Engine & Gearbox Stuck. . . Need help!

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  1. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi all.

    Just started a drive to the the kids out for a birthday.

    1 mile from home orange engine light thingy (technical I know) came on and the engine died but didn't cut off....


    Any ideas ??!?!?!??!?!
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    Just done a drive down and up the estate. ..
    seemed to drive like normal but light still on.
     
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  2. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    So it's recovered and now still running OK?

    Does the engine warning light remain on if you turn off completely, then turn back on again?

    What work has been done on it recently? You haven't just filled it up with fuel?

    Apart from when it died, was it running OK before and after?

    You need to have the stored diagnostic trouble codes looked at using an OBD2 reader to really know what the problem is.
     
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  3. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Car back home and seems to be running fine.

    Light comes back on when car is started and stays on.

    Only work done recently is changed sidelights.
    not put fuel I for a couple of weeks and still half a tank left.

    Before it died tbe car has not had any problems bar sometimes takes a few times to start when cold (turns over fine just doesn't fire straight away.

    Obd2?!?! Is that something I can easily get and use.

    Cheers.
    Chris.
     
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    Yes, you really should get yourself and OBD2 reader. Have a look on eBay... if you have an Android device then one of the ELM327 types would be very cheap and you can use the free 'Torque' app.
     
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  5. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    One of these ?

     
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    Corrected the ebay item added it as a media link (using the 6th icon from the right)
     
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    Yes, that sort of thing, but I can't vouch for that particular supply. That is the cheapest ELM327 I've seen, and with free postage!

    Once received and set up with your device, you should then be able to read 'powertrain' fault codes stored on your engine ECU. This is invaluable in helping to solve the sort of problem you have just experienced.

    When you do get one and can get it to read the ECU, you will probably find a few stored codes. Simply note them and then delete them all. Then run around for a while and see which ones come back and therefore relate to a currently active fault condition.
     
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  8. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    turns out one of my brothers had one of them obd boxes. .
    he just been over and it came up with p1236

    are these codes generic or model specific, , anyone know what p1236 means.
     
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    Turbo boost too high. Either the turbo vanes are have become sticky, the boost linkage has been damaged or (most likely, I reckon) the EVR actuator is playing up.

    OBD II Fault Codes p1236
     
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  10. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    should I book it back in with honda???
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    or is it something I can sort out.


    car is still in warranty
     
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  11. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    If the car is still under warranty then it should really go back. I think that if you start attempting repairs then you might invalidate the warranty, or at least give the dealer an excuse to do so.

    Personally, I'd not worry too much about driving it but - again - the dealer may find a way to blame you for damage if you do ignore a warning indication.
     
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  12. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    thanks for the help and advice @Zebster

    :Smile:
     
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  13. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    You're welcome.

    Did your brother actually clear off/delete the stored P1236 diagnostic trouble code? It'll be interesting to see if it comes back straight away, or maybe never troubles you again!

    Either way, I think it should go back to Honda who can hook it up to a Honda Diagnostic System and perform 'boost tests' to hopefully pinpoint the system weakness.
     
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  14. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    the light has went off , , , if it does come back on I'm going to take it back to honda and let them have a look and sort it out.

    will definitely post up any findings from them,,, if any??
     
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