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2006 honda pilot vtm-4 light & engine light on and now leaking fluid in the rear

Fluid leaking in the rear of my vehicle vtm-4 light and engine light on. Is this my rear differential

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SOURCE: VTM rear differential Liquid needed at how many miles

The diff fluid is only changed if the diff needs repair, or if you suspect water has entered it, check it on a regular basis for leaks and if you think water has gotten in through the vent.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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did u use honda fluid and honda friction modifier if not diff will make funny noises worse when turning at a slower pace

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In my Honda Pilot 2006 the engine light and VTM-4 light is on. What can I do to fix it?


engine lights also report on transmission faults
best have the fault codes read to get an indication of which sensor/s set the light on

Aug 04, 2015 | 2006 Honda Pilot

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What does service code A136 for a 2006 Honda Pilot mean?


This is a Honda service code alterting you that its time to perform these services. A136 means;

A= replace engine oil
1= rotate tires
3= Replace the transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped)
6= Replace the rear differentialfluid (if equipped).

Jul 29, 2014 | 2006 Honda Pilot

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My check engine light and vtm light are on in my 2008 Honda Pilot I checked the codes it's saying the egr valve is bad would that cause the Vtm light to come on to


Yes, the VTM-4 module will light up.

Here's the deal; when you manually turn on the Variable Torque Management-4 system, the light to the console switch is illuminated- letting you know that the vehicle is in traction control mode- and it is functioning properly.

However, if you did not manually activate the VTM, and your cruising along under normal driving conditions, but you start experiencing engine problems, like when the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve starts to malfunction, this malfunction will cause the engine to misfire and lose engine power.

When this loss of engine power occurs, the VTM perceives that the engine power is being reduced to restore traction to the car's drive line (axle and wheels)- so it triggers the light to go on.

The triggering of the VTM could also happen when the idle speed control valve malfunctions.

So once you have the EGR valve replaced, the codes on the OBD module should be cleared; the check engine light will turn off; and the VTM system light will turn off too.

Jul 04, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Honda ridgeline b6


From Owner's Link:

Maintenance Minder B Scheduled Maintenance
Recommended service for your 2006 Honda Ridgeline:

Replace engine oil and oil filter
Rotate tires
Inspect front and rear brakes
Check parking brake adjustment
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots
Inspect suspension components
Inspect driveshaft boots
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids
Inspect exhaust system#
Inspect fuel lines and connections#

Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if they are noisy.

Maintenance Minder 6 Scheduled Maintenance
Recommended service for your 2006 Honda Ridgeline:

Replace VTM-4 rear differential fluid: Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or trailer towing results in higher level of mechanical (shear) stress to fluid or frequently fully loaded. This requires differential fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the differential fluid changed at 7,500 miles (12,000 km), then every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).

Oct 31, 2012 | Honda Cars & Trucks

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The check engine lights and vtm-4 lights of my 2003 honda pilot alway stays on after i went for an automatic car wash. and after a day or two mostly if i ran it on the higheay check engine and vtm-4 light...


Apparently what has most likely happened is you were on a wet or ice road and may have lost traction on the road. You may have never even noticed, but your vehicle did. The vehicle compensated for the road condition & probably revved the engine a little to low, which probably turned on the check engine light. This is a scenario only.

The best way to find out what's wrong is to have the computer scanned for trouble codes. The trouble code will point to the problem. Several auto parts stores will do this for free or rent you a scanner so you can scan it yourself. If the code isn't obvious or you need more help you can come back here and I'll walk you through figuring it out.

It also could be you need to change the rear differential fluid. There was a TSB for this vehicle. I am not sure if your vehicle falls into it. You could check with the dealer as well.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

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Dec 19, 2011 | 2003 Honda Pilot

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What does the b14 maintenance code mean for a 2006 honda pilot?


Maintenance Codes:

A - Replace just engine oil
B - Replace engine oil & filter

1. Rotate tires & check air pressure
2. Replace air cleaner element, check drive belt and replace dust & pollen filter
3. Replace Transmission fluid & transfer fluid (if equipped)
4. Replace spark plugs, timing belt, inspect water pump, valve adjustment
5. Replace engine coolant
6. Replace rear differential fluid

If you have a B14, it's B, 1, 4 as in the list

Oct 06, 2010 | 2007 Honda Pilot

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Have a warninig sign comes on . It says VT4. What


If it says VTM-4 that is your VTM-4 indicator:

This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II). If this indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the 4WD system. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

The Variable Torque Management 4WD System (VTM-4) automatically transfers varying amounts of engine torque to the rear wheels under lower traction conditions.

You can try the following:

To Disengage the VTM-4 Lock, do one of the following:

1. Press the VTM-4 Lock button.

2. Move the shift lever to D or D .

3. Turn the ignition to LOCK (0).

The VTM-4 Lock will temporarily disengage when the vehicle speed exceeds 18 mph (30 km/h). It will automatically engage again as the speed slows below 18 mph (30 km/h). The button light will remain on.

Hope this helps you understand the light. If not, leave a comment and I will try to help you further.

Jan 05, 2010 | 2004 Honda Pilot

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I have a 2009 Honda pilot. has a tapping noise when in reverse.


VTM 4 is a traction control system designed for better traction and fuel efficiency. I'd get it back to the dealer ASAP. There seems to be a coil malfunction in the rear axle. I'd make them fully check out the rear axle in addition to checking out the coil sensors themselves. Best of luck to you!
Greg

May 12, 2009 | 2009 Honda Pilot

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Noise coming from rear hub after replacing various fluids


did u use honda fluid and honda friction modifier if not diff will make funny noises worse when turning at a slower pace

Dec 16, 2008 | 2003 Honda Pilot

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VTM rear differential Liquid needed at how many miles


The diff fluid is only changed if the diff needs repair, or if you suspect water has entered it, check it on a regular basis for leaks and if you think water has gotten in through the vent.

Oct 09, 2008 | 2006 Honda Pilot

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