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Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

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Third row seat latch cables can come loose from the handle and can prevent the seat from unlatching. Reinstalling the cables and retaining them with clips should correct this issue.

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There have been reports of various transmission problems with this model.

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Rear vent windows not operating properly is a common problem with Honda Odesseys. The solution is to replace the window motors.

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Overheated engines are prone to head gasket failures. An engine running hot is a symptom of a failed head gasket. The head gasket will need to be replaced to repair this issue.
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A chirp noise from the timing belt area can be caused by a tilted idler pulley. Installing a corrective shim from Honda will commonly correct this issue.

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High mileage distributors can leak oil onto the heater hose below it and cause the hose to fail and loose coolant. The distributor will need to be replaced along with the heater hose to address this issue.
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Oil in the distributor can cause an engine misfire. Replacing the distributor will stop the oil leak.
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The AC evaporator drain can clog and cause a water leak inside the vehicle, usually on the passenger floor. Cleaning the drain will fix this problem.

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An AC refrigerant leak may develop from the condenser. Replacing a leaking condenser will be required to restore proper AC operation.

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On certain models the rear brakes can groan when coming to a stop. Replacing the rear brake drums may be necessary to correct this issue.

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A faulty gasket can cause coolant seepage from the water passage near the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve. Replacing the gasket should correct this coolant leak.

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The engine block can crack behind the exhaust manifold and cause an oil leak. Depending upon the severity of the crack it can be sealed to stop the leak.
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A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a failing evaporator.

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Evaporators can collect mold and give a foul smell. The evaporator will have to be disinfected or replaced to repair this issue.
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