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NTK
2005 Honda Insight Oxygen Sensor NTK

P311-1CD07DE    W0133-1898944  New

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$91.71
NTK Oxygen Sensor
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • At upper catalyst outlet.
Brand: NTK
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2005 - Honda Insight
Walker Products
2003 Honda Insight Oxygen Sensor Walker Products

P311-58A84A4    W0133-1917578  New

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Walker Products Oxygen Sensor
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2003 - Honda Insight
Walker Products
2003 Honda Insight Oxygen Sensor Walker Products

P311-57F84B2    W0133-2034791  New

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$92.48
Walker Products Oxygen Sensor
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2003 - Honda Insight
Delphi
2010 Honda CR-V Oxygen Sensor Delphi

P311-195BAD5    W0133-1874329  New

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$81.36
Delphi Oxygen Sensor
  • At catalyst outlet.
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2010 - Honda CR-V
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Downstream 4 Cyl 2.6L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Downstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
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Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport L 2559 - Downstream
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Upstream 4 Cyl 2.6L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Upstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
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Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport L 2559 - Upstream
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Downstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Downstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Downstream
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Upstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Upstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Upstream
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Downstream 4 Cyl 2.6L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Downstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • O.E. Quality Replacement Sensor
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport L 2559 - Downstream
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Upstream 4 Cyl 2.6L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Upstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • O.E. Quality Replacement Sensor
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport L 2559 - Upstream
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Downstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Downstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • O.E. Quality Replacement Sensor
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Downstream
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Upstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Upstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • O.E. Quality Replacement Sensor
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Upstream
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Downstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Downstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • O.E. Quality Replacement Sensor 2 Required
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Downstream
Denso
1996 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Upstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-0A9DCC4    234-4012  New

Qty:
$27.77
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Upstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.35
  • O.E. Quality Replacement Sensor 2 Required
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
1996 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Upstream
Denso
2002 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Upstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-1140EF5    234-4650  New

Qty:
$41.05
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Upstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.55
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
2002 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Upstream
Denso
2002 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Downstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-1140EF5    234-4650  New

Qty:
$41.05
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Downstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.55
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
2002 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Downstream
Denso
2002 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Upstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-1140EF5    234-4650  New

Qty:
$41.05
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Upstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.55
  • DENSO is the O.E. Manufacturer / Oxygen Sensor
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
2002 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Upstream
Denso
2002 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Downstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-1140EF5    234-4650  New

Qty:
$41.05
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Downstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.55
  • DENSO is the O.E. Manufacturer / Oxygen Sensor
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
2002 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Downstream
Denso
2002 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Upstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-1140EF5    234-4650  New

Qty:
$41.05
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Upstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.55
  • DENSO is the O.E. Manufacturer / Oxygen Sensor 2 Required
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
2002 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Upstream
Denso
2002 Honda Passport Oxygen Sensor - Downstream 6 Cyl 3.2L Denso

P311-1140EF5    234-4650  New

Qty:
$41.05
Denso Oxygen Sensor  Downstream
  • 4 Wire, Direct Fit, Heated, Wire Length: 15.55
  • DENSO is the O.E. Manufacturer / Oxygen Sensor 2 Required
  • OE Style
  • DENSO oxygen sensors are manufactured and tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled peformance; Each component is precision built for exact replacement, and a first time fit; This innovative line features DENSO's exclusive aluminum oxide trap layer, designed to protect the ceramic element from silicone and lead posining for improved engine performance, greater fuel efficiency, and unparalleled longevity; DENSO gives you the right part and the right fit, the first time.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Position
2002 - Honda Passport V 3165 - Downstream

Latest Honda Repair and Oxygen Sensor Installation Advice

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bad oxygen sensors honda Civic 1998

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Question From Guest on bad oxygen sensors honda Civic 1998

Dear Sir:

I have problem with oxygen sensors of my Honda Civic 1998.

The real problem is even if you replace it the bad quality of gas will destroy it again.

