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Good afternoon everyone! I recently purchased a 2009 Ridgeline RT just over a week ago. So far I love it! I got a really good deal on it but it was in pretty rough shape, cosmetically. I spent about 6 hours detailing it inside and out, and now she's sparkling. I've spent about that much time on the forum so far too! Lots of info here and I hope I can contribute.
 

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Congrats on your RL and welcome to the ROC!
 

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Welcome Oz31. You'll probably spend that much time bringing the maintenance up to speed as well with a full fluid and filter change throughout... unless you know the mx history. Do a brake fluid flush (and check the slider pins too).
 

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Welcome Oz31. You'll probably spend that much time bringing the maintenance up to speed as well with a full fluid and filter change throughout... unless you know the mx history. Do a brake fluid flush (and check the slider pins too).
The force is strong with you... Just had the oil changed last night. I got my wife picking up brake fluid, power steering fluid, and the new power steering inlet o-ring today from the local Honda dealer. New EBC brake pads should be here by the weekend!

Next up will be air filter, VTM fluid, transmission fluid, and transfer case fluid changes. All thanks to information on the forum!
 

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Don't forget your cabin filter too. I just ordered some air filters from Amazon.

Curious why you need to replace the PS inlet o-ring. Did you have a leak?
 

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Don't forget your cabin filter too. I just ordered some air filters from Amazon.

Curious why you need to replace the PS inlet o-ring. Did you have a leak?
Not a leak (that I'm aware of). The power steering pump does whine for a few seconds after a cold start up. I figured while I was changing the fluid I would "upgrade" the inlet o-ring.
 

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Don't bother unless you're having evidence of a leak. Instead, change out the PS fluid. It's a very simple process and will most likely cure your whine.

Some use a turkey baster to suck out the old fluid from the reservoir. I prefer to use a MityVac and also suck out the fluid from the lines as well. Elevate the front wheels so you can easily turn them back and forth to circulate as much of the old fluid as possible (engine off).

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43780

If you need to change out that o-ring, here's the procedure:
http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showthread.php?p=606221
 

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Don't bother unless you're having evidence of a leak. Instead, change out the PS fluid. It's a very simple process and will most likely cure your whine.

Some use a turkey baster to suck out the old fluid from the reservoir. I prefer to use a MityVac and also suck out the fluid from the lines as well. Elevate the front wheels so you can easily turn them back and forth to circulate as much of the old fluid as possible (engine off).

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43780

If you need to change out that o-ring, here's the procedure:
http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showthread.php?p=606221
Got it! Thanks for the links!
 
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