough idle and harsh transmission shift can be caused by a broken front engine mount. Replacing the broken mount will address these issues.