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D4 light is blinking

The D4 light keeps flashing all of the sudden and the check engine light is on. It didn't happen until we replaced a radiator hose to prevent the anti freeze from leaking.

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  • DallasDobbs Nov 01, 2008

    I have the save problem but my speedometer stopped working at the same time as these symptoms developed. Car still runs fine but I don't want to keep driving it and damage something further.

  • diciasare Nov 04, 2008

    mine keeps doing the same thing. it's flashing but not all the time, just when i "floor" it too much, the engine almost like gets mad that i did that, and starts blinking the D4. I can't figure out what that is but i heard it's related to the transmission somehow. ...now today (i have a remote start) i started it with the remote, and as soon as I put the key in and turn it in the ignition and i press the brake to change gears, the car shuts off completely?! ...what is this??

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Well what that means is that there is a code for your transmission and u need to find out the code in order to solve the problem. You can have a dealer do this for u or take a look at this link and see if u can figure it out yourself... http://www.hondapitstop.com/accord/technotes1/engine/error_codes/error_codes.html hope this helps, good luck

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RETRIEVING FLASH CODES USING THE D4 LIGHT
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