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In this video I have a look at a Honda Pilot that came in with a misfire. Seeing cylinder 4 was the culprit I wanted to go right for the most common on the 3.5's (The dreaded oil burning/fouled plug). However we stuck to our diagnostic plan and went right to the actual problem. Don't get side tracked based on pattern failures. -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Honda pilot: engine misfires, skips runs rough”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars poke_hoard says:

    Do you know why the motor makes the sound it is? Mine sounds the same and I'm thinking possibly the values need adjusted? I also have a tiny muffler leak lol thanks for any input or perhaps that's just how they sound even?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brian bush says:

    How do you bend down a woman's tang

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kelly Crist says:

    We had a connector failure similar to that on a Subaru Forester. Found that out after I already bought the new alternator and still drained down the battery. Fortunately, I have a very experienced mechanic I go to when I can't figure it out.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kakashi Play says:

    So what exactly is the problem? The wiring or the injectors? My engine is making the exact same noise, just did valve adjustment and it still tick. Pls help

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Neal Couture says:

    I love the red Camaro 5.7 tuned port? For sale? Probably customers

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Neal Couture says:

    I love your unlimited limited guarantee that's the best

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james guralski says:

    I have the misfire on all cylinders! I may have to push wires around as well. It run great on the road…

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Spencer Heston says:

    3 engine misfires on a 2003 Honda Pilot..I am going to give this a try..just don’t have all the awesome tools!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Michlewicz says:

    I love the road tests thru the town.small town with all the flags.very relaxing to see.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MMTRAVEL says:

    Gas vehicles over complicated….

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel Thompson jr says:

    I have a 03 pilot an #5 i unplug it replaced it still misfiring an no check engine light stumped

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Robertson says:

    New Jeep hat!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Williams says:

    If I sent you some brochures for Geelong would you consider emigrating to Australia and becoming my local mechanic? It's a nice spot lol

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bevo rob says:

    That’s Wut she said

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FragItAll says:

    Best kind of diagnosis and repair, quick and easy. I know where I'm going next on my Pilot.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Lamson says:

    Sounds like valve lash needs adjustment

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Rackley says:

    No matter how long or short your video s are Mr owe. Love everything you do. Well said Mari

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Lol mine did that too didnt recognize my face it said I didnt look right I since changed that sounds like it's running like a barn pump

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MarioDIY says:

    I have a problem. My '05 Pilot has a no start issue. I've had an intermittent p0172 and p0349 and was running fine. I figured I would check the spark plugs near bank 1. Looked fine and put them back on. Next thing I know, no start. I can hear the fuel pump turning on. I replaced the spark plugs and a new EVAP purge solenoid in regards to the p0349. Still no start. I'm not sure what could have gone bad for it to not start. I'm not sure to change the fuel pump, injectors, and/or coil packs. Any help would be appreciated.

    My next step is to check the Fuel Pump relay. I already checked the fuel pump and ignition fuses and they're fine.

    Update: No start was due to a dirty MAP sensor. Replaced. The persistent p0172 is still there. New 02 Sensors since OEM were original and have 220k miles. I'll have to adjust the valves on Bank 1 and or replace the fuel injectors.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Price says:

    Good one Eric, your fault finding talent is amazing. almost uncanny or should I say enigmatic. I'm finding your diagnostic techniques very useful and enjoy the 'hunt' for the culprit very much…

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Stephan says:

    An electrical connector vaginoplasty!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars COUNCIL QUIRKS says:

    GLAD YOU FIXED IT…..AND DON'T BE SAD THAT THE PROBLEM WAS NOT MORE ENTERTAINING…..THE BEST PART OF ANY AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR VIDEO…..IS THE SUCCESS IN MAKING THE REPAIR…..THANKS…..

