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    2000 Odyssey the check engine light and TCS light

    I have a 2000 Odyssey with approx. 24,000 miles. The TCS light and check engine lights have come on two times in the past two weeks. Each time the TCS light will turn off after a while and the check engine light will stay on for approximately three days. The dealer said the code indicated "rich fuel". I am taking the car in 4/20/04 to have the problem diagnosed.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

    Bruce Aston

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    Re: 2000 Odyssey the check engine light and TCS light

    Sounds similar to the problems I had on my 2000EX.

    When the problems happens, can you make the engine rev pass 3,000 RPM? if not it's surely sound like you have a slow EGR valve for which there is a technical bulletin for.

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    Originally posted by bkaston
    I have a 2000 Odyssey with approx. 24,000 miles. The TCS light and check engine lights have come on two times in the past two weeks. Each time the TCS light will turn off after a while and the check engine light will stay on for approximately three days. The dealer said the code indicated "rich fuel". I am taking the car in 4/20/04 to have the problem diagnosed.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Any fix for this yet? I have the same type of problem. My dealer said it needed fuel injectors and a valve adjustment.

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    The problem was the EGR valve and there was a technical bulletin for it.

    I was fortunate that the dealer covered the repair under warranty. We haven't had any other problems.

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    Just a note..

    The failure that illuminates the "check engine" indicator lamp will also affect the transmission performance and therefore tripping the "TCS" indicator lamp.
    Thats why you usually have both come on somewhere around the same time.. Its usually the motor performance at fault and not the transmission..
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    Great stuff thanks

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    Correct I just or am going through this one

    The failure that illuminates the "check engine" indicator lamp will also affect the transmission performance and therefore tripping the "TCS" indicator lamp.
    Thats why you usually have both come on somewhere around the same time.. Its usually the motor performance at fault and not the transmission..[/QUOTE]

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    Now at 240,000 I don't recommend this one for loosing up carbon but tried an old time gas carburation technique from the 50's. I took the head of the hammer and gave the casting a couple of good shocks. So far today all the light flicking has stopped. If this holds up I will do an aggressive fuel cleaner for two tanks - and use Sunoco non ethanol in the process with 4 - 3o minute highway runs

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    I am now on day 2 without an issue after shocking the casing of the egr valve twice with a hammer which must have freed or settled a carbon issue. Again I don't necessarily recommend this for everyone but at 240,000 I am not going to start taking everything apart for two lights giving me the same egr reading I have been getting for 210,000 miles. Best thing invest in in ODB II meter get the code and decide for yourself. If not as you will see by reading though this web sight you can chase these idiot lights for ever and day and they still wont go out and you will be out a ton money

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    Interesting method, but it worked for you, whatever it fixed.
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    well its been a week and the check engine light and TCS have not appeared again, and actually the car runs better. Again for me at 240000 and with an ODBll in hand I wasn't going to start taking things apart - that just never seems go well in the end. Unless you are going to replace the EGR valve (newone) the shock treatment on the old u might try first

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkaston View Post
    I have a 2000 Odyssey with approx. 24,000 miles. The TCS light and check engine lights have come on two times in the past two weeks. Each time the TCS light will turn off after a while and the check engine light will stay on for approximately three days. The dealer said the code indicated "rich fuel". I am taking the car in 4/20/04 to have the problem diagnosed.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

