Malfunction Light - VTM-4 light - HELP!!
I've been driving my step-mom's 02 MDX for the last two months now (because my Dad said it was in better condition than my 96 Jeep), though unlike my jeep, I haven't figured out all the car's quirks yet and can't fix it on my own, so please help if you can!
On the way home from Christmas, I stopped to get gas, and after I started again I discovered my cruise control went out. I pulled over about an hour later (left the car running), and pulled the fuse for the cruise out of the panel to see if it may have been that. It seemed okay, so I figured I'd just wait until I got home and then call my dad. Well, as soon as I got back in the car the malfunction light and the vtm-4 was on, plus the D-5 light was blinking.
I shut the car off, and turned it back on - the vtm-4 light went out, and the D-5 light wasn't blinking, but the malfunction light was still on. The engine sounded okay and my dad told me to go ahead and drive home and stop at an Auto Zone and have it checked out, since I finally did today.
Before I went to Auto Zone, however, I tried to test the problem by following the manual. The fuse I pulled for the cruise control ended up being the same fuse the ECU/PCM is run off of, apparently, so I thought maybe they just needed to be reset. I tried doing the emissions test to see if the readiness codes were the problem, like the manual suggested. I turned the key to ON and the malfunction light was still on; however it did not blink 5 times (telling me the codes aren't set), but nor did it go off (telling me the codes are fine).
I took it to Auto Zone, were the guy checked the computer and said a few different things, though I'll be honest he seemed confused so I'm not sure how helpful this will be. While we were checking the car, he said the O2 sensor came up as an error a few times, and then something about fuel maps. We went inside so he could print it off to give me a copy of, but then while he was looking at the data, he said it might also be a ECU (or a EGR, I can't remember and I left my printout at home) error.
I thought it might just be a code error since I pulled out the fuse, but I'm worried it could be something else, though it wouldn't make sense for it to be just because I was driving and all was fine, and once I pulled over it all happened. I'm supposed to be moving to TX this weekend (and pulling a trailer behind the Acura) but I'd like to make sure the car is okay to drive down there.
I found a few suggestions on this forum (like disconnecting the battery which I haven't done yet, but may try anyway), but nothing completely fits my issue. Any suggestions would be lovingly appreciated! I really didn't plan on welcoming the new year like this. Thanks so much!