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.
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1997 Honda Passport Problems
Chattering when cornering can occur when the limited slip differential fluid breaks down. Replacing the fluid will repair this issue.
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.
Dry suspension components can cause a spring-type pop when it moves. Lubricating the suspension will stop the noise.
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.
1997 Honda Passport Questions and Answers
How do you re-charge the air condition unit
I can only run the fan but when I push the button on for the airconditioner, the 10A aircon fuse blows. What are the possible causes of this problem?
My condenser fan is good when connected directly to battery but when I connect it to the circuit, the 10A fuse blows. Can you tell me what other parts that can be shorted?
My condenser fan runs good when connected directly to the battery. The condenser fan relay is good. It seems like the condenser fan relay is not being energized because I can measure a 14vdc input ...
1997 Honda Passport Reviews
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 think Honda discontinued it. A real deal piece of CRAP!!!
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 suggestions. I have acually hand sealed the roof window closed with Silicone ! Only to have it wear away with time and
weather. It's leaking once again. Not sure how, but the gallons and gallons of water sound like they are "stored" under the passengers seat. I actually hear it sloshing around if I brake or pull off fast. I would love to find out if there is a rubber seal that can be purchased somewhere so I can just replace the original "dry-rotted" one. That seems to be my only last idea. Anyone out there with an idea would be greatly appreciated.
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MANY THANKS ! Love Honda's, this is my 5th one.
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!