01 Accord TCS problem

Discussion in 'Accord' started by heycraig, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. heycraig

    heycraig Guest

    My 01 accord when cold (after sitting outside) displays the TCS light
    and Check Engine light. The TCS kicks in and will not allow the engine
    to go above 3k rpm's. The engine idles rough and if trying to
    accelerate in Drive it feels like a manual transmission that has a
    clutch slipping. AFter the car warms up and I turn it off then on
    again, the tcs light is out and the car runs normal. Any idea what
    might be the problem?
    heycraig, Dec 10, 2006
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    Seth Guest

    Get the code read to see why the Check Engine light is being lit. I'll bet
    the code is P1491. Insufficient EGR air flow. I have the same issue
    currently. It is sporadic. There is a TSB to address the issue (see my
    recent thread regarding "Replace or clean EGR").
    Seth, Dec 11, 2006
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    heycraig Guest

    I ended up taking the car into the dealer. They diagnosed it as an
    internal problem with the computer. The good news is that it was
    covered under the CA emissions warranty which is 8 yrs 80K miles. One
    interesting thing that I found out from the service advisor who
    originally thought that it might be a transmission problem was that
    Honda is replacing transmissions on '00 and '01 Accords. I didn't have
    the time to ask him what the potential transmission problems were.
    Interesting though that Honda has not sent me a service bulletin or
    anything about the transmission. Craig
    heycraig, Dec 16, 2006
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    Joe LaVigne Guest

    They are not changing the transmissions unless needed.

    It effects only 6 cyl accords, and the proper fix is a cooling upgrade to
    2nd gear in the Automatic transmission. If the transmission has already
    failed, then the tranny would be replaced under warranty.

    The warranty is also extended or the tranny.
    Joe LaVigne, Dec 16, 2006
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    chip Guest

    the second gear cooling pipe only applies t 2003-2004 trannys. a
    p1491 code is for insufficient lift, bad valve. the more likely
    code is a p0401 insufficient flow.
    lets get the codes read so we can do a proper diag.
    chip, Dec 19, 2006
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