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By the ALLDATA Community Automotive Diagnostic Team
We have recently noticed an increase in oil pressure switch-related problems with late model Honda® vehicles. Two switches that seem to be consistently problematic are the rocker arm oil pressure switch and the engine oil pressure switch. Each exhibits its own unique symptoms, but the fix is the same for both – replace them.
Suppose you had a 2014 Explorer® in the bay with some rear end damage. You repair it as good as new following OEM repair procedures and deliver it to the customer. She looks at the repair and pronounces it perfect. Later in the week, she drives back to the shop complaining about a whistling or buzzing coming from the FRONT of the vehicle. She insists that it must be related to your repair. But the original damage was way back there at the other end of the Explorer.
Courtesy of the ALLDATA Community Automotive Diagnostic Team
We often encounter engines that have a cold-start knock or ticking noise. In this case, the 3.5-liter V6 engines installed in various Hondas® can make a knocking or ticking noise at idle and only when warm. The cause of the problem is the rocker shaft bridge has excessive clearance from the factory, which causes the rocker shaft to rotate and make noise. The problem sounds serious but the fix is very simple – loosen and re-torque the rocker shaft bridge bolts.
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