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Went in emissions test - failed. I have the product codes. :

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went in for an emissions test - failed. I have the product codes.
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Customer: they are P1456 and P1457, which i beleive is the check engine light and a small leak in the vap evap
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Customer: not sure if i'm able to
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Customer: feel like the light has come on sometimes and I went and got on oil change and the issue went away
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.
I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teach
automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please
understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem
with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer
data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we
just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the
vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to
direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be
patient and permit me to do what I do best.
I also try to give all of the information you may need, expecting a “positive rating” in
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is any reason I cannot get a positive rating, please let me know why “in advance”, so I
can go another direction for you. I am sorry you’re having this problem; I’ll help you
through it.
It's possible that the gas cap is at fault, and it's cheap enough to replace as well. BUT, the EVAP system will need to be tested with a smoke machine if that doesn't fix it.

Thanks, Ron