Mechanics

EMISSION LIGHT

2004 Honda Element • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic •

The emission light came on. How can I fix this myself?
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Abutler14
February 28, 2011.



First thing you have to do is scan for the code. Post it up and one of us will help you diagnose.

F4I_guy
Feb 28, 2011.
Do I need to go to a dealer to get this done or will an auto parts store do it as well?

Tiny
Abutler14
Feb 28, 2011.
I wasn't sure if it was the O2 sensor light or ERG needs cleaning or changing. I may do a overhaul on all the filters too to see if that'll help.

Tiny
Abutler14
Feb 28, 2011.
Filters will not shut off the light. Honestly, it probably is an oxygen sensor. But it get scanned for free at auto zone or somewhere first.

F4I_guy
Mar 1, 2011.
Thanks for the advice. I'll do that and go from there on the next question.

Tiny
Abutler14
Mar 1, 2011.
I finally got my car scanned and it said that my gas cap was loose. The tech also said sometimes if you leave the key turned while pumping, it may cause the light too. I'm going to keep an eye on it either way. If it comes back on, I'll get it checked out again.

Tiny
Abutler14
Mar 5, 2011.