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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Honda Pilot
If If you’re in the market for a larger SUV, you might think that you have to resign yourself to a gas-guzzling monster like a Suburban or a Chevy Tahoe, but that’s really not the case. With the 2012 Honda...
2012 Honda Pilot vs. 2012 Acura RDX: Which One Should I Buy?
Sport utility vehicles are fun in the sun, sand, dirt, mud, and even in the carpool line at school. Whether you’re hauling around your family or your family of pets, these SUVs are sure to make even a drive around...

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wheel alignment
Hello, thanks for writing in. I will be happy to assist you with your concern about whether a wheel alignment must be performed after the installation of sway bar links in the front and shock absorbers in the rear of...
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Steering wheel shakes when braking
Hi there. If the steering wheel shakes when hitting the brakes, then you are right, it does have warped rotors. If the rotors on this large of a vehicle are that warped then the rotors should be replaced to keep...
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Key not turning
Hi there. This problem is caused by a lack of mobility in your ignition cylinder. The bumps on your key depress a series of channels in the cylinder in the correct combination in order for it to release its locking...
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Cylinder misfires
Sometimes an ignition coil failure may be due to outlying causes like oil on plug wires or plugs with too large of a gap. If the coil has to work too hard to jump the gap, the spark plugs can...
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Crankshaft position sensor
If prior to the work, no diagnostic trouble code was set (i.e., check engine light was not on) identifying a fault with the crankshaft position sensor, then the likelihood is they caused the problem. In any event, once the "cause"...
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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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Brakes
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Honda Pilot sputtering, shaking, engine light flashing
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...
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My car is making a grinding noise when put in gear, and when i come to a stop, while my car is in gear, it starts to jerk
It is not clear if the stalling and the noise are connected. That is, you could have two separate issues. If the car makes noise when you select "drive", that suggests a torque converter or transmission issue. Check the fluid...
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I need a estimate on the replacement of the driver side headlight cover assembly on my 2004 honda pilot
If you are referring to the composite headlight assembly, part number 33151S9VA01 (see image on Internet), the part itself costs anywhere from $50 on up to $300, depending on the vendor. The most costly ($300) version of the part is...
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Check Engine light codes P3497 and P0847. What do I need to do?
Hi Ryan. Thanks for contacting us today. The first step that any professional mechanic would do is to correctly identify the root source of the error codes. While downloading the codes provides a starting point, physically inspecting the components in...
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When slowing down and then accelerating transmission is jerky and makes a clunking noise.
It is possible that you could have faulty U-joints or a bad transmission mount causing this issue. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine if either one of these parts are faulty. Consider YourMechanic...
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I have a 2010 Honda Pilot and when I crank the engine in the cold it makes a whining noise. I did some research and I saw that one
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The damaged steering pump o-rings or low power steering fluid indeed is a cause of the type of symptom you are describing. Although it might not be time to flush the power steering...
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Front Ac unit stopped working but rear ac unit is making weird noises
You will need to have the control panel and electrical system tested to see if you have module or electrical issues. A mechanic like one from YourMechanic can diagnose this problem further to isolate the cause for the front unit...
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Water dripping on my feet and the passenger side 2011 Honda Pilot
Hello. If the vehicle has a sun roof then it more than likely has a clogged drain. If there is a clog then the water will enter the vehicle. If it does not then there may be a problem within...
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07 honda pilot p2138 code. While driving on frwy check engine and vsa light came on. When stopped and resume acceleration pilot sl
Hi there. You might find this article very helpful in trying to diagnose the root source of this error code. The article will also explain what the code means, common causes and repairs.
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How much does it cost to replace the lug nut stud on a 2006 Honda Pilot EXL
The cost depends on whether it is in the rear or the front and also on whether there is space behind the wheel hub to push out the stud and draw in a new one. If the wheel hub does...
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2007 Honda Pilot Check Engine Light and VSA light on and idling at higher RPM, problem with acceleration
Hi there. The Vehicle Stability Assist light typically will trigger when the system has been disabled and it not the source of misfiring or acceleration issues in most cases. Since your check engine light is illuminated as well, it is...
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When replacing the AC Compressor, do I need to replace both expansion valves as well or just the front
Hi there. Anytime you replace major air conditioning system components like the AC compressor, it's recommended to purchase all supporting hardware and replace it at the same time. AC works as a series of individual components working efficiently together to...
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How do I know if my blower motor or blower motor resistor is bad?
Hi Johnny. About 90% of the time, the problem is the resistor as opposed to the blower motor. A professional mechanic would complete an electrical test to determine if power is being sent through the resistor to determine which one...

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