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2008 Honda Accord...sac spiders?
« on: March 17, 2011, 04:02:18 PM »
I'm about to purchase a 2008 Honda Accord Coupe, 3.5L, 63K miles....from a dealership.

I've seen a several articles regarding the sac spider problem, this time in 2008-2009 Honda Accords; a couple of the articles stated that Honda had issued a TSB on this.  The Service Manager at the dealership told the salesman that this is not something I need to worry about; that he'd never heard of this in the 13 or so years he's been in the business.

If Honda has issued a TSB, this guy better darn well know about it (pardon my french).

Have any of you guys seen a TSB on the 2008-2009 Honda Accord sac spider problem?

Thanks as always!

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Re: 2008 Honda Accord...sac spiders?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 04:12:28 PM »
I did find a news article, which references Honda Service Bulletin 08-087, issued July 17, 2009, and applies to 2008-09 Accord - ALL.

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Re: 2008 Honda Accord...sac spiders?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 06:58:45 PM »
Here is what it says....You will get an evap code.....Jim...........08-087

July 7, 2009

Applies To:
2008-09 Accord - ALL

MIL Comes On With DTC P2422

(Supersedes 08-087, dated November 14, 2008, to revise the information marked by the black bars and asterisks)

*REVISION SUMMARY

Under PARTS INFORMATION, the part number and Honda code for the Fuel Drain Spring were changed.*

SYMPTOM

The MIL comes on with DTC P2422 (EVAP canister vent shut valve close malfunction).

PROBABLE CAUSE

Spider webs are clogging the EVAP canister vent hose or the drain box.

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Clean the spider webs out of the EVAP canister vent hose or the drain box, and install a spring in the drain box.

PARTS INFORMATION

*Fuel Drain Spring:P/N 17745-TA0-A01, H/C 9175183*

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

In warranty:
The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number:  1200A1

Flat Rate Time:    0.3 hour

Failed Part:       P/N 17743-TA0-A01
                   H/C 8647604

Defect Code:       05401

Symptom Code:      03203

Template ID:       08-087B

Skill Level:       Repair Technician

Out of warranty:
Any repair performed after warranty expiration may be eligible for goodwill consideration by the District Parts and Service Manager or your Zone Office. You must request consideration, and get a decision, before starting work.

WARNING

Certain types of spiders are poisonous and you could be severely injured if bitten.

Always wear gloves to protect your hands, and avoid physical contact with any spiders that you find when performing these procedures.

REPAIR PROCEDURE        Put the vehicle on a lift. Locate the mounting bolt for the EVAP drain box above the driver's side rear subframe, and remove the bolt.Pull down the drain box, then disconnect the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor vent hose from the drain box, and disconnect the EVAP vent hose from the EVAP canister.Remove the EVAP vent hose from the drain box, then remove the drain box cover by prying open the retaining tabs with a small screwdriver.4. Inspect the EVAP vent hose and the drain box.

Are there spider webs in the drain box or in the EVAP vent hose?

Yes - Go to step 5.

No - Go to step 6.
 
5. Clean the spider webs out of the drain box and the EVAP vent hose with compressed air or a small cleaning brush.
 
6. Install the fuel drain spring over the EVAP vent hose port in the drain box as shown, then reinstall the drain box coverNOTE :If any of the drain box cover retaining tabs are damaged or broken, replace the drain box.

7. Reinstall the drain box and the EVAP vent hose on the vehicle.
 
8. Use the HDS to clear the DTC, then run the EVAP system function test.

Does the vehicle pass the EVAP system function test?

Yes - The repair is complete.

No - There are other problems with the EVAP system. Continue with normal troubleshooting procedures.
 
 



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Re: 2008 Honda Accord...sac spiders?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 11:00:51 PM »
I heard the same thing on the radio about two weeks ago only it involved Nissan vehicles.
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Re: 2008 Honda Accord...sac spiders?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011, 10:52:27 PM »
Thanks for the info.  The Service Manager gave my salesman a copy of the TSB, and explained that unless MIL illuminates, and shows a code P2422, there shouldn't be a problem...good enough for me.  I will register the car with Honda, so I'll be sure to get recall notices, if it comes to that.

Paul...I didn't know about the Nissan having similar problems.  Mazda has a full recall in effect on some models; the web is spun pretty tightly, creating back pressure in the fuel system, which could cause cracks or leaks in the system, and become a fire hazard.

 

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