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Oil pressure switch was replaced but the Check Engine Light is still on.
Hello there, a few different things will cause your 2011 Honda Pilot to still have the Check Engine Light on after the oil pressure switch was replaced. The most common cause would be the code not being cleared after the...
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Maintenance light - 2003 Honda Pilot
Hi there. There are numerous reasons this could be happening. The most likely reason a light may come on is that it is due for oil change. If you can, check your mileage since your last oil change and determine...
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Check engine light on
There are a wide variety of reasons why the Check Engine Light switch may be still on. In this era of Honda pilots, there was a known issue related to the transmission torque converter clutch solenoid which controls the engagement...
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P0171 & P0174
These two trouble codes are both related to the oxygen sensors located after the catalytic converter detecting that your vehicle is running lean. There could be a fuel pressure problem, vacuum leak, a vacuum hose left unplugged, an intake air...
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How do I know if the timing belt has been replaced?
You are correct in that the car fax may not necessarily always indicate every service performed as not all shops report the services they perform. Unfortunately, there is no definitive way to tell for sure whether or not the timing...
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Car drives funny
Hi there. It sounds like a couple of different issues going on. The pulling would be related to the suspension such as an alignment problem or possibly a pull from a tire. As for the power draw, I would need...
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Grinding front drivers was told wheel bearing might be backwards only grinds when going straight not turning
This may be either dragging brake rotors or bad wheel bearings as either of these will cause this kind of grinding sound. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the grinding sound and...
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My battery lost power and I recharged it. Now, every time I hit my breaks all of my lights blink for one minute.
Hi. This sounds like the battery terminals are either loose or going bad creating a bad connection with the battery. There also could be corrosion on the terminals causing a bad connection with battery. The battery supports may not be...
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Why don't my tail lights light up when I press on the brake pedal?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I suggest checking the fuses to the brake light fuse. If the fuse is not blown then you need to check the brake light switch on the brake pedal to see if power goes in...
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After a bout of wet weather, the climate control buttons in my car will not work.
Hey there. Blinking lights indicates there is a code stored. This is good news because it will help diagnose the problem. If all the lights blink, then the climate control unit will need to be put into self diagnostic mode....
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Doing less MPG than before and I sometime feel heavy slow during driving
This may be related to what is called a mass air flow sensor. This is a unit that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This unit sends a signal...
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Check Engine Light appears and disappears, engine misfires occasionally
Many common faults will cause misfires on your 2006 Honda Pilot. Without knowing what check engine light your vehicle has I can only offer general advice on the issue. The most common causes are spark plugs, plug wires, MAF sensor,...
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How do I install the front strut assembly?
The component you are referring to is commonly known as the strut mount. The strut mount goes over the coil spring, and serves as the cover for the spring and mounting surface for the assembly. In most cases the mark...
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hey i had a belt break while traveling on my 2004 honda pilot. It is the small belt and not the serpentine belt. The mechanic t
Hello. The smaller belt is known as your timing belt, and it works inside the engine to keep mechanical components aligned with each other during the compression cycle. The serpentine belt, which is the big belt, drives the alternator, water...
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Can't lower spare tire, missing emergency jack.
Hi there: There are a few pretty good videos on YouTube.com that provide instructions on how to lower the spare tire on a 2003 - 2008 Honda Pilot. However, if you're missing the jack, the only way to complete this...
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why does my car sound like it is going over rumble strips when I pick up my mph-
Hello there, a variety of issues will cause your 2009 Honda Pilot to have a loud noise that increases with speed. The rumble strips generally cause a loud growling noise when driven over. Common problems that will cause a growling...
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My car is making a grinding noise and smoking
Hi there - This sounds ominous. It's difficult to tell from afar, but one culprit could be a failed alternator bearing, and the smoke is indicative of an electrical short, which is never a good thing. It could also be...
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Only the driver's door will unlock with the remote or door switch
Hi there. On your particular vehicle, there is a central control that receives the signal from the key remote and relays that information to the other locks. This could be the component that is damaged. To be certain, you might...
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Found misfire on all cylinders by code reader. I checked vacuum and it was low at 14 hg. I checked compression 160 to 180 except no. 3 cylinder 180 to 270.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. When it comes to a misfire, first check for spark and make sure that the spark plugs are functioning correctly. Then check the fuel injectors and make sure that they are not plugged...
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I have rebuild transmission and is not driving out of D and D3.
Hi there. Check the shifter cable alignment to the transmission and make sure that the main valve is aligned up properly. The main valve could be off aligned causing the vehicle to not drive in the D and D3 selections....

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