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  1. Serpentine belt tension

    2011 - 2017 Odyssey
    And even more ... with the 2011, they introduced the OAD pulley (overrun alternator decoupler) which has a compliant spring inside the pulley, allowing further reduction in tension as a fuel saving feature (lower tension reduces belt drive losses). The tensioner has a spring in it. First thing...
  2. Noise (as a rotor) in only first 10 min after start at belt area.

    2011 - 2017 Odyssey
    Not sure what you mean by the "10 min". Does the sound go away after 10 minutes? If you remove the serpentine belt, does the sound go away? I'd start with that test. My first thought on the sound was that it could be the timing belt tensioner (timing belt, not serpentine belt).
  3. Rear Main Seal Leaking Again

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    That's exactly what I thought too, when reading the OP's 2010 posting just now. The $650 price for the rear main seal replacement seemed pretty cheap - maybe too cheap.
  4. top of windshield trim loose

    2011 - 2017 Odyssey
    Also, as I have found from getting my windshields replaced - a common issue is that original / genuine glass will be built a certain way, for example with the genuine rubber gasket factory-bonded to the genuine glass. But when you get your windshield replaced, the insurance company will pay for...
  5. Oil Pan Replacement - What to prepare for?

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    I would be very concerned about jacking it up that much. The front and right side mounts will be removed, but the rear engine mount and two transmission mounts on the left side are still there, and could be torn with excessive jacking. Hopefully the pan can be removed with less displacement of...
  6. 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...
  7. 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:🍻
  8. 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...
  9. Uneven tire wear

    1999 - 2004 Odyssey
    LOL. The thing about the shocks is not that the OP does not need them. Yes he might. The thing is that the tire shops that also sell shocks will tell almost anybody that they need shocks. The shock manufacturers try to tell everyone you need new shocks every 50k miles. Sales Sales Sales Does not...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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 /...
  13. 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...
  14. Question regarding position of the rear cam during a timing belt change - 2012 Odyssey

    2011 - 2017 Odyssey
    Good to hear. You would not be able to rotate a camshaft all by itself due to it being an interference engine. The timing marks can be tricky, especially since there are really two sets - one set for when the cover is off, and then another set for when you're looking through the inspection hole...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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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