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(Honda CR-V 2002 Mod. AUT) My problem is that the car starts but stops after three / four seconds. MIL light is on. When my mechanic is using the Scan Tool, he gets the code "P1298 unknown code" My mechanic could not find the error code (NOT a Honda mechanic). He believes it is Crankshaft sensor. And that's a $900 job :-( After googling the code. And found out that the ELD needs replacing. But I cant find the same problem as I have described. If I replace the ELD (P / N 38255-S5A-003) electronic load detector.). Will the car work normally then? Or do I have other problems. (Does CR-V and Civic have the same error codes?)

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P1298 is a result of a alternator wire short. check fuse 6 in the driver's under dash fuse panel and see if it is blown. If it is check the black/yellow wire of the alternator and see if it is shorted to ground. repair the wire and replace the fuse. Also you might get the O2 sensor code as a result of this fuse being blown also.

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

  • sveinung_kri Mar 19, 2011

    Tnx for the response :-)

    But are you sure that's it? I will check. I changed the alternator some months back. Maybe I did something wrong.
    But.. When I gooled the error-code. Everyone talks about the ELD.

    The only thing is that nobody seams to have the same problem that I have..

    How would the car behave if it had a broken ELD?

  • Patrick E. Curran Feb 01, 2013

    Maybe too late to help but my '02 Civic throws the same code but alone does not cause the MIL to illuminate nor does it cause the problem you described. The only thing I notice is headlights dimming when significant electrical loads switch on (such as radiator fans, blower motor). From what I understand the ELD controls alternator output as fuel saving measure. You should be able to obtain an ELD 38255-S5A-003 for under $40 and it is easy to install. Check out for your vehicle.



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