1997 Honda Passport Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Honda Passport

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1997 Honda Passport Problems

Varnish buildup in engine may cause ticking noise

Varnish build up in the engine can cause one or more hydraulic lash adjusters to stick and cause a ticking noise in the engine. The noisy hydraulic lifter will need to be located and cleaned to stop the noise.

Oil in Spark Plug Tubes May Cause Misfire

On the V-6 engine, oil in the spark plug tubes can cause a misfire. Resealing the tubes as part of replacement of the valve cover gasket and replacing the spark plug wires will commonly repair this issue. On newer models the misfire can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Fuel injector "leakdown" may cause long crank time

Fuel injector "leakdown" can cause a long crank time after the engine is warmed up. The fuel injectors need to be replaced to address this problem.

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1997 Honda Passport Questions

I need to no how to remove and replace a fuel injector (1 answer)

A/C and alternator (1 answer)

My a/c unit went out - working one day/not the next. Not blowing or cooling. Took it into Firestone. They replace the a/c unit and it blew out - did it again - same result. Said it was the alternator. I was not having any alternator problems before bringing it in. They replaced the alternator...

How can you get the CV axles to work on a 97 passport with greater than 3" lift? (1 answer)

The angle is too great and the CV axles break. Will a differential drop work? If so, when can one find this?

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1997 Honda Passport Reviews

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I hate this vehicle it had fourty thousand on it when brought it BAD CHOICE. I had to havce the Transmission, altenator, catalytic converter, air conditioning, and get the engine rebuilt. So many more things, oh yea it leaks like a sixtys corvair remember those. Water leaks in from the sun/moon roof luckily I can finally replace it now, have spent way too much money keeping it running. Why you ...
I love my 1997 Honda Passport EX, it's 4 wheel drive if I ever need it. It has a sunroof/moonroof which I have never used due to the fact that it has a round hand crank to open, don't mind that part except it will only "lift up" about 2 - 3 inches in the "open" position. Now that it's older, it leaks when it rains. NOT GOOD. I would love for anyone out there to please let me know of any...
This was my first Honda and it sure didn't live up to the expectations I had. I later found out it's an Isuzu Rodeo! The engine and transmission leaked oil, and the alternator went out. It didn't have very good power and didn't handle well. Since it really is an Isuzu, I may try Honda again, but I'll make sure it's really a Honda!

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