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Honda Pilot Shim to Correct Chirping Timing Belt

Honda Pilot Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Engine Affected: 3.5L V6

Average Mileage: 62,833 mi (27,000 mi - 80,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 65,000 mi

    When starting the vehicle first thing in the morning, it will give a type of knocking sound or sweaking sound. The idler was mentioned as being the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 68,000 mi

    Same here. Have really liked this vehicle but at 60,000 miles it started falling apart. Belt chirping, water leaks, engine tapping, light keep blowing. Not happy.

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 70,000 mi

    I had a chirping sound from the belt area which became worse when the vehicle was cold or in humid weather. I replaced the accessory belt, but this didn't stop the problem. I ended up having the dealer replace the timing belt, water pump, and install the shim kit so it doesn't happen again. It's been 6 months now and I haven't heard a problem since.

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 67,000 mi

    Chirping noise when idling comes and goes. Dealer said it was just cause it was an older vehicle. Its a 2008!! I have a 1996 tacoma it doesn't chirp.

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 27,000 mi

    chirping on start, especially in cold weather

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 80,000 mi

    not fixed yet

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