    Bruce Aston
    I have read so many of these and I am not sure there is always a clear cut answer except running to the 100 $ hr dealer. Here is my 2 c. I have owned two honndas. Bought one of the first CVCC in Boston at a motorcycle shop when they first lauched 2500 got me 500000. Now I have one of the first V6 odysseys 2000 and it has 240000 so its just me but I depend ont hem but they have their nuisance items. With the Ody I bought an ODB2 to keep in the car to deal with the forever main light coming on due to EGR put on 175000 with this issue. More recently the TCS light comes on and now wont go out. Well the car runs great every day I use old betsy. In any case I have systematically arrived at the transmission as the area but I still get the same EGR code. In any case I checked or thought I chekd the tran fluid a couple of weeks ago and it was ok. BUt yesterday I went back and looked closer. The stick is not the easiest to read and given the tranny raises the level when car runs you really have to wipe it clean and recheck with it off. Well it looked like I needed to add fluid and I di drove back to work lights still on. Anyway at the end of the day when I drove home again having an ODB2 I cleared everyting It made it all the way with no lights and that incldues a few stops. So is this the solution dont know but I moved off of the 2 lights being on all the time for the last week. I will check back in on Monday I suspect the fluid needs completes change but we will see and I also filled up with high octane gas not sure about this one - good lcuk

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinksolutions View Post
    I have read so many of these and I am not sure there is always a clear cut answer except running to the 100 $ hr dealer. Here is my 2 c. I have owned two honndas. Bought one of the first CVCC in Boston at a motorcycle shop when they first lauched 2500 got me 500000. Now I have one of the first V6 odysseys 2000 and it has 240000 so its just me but I depend ont hem but they have their nuisance items. With the Ody I bought an ODB2 to keep in the car to deal with the forever main light coming on due to EGR put on 175000 with this issue. More recently the TCS light comes on and now wont go out. Well the car runs great every day I use old betsy. In any case I have systematically arrived at the transmission as the area but I still get the same EGR code. In any case I checked or thought I chekd the tran fluid a couple of weeks ago and it was ok. BUt yesterday I went back and looked closer. The stick is not the easiest to read and given the tranny raises the level when car runs you really have to wipe it clean and recheck with it off. Well it looked like I needed to add fluid and I di drove back to work lights still on. Anyway at the end of the day when I drove home again having an ODB2 I cleared everyting It made it all the way with no lights and that incldues a few stops. So is this the solution dont know but I moved off of the 2 lights being on all the time for the last week. I will check back in on Monday I suspect the fluid needs completes change but we will see and I also filled up with high octane gas not sure about this one - good lcuk
    Wanted to follow up on behalf of those whose 2000 ODyssey Maint & TCS lights continue to annoy. For me at least after several weeks of reading and testing the solutions has led to slowly adding additional approved transmission fluid. I say that slowly and checking each time and diring some after each addition. The dip sticks is by far not the easiest to insure you are getting a good reading that and along with the fact that if your fluid is relatively healthy its makes it even harder to see the level its at. In any case ben driving fro a few days and ODB2 has been resting no more clearing, I am sure the egr reading will come back as usual with colder weather - which seems to be driven by gas caop and is not solvable for me good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinksolutions View Post
    Wanted to follow up on behalf of those whose 2000 ODyssey Maint & TCS lights continue to annoy. For me at least after several weeks of reading and testing the solutions has led to slowly adding additional approved transmission fluid. I say that slowly and checking each time and diring some after each addition. The dip sticks is by far not the easiest to insure you are getting a good reading that and along with the fact that if your fluid is relatively healthy its makes it even harder to see the level its at. In any case ben driving fro a few days and ODB2 has been resting no more clearing, I am sure the egr reading will come back as usual with colder weather - which seems to be driven by gas caop and is not solvable for me good luck
    EGR has nothing to do with the gas cap. The gas cap would have nothing to do with an EGR code. A fautly gas cap is an EVAP leak code. All codes are "solveable" but take the proper diagnosing along with the proper systems knowledge. The EGR system simply takes some of the exhaust gas from the exhaust manifold and routes it back into the intake to burn any leftover fuel that made it through the combustion process. It's a very simple system once you understand it and usually easy to fix. Most of the time it's either the EGR valve itself or the EGR pipe that goes into the intake manifold gets clogged with carbon. On some vehicles there are vacuum controls for the valve that have vacuum lines that can fail over time.
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    The gas cap input came from the Honda dealer he replaced several then offered to null the light - I told him to reset it - good feedback

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