Model year ’00 Accord V6s repaired according to S/B 00-024, Hard Start After “Hot Soak,” have an updated fuel pressure regulator and PCM installed. Four-door models from VIN 1HGCG1654YA076104 on, and 2-door models from VIN 1HGCG2244YA035748 on, already have the updated regulator and PCM. In either case, if you need to replace the updated regulator or PCM, you must use an updated replacement part. If you don’t, the MIL will comes on and fuel system DTCs will be set.
Before you replace a fuel pressure regulator or PCM on a ’00 Accord V6, first look at the regulator to determine which replacement parts to order. • If there’s a black dot on the regulator, it’s the updated type. Replace it or the PCM with these parts: fuel pressure regulator, P/N 16740-PGK-A01, H/C 6435093 or PCM, P/N 37820-P8C-A54, H/C 6432710. • If there’s no black dot on the regulator, it’s the original type. Replace it or the PCM with the parts listed in the parts catalog.