Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South San Francisco, CA
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P0505, P-0505 error code
I have a 2003. Wife called me at work informing me the Check Engine light and VTM-4 light came on while driving to pick up the kids. In addition, she felt the car stutter several times.
After reading several websights and posts, I went to the local autoparts store and purchased the OBDII (on board diagnostic II) reader for $82. I got the P-0505 code and a few systems were blinking. I found this thread describing how to clean the intake duct. I went and bought a can of carburetor cleaner for $5.
I removed the engine cover with the four 10mm bolts. I used pliers to open the clamp and remove the front hose. I used a flat head screw driver to loosen the large hose clamp at the intake duct. I then removed the hose to the intake duct. I also used a towel under the intake duct to catch excess spray and sprayed carburetor cleaner into the duct. There was some visable dirt. I also hit the rectangular opening on the bottom of the intake duct. I put it all back together and started the car. Took two attempts before it started. It ran rough for a few seconds then smoothed out.
I used the OBDII reader to reset the errors. It's been fine for five days now.
2003 Pilot, NAV, Fog Lights, Back up sensors, luggage rack, rubber mats, USASPEC Aux input for MP3 player input.