Now I intend to get rid of it. Because it causes more harm than saving. Moreover the bad quality of fuel in gas station will make new sensor out of order again. So why waste money.

Does any body know how to get rid of bad oxygen sensors? If ye would you please help me.

Please if you know the answer let me know

Thanks

David Gonash

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

I have to admit that I've never heard of such a consistant problem with gas! Do others have the same problem?

Where are you and do you have choices where you buy gas?

I'll be watching for other's ideas on this. If it really is bad gas there must be a way to install a real high quality fuel filtration system to guard against this.

If you don't get some responses here I can move this question to a more popular spot at this site where more people may see it, good luck

Honda 97 CRV Check Engine light stays on

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Question From dminden on Honda 97 CRV Check Engine light stays on

97 CRV check engine light stays on. Dealer turned it off, and when it went back on the next day, dealer said a sensor within distributor is blown, needing distributor replacement to the tune of +$600. Do I need to replace it, or just put black tape over the light on the dash? If I do replace it, will an aftermarket distributor work?
Thanks
Dave

Response From 97MADCHEVY Top Rated Answer

Try checking your oxygen sensor and your PCV valve befor spending a bunch of unecessary $ MD.

Response From dminden

I will.
Thanks.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

What was the code?

T

Response From dminden

Code was P1362. Dealer said this was 'TDC sensor'. Any idea what this means?
Dave

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I'm watching and waiting for better also: To me acronyms with be the death of mankind () but "TDC" has historically meant Top Dead Center. That said with not more tech info from me suggests a crank sensor or perhaps cam sensor if applicable

T

Response From dminden

Someone else tells me it is the TDC Sensor, which is camshaft sensor, located under the camshaft pulley under the top belt cover, and the pins may be bent where it is plugged in. What do you think? Would this be typical on a distributor that has been untouched for 12 years?
Thanks
Dave

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Short of more help - I suggest a more targeted code reading - one that specifies the item that sets it off,

T

Response From dminden

Another repair shop did the diagnostic - the distributor is the problem. So, unfortunately, it's a $550 repair job.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

TD97 New Distributor 97-98 $513.48 This is from CarQuest. (Suggested retail price). Labor time for R & R is .7 hr. The CKP/TDC (crank sensor) is internal.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Egad! That's enough $$ for a bailout. Call this guy - he hands out bucks for not apparent reason??



nfc

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Ahh, good 'ol Timmy. This just proves that abortions should have been legal, many years ago.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Ah C'mon!



"You can trust your car to the may who wears the star" TEXACO


Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Sadly, I must admit that the station looks very familiar. With the bulk oil (clear, glass, bottles) for $0.25 qt on the pump island. The bottles had chrome, or stainless, spouts attached. I've got a couple of similar pics, but can't get them to upload, due to the size limit. Can we get that fixed, btw?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Pics: If you sent me a pic - I could try to resize it and send it back to you OR post it here and you can just copy and paste it. This machine can have attitudes with pic I've taken but behaves with others?? Go figure that one out??

If you can view your own pic - right click on it and look for
properties as a choice and it tells the size and MAY give you options to shrink it. I gotta a couple to work and then two days go by and I forget what I did that worked! Arggh.

As said - I no geek with this stuff. I did find out that pics can be stored by the zillions without a separate disc but they aren't real pics till you make them pics. It was explained to me that they are just "mirror" images that only you might see and only on that one puter till you alter it. That way they don't take up disc space untill you tell it to.

