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Old 07 Mar 2011, 01:31 pm
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Default 2001 Honda Accord V6 engine and TCS lights are on?

I have taken my car to my mechanic friend twice to find out the problem and have it fix since I will need to have it smog check soon. First, he replaced the 2 small plastic switches...( I don't know what they are and if I remember it correctly, they are some sort of a relay switches on the top right side of the hood. One of them his a small cylinder attached to it) The engine light went away for only a few miles and came back on along with the TCS.

Second trip, he then took out the EGR and cleaned it with a carburetor cleaner and also cleaned the fuel injections with some sort of a small fluid tank with a hose attached to it. The exhausts were blowing thick smoke for about 45 mins and let it ran until all the smoke were clear. I took the car home with the engine light and TCS lights off.... the car ran smooth as silk but 10 mins later, the engine and TCS lights came back on. What's causing the problem? I really to have to car smog, so any suggestion? Or would it pass smog with those lights on?

* Thanks Brian, but what about the Engine light. My mechanic told me that because of the engine light is on, I probably won't pass the smog check.
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Old 07 Mar 2011, 01:46 pm
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Tcs ? Traction control system right, what does that have to do with smog. I would say it wouldn't because those inspections are thorough
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Old 07 Mar 2011, 02:01 pm
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Usually if the engine has an issue with the way it runs, it could set the TCS light on. The reason for this is that the TCS sends commands to the engine in order to work correctly. Fix the issue with the check engine light and most likely the TCS light will disappear.

My suggestion would be to go to a different mechanic because this guy seems to be an idiot and doesn't know what he is doing.
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