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malfunction indicator light came on tonight while driving up a hill.

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I have a 2000 CRV...
I have a 2000 CRV. The malfunction indicator light came on tonight while driving up a hill. What might that mean?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Honda
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Mechanic for Honda: Steve, Honda Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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it is hard to say without knowing what fault code is stored that made the light come on.\
May be something minor but do not want to speculate.
If it is still running ok it can't be too bad.
If you can get to a discount auto parts store like Auto Zone they can read out the code no charge for you and then I can give you more help.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
It just came on for a few seconds. How would I find the code? It is a little sluggish when going up a hill or taking off. It feels a little like its slipping.
Mechanic for Honda: Steve, Honda Mechanic replied 8 years ago
Is or did the "D" light start flashing?
The code can only be retrieved using a scan tool.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

No the "D" light did not begin flashing?

 

Mechanic for Honda: Steve, Honda Mechanic replied 8 years ago
If the "D" light was not flashing I do not think you have a transmission problem but we can not be sure until you find out what code set that made the light come on.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Ok. Thank you.
Mechanic for Honda: Steve, Honda Mechanic replied 8 years ago
No problem, when you get the code let me know.
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