Keep trying - we'll figure it out,

T

Response From badboys

i have same problem to w/ my CRV thnks for the answer

Response From dminden

Don't know, it was a case of the dealer telling me 'the sensor's blown', maybe I should have asked more.
Dave

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Dave;
>>or just put black tape over the light on the dash<< You can't be serious? If something else goes wrong, you won't know, because the CEL is already illuminated, and you've covered it with tape. Just one of the joys of buying an import. Expensive to fix.
An aftermarket distributor will work if you are certain that is the problem. Don't buy the 'cheapest' one you can get. Buy a quality reman. or new, if available. Part Number: 31-17421 Manufacturer: CARQUEST/CARDONE INDUSTRIES

Response From dminden

Thanks, makes good sense.
Dave

1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5 Starving for fuel

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Question From BobbyD on 1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5 Starving for fuel

After the engine is warmed up it starves for fuel. If I put it in neutral turn ignition off and on to run the fuel pump I can drive it home. The fuel pump does not seem to run while driving.

Response From Sidom

As Loren said, if you haven't changed your fuel filter lately that would be a good start. If that doesn't help then you are going to have check pressure & power to the pump while the problem is happening. You don't see to many Honda fuel pumps go out. If you are having a voltage problem I would probably look at the main relay, that is one area that Honda's do have problems..........

Response From BobbyD


As Loren said, if you haven't changed your fuel filter lately that would be a good start. If that doesn't help then you are going to have check pressure & power to the pump while the problem is happening. You don't see to many Honda fuel pumps go out. If you are having a voltage problem I would probably look at the main relay, that is one area that Honda's do have problems..........

Response From BobbyD

Let's give this one more try.
Sidom, the fuel filter is a new one. I will give your other two suggestions a try. Thanks.

Response From Hammer Time

How have you concluded that this is a fuel starvation issue?

Response From BobbyD

That's what I'm thinking. The car starts up great,then I take it out for a spin and then it dies out. I turn off the key, then on to run the fuel pump then start and the car runs again until it runs out of pressure. I'm going to check the pressure while it acts up.

Response From Hammer Time

That's exactly what you need to do before concluding anything about fuel being the cause.
Monitor the pressure during the failure

Response From BobbyD Top Rated Answer

I checked pressure while driving the car and that is not the problem. It only stalls while driving not while it is idling.
Could it be the oxygen sensor? Thanks again for your help guys.

Response From Hammer Time

Were you watching the pressure as the car was stalling? That's the only way you can eliminate it.

Response From BobbyD

Yes I was. I had the pressure gauge on the windshield.

Response From Hammer Time

OK, One thing that Hondas are notorious for is the main relays failing in hot weather. It's located under the dash on the driver's side. Another possibility could be the distributor getting hot and failing from heat sink.

Response From BobbyD

Doesn't the main relay control the fuel pressure? I checked the igniter and the coil and both checked out.
Thanks.

Response From Hammer Time

Yes, you are correct. My bad.

You really need to know if it's dropping spark, injector pulse or both. It's likely either the pick up coil or the ignitor and they are both inside the distributor so if you can try another distributor, that will tell you.

Response From BobbyD

I replaced the coil and the ignitor and tested the main relay. Still having the same problem.

Response From Hammer Time

First off, there is no way to test an intermittent relay.
I don't know why you changed the coil, we talked about the distributor, not the coil. It's the pick up coil that I was concerned with which is in the distributor, not the ignition coil. You were going to change the whole distributor.

Response From Sidom


Doesn't the main relay control the fuel pressure? I checked the igniter and the coil and both checked out.
Thanks.


You are correct in that one of the things it controls is power to the fuel pump but that's not the only thing it powers. It also powers the ECU & injectors..........But Honda has also had problems with distributor assemblies also......

Response From BobbyD

Monday I will pick-up a distributor and give that a try. It's half price at the "Pull A Part". Thanks again.

Response From Hammer Time

Just make sure it is complete with an Igniter.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Bobby; >>The fuel pump does not seem to run while driving.>> That's kind of funny. If the fuel pump wasn't running, you wouldn't be driving. It is very possible that you have a plugged fuel filter. That is where I'd start looking.

Response From BobbyD

Hey Loren,
Sorry I didn't make myself very clear. The car does run but after it warms up it doesn't have any power...no fuel to the engine. The fuel filter is brand new and the "old'' filter was also clean. Must be something besides that. Thanks for your help.

