How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask HONDASERVICE7791 Your Own Question

HONDASERVICE7791
HONDASERVICE7791, TECHNICIAN
Category: Acura
Satisfied Customers: 1972
Experience:  OVER 20 YRS EXPERIENCE, OVER 10 YRS ACURA/HONDA EXPERIENCE
8532170
Type Your Acura Question Here...
HONDASERVICE7791 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

acura RL: 2001 acura RL 3.5 I just bought this car.both the

Resolved Question:

2001 acura RL 3.5 I just bought this car.both the abs/vsa lites are on. I scanned using my mt2500,and got a list a mile long.checked all fuses I could find all OK. Is anyone fimilar with these systems?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  HONDASERVICE7791 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to justanswer.com,

 

Could you please give me all the codes that you got from the system?

 

Have you tried to clear them and see which ones come back?

 

Is the check engine light on also?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

I scanned about a week ago,but don't know where I put them. I do remember it said all wheel sensors.and a lot of other things. It made me think pump is not getting electric,and usually that points to something fairly simple.I will rescan and send to you.

Expert:  HONDASERVICE7791 replied 11 months ago.
ok that will be fine. Keep in mind also a car with a lot of codes stored could also be a sign of a weak battery. If you have had recent battery issues false codes may set due to low system voltage.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Hello again, Appearently I am no where with this problem. I tryed to rescan to give you the codes,and while a long list of codes come up,The scanner now tells me I need to jump something under glove box to read codes. [i am not familiar with this] and no the check engine lite is not on.It is raining here so I can not disconect battery at this time. If you want to wait til i can get to it,thats OK. If you can think of something else I can try at this time let me know. Thank you

Expert:  HONDASERVICE7791 replied 11 months ago.

if a long list comes up can you copy them down?

 

depending on your scan tool you shouldn't have to jump any connectors to get the codes but i will double check that.

 

i will wait as long as I have to get the codes

 

just a thought though usually Acuras don't throw a lot of codes at the same time unless it is battery or communication related.

 

If the battery is or was weak it is possible to throw many false codes.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Since I have had this car,I have had no battery problems.It came from Fla.I'm in WV.So I don't know history.Would you suggest a battery disconect. Or erase codes with scanner? Also do you know battery codes? It has an Acura battery in it,hardly seams possible after 12 years.


OK now how do I give you get you credit? I'm not to familar with procedures. Thank you Tom

Expert:  HONDASERVICE7791 replied 11 months ago.

It is possible they might have been some weak battery issues in the past that may have caused the codes to set. Disconnecting the battery will probably not clear the codes. There aren't any specific "battery" codes that set. Usually the fact that there are a lot of codes, with communication lost type codes points to a possible weak battery.

 

It is more likely that the other owner replaced the battery with another Acura battery. To get 12 years out of a original battery is unheard of.

 

My suggestion is you use your scanner to erase all the codes. See if any codes come back immediately or after a short time. These will be the codes you need to concentrate on.

 

If you are done asking questions and you are completely satisfied, then please rate my service. Please be comfortable rating my service good or above.

If you feel like we are not done, please continue to ask questions or provide information.

 

HONDASERVICE7791, TECHNICIAN
Category: Acura
Satisfied Customers: 1972
Experience: OVER 20 YRS EXPERIENCE, OVER 10 YRS ACURA/HONDA EXPERIENCE
HONDASERVICE7791 and 4 other Acura Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Well thanks for replying again. I'll try your suggestions... Right now I removed the trans, I bought car knowing it had bad flexplate [cracked] .So I am now changing it out.


Shall we close out for now than I can recontact you after I get it done.

Expert:  HONDASERVICE7791 replied 11 months ago.

you can close it out if you want, but the question will only stay open for a couple of days.

there is no pressure from me, close the question when you feel necessary. Thanks

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I took the Power Steering O-Ring service bulletin linked from JustAnswer to my Acura dealer, and not only did they no-charge the o-ring, they also replaced the power steering pump at no cost. Gary R Stevenson Ranch, CA
< Last | Next >
  • I took the Power Steering O-Ring service bulletin linked from JustAnswer to my Acura dealer, and not only did they no-charge the o-ring, they also replaced the power steering pump at no cost. Gary R Stevenson Ranch, CA
  • Thank you very much for saving my daughter and her family a lot of money on her Honda. You are definitely on my list for future help. Thanks, again. Fred USA
  • I just heard from my mechanic. You were right...a $45.00 job. THANK YOU!! Your response was received in less than 10 minutes!! Linda B. USA
  • Your answers were clear and the diagrams were perfect. Dealer wanted $87 for an hour of labor and even I did it in 15 minutes. Ed USA
  • HONDA PLATINUM was great. I really appreciate his help. I was ready to trade my new Honda until he told me to wait until I got 3,000 miles on it and my gas mileage would get much better. Summer USA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • acramstr

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2507
    ASE master tech ,CA smog, ASE L1
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AC/acuramstr/2012-6-6_181032_me.64x64.jpg acramstr's Avatar

    acramstr

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2507
    ASE master tech ,CA smog, ASE L1
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TH/thebesthonda/2011-1-15_04510_Photo022009005.64x64.jpg thebesthonda's Avatar

    thebesthonda

    ASE MasterTechnician

    Satisfied Customers:

    783
    26 years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/hondatech/2010-05-03_025935_resized_work_pic.jpg Kyle N.'s Avatar

    Kyle N.

    ASE Certified Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    626
    Master ASE Tech, Ca. smog lic
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/sarmiento22556/2009-9-17_162042_PHOTO_OF_ME.JPG HONDASERVICE7791's Avatar

    HONDASERVICE7791

    TECHNICIAN

    Satisfied Customers:

    445
    OVER 20 YRS EXPERIENCE, OVER 10 YRS ACURA/HONDA EXPERIENCE
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/joecamel90/2008-11-13_03615_head_shot.jpg George H.'s Avatar

    George H.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    358
    ASE Master Tech 15+ years w/L1 Drivability certification
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SL/slonneman95/2012-9-2_03815_1001188.64x64.JPG Andrew's Avatar

    Andrew

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    327
    Master tech for 11 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/rodcuda/2011-7-25_224114_Donhoff1.64x64.JPG Neal's Avatar

    Neal

    Acura Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    190
    Shop Owner and Mechanic on multiple makes.