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In this video we have a look at a Honda Pilot that came in with a rear noise "banging" complaint and also a customer complaint of a brake shimmy. Doesn't take long to figure out the rear shocks are shot and the front brakes are the cause of the shimmy. -Enjoy
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50 thoughts on “Honda pilot: rear shocks front brakes”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Evans says:

    Great tip on the clip installation.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Evans says:

    Watched this one just to check out the impact screwdriver again. I should probably pick up one of those

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

    Im not going to eat the repair because you paid too much at auction.all us mechanics hear the sob stories.legit is one thing but some people want it free every time.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Warren Vanbramer says:

    Bad switches on the Impala? My guess.. people like to leave windows open, short them out. Or maybe bad relay, if it's not printed.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars abbas says:

    Considering you said that you did the brakes on this car about five years earlier, would have liked to have seen how rust free the caliper bracket abutment area was before you sand blasted it as I've seen that you apply grease to that area to prevent it.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andy G says:

    You mentioned you stopped using muscle grease. Any specific reason? Do you just switch to fluid film

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Re says:

    those buses had to be doing like 90 imo this video was hilarious with the hamburgers and kale and ms o so great .

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars evsnova74 says:

    Now you need a hat that says SHEVILAY on it

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

    I just reshocked my pilot. Did you use Mever seize as grease on the shock fasteners and brake parts?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Torrance says:

    What? No anti-rust grease on the hub before putting on the rotor? No removing grease film from rotor before putting in the brake pads?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Conder says:

    Is brake grease required on the pads where they slide on the stainless guides?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Willy Pittner says:

    Pushing back pistons in caliper brake fluid runs over at reservoir and leaks all over engine bay. Not the brightest eh?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wade Yorke says:

    My daughter has a 2014 Odyssey that has one rear shock leaking and the other seems fine. Should you replace both at the same time, or should you consider the other one fine since it is not leaking?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars adam1885282 says:

    My Pilot chews up rotors unlike any other vehicle I've owned. First the front then the rear. Under designed brakes for how heavy it is.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars alvon911 says:

    PG Tips tea…the BEST!!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Myers says:

    damn i though i replaced some bad shocks

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars perry reasch says:

    that looks like a real small town ???

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stan Patterson says:

    What?  Calipers have ears?  Guess I'd better watch what I say around my car.  Don't need a mutiny when I least expect it…..

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Maris says:

    Theres that dang lawn mower again!, if it aint the phone dinger its the dern air compressor!! LoL!!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Krylowski says:

    Good tips there Mr Hondoo. Punching the philips driver, will have to try that next time. Thanks for the videos👍

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Augustine says:

    Was nice of the guy cutting his grass to do it as you were filming…lol then the tornado horn was a nice touch.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars george gonzalez says:

    BTW do you see any value in replacing old, perhaps spongy brake hoses with those new Teflon stainless-braided brake hoses? They're pretty inexpensive and look like high quality, even if furrieners. Maybe it's imagination but the brake pedal does feel firmer.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars george gonzalez says:

    Good that you "slobber those bottom bolts with never-seize". Here in Minnesota I have never been able to remove one of those, they're firmly rusted into the bushing. I have to curse a lot and saw the bolt out and replace with a new bolt and bushing, every time, on 2000-2004 Hondoos. Even the nice bevels on the bolt are not quite enough. Rust really never sleeps. I also do the slobber treatment on all those low bolts and it sure helps the next time when I have to change the strut or CV axle..