Honda Accord 2003 sluggish uphill climbing

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Question From culturevulture on Honda Accord 2003 sluggish uphill climbing

I have been taking great care of my 2003 Honda, Accord Ex since I bought it new. I have carefully kept all repair work i.e tuneups, tires, recall repairs, and and oil changes (Just had an oil change three weeks ago) .All of a sudden the car slows down and drags when it is going uphill until it finally picks up. The steering feels a little stiff if you can picture that. It is still getting great gas mileage and has 117,000 miles on it. Four months ago I bought a oxygen sensor only and my husband's young friend put it on...could it be that? Finally it needs front tires front tires. Can someone please tell me what you think the problem is? I've called the dealer it costs $80.00 just to inspect the car, would it be okay if I go to another mechanic with genuine Honda parts examine and repair it? Do they charge to inspect it? I always try to save money but not if it will cost me a lot in the long run. I am wondering if my oxygen sensor might be the problem? Please forgive all of the questions but I am not even a novice but I love my car and want to know how to help the mechanic track down the problem (s)Thanx in advance.

Response From Sidom

There's a lot of things that could cause the problem you are having. We would need some more info to get into the ballpark. 1st thing is if the check engine light is on, get the codes pulled so we can see what system is being affect.

There isn't anything wrong with going to a shop other than the dealer to get your Honda serviced, there are plenty of reputable shops out there that would be able to service your car. If you've had good service and are happy with them I see no reason to switch. Just so you know, the "inspection" you are talking about is actually a drivability diagnostic. This involves expensive equipment and a good knowledge of the system you are working on. This takes time, so any reputable shop isn't going to do this for free. $80 actually sounds pretty reasonable, especially for a dealer.

This is going to be a red flag for you if you do go looking for a different shop. If they do diags for free (and there are shops out there that do) that tells you they haven't invested the money in tooling or training. They are basically pulling codes and giving you their best guess based on the code without actually going in and finding the problem. Sometimes they get lucky, then all is good & you saved money.... Unfortunately they also guess wrong, these are complex systems to work on, and that's when it gets frustrating for you and for the next tech who gets to clean up the mess......

Sounds like you've kept up on the maintenance, that's usually my 1st suggestion, to take care of any overdue maintenance. It's something that is needed regardless and if takes care of the problem, then that's even better. With 117k I'm sure you've already replaced the timing belt. You can make sure you have a good air filter, cleaning the MAF sensor with the proper cleaner while you're in there wouldn't hurt. Get the battery tested if it's more than a few years old, although it shouldn't cause the problem you're having, a bad battery can have a adverse affect on some tests that are run so usually that's one of the 1st things that gets checked before any tests are run, so if you do take it in, having a good batt will save you time & money......

Oh, also make sure there is gas in the car because problems like this do require driving the car. You don't want to be paying someone $80 hr. to put gas in your car and like any business, they do have to markup the product they sell....

Response From culturevulture Top Rated Answer

Hi there. I went to a shop today and explained the problem to the mechanic. I then showed him my repair papers and he looked at them with me. He went to take the diagnostic test and afterward he told me that I need a: 2003 Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2 and a timing belt. Since they don't let their customers go into the shop I did not see him do a diagnostic test by the way. Either he did it for free because he does not have a machine or as my husband puts it: "it was the "good ol' boy discount" because we live in a very small town.

Do you think that an Oxygen Sensor sounds right? As I've mentioned I bought one online (I know nothing about cars and promise not to pretend to again). Our little 20 year old friend put the thing in a tool that I ordered at the same time.

I appreciate your help. I know nothing about automotive stuff and am terrified every time that I think that I may become someone's victim. I love giving but I prefer choosing the charity.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Hey - don't think shops are all out to get you! If that O2 sensor is before the coverter(s) it can alter the behavior of the car and will store a code for a while then a light. TMK the sensor after the converter won't. They can be a real pest and if you know nothing (you said it) about cars this isn't for you IMO. As Steve said you must have done one timing belt already and closing in on time for the next. Check your owner's manual for there suggestion on how many miles. If mine It would be replaced early or you can risk severe engine damage,

T

Response From steve01832

The questions I would like answered are:
1) Is this an automatic trans. or a manual shift?
2) When you climb the hill and the car is sluggish, is the engine revving?