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JF says:

    Miss Hannah just learned the male vs female mecanicly speaking!!!!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Andujar says:

    I have almost the same problem.
    But in my case are the 3 cylinders
    On bank #1🐒
    No codes..
    Switch everything from one side to the other
    And nothing.
    Then if you desconect the 3 coils from #2 bank
    My 2003 pilot keeps running.
    This is weird!!
    Never had a situation like this before.
    ETC 98
    Short term Fuel Trim bank 1 -27.3%
    Long Term Fuel trim bank 1-11.7%
    I MAP 43. 0kP
    IAT 65 C
    Oxigen sensor 1 output V(B1-S. 1.015V. 0.995V and changing
    O. S. 2 output V B1S. 0.35V and changing
    What could it be?????
    Running rich bank 1
    New everything related with.
    Guy from Honda too me change comp.
    I knew he was wrong but I replaced
    And nothing…
    Can you Help please???
    If I desconect any sensor engine light comes up!
    Maybe I came here for a purpose👣👀👃👀
    Pilot starts fast.
    No problems starting.
    Those 3 plugs on #1 bank gets black carbon.
    #2 bank is clean
    Injectors are new fuel pump too.
    Please answer me Or anyone but with LOGISTIC please.
    Keep in mind I know where i am just don't know what is causing it👈

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 5/13/2020

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mateo801 says:

    My favorite YouTube channel.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg May says:

    like a hot dog down a hallway

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Ehrlich says:

    You were lucky to find an unlucky connection. Good karma.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars plane gaper says:

    Just went through this on my odessy, 301 codes…
    i've always thought it was weird when mechanics do an automatic full tune up, or suggest a timing belt and water pump before opening the hood.. had a guy price out a timing belt before looking at the car when i complained about 301 codes…
    i looked into it on video's like yours, and was able to eliminate all the culprits
    valve adjustment, did it, pretty easy, exhaust was tight so good thing
    egr check, vacuum leaks checked, plenum seals checked, injectors cleaned, pvc checked, iac cleaned egr port cleaned, throttle body cleaned,
    timing belt was spot on both cams, and crank end, good tension, it had been done at 180k ..tensioner was good checked..
    i swapped coils around, got the same code, finally got some donor coils and found that 5 and 3 were bad, runs great now..spent 100 bucks, and some time
    The point is the Video's you guys post put cash back in our pockets, they empower the guy with a good mind, and some tools and time, and protect us from predatory mechanics..I call it Bullshit Armor, thanks to all you guys who post diagnostics, keep up the good work, i hope you are so busy that your turning business away.
    Stay away from big big box store shops (eg Canadian Tire here in Canada), worked for them and profit is their main driver.. full tune ups on v8's as a starting point. I even got in trouble for warning a few customers who were short on cash to consider other options , when i knew they were being fleeced.. seniors on a fixed income are preyed upon relentlessly ..
    The internet and you guys have returned a lot of that power to the consumer..
    good work, keep it up.. !!!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Z says:

    So what’s the lesson here? Don’t front probe?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jon gone gone says:

    and there was light !!!! you use extra lighting now, light helps see problems on new buried wire vehicles. you can see better we can all see better. great work.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan Moch says:

    Hi like your videos🚘😎

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars adam0U812 Davies says:

    👍

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hugh Mc says:

    A dud presentation 😨

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timo Wallin says:

    Wouldnt it be great if, every consumer product that has electricity in it. Has to have correct wireing diagram on its user manual by the law ?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ishmael Patel says:

    That’s the Honda pilot you did already same misfire cylinder

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jim o says:

    I had a gm 3.4 with the same situation turned out to be mass air sensor

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Nice job again like always

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars anna chrissy says:

    Good diagnosis

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jermaine Dorsey says:

    Hi Eric O, I have a 2000 Kia Sportage 2.0 and I use a code reader and it read code PO1614 I searched the web and it said TCM and I don't know where TCM is located on this vehicle can you please help me.

    Thank you Jermaine
    from Chicago,IL

    PS love your videos and enjoy your process of thinking on electrical problem solving.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars r8ersazfan 1 says:

    That ring tone is for old folks lol

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Amador says:

    Eric – I truly enjoy your informative and educational videos and I would never insinuate you talk too much – nooooo. Just one question: When you and the wife spend some amorous alone time, do you narrate everything you're doing? Just asking…

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Nice find and diag Eric O

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Good video Eric O

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hamster H2B says:

    Just so you know my instructor at a highly popular automotive school suggested I watch your channel and witness magic

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julio Kaz says:

    Can we get a video for whatever you are doing to that convertible Camero?

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Fine says:

    The classic reach-under solved the problem again!

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim says:

    with all the background noise I can only think Ms O has taken things into her own hands again. You may have to give her mechanics pay also.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JustAnAverageBrad says:

    40 seconds in my guess is a bad valve

  50. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 18rabbit says:

    u rock! u r the best, as usual!

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