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fredrick harper says:

    somebody did a good stitch job on the Hondoo hat

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lightningsmokerXx says:

    Love the hat.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil G says:

    What do you do if those retainer screws won't come out? Last one I did I couldn't even get them out with the impact screwdriver. Ended up twisting the Chinesium screwdriver bit in half then drilling the screws out and just letting the wheel hold the new rotor in place.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars omar DZ says:

    beautiful city

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J s says:

    Cool job and great vid! Love your town and the glimpses of your family too. Greetings from Finland 🤟🏽

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Sounds like a typical used car salesman, shysters, the lot! Everything for nothing. Like the hat. Thanks for the video.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris R says:

    Minding the little details like putting anti-seize compound on threaded fasteners is what separates a good mechanic from a hurried technician……

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kaden Evey says:

    How often do you replace the rotors when you do brake jobs?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Repro77 says:

    Its summer, dude, use that BBQ!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Snake Skin Productions says:

    Great tip on the pad spreader hardware. I of course learned the hard way by chasing those little buggers all over the shop half a dozen times until I learned the procedure you just demonstrated..lol. Keep fighting the good fight brother.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TrueBlueEG8 says:

    Hmmmm, someone was in a bit of a salty humour uploading this! Come on you are a mechanic for 20+ years, surely you have developed x-ray vision by now??? You dont need to look at a vehicle to tell whats wrong with it! Great video from good people, your home is so like mine, the work, the cooking, the wife, the kids, the doggy 🙂 We are living the dream

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sm Ms says:

    SWEEEET VID 🚹, 👍 THANK YOU

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Lund says:

    What does that tell you

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Daniel says:

    Hey Eric, another great brake video. Thanks for the great tips, again. Also, another great lunch by Mrs. O.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smitty Smithsonite says:

    Oh, very familiar with the used car guy! I used to haul for one around here. He'd always leave me cars with dead batteries or flat tires, or want me to "Take a look at … (insert system here)" … then I'd quote a price and suddenly the route would change, adding 10 miles on – his way of getting something for nothing. I went WAY up on my rates – he paid for a while, but now he found someone else. Just as well – I hate driving in cities anyway! And it's shortening the already short life of my Silverado …

    In the process of doing engine mounts, struts, ball joints, end links, hub bearings, and dust shields on the trusty '93 940. All the stuff I took out was OE – 171,728 miles. Only reason the ball joint failed was due to a small slit in the boot – passenger side was still good! They made some unbelievably reliable stuff in those days! Changed the blown out lowers on my Silverado at 38k miles! Struts were worn, but not totally blown out – no oil leaking, and still had some pressure up to 80% of it's travel (weak at the top 20%). Strut bearings were still good, but the plastic dust covers were deteriorating, allowing crap inside. The Lemforder replacements were all steel – should be the last set I'll have to do on that, hopefully. Hub bearings got backordered, then cancelled, so had to go OE – not a bad thing … but wasn't planning on dropping $430 for hubs and dust shields. Good stuff is spendy!! The car is tying up my lift, though! They'll be here eventually, I guess. Had to use the old jack again to yank a small stud out of the Grand Marquis rear tire last night. Amazing how nice a jack rolls on concrete! 😂

    Trinity's front teeth are coming! That happened fast! She's tall enough to peer inside the car window too. She's probably the same height as me already, HAHAHA! 😁

    You should see my wife … she'll wear a jacket when it's 80° out – she's perpetually cold, lol. I have to kick the down comforter off me all summer long, or I end up in a puddle of sweat, HAHAHA! She hates A/C – she swelters in the car, or house when I'm not inside. She'll work up in the 2nd floor storage of our house, where it's 98° & 80% humidity for hours. She's nuts! I like the heat too, but not to that extreme.

    Love the HONDOO hat! Thanks for posting, and happy wrenching! 😊

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RNRudyNH says:

    Omg about two seconds after those school buses past you doing about 65 the house on the left…..spooky place I bet numerous hobos have died in that dwelling. Just a hunch

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Defender Mender says:

    Much better quality of hat in this video 😜

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin Church says:

    Lol…butt cheeks will bite the seat…

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David B. Fishburn says:

    "Hondoo," i like that. Around here in Metro Detroit, there's so many riced out Hondas, i call them "Honduh".

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Davis Sibetang says:

    Do you have stickers that say "hondoo"?

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Pierson says:

    haha I was thinking the same thing. funny to watch it flash across the screen

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Baxrok2 says:

    Noice! Thanks Dr. O and family!

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Crispr Talk says:

    If you heart each comment it aint special anymore.