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Rdude135

Alameda, CA

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I have not had one so tight that I couldn't get it off with a breaker bar. An impact gun might take it off. In a worse case scenario you could fill it through the dipstick tube. You would have to get a small funnel to fit and it would take some time but it can be done.


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Also check the hot water valve to make sure it's opening.


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I usually see the rear brake pads wear out on the 08 Accords sooner than 25K. Brake pad wear is determined by pad construction, vehicle weight, driving habits and terrain (hills). The new replacement pads from Honda have a spring that is installed between the pads to help with wear.


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This is a common issue that I see on Honda's with compliance bushings. I tell my customers that we will monitor their condition until they need replacement. I usually see them needing replacement between 75K to 100K. This is considered normal wear and tear.


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Your Honda is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles for defects in manufacturing. Some items are covered for longer and you can find out by looking in your owners manual or calling your local Honda dealer. If it is a failed part due to a manufacturing defect and withing the time and mileage restrictions it's covered under Honda's warranty. I'll assume that this is a manual rear hatch and that there has been no tampering or accident damage to the vehicle. When the rear hatch won't stay open it's because the pressure in the tailgate supports has diminished. Replacing the supports will take care of the issue.


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I always start with a voltmeter and an electrical schematic and start checking voltages. The parking lights and high beams are on a separate circuit. To my knowledge there is no common issue with Pilots low beams not working. The only way to find out is to get an electrical troubleshooting manual, use a voltmeter to trace where the problem is.


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Low oil can cause a check engine light but the only way to find out is to see what the diagnostic code is and what it relates to. Without knowing what the issue is it's difficult to make a call on driving the car.


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This issue can happen when some other fluid other than brake fluid is introduced into the system. Typically automatic transmission fluid is mistakenly put in the master cylinder but I have seen other fluids cause the same symptoms. If the master cylinder has not been replaced then I would look for some type of contamination.


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This is the SRS light and this means that there is an issue with the airbag system on your vehicle.


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There is either an issue with the multiplex unit not supplying power to the drivers power door lock actuator or the actuator is bad. The audio system may be covered under Honda's warranty. You might want to check with your local dealer to see if they will cover it.


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