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  1. Pilot vs MDX Transmissions by year

    2003-2008 Pilot
    Other than the better designed knuckles where you replace the hubs instead of pressing out bearings; the 2-piston brakes; and subframe mounting point braces, they are about the same.
  2. 2007 - Whirring noise when accelerating

    2003-2008 Pilot
    Have you opened the hood and had someone press the gas pedal to figure out where the noise is coming from? You can eliminate the AC, alternator and PS pump, their serpentine belt, and tensioners, by pulling the belt off. If the noise is gone then it is one of them. Oh, never mind - no noise in...
  3. Honda Pilot 2007 exl. Flashing oil light.

    2003-2008 Pilot
    Overheating can do all sorts of damage, including to the seals. That sucks!
  4. Got ABS, VTM-4 and the dreaded triangle

    2003-2008 Pilot
    The replacement of the ABS sensor was not it. I did not know that the ABS and VSA systems stored the codes and did not show any indication of that. I then cleared the codes with HDS and immediately got the /!\ light which would not go off. Initially the two new codes appeared: 21 or 22 (can't...
  5. Honda Pilot 2007 exl. Flashing oil light.

    2003-2008 Pilot
    You probably had not ruined it, but keep an eye on it and keep adding, as it apparently consumes oil now. I was in your boat after I bought my pilot. This is the first Honda car, and actually the first car which consumes oil out of 7 that I owned. Since then I figured the rate and keep adding...
  6. Flashing CEL and VTM-4 lights only under WOT

    2003-2008 Pilot
    Read the codes. You can get an HDS cable on the Ebay for about $10 or use the pin 9-4 jumper trick and read the blinks. Post here whatever codes you got.
  7. Highway vibration

    2003-2008 Pilot
    Rotate one tire at a time front to back and see if the vibration follows.
  8. Intermittent brake light

    2003-2008 Pilot
    There is a procedure to test the sensor in the FSM. Or you can just buy the replacement cap.
  9. EX-L and EX Suspension Differences?

    2003-2008 Pilot
    You could also keep your OEM LCAs and just press out the bushings and ball joints. Not all shops have bells to press out the front bushing though.
  10. 2003 EX-L VSA?

    2003-2008 Pilot
    If you have the VSA button on top of speed control button, than you have VSA.
  11. Play in steering wheel

    2003-2008 Pilot
    I think your mileage is about right for tie rod end replacement. Mine are on their way out at 140k miles.
  12. 2007 might need alternator?

    2003-2008 Pilot
    I had good luck with Denso remanufactured alternator from Amazon. It already lasted longer than the original.
  13. honda diagnostic software

    2003-2008 Pilot
    Just an update: the $10 HDS J2534 cable does work under XP 32bit. I just read and cleared the ABS codes. No need to solder a jumper from pin 7 to pin 14 like some suggested in Youtube reviews. I yet have to learn all the modes of HDS software, but it should not be rocket science. I have not...
  14. Seat pinching on nerves under legs

    General Discussions
    Been getting that after 2-3 hours of driving the Pilot since I bought it. Now getting after 1 hour as I am getting older. None of that in my Nissan minivan though, so yes, Honda seats suck.
  15. Airbag code 4-2

    2003-2008 Pilot
    Did not someone mention that Honda seatbelts are guaranteed for life?