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  1. Tire Problem

    2011 - 2017 Odyssey
    30 degree F swings should give about 6% change (approx 30/500) in pressure. So at 40 psig (55 psia), that is only a 3 psi swing. N2 obeys the ideal gas law just as dutifully as the other gases in air do. The difference is that air pumped in from an air compressor will typically have some...
  2. Uneven tire wear

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    LOL on the redistributing your beer supply to reduce tire wear. Reminds me of my younger days in SoCal, when, fearful of an impending earthquake, was sure to never stack the cases more than about 6 high before starting another stack. :ROFLMAO:šŸ»
  3. Power window not working

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    Good guess. But still, I'd open things up to confirm before buying the part. From experience with my BMW, there may be a simpler smaller component that has failed. For the BMW, the prime suspect is the little plastic clip that interfaces between the regulator and the glass. Or it could be the...
  4. Uneven tire wear

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    Regarding aligning the rear wheels on these (I'm familiar with my old '99; assuming yours is similar or identical) ... Chances are your alignment shop will tell you no adjustment is possible on the rear. They'll check it, but won't adjust anything. Best they'll do is tell you to get things...
  5. Uneven tire wear

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    A problem with rear toe-in would cause that. The toe spec is probably close to straight ahead, perhaps a slight toe in. You can quickly check that yourself with a laser pointer or string. Is the wear the same on both sides? If your alignement checks (whatever you do - professionally checked...
  6. 2004 Odyssey-Trans Rebuild/Installing Rebuilt Trans question

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    Get a code reader and check the code(s) that came with the CEL. Good move on getting things figured out as much as you can before confronting them with the problems. The dealer did 3x AT replacements on my '99, and collateral damage was not uncommon in the repairs, but I never had a PS issue. I...
  7. Tail light burnt bulb requires entire assembly replacement ???

    2011 - 2017 Odyssey
    Is there any explanation for why it can't be repaired? Has anyone tried? E.g., cut open the housing, reflow solder or isolate and replace the failed component. My lights on my 2011 are all working fine right now, but I promise when one fails I'll be getting the Dremel and electrical /...
  8. 2001 Odyssey shaking steering wheel

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    Yes, definitely the easiest test. I'd also take a look at the lower control arms, specifically the rear "compliance bushing" in that control arm. Looks like a little donut, pointing straight up. Some surface cracking in that is normal, but if it deteriorated beyond that, it may be allowing too...
  9. Won't shift into D3, 2 or 1 - Transmission?

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    And the other, perhaps obvious, thing is that the D light may be burned out, which is common. When you very first turn the key to on, the whole dash should light up as a test of every bulb. Look carefully at that moment to see if D lights up. If it does not, you should either fix the bulb or at...
  10. Reverse

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    Check ATF level, just because it's easy. Hopefully it is an issue with the shifter, but obviously the ATs on these cars are not know to be problem free. So look into both of those. Final advice is that you'd be surprised what you can do with a car, and a little foresight and planning, without...
  11. Timing Belt: DIY or professional?

    2011 - 2017 Odyssey
    Me too. Also, the receipts for the parts purchases. And LOL, I even save the removed parts - old water pump, timing belt, etc. Finally threw out two TB changes of old parts when I sold my '99 last month. The buyer actually had no interest in any of that, but I had it ready just in case.
  12. Left turn front brake squeal after changing rotors and pads

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    That asymmetric wear pattern on the parts you removed means you had a problem. Simply replacing the pads without fixing the problem ... well it did not fix the problem. And you'll have the same wear pattern again. Of course make sure you have all the correct parts installed, and that they are...
  13. Cold Start Issue

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    Try holding the gas pedal down and see if it still dies. If the slight gas pedal keeps it alive, that points to the IACV.
  14. Radio issues

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    If by "short" you mean the power supply is lost, I agree. A true short would be more likely to burn something and not be recoverable. I'd open things up and take a look. Hopefully you'll find a loose connector or a nearly broken wire to fix. Once you get it open, turn on the radio and start...
  15. VCM Issue Likely - 2011 Odyssey

    2011 - 2017 Odyssey
    Definitely don't just replace the coil without further diagnosis. They generally last a lot longer. If you're looking for a quick test, you could swap coils between #1 and some other coil, like #5. #1 is on the starboard side rear. #5 is middle front. Then see if the misfire code changes. Do...
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