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#425 of 481 Re:noise in the rear end
Jan 27, 2010 (9:41 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 481 Re: Honda Problem# 5 After owning a 2006 ridgeline since new! [hairball]
Jan 28, 2010 (12:37 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 481 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [lugnut44]
Jan 30, 2010 (4:16 pm)
I had the exact same problem with my Ridgeline. Change the VTM fluid...this will almost certainly solve your problem.
#428 of 481 Noise and judder
Jan 30, 2010 (4:48 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 481 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [atomic3]
Feb 26, 2010 (7:17 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 481 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [atomic3]
Apr 04, 2010 (9:04 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
#431 of 481 AWD in Ridgeline, not exactly what you would expect
Apr 19, 2010 (7:02 pm)
This video show the performance of the AWD system in the Ridgeline as well as the Toyota Highlander. Both perform significantly worse than the Suburu in poor tractions conditions. Honda never told me my truck was so anemic.
It seems hardly any vehicles really are set up to get good traction in poor conditions.
#432 of 481 2009 Transmission Clunk
Aug 09, 2010 (10:38 am)
Hi, Can't seem to find any info out of this weird problem as the dealer never finds it. If I leave the truck in the driveway for a couple of days then start it up,let it idle for a minute and put it in gear, it has a loud metallic 'thunk' (think of an old Dodge pickup from the 80's), coming from the tranny area under the hood.
Definately is not normal as it is fine all day and the next day too. it seems something drains out after a day or so or some engagement problem. Haven't seen any postings of a fix anywheres.
#433 of 481 Re: 2009 Transmission Clunk [marcusa]
Aug 11, 2010 (3:43 pm)
Hmmm ... parking brake on or off?
#434 of 481 Re: 2009 Transmission Clunk [jimbob1]
Aug 25, 2010 (3:51 am)
off...never use it. will take it up with the dealer (3x) when it is back in the winter for oil change. will have him check all fluid levels.