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You absolutely should have the water pump, tensioner, and idler bearings replaced at the same time as you have the timing belt replaced. Everything needed comes in a kit and costs a bit more than replacing just the belt alone. This is standard maintenance on most every engine you replace the belt on, because if the water pump goes bad between belt ...


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I think the problem may be the torque converter in the transmission. According to this article on Class Actions News, there was a lady who had a similar issue on their 2005 Odyssey which they brought class action lawsuit against Honda for this problem. There was a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) which was issued for 2007, 2008, and some 2009 Odysseys (but ...


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Clean leather seats with a good leather cleaner and follow up with a good leather conditioner. I personally like the leather honey series of products, but that's just my opinion and a little off-topic. More on topic is how often this should be done. A good rule of thumb is every three months, but your exact needs may vary based on many factors regarding ...


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Not wanting to necro a dead thread, but this is a known issue with Honda Bluetooth audio. There is a bug in the bluetooth handshake that results in data-only transmission. Proof. This means then that the phone is encoding audio into data, and then the car is decoding that data back into audio. As a result, you get lag on the encode, and lag on the decode....


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There are three fuses for the seat heater system 1) Passenger fuse box: Fuse 20, 7.5 amp. Supplies Seat heater control unit. 2) Passenger fuse box: Fuse 5, 15 amp. Supplies relay power pin. 3) Driver side fuse box: Fuse 26, 7.5 amp. Supplies to relay control coil. Some have power key off, some do not.


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I'm assuming you have a 4 cylinder. You need to remove the valve cover. If the valves are adjustable then unadjust them until all the valves are free. Remove the spark plugs. Use a leakdown tester to induce compressed air into the cylinders. The tester will shows the amount of leak down and where it is coming from. If it's coming out of the tail pipe then ...


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My first thought is to use a good penetrating oil, Sea Breeze or my personal favorite PB Blaster. Wrap a small piece of rag around the fitting and soak it twice a day for 2-3 days. If it is still stuck, cut the tube off the fitting. I like to use a midget tubing cutter. If you cut almost all the way through it should snap if you bend it. This will minimize ...


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Reseal the pump inlet fitting. It lets air in here but will leak very little or no fluid out. It is a short plastic fitting with an o-ring seal on the pump end. In the unlikely case that this does not resolve the symptom, next replace the inlet hose. If it is still doing it after that then reseal the pump. Honda sells all the parts to reseal the pump; the ...


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This is a normal safety feature. Most common reason is for child seats. this allows you to lock the belt and pull it tight. EDIT: It is also not that a child seat triggers this behavior, but that its a feature to allow the safe installation of a child seat. Edit 2: You may want to look into a seat belt extension to aid with your particular issue (belt ...


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This is 8e1 9600 b/s inverted UART. The second graph represents 6 byte packet.


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The clicking sound on cranking is usually a strong indication of a weak battery that needs replacement. This is also corroborated by the fact that the lights don't work. If the vehicle can be jump-started it will confirm that the battery isn't charged. Have the battery tested if this is the case and replaced if need be.


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Where was the opened line in relation to the bleeding sequence? The Honda Odyssey sequence is Front Left Front Right Rear Right Rear Left So if it was the rear left you opened, just bleed that corner and you're good. If you opened the rear right, bleed that one and the rear left. etc. If the brakes still feel at all spongy after bleeding only one or ...


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The water pump is also accessible underneath the timing cover on most engines. These are usually replaced together and sometimes included in the same service kit along with timing tentioners/guides.


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Simple engine dynamics of a 4-stroke engine dictates as long as the timing marks are aligned for the engine, it will take two complete rotations of the crankshaft for things to be aligned again. As long as the marks are aligned in one of the two rotations, there is no issue. The crank position indicator shows when the #1 piston is at top dead center (TDC). ...


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Based on the shredded plastic and rust I'm seeing, it looks like someone scraped the bottom pretty good. If it's still operating fine and not leaking it's probably nothing to worry about, but have a mechanic give it a good once-over to be safe. Regardless, yes, it looks like the splash guard (the broad plastic piece also known as a rock guard) is hanging ...


