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#472 of 481 Re: creaking [ljc2tall]
May 11, 2013 (2:25 pm)
I had the same problem a few years ago on my 2006 Ridgeline. It was the strut assembly and the dealer replaced it - I forget if it was under warranty or was a recall of some kind.
#473 of 481 Re: creaking [lem888]
Jul 14, 2013 (4:09 am)
I have a 2006 Honda Ridgeline and I have a strange creaking sound at the rear end of the truck. The sound happens when I drive it normally on the street. To trouble shoot the problem I stand in the back of truck and jump up and down to simulate driving conditions. I have my mechanic listen under the truck and we can not find the squeak or creak. If there is a recall how do I get Honda involved? Is the strut assembly the creak? Is the strut the shock absorber? I don't think that's covered.....Who can help?
#474 of 481 Re: creaking [keef3]
Jul 14, 2013 (4:20 am)
I had the same problem this spring. I posted a question here but the only response was the one before your post.
My problem stopped after I took my trailer with a full load of wood down the road. Not sure if a rock had gotten wedged in the suspension or just what it was. But it is gone now.
I also jumped up and down on the bumper and was able to make it creak.
#475 of 481 Re: creaking [ljc2tall]
Jul 14, 2013 (12:34 pm)
My 2006 Ridgeline clunks and rattles in the front, in slow turns over rough pavement.
I would replace the struts, but there are also rubber mounts that might be the problem. I would hate to order the struts and replace when it's the mounts instead.
I just remembered something from many years back. I sprayed silicone all over the rear spring mounts of some old car and cured squeaks. I might try this on my truck.
It seem like Ridgelines have various problems and noises with both from and rear strut assemblies.
#476 of 481 Re: creaking [ljc2tall]
Jul 19, 2013 (4:04 am)
..I needed to jack up the truck and look around myself....I had a can of spray silicon and while I was spraying I found the creak. There are two short rods attached to each side of the rear assembly....they are about a foot long and the left side rod was broken and had become lodged against the inner wheel well. As the rear assembly moves the rod would rub and squeak....until I replace the rod I moved the part away from where it made the noise.....
#477 of 481 Transmission fluid change
Aug 07, 2013 (12:13 pm)
Anybody else have a problem removing the fluid fill plug on the transmission? I could not remove it. Had to fill the tranny through the dipstick hole with a syringe and a long tube. Very time consuming. I broke 2 extensions trying to loosen up the fill cap.
But it is a job that is finished and won't have too do it again for quite awhile.
#478 of 481 not that anybody cares
Aug 07, 2013 (12:16 pm)
I know that it doesn't matter to anyone but ljc2tall and kcclassic are one in the same. Lost my password and could not log in, so just made a new account.
Aug 28, 2013 (1:23 pm)
I have a 2006 Ridgeline. It's the top model, the RTS, I think.
My original tires have worn great, the best tires I've ever owned, but they are now 7 1 /2 years old, 53,000 miles and are getting noisy on the road. So, I'm getting close to replacing the tires, with the same Michelin as came on it. I think Michelin has slightly changed the tire name, but they still have a LTX MS and which seems to be the same tire and that is what I'm probably going to get.
My Questions are about the TPMS sensors in the wheels:
Has anyone replaced these?
Has anyone run the truck until the sensors' batteries 'wore out'? (I assume an error message or pressure warning would be set if the battery was drained.)
At almost 8 years old, should I just go ahead and replace the TPMS sensors when I put new tires on?
Has anyone bought aftermarket TPMS sensors and had problems or no problems?
(I've seen a comment the ones sold my Amazon will not actually 'communicate' with the truck and basically do not work.)
I do know the original sensors do NOT have to be 're-learned' with a specialized tool because I have rotated the tires myself and the truck will pick up the correct sensor location. I've had several low pressure warnings and it always pointed to the correct low tire.
Any help here would be appreciated.
#480 of 481 Re: TPMS [bolivar]
Aug 28, 2013 (5:46 pm)
If they are working leave alone. You also can't use aftermarket sensor because your TPMS lite will go on, because the TPMS computer will not read after market sensor. It reads only Honda TPMS Sensors. I had a problem with one of mine and I was getting my tires rotated so I had them change it (at Sam's Club). What a mistake. Not only did I pay for the one I had replaced, but then I had to pay Honda to try to match it to the computer in the truck because the TPMS lite came on. It would not read it so I had to have Honda put a Honda Sensor in and it solved the problem.
Sep 08, 2013 (3:33 am)
If the sensors are working, leave them alone. I had one sensor go out on a VW Jetta (2007). The "check tire" or "air pressure" light came on, but all the tires were fine. In any case, had to get a new sensor which was about $100 or so, and it had to be the correct one to work in a VW.
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