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#7130 of 7240 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey Malfunction Indicator Light [vafamilyman]
Jul 08, 2007 (6:49 pm)
So as an update, I took the 2004 Honda Odyssey to Autozone and had it code tested. The code came out to be P1456. This indicated 4 possible problem areas (in autozones computer)...
1) Gas cap
2) Evacuation Canister
3) & 4) some solenoid things (forgot)
ANY ONE RUN INTO THIS BEFORE? I've searched previous posts and it seams everyone that has run into this problem hasn't found a viable solution. HELP!!!!
#7131 of 7240 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey Malfunction Indicator Light [vafamilyman]
Jul 08, 2007 (7:03 pm)
first thing you should try is after filling up, always make sure you hear several clicks when putting on the cap. if after a week or so with several start cycles, then it might go out.
i believe the emissions system is covered under a longer warranty than the 3yr/36000mi. look into it.
#7132 of 7240 2004 Odyssey Fuel indicator shows empty
Jul 09, 2007 (5:09 pm)
We filled up the tank on our 2004 Odyssey and the fuel indicator went completely empty with the fuel light coming on. Doesn't move. Gas tank is full. Been driving for a few days and still won't move. HO has 45k miles. Any thoughts?
#7133 of 7240 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey Malfunction Indicator Light [user777]
Jul 10, 2007 (4:13 am)
1) I called Honda of America; the only recall is for a transmission problem. No emissions system extensions...
2) I was told by a Honda Master Tech (schooling from Honda + >8 yrs of experience)
that the P1456 code thrown by my Odyssey is a TANK SIDE emission problem. If it were a solenoid purge valve/vapor canister, etc., it would have thrown a P1457.
3) Knowing that, I thought it foolish not to try buying a new gas cap. Went to autozone, bought a nonvented cap ($6.99)...OBD II scanned again...code P1456. Had the A'Zone guy reset/clear the code. Put on the new gas cap, making sure it clicked atleast 3 times after tightening...then had him run the scan...NO TROUBLE CODES.
4) Drove a couple of miles yesterday after the fact and the light hasn't returned *looks up to heaven, and prays to Jesus*
5) Will update in 2 weeks or so...
#7134 of 7240 Re: 2004 Odyssey Fuel indicator shows empty [mmoore2522]
Jul 10, 2007 (4:28 am)
This sounds like the fuel level sending unit module is bad. Believe it or not, this is accessed from the inside of the vehicle (under the carpet beneath second row seats). Because of the nature of gas (FLAMES BABY), perhaps this is a job for an experienced tech. If you want to give it a try (AGAIN - DANGER), inspection/removal/replacement is clearly described in chapter 4 of the Haynes manual for this vehicle.
#7135 of 7240 Re: 2004 Odyssey Fuel indicator shows empty [vafamilyman]
Jul 10, 2007 (9:08 am)
if i'm not mistaken, that's underneath the 3'rd row seats.
#7136 of 7240 1999 Ody motor mounts
Jul 11, 2007 (5:40 am)
My 99 has just over 93k miles. It had its 90k service a few months ago and I guess it's at the age where things are starting to go bad or wear out. Right after the 90k service (at which time I was told the left motor mount was bad, so had to R&R that too), the starter died. That's another $500. Last week the CEL came on again. Took it in yesterday and the dealer told me it threw the code for the fuel tank purge solenoid. I just had that replaced last year. Dealer ran the test and could find nothing wrong, so they just reset the light. I'm going to get a new gas cap just to make sure that's not the culprit. But the dealer did find that the front motor mount is now going bad. So that's another $300 spent that I didn't plan on spending. I guess with the van's age, I should be expecting these occurrences on a regular basis. I'm sure the right motor mount will be going soon also. I'd hate to sell or trade it in now with all the money I've thrown into the van the last few months. I just cringe thinking of what else could go wrong. I'm crossing my fingers.
#7137 of 7240 Price for a 2004 Honda EX-L RES (rear entertainment)
Jul 12, 2007 (11:19 am)
Ok, you guys sound like you really know Honda Odysseys. I am about to list my 04 EXL - RES for sale in Southern California. I want to get a good price for it, but I want it to be a fair price. I am having a hard time determining its value. Edmunds, KBB, and other sites vary..
It's got 72k miles
Has leather, rear dvd, mats, all the typical stuff.
Extended Hondacare warranty to cover 6 years / 100,000 miles.
No mechanical problems at all
Two small dings/scratches (one on left slider, one on back door)
Dark Blue Paint that is still very shiny!
Tires still have plenty of wear
I was thinking of asking $18,000. Does that sound ok?
#7138 of 7240 Re: Price for a 2004 Honda EX-L RES (rear entertainment) [porchie]
Jul 12, 2007 (4:26 pm)
how far off were the various values? you could always average them.
seems like you're asking a dealer retail type price to me. perhaps a tad high. i think the miles are on the very high side (maybe not for CA), although you got what, another year or so for warranty coverage? that probably adds something to the mix.
it's the kind of price that leaves room to take less.
#7139 of 7240 Re: Price for a 2004 Honda EX-L RES (rear entertainment) [user777]
Jul 12, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I picked a number in the middle, towards the high end of the averages. Ranged from $15,800 to just under $19,000. The Edmunds True Market value was $17,800. I agree it seems like a lot of money, but the van is actually in perfect shape. Mileage is a little high, but with the extended warranty I think its offset a bit. It is so hard deciding how much to ask. I dont want to give it away, but I also want to be fair and get it sold relatively quick. Thank you for your input.