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#421 of 472 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [annick2010]
Jan 24, 2010 (10:24 pm)
I've owned lots of new vehicles. I don't want to remember and write down here, and you don't want to read, all the problems I've had with new, under warranty items on cars from various manufactors. Modern autos are much, much better that they used to be. Ok here is a short list of a new 1972 Corvette - AC switch, windshield wiper motor, rear differential (two teardown involved), tranny dip stick leak, window seal. And, this was within its 12months/12,000 mile warranty. You've got 36months/36,000 miles.
The truck is still under warranty. Let Honda fix it.
There was probably a leak in the PS cooler and when it was low on fluid from the leak, it would have been hard to turn and probably make noise. Sounds like they have fixed this.
The rear window is somewhat of a one-piece item, the entire thing. If there is much of a problem there, they will have to just replace the whole thing, including all 3 pieces of glass and the motor, etc. To get to the window, the rear seats and lots of the rear mouldings will have to be taken out. After they repair it, before you drive off, pop both rear seats up - see if they work ok - and look at all the mouldings in the rear area to see that they are all back down and look fitted good. Check the seat belts. It you have squeaks or rattles back there afterword, make them fix those.
There are thousands of parts in a modern auto. Things break.
#422 of 472 Honda Problem# 5 After owning a 2006 ridgeline since new!
Jan 26, 2010 (11:14 pm)
1. am radio static -fixed by install new wire lead-known problem
2. at 18000 miles left front strut changed clunking noise while turning,
3. at 22000 miles rt front strut changed same clunking noise while turning.
4. at 24000 vehicle making noise after driving a while on city streets, rt front strut replaced no help then both bearings in struts replaced and that fixed front noise problem. Dealer said bearing replacement critical to be done right..
5.New noise, sounds like someone is hitting the floor pan under the rear seat. with a rubber mallet, very loud. You have to be driving usually over city streets for about 20 minutes and the come to a stop. when you start moving again this is when the noise occurs.It never makes a noise on smooth roads Thank god I bought the extended warrany at dealers cost. This was a lovely driving vehicle but its not a good truck and The dealer has been great at trying to fix. I read #380 and wonder how loud the noise was and if anyone else has had this problem. I have owned several Honda vehicles but never had any problems before the ridgeline. Would not recomend it.
#423 of 472 Re: Honda Problem# 5 After owning a 2006 ridgeline since new! [flyup]
Jan 27, 2010 (3:21 am)
You, and I, bought the first model year of a vehicle. The first year almost always has more 'startup' problems.
Yes, radio noise on early models is a known problem.
Yes, strut problems is a known problem also. I do think Honda didn't do good design work on the struts and should step up and help owners on these problems.
I've not looked back at post 380, but vaguely remember it. Didn't this loud noise also come back to be a rear strut problem?
#424 of 472 Re: Honda Problem# 5 After owning a 2006 ridgeline since new! [bolivar]
Jan 27, 2010 (6:33 am)
I have a 2006 Ridgeline with 88k miles. Left strut problem also, covered by extended warranty. Radio noise was also fixed early on. Just FYI
#425 of 472 Re:noise in the rear end
Jan 27, 2010 (10:41 am)
Hello everyone. Just was reading thru some of the older posts here. I noticed people talking about a noise and thumping when making a slow speed turn. Well I have a 2007 ridgeline and while I have not had this problem yet. I believe I know what the problem is. We have had 3 crv in the past. The last one developed the same problem around 20000 miles. After talking to the dealer it is caused by the rear differential oil. They say it needs to be changed at 20000 miles because it gets contaminated. Once this happens they need to burnish the disc's in the rear end. I am sure if you do a search here for crv's you will find what people are saying.
It was covered by Honda because the manual gives a longer interval between changes. I hope this may help some of you. It reminds that it is time to change the oil in mine.
#426 of 472 Re: Honda Problem# 5 After owning a 2006 ridgeline since new! [hairball]
Jan 28, 2010 (1:37 am)
Quite frankly, I could have an AM noise problem, since I very seldom use anything other than FM or CD. And if AM, it's a local station with a signal so strong it would overpower all but the loudest noise.
#427 of 472 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [lugnut44]
Jan 30, 2010 (5:16 pm)
I had the exact same problem with my Ridgeline. Change the VTM fluid...this will almost certainly solve your problem.
#428 of 472 Noise and judder
Jan 30, 2010 (5:48 pm)
Stopped at the honda dealer yesterday. Asked about changing the vtm fluid(differental). Was given service bulletin 04-040 date august 8/2008. Title of the bulletin is noise and judder from rear when turning. Gives a description of how to correct it. States if in warranty will be covered. Out of warranty may be eligible for goodwill consideration by the District parts and service manager.
I hope this will help you guys out.
#429 of 472 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [atomic3]
Feb 26, 2010 (8:17 pm)
I haven't worked on it. It turned cold so I headed to south TX for the winter. When I get back the first thing I will do is change all fluids. From what I am reading here it may be all I need. Thanks to all for sharing your information.
#430 of 472 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [atomic3]
Apr 04, 2010 (10:04 pm)
I changed the VTM fluid and the noise went away. Thanks for all the help....now on to the next problem. Left hand doors will not power lock....rear window dose not work....fuel tank pressure sensor is sending a fault. Thanks again...Scott