Pilot 2006-2008

Starter

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Honda Pilot 2006-2008


NOTE
Be sure that you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and navigation system, if equipped. Record the audio presets.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
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  5. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.
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  7. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
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  9. Remove the battery.
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  11. Remove the transaxle fluid dipstick.
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  13. Remove the harness clamp.
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  15. Disconnect the starter cable from the terminal (B) and the BLK wire from the solenoid terminal (S).

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    Fig. Starter wiring identification



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    Fig. Starter and related components

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  17. Remove the starter retaining bolts.
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  19. Remove the starter from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Be sure to use a new gasket.
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  5. Start the engine to be sure that the starter performs properly.
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  7. Reset the power window control, as follows.
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  9. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
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  11. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
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  13. Move the driver-s power window all the way down by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly down to the second detent. When the window reaches the bottom, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO DOWN position for two seconds.
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  15. Move the driver-s power window all the way up without stopping by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly up to the second detent. When the window reaches the top, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO UP position for two seconds.
    NOTE
    If the power window does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure.

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Testing



Specific to:

Honda Pilot 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the starter. Disconnect the wire from the M terminal.
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  5. Make a connection for this test using the thickest gauge wire possible. It is preferable to use the same gauge wire as used on the vehicle.
    WARNING
    To avoid damaging the starter never leave the battery connected for more than ten seconds.

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  7. Connect the battery and check for continuity, see illustration. If continuity exist, the starter is working properly.

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    Fig. Starter continuity check



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    Fig. Starter hold-in coil check

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  9. Disconnect the battery from the M terminal. If the pinion does not retract, the hold-in coil of the solenoid is working properly.
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  11. Disconnect the battery from the starter body. If the pinion retracts immediately, it is working.

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    Fig. Starter pinion check

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  13. Firmly clamp the starter in a vise. Reconnect the wire to the M terminal.

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    Fig. Starter operational check

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  15. Connect the starter to the battery, see illustration, and confirm that the motor keeps rotating.
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  17. If specification is achieved, the starter is working properly. Specification (electric current) is 90 amps or less.
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