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  • avatar 0patience 02/08/08 8:19 pm PST

    Interesting.
    A clunk in the fuel tank is normal?
    I'd ask if there was an informational service bulletin that stated that a clunk in the fuel tank was normal.

    I mean, they have informational bulletins all the time for things like this bulletin, which may or may not pertain to your problem.

    04-040
    April 25, 2006
    *Applies To:
    2003 and later Pilot-ALL
    2006 and later Ridgeline - ALL*
    Noise and Judder From the Rear When Turning
    (Supersedes 04-040, dated August 13, 2005)
    Updated information is shown with asterisks.
    SYMPTOM
    There is a noise and judder from the rear when turning.
    PROBABLE CAUSE
    The VTM-4 differential fluid is contaminated by clutch wear, condensation, or both. This causes the VTM-4 differential clutches to make noise and to judder when turning.
    CORRECTIVE ACTION
    Replace the contaminated VTM-4 differential fluid.

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  • sandman235 02/08/08 8:10 pm PST

    would you describe the clunking sound, when do you hear it, when you go over bumps or when you are sitting still? What exactly did the dealer say, how could the tank make the sound, is it hitting the body or is the fuel pump making a noise? Let us know.

  • 0patience 02/08/08 8:19 pm PST

    Interesting.
    A clunk in the fuel tank is normal?
    I'd ask if there was an informational service bulletin that stated that a clunk in the fuel tank was normal.

    I mean, they have informational bulletins all the time for things