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Hi all ,

Newbie here. Looking to purchase a pre owned Ridgeline from 07 with 132k miles. Noticed the rust on what I think is the subframe. Should this be of a concern? Is it repairable?

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It is not a big concern considering the age of the vehicle. Sure, it would be better if it was rust free. To repair it would be expensive and probably not worth the expense. For me personally, I would look for one with less rust. My 2008 barely had any frame rust when I sold it.
 

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Junker parts from non rust areas could help you out but it is still a good amount of money and work. Given what the rear subframe looks like I would make sure there isn't obvious rust in the bottom of the rocker and doors. If there is significant body rust run away from the vehicle. If body stuff isn't too bad and the price is right AND you are willing to tackle the subframe then it could work.
 

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Thanks for the feed back. Body was is in good shape to be honest.
I would double check the body / take your time looking it over. . .
Keep in mind that at 132K it should have had its timing belt and tensioners, water pump, coolant, serpentine belt and spark plugs replaced. Valves should be adjusted too and go ahead and read up on SMOD on this forum; the radiator should be replaced to avoid it. . .
Here's a link to a rear subframe on Ebay that might be food for thought . . .Good Luck!
 

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PS: In your picture, the object in front of the subframe is the rear differential. It gets its fluid changed about every 30k miles. The drain plug at the bottom doesn't appear to have been touched in a long time. . .
 

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Hi, definitely had timing belt and water pump were change. Has new tires. Thx for all the feed back. Hard to find a low rust one in north east.
 
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