Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What is the crankcase emissions control system?

asked by on

What is the crankcase emissions control system?

A: In order to comply with the Clean Air Act a...

In order to comply with the Clean Air Act and reduce pollution that contributes to environmental damage and the creation of smog, your Accord uses several different emissions controls systems. Your crankcase emissions control system is responsible for maintaining positive pressure inside the crankcase. The system moves exhaust gases from the crankcase and through the intake so that they’re re-burned. This not only reduces emissions, but boosts fuel economy.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: High CO2 emissions on a '98 Mitsubishi Carisma

Often it's a GDI because they carbon up the engines over time. Pay a mechanic to carbon clean the entire engine. Then you'd want to pray that the cat hasn't been ruined. It may already be ruined. It's a '98...

Q: How does the moon roof slide open?

Operating your moon roof is simple. While it offers tilting to open at the back for venting, it also slides open and closed to allow more fresh air inside. Here’s how to do that: Make sure the ignition is...

Q: 2007 Honda Accord not going into gear

You seem to be having a hydraulic (fluid transfer) issue here. The leak may be in the slave cylinder, master cylinder or the lines and hoses that move the fluid from each part to the other. Look for leaks under...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.