Steve

Response From culturevulture

Hi,

My car is an automatic and when it goes uphill it just slows down so much that I have to give it extra gas. After that, it is okay.

Also I need new tires. Do you think that that has some bearing on my problem? Thanx for answering so quickly.

Response From steve01832

This could be the transmission not downshifting correctly or you could have a problem such as a restricted exhaust (clogged converter, muffler, collapsed pipe) causing the engine to not rev. These are just 2 suggestions of about 6 or 7 things that can cause this symptom.

Steve

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Question From chili34 on engine service light

2003 honda ex 4cyl 4wd with 23000 (yes 23000) miles

I have an engine service light displayed. Before I have the obc read I thought should get some basic info so I can make a reasonable decision as to who makes the repairs.
Just in case it is a faulty oxygen sensor:
How many oxygen sensors does the Honda have? And where located?
Are they somewhat accessible for handyman replacement?
In a parts list site there were 2 wire, 3 wire and 4 wire sensors from several manufacturers at prices from $26.00 to over $200,00. What manufacturer would be best considering price?

If it's anything else, like the egr valve I'll have to revisit you folks for further guidance.


chili34
I had the emission read out today and it is not an oxy sens. The printout says that:

BBVAP control system small leak detected:
pobable cause;
001 loose fuel cap (checked and appears ok)
002Faulty EVAP system hose (from what I see under the hood all hoses look intact and tight)
003Faulty purge solinoid
004Faulty vent solinoid

is there a way to check these solinoids? And where are they located?
I did not have the computer codes reset. I understand that if I disconnect the battery for 10 mins that the set codes would be cleared. Is that right.
Is there a site on the internet that would have a schematic diagram of the emissions systems on my Honda?

any help would be appreciated.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Chili; You didn't mention which engine. 4 or 6? You really should get this diagnosed before replacing parts. To answer your original question, though, it will have at least two O2 sensors. One, upstream, and one downstream. The downstream O2s, generally, don't go bad. When they do, it's usually the heater circuit. They are there to monitor the catalyst efficiency only. Won't cause a drivability issue. The other question, I like to use Bosch O2 sensors or from the dealer. That doesn't mean to ignore it, though.
Now, with that said....just because you come up with a trouble code, that doesn't mean that the actual part is defective. The code is telling you that the computer is seeing a problem in that particular system.

Response From chili34 Top Rated Answer

It is a 4cylinder engine, Thanks for the info. I am going to have the trouble code read. I just want to be able to make an informed decision as to who will do the repair me or the dealer if it is a oxygen sensor code. If it's something else it will most likely be done in a repair shop when I have the money. So I do need to know if the foreward sensor is bad can I replace it or is it located in a place like the oil filter is.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Chili; The upstream O2 sensor should be in the exhaust pipe just below the manifold. But, be sure it is the sensor that's bad, not a circuit problem.

Response From chili34



I never did "fix the engine service light problem I just cleared it by opening the poitive battery lead and it went away and never came back on. I suspect that the light was caused by a loose gas filler cap. I'm just happy that I did not end up with a huge emissions repair bill. Thanks to all that tried to help.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

chili; I don't want to burst your bubble, but have you passed the emission test? The EVAP monitor is the last one to complete. In WA, if you have more than one monitor incomplete, they won't test the vehicle. If the fuel tank is too low or too full, it will take 'forever' for the monitor to complete. A leaky gas cap will usually set a 'gross' EVAP leak code. Each time you disconnect the battery, it will take just that much longer for the readiness monitors to complete. (in the future, disconnect the negative cable, not the postive...for safety reasons) I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.