Question about 2007 Honda Ridgeline
This a 2007 Honda Ridgeline Pickup truck.
Drive the vehicle for about 1 minute to warm up the fluid a little.
Locate the 'pumpkin' on the rear axle. It is in the center of the axle.
Now locate the two caps. The upper cap is for filling, the lower for draining.
FIRST - loosen & remove the upper cap...just in case.
Second, place a oil pan below the drain plug...loosen and replace the drain plug. Allow to drain for 10 minutes.
Install drain plug, tighten to spec. (snug)
Add proper amount of fluid in top filler hole. You WILL need a hand pump or other device as this is impossible to do using the gallon jug of VTM4.
Posted on Dec 29, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I used to work for honda and found this issue only once. After checking the driveshaft, differential, and tires, i found that the drive axles were the problem with vibration in the steering or upon acceleration.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
SOURCE: Honda Ridgeline Service Manual
4WD only operates when gear selector is in L and under 18 mph. the rest of the time your 4Wd will activate automatically if the front wheels start to spin,
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
I had the same problem before, you also feel a little shake on the steering wheel.
you have to check on two things:
First: check your car's hydrulic steering oil level.
Second: If the hydrulic oil level is ok, you have to change the rear diff oil, and there will be no groaning any more, no need to change the shaft.
Posted on May 26, 2009
You'll need a 1/2 inch socket wrench to fit on the inlet of the idler pulley. You'll also need an extension bar to lengthen the socket wrench because the wrench alone won't be long enough to reach. Apply pressure to the pulley to take the tension off the belt. Slide the belt off and then install the new one using the diagram under the hood as a guide. Check this thread for some photos:
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
A means oil and filter change
1 means tire rotation and
2 means replace engine air filter and cabin air filter
hope this helps
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
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