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  1. 2006 RTL what is this?

    1G Mods, Installs and How-To's
    There is a small white plastic valve coming from the underside of the front bumper on the driver's side. I'm not sure how long this has been here, had my timing belt and water pump done last year. What is this valve for? I cannot clearly see what it attaches to. When I turned the valve a reddish...
  2. Just bought a 07 RTS!

    First Generation Ridgeline (1G 2006-2014)
    Testing out the 4WD. I came to this forum because my power steering started whining. After reading a few articles I’m guessing I have a slow leak because the PS fluid was right below the low fluid line. I put some more in today, we’ll see what happens. thanks everyone, JayJay
  3. 2010 Ridgeline RTL - Power Steering Fluid Shooting Out

    1G Problems & Issues
    Hey guys, new to the forum and looking for some assistance/advice. This is a long post, I wanted to provide as much detail as possible. Summary of below post - Power steering was working, but not when parked and had to replace pump. Pump has been replaced twice in last 5 months, o-rings...
  4. Cold Start Powering Steering Noise

    1G Problems & Issues
    Hello there-- 2014 Sport... At 16000 miles, just started developing a "popping" noise upon cold starting and cranking the wheel first thing in the morning. Some feedback in the steering wheel, as well. Coincides with a whining noise from the PS starting. Checked fluids, all good, no sign of...
  5. Notchiness in Steering at high speeds (65mph+)

    1G Problems & Issues
    I have had this problem before after receiving my car for repair after an accident. I drive about 45min-to an hour, one way to school and again back home, and the road I take has long, sweeping turns where this problem is very noticeable. When I brought the vehicle back last time and brought...
  6. 2013 Sport power steering noise

    1G Problems & Issues
    My new Sport has been making a funning noise when I stop sounds like groaning, the service manager thinks it is the same problem the Pilots are having with the power steering pump and bracket. Has any one else had this issue? See TSB 13-016 Power Steering / A/C Compressor Noise Symptom: A...
  7. Steering wheel hard to turn

    1G Problems & Issues
    So I bought a 2007 Ridgeline RTL with 24K miles on it a month ago and it just seems harder to turn the steering wheel than I remembered from others I drove. So I went and drove a 2010 and it was definitely easier to steer. Then I went and drove a 2008 with 41K miles on it and it was easier to...
  8. Power-Steering Flush

    1G Under The Hood / Performance
    I've heard a lot about flushing the power-steering fluid. Do you guys think it's necessary? I know Honda doesn't recommend it, but I've heard some horror stories around about it. If it should be flushed, how many miles or time should it be between flushings?