Summary of Contents for Honda Accord 1996 62SN725 Service Manual - Page 16

  • Honda Accord 1996 62SN725 Service Manual - Page 16

    a ‘How to Read Flowcharts Aiiowchart is designed to be used trorn start to tinal repair. It‘s like a map showing you the shortest distance. But beware: if you go off the “map” anywhere but a “stop” symbol. you can easily get lost. START Describes the conditions or situation to start a troubleshooting tlowchart. (bold type) ACTION Asks you to do something; pedorm a test. set up a condition etc. Asks you about the result at an action. then sends you in the appropriate troubleshooting direction. The end at a series ot actions and decrsions. describes a tinal repair action and sometimes directs you . to an earlier part oi the flowchart to confirm your repair. (bold type) NOTE: I The term “Intermittent Failure is used in these charts, It simply means a system may have had a tailore. but it checks out OKatthis time. It the Maitunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) on the dash does not come on. check tor poor connections or loose wires at all connectors related to the circuit that you are troubleshooting (see illustration below). 0 Most ot the troubleshooting flowchart: have you reset the Engine Control Module tECM) and try to duplicate the Diagnostic Trouble Coda (DTC). It the problem is intermittent and you cant duplicate the code, do not continue through the flowchart. To do so will only result in confusion. and possibly, a needlessly replaced ECM, “Open” and Short are common electrical terms. An open is a break in a wire or at a connection. A short is an accidental connection at a wtre to ground or to another wire. In simple electronics. this usuall means something won‘t work at all. In complex electronics (like ECMs). this can sometimes mean something works. or not the way its supposed to. o It the electrical readings are not as specified when using the test harness. check the lest harness connections before proceeding. TIGHT 11-17