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Install a battery disconnect switch. The steering wheel should be able to move if the key is in regardless of if it has power or not. I've only once seen a mid-90's Kia with a ridiculous restriction like that. (How do you jump a car when you can't push it out of its parking spot!) You should be able to test this fairly easily by putting the key to ...


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I have a workaround and its been in place about 6 weeks over 1 year now, so I feel confident to post it. I left the vehicle with my prefered independent mechanic for two days. Regretfully the alarm didn't go off once in his care :-/ Similarly I took it to my local dealer and had their "alarm specialist" look at it. Again nothing found. But the next day, ...


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If you cannot feel the vibration in the steering wheel it is unlikely that the problem will be related to wheel balance or alignment. The symptoms described sound awfully similar to what I recently experienced with my Touareg after it came back from a two-week dealership visit; I could feel severe vibrations over a range of speeds (and in reverse) on part-...


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As Paulster stated in the comments, if the buttons are indeed broken, then there's no way to enter the reset code (assuming the code has a 1 or a 4 in it). Your best options are to take the stereo apart and attempt to clean the button contacts using compressed air or a electronic safe solvent, or find a different stereo to install (try your local scrap yard)....


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I found some information for you. It would appear from this internet article that your 2005 Odyssey should be using a sidewinder style key. These are the keys which are cut into the sides and not like what we think of a normal key. They also do not have the fob built into them. Vehicles which use this key are: 2005-2012 Odyssey 2005-2011 Element 2003-2005 ...


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I can't say for sure how Honda's system works. However many bands use a variety of inputs to decide oil life. These may include but aren't limited to, engine load, cold start cycles, rpm, conductivity and viscosity of the oil, mileage plus more. The engine control module looks at these factors and decides when the oil needs to be change.


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Your owner's manual will explain what the inverter plug is rated for in watts. The hair dryer will also have a label explaining the maximum watts. I'm pretty sure the answer is "no". That plug is for laptop chargers and very small electronics that do not draw much current. A hair dryer (with the heater) is a huge electrical load - even if it is the 1500 ...


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As @ᴘᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 said, this appears to be a known issue with Honda Odyssey Model Years 1999-2001. From the Wikipedia entry for this set of model years: The 4-speed automatic transmission in 1999 to 2001 models had serious problems with transmission durability. Honda spokesman Mike Spencer stated that four-speed models were afflicted with a bad bearing ...


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Turns out it was the starter motor that had died. We had it replaced and everything's good again. The D light was apparently a mistaken symptom. They said there were no issues with the transmission.


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The buzzing you are hearing is the fuel pump priming/pressurizing the fuel system, this is a normal sound. Most people don't hear it because the engine is normally in the process of starting at that time. The D light suggests the PCM has detected an issue related to the transmission and may have a trouble code stored. Get the code read.


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4 miles at 30/40 mph could heat the brake components and wheel hub until the brake fluid boils, the wheel bearing grease runs out, the rotors/drums warp, etc. I recommend complete disassembly and inspection including repack wheel bearings and bleed brake fluid.


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We were dealing with a similar problem with a 2003 Odyssey. We watched the YouTube video and disconnected the hood switch connector, and the problem was improved for several months. Out of nowhere the alarm started going off when opening the door, turning on/off the ignition. The red flashing "alarm" light was clearly visible on the dash. I took the ...


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In my car, the reason for the alarm going off randomly was water leaking from the "body seam" on the roof, through the left front pillar, and zapping the computer.


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Obviously the MICU was, is? MIA. My next three tests: Scan check to verify all modules present and accounted for. If all present erase all codes; any that return get investigated. Install the relay with test connectors installed and take the pin voltage readings with power on and while cranking.


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As far as I know this is just how Bluetooth works. Throughout all my years there has always been a delay in audio when used in combination with Bluetooth. There are some software that delay the video by a few seconds so it matches up with the audio. So I guess your fix would be to find a video player where you can manually sync the video and audio. Maybe ...


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