EMISSION LIGHT

  • Tiny
  • abutler14
  • 2004 Honda Element
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic

The emission light came on. How can I fix this myself?

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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 4:23 PM

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  • Tiny
  • F4I_guy
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First thing you have to do is scan for the code. Post it up and one of us will help you diagnose.

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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 7:13 PM
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  • abutler14
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Do I need to go to a dealer to get this done or will an auto parts store do it as well?

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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 8:23 PM
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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.

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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 8:25 PM
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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.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 1:05 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I'll do that and go from there on the next question.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 1:52 PM
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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.

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Saturday, March 5th, 2011 AT 9:57 PM

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