Engine & Gearbox Won't rev past 3k revs plus engine light.

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Japseye, Monday 11th Aug, 2014.

  1. Japseye Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    My 2.0 petrol Accord won't rev past 3,000 revs and my engine light is illuminated.

    Anything I can check or try before I get it plugged in?
     
  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You need to know the read the OBD code, that will tell you what is wrong.

    Let us know what it when you have had it read.
     
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  3. Japseye Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Do you know of any decent OBD code readers that are available to buy?
     
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  5. Japseye Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I wouldn't want to spend more than what it would cost to pay for the garage to do it so say £40.
     
  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I've got an Autel MS509, I think you can get for about £30. It's a pretty decent OBD.

    Of course none of these generic readers will read the Honda sub system such as SRS or ABS etc for that you'll need a HDS or Snap On reader (very very expensive).
     
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  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    VTC jam are now getting pretty common on older 2.0 with poor oil changes.
     
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  8. Japseye Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I've seen Konnwei units that look identical to the Autel MS509 for £27 on that auction site, I'm assuming they're the same.
     
  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Yes there's a fair few companies rebranding those, they are the same unit just different company badge on them.
     
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  10. Japseye Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    How would I diagnose and repair such a fault?
     
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    Ah that thread doesn't tell you about the diagnoses. I guess there should something like a P1009 Variable Valve Timing Control Advance Malfunction code present.

    You need to code read to tell you more. In the meantime check your oil level.
     
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