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I HAVE ONE 18,000 KM HONDA FIT /JAZZ WITH ONE 1.3 LITRE

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I HAVE ONE 18,000 KM HONDA FIT /JAZZ WITH ONE 1.3 LITRE ENGINE MODEL L13B IVTEC EARTH DREAM
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION KEYLESS ENTRY
THE PROBLEM WITH THE CAR THAT ONE EVERY TWO TO THREE DAYS OR SO THE CAR FAIL TO START WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD THOUGH THE ENGINE IS CRANKING ,BATERRY AND STARTER ARE ALL FINE
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the problem is intermittent then it's more likely that you're losing spark due to something like a lost cam or crank sensor signal. Loss of fuel pressure will cause a no start condition but it wouldn't usually be intermittent. Either way it's going to take some testing at the time the problem is happening to determine what is going on.

The first step in diagnosing the problem is to use a scan tool or code reader to see if any fault codes are setting. Have you checked for codes?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No codes is coming when the engine is not starting .we r using updated G Scan
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

The engine controller is actually awake during the no start condition?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
How can we check if the engine controller is on or not when starting the engine
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Using the scan tool to see if the ECM shows live data.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have already check that live data is present and see that the VTC Is open is that okay
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

The ECM does show live data during the no start period? You can see cam and crank signals present while cranking, etc?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Okay when the engine fail to start i will check the cam and crank signals before reverting back to u this can be tomorrow or 1 week time depending on when the engine will not start again
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

If live data is still present then you'll want to see if the fuel pump still runs and it would be a good idea to also check for spark. If you're just losing fuel pump operation and spark is still present then you'd need to check for power and ground at the pump next.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
will do that tomorrow and revert back soon .no worry I will rate your answer but it mat take a little longer as it will take time to confirm the solution
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Not a problem.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
you are welcome we get back soon
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Great!

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Good aft as explain the car has started normally this morning i hv to wait when it will not starr to come bck to u .pls bear wz me for sonme days before u will be rated
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Not a problem.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
THE CAR HAS STARTED NORMALLY THIS MORNING TOO
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.
Ok.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Hai good afternoon do u think a permanent dtc on the ecu can cause the engine to hv an erratic startSecond how can we permanently delete a permanent dtc on an honda fit 2013 ecu by using g scan
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

What fault code is setting?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
WE HAVE GOT U0100-00U0416-68U3000-49
U0401-68U0122-00WE HAVE HAD THESE FOUR CODES
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

I'm a full time tech and at work this morning, I'll get back to you as quickly as I can!

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
YOU ARE WELCOME I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR ANSWER
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

I'll reply as soon as I am able.

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Have any parts been replaced?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Good morning no parts hv been replaced
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Most of these are bus communication codes but the most significant is the U0300, this is for a configuration issue with the engine controller. It can be reprogrammed by your dealer, if the code still sets then it will need to be replaced.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
can we reprograme same ourselves
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

If you have a dealer scan tool and access to the corporate servers to download the software.