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I have a 2000 Honda Odyssey Where/How do I replace the Carbon

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I have a 2000 Honda Odyssey
Where/How do I replace the Carbon filter?
How much should this cost?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

It is located behind the glove box and isnt very difficult to do yourself. You can pick up a cabin air filter for around $25 at most parts stores.

 

Below are directions with photos to help:

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX is something with the fuel system...
Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

Are you referring to the fuel strainer mounted on fuel pump?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I believe so...
My check enginge light keeps coming on.
Suggestions were to replace the fuel cap?
Possible Catalytic Converter?
or the carbon filter
Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

Ok, those are fairly diverse possibilities.

 

Do you have the fault code that was retreived when the computer was hooked up, or the fault code definition?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I don't believe the dealer gave me the exact code. They just stated that it was a fuel systems issue that was triggering the check engine light.
Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

Ok, we need to have the exact code. You can go by a major parts store such as Autozone and they will read the codes and give you a printout of any fault codes.

 

Without these codes, you are going to wind up throwing alot of money and time replacing parts that are actually good.

 

A gas cap or carbon filter, which I think they are actually referring to the evaporative canister which has carbon in it, will be one of several fault codes such as P0442 or P0455, and could be one of over a dozen components.

 

The catalytic converter will only set a fault code of P0420.

 

I can give you directions on replacing the evap canister, but I do strongly suggest not replacing any parts until you can get me the exact fault code and I can help you in diagnosing it so that you are not wasting alot of money and time replacing otherwise good parts

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I'm sorry -- can't find the latest report that I had, but is 401 a code? My dealer invoice just states that tech found evap code and not sure if 401 is an actual code or the tech's number
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I'm sorry -- can't find the latest report that I had, but is 401 a code? My dealer invoice just states that tech found evap code and not sure if 401 is an actual code or the tech's number.
The van has been operating OK.
Simply frustrated at having to pay $60 each time the check engine light comes on and the dealer can't provide a definitve answer
Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

P0401 is a code, but its for the EGR valve.

 

There are actually several hundred fault codes. From description I believe it will be one of the P0400 series codes. Below is a listing of them, along with a brief definition. see if you recognize one of them as what they told you:

 

P0400....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow

P0401....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected

P0402....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Excessive Detected

P0403....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Control Circuit

P0404....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Control Circuit Range/Performance

P0405....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor 'A' Circuit Low

P0406....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor 'A' Circuit High

P0407....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor 'B' Circuit Low

P0408....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor 'B' Circuit High

P0409....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor 'A' Circuit

P0410....Secondary Air Injection System

P0411....Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow Detected

P0412....Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve 'A' Circuit

P0413....Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve 'A' Circuit Open

P0414....Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve 'A' Circuit Shorted

P0415....Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve 'B' Circuit

P0416....secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve 'B' Circuit Open

P0417....secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve 'B' Circuit Shorted

P0416....Secondary Air Injection System Relay 'A' Circuit

P0419....Secondary Air injection System Relay 'B' Circuit

P0420....Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) Click Here for diagnostic help on P0420 converter codes

P0421....Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

P0422....Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

P0423....Heated Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

P0424....Heated Catalyst Temperature Below Threshold (Bank 1)

P0425....Catalyst Temperature Sensor (Bank 1)

P0426....Catalyst Temperature Sensor Range/Performance (Bank 1)

P0427....Catalyst Temperature Sensor Low Input (Bank 1)

P0428....Catalyst Temperature Sensor High Input (Bank 1)

P0429....Catalyst Heater Control Circuit (Bank 1)

P0430....Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

P0431....Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

P0432....Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

P0433....Heated Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

P0434....Heated Catalyst Temperature Below Threshold (Bank 2)

P0435....Catalyst Temperature Sensor (Bank 2)

P0436....Catalyst Temperature Sensor Range/Performance (Bank 2)

P0437....Catalyst Temperature Sensor Low Input (Bank 2)

P0438....Catalyst Temperature Sensor High Input (Bank 2)

P0439....Catalyst Heater Control Circuit (Bank 2)

P0440....Evaporative Emission Control System (Click Here for help diagnosing EVAP faults )

P0441....Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow

P0442....Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak)

P0443....Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit

P0444....Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Open

P0445....Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Shorted

P0446....Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit

P0447....Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Open

P0448....Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Shorted

P0449....Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Valve/Solenoid Circuit

P0450....Evaporative Emission Control System Pressure Sensor

P0451....Evaporative Emission Control System Pressure Sensor Range/Performance

P0452....Evaporative Emission Control System Pressure Sensor Low Input

P0453....Evaporative Emission Control System Pressure Sensor High input

P0454....Evaporative Emission Control System Pressure Sensor Intermittent

P0455....Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (gross leak)

P0456....Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (very small leak)

P0457....Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (fuel cap loose/off)

P0460....Fuel Level Sensor Circuit

P0461....Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

P0462....Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Low Input

P0463....Fuel Level Sensor Circuit High Input

P0464....Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Intermittent

P0465....EVAP Purge Flow Sensor Circuit

P0466....EVAP Purge Flow Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

P0467....EVAP Purge Flow Sensor Circuit Low Input

P0468....EVAP Purge Flow Sensor Circuit High Input

P0469....EVAP Purge Flow Sensor Circuit Intermittent

P0470....Exhaust Pressure Sensor

P0471....Exhaust Pressure Sensor Range/Performance

P0472....Exhaust Pressure Sensor Low

P0473....Exhaust Pressure Sensor High

P0474....Exhaust Pressure Sensor Intermittent

P0475....Exhaust Pressure Control Valve

P0476....Exhaust Pressure Control Valve Range/Performance

P0477....Exhaust Pressure Control Valve Low

P0478....Exhaust Pressure Control Valve High

P0479....Exhaust Pressure Control Valve Intermittent

P0480....Cooling Fan 1 Control Circuit

P0481....Cooling Fan 2 Control Circuit

P0482....Cooling Fan 3 Control Circuit

P0483....Cooling Fan Rationality Check

P0484....Cooling Fan Circuit Over Current

P0485....Cooling Fan Power/Ground Circuit

P0486....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor 'B' Circuit

P0487....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Throttle Position Control Circuit

P0488....Exhaust Gas Recirculation Throttle Position Control Range/Performance

P0491....Secondary Air Injection System (Bank 1)

P0492....Secondary Air Injection System (Bank 2)

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
YIKES! I can't locate my very last invoice from them, but in the conversation with the service manager, it was simply a lot of ...
"well, we're not certain, but....
we could replace the gas cap for $25 and/or the carbon filter for $500 and/or the catalytic converter for $1,200....."
Frustrated, but don't want to neglect my van either.
Thanks for all of your help and suggestions!
Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

Dont give up yet. Unless you live in California, most autoparts stores will read your computer for fault codes for FREE. Try that and then just re-open this and post the fault code number here and we can go from there.

 

I think that they are going in wrong direction if they are saying it could be a gas cap or catalytic converter. The converter sets its own codes as you can see from above. It wont set the same code as a fault gas cap or carbon filter will.

 

see if you can get a parts store to read the codes for you and post them back to here.

 

Dont reply to this post and it will leave the question open for at least 24 hrs so that you can return to it and post the fault codes

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