Acura Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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There are hundreds of causes that the engine control computer would turn the check engine light on. They range from a loose gas cap to a catalyist damaging misfire condition.
If the light is on steady and the engine seems to be running properly the cause is likely not serious. You can drive to your local Autozone or other chain parts store and they will read the codes for you in the hopes of selling you the parts to repair it. There should be no cost to you. If you post the code or codes you get back here I will help you determine the next step to take.
Please let me know if you have further questions about this
It is possible that a code for the thermostat would set if the coolant is low but unless it is very low I doubt it. You can top off the coolant with a long life silicate free coolant. Open the radiator cap and see if the radiator is low, top it off and top off the overflow tank. If the radiator is low the cause of the leak needs to be found
I have peak anti-freeze 50/50 diluted, and it says that is a low silicate, will that work?
Yes that will be fine
Let me know when you get a chance to get the code read
This is not a loose gascap,
The P0496 is Evap high purge flow
The P2240 is Bank 2 sensor 1 high voltage for the A/F ratio sensor
The P0154 is Bank 2 sensor 1 heater circuit malfunction,
You should replace the bank 2 upper A/F sensor. This is the one in front that is easy to get to. Lousy picture but this is right on top near the cooling fan
Ther p0496 could be an open gas cap or a vent valve that is stuck open. Replace the A/F sensor (Honda/Acura brand only) and have the codes cleared then see if the P0496 comes back. If it does the Evap system will have to be investigated at that time
The light went off after I started the car yesterday afternoon. It has not come back on. Is it something I should check up on, or let it ride. I didn't do anything to it, it just went off? Thanks for all your help.
If it cleared by itself it means that the system is OK at this time, the weather may have changed enough to allow the monitor to be run and it passed during this test. I would not be worried but the Heater codes are usually an internal short in the sensor much like a filiment in a light bulb that will make good contact then it will be open so the sensor is on its way out but the EVAP code P0496 may have healed itself if the valve will seal now.
I would wait and see, it wont hurt anything except yourt gas mileage and some excess exhaust emissions if you wait until the light comes back. If it lights again recheck the codes and see if they are the same.