Engine Diagnostics

Engine Diagnostics in Fresno, CA

Has your check engine light come on? Or are you hearing rattling or other noises from your engine? It may be time to schedule Honda engine service at our Honda service center near Clovis, CA. At our California Honda service center, we can check engine diagnostics and make any necessary repairs. Routine maintenance is the key to longevity and avoiding costly repairs down the road, so don't put off having the engine in your Civic or CR-V looked at.

The check engine light on your Honda dashboard illuminates when the computer identifies an issue. The Honda computer is collecting data from multiple sensors, and when it detects an anomaly, it will store a diagnostic trouble code and turn on the check engine light. When you're driving with the check engine light on, your vehicle could be emitting excessive emissions or there could be damaged parts under the hood. It's important that you contact the Clawson Honda of Fresno service center or bring in your vehicle for repairs when the check engine light turns on.

At our Honda service center, our Certified Honda technicians can read the diagnostic trouble codes stored in the vehicle and figure out why the check engine light activated. Since different systems can trigger the light, our technicians will inspect every part of your vehicle to make sure everything is working as it should. Once we diagnose the issue, our techs can get to work on repairs. When the repair is complete we'll reset the trouble code and make sure everything is working well.

Have Honda engine service questions or want to schedule an oil change, battery inspection or other service? Contact Clawson Honda of Fresno and meet with a service technician!


What is a check engine light?

The check engine light will illuminate on your dashboard when your onboard computer system has identified an issue that could cause an increase in emissions from the exhaust system.

How does a check engine light work?

The computer that operates the engine takes in data from numerous sensors and controls the fuel delivery and ignition system based on that data. The computer monitors the signals coming in and going out. When it measures an anomaly it will register this as a fault, store a diagnostic trouble code in the computer, and turn on the Check Engine Light.

Can It Be Used At All Honda Dealerships?

Yes, as a matter of fact, it can be used at any Honda Dealership, franchised Automotive Dealer or authorized licensed repair facility or franchised Automotive Dealer of your choice in the Continental United States. Just present your contract and the repair facility will handle the rest.

Can I drive with the check engine light on?

Whenever the Check Engine Light is on there's a possibility the engine is emitting excessive emissions out the tailpipe. In extreme cases other parts in the system can be damaged, like the Catalytic Converter or Oxygen Sensor. Whether you experience performance problems or not, a flashing CEL indicates that an engine misfire has occurred. When this happens you should pull off the road and not drive the vehicle as this will damage the Catalytic Converter, which can cost over $1000 to replace.

What are the symptoms associated with a check engine light?

When the Check Engine Light comes on, you may experience engine performance issues such as poor acceleration, rough idling, or an engine that won't start. In some cases, no abnormal symptoms will be experienced. Other systems like the transmission or ABS can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate and lights for those systems can come on at the same time. Similar lights may say "Check Engine Soon", "Malfunction Indicator Light" or just "Check". In rare case the engine can overheat.

How is a check engine light diagnosed?

At Clawson Honda of Fresno our professional Certified Technicians will connect a diagnostic scan tool to read out the diagnostic trouble codes stored in the vehicle. They will check every system in the vehicle as the light can be illuminated from other things like the transmission or ABS system. There can be numerous codes stored in the computer for days, weeks or months so it's important to identify the code that is causing the light to illuminate. The computer can store additional data like when the code was set, how many times it was set, and the sensor reading at the time it was set. All this info is used to start the diagnostic process. Depending on why the code came on, technicians will test out the sensors or other items like the injectors, fuel pump, spark plugs or just about any other part on the engine. Once a failed part is identified our technicians replace the part, resets the trouble codes , and verify the issue has been resolved.

Clawson Honda of Fresno

Local Honda Service Center

Serving: Fresno, CA & Clovis, CA

Local Phone: (559) 435-5000

6346 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

Engine Service | Engine Maintenance | Check Engine Light Inspection | Engine Repairs

Proposition 65 Warning:

Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle or offroad vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area, and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle.

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Clawson Honda is located at:
6346 N Blackstone Ave • Fresno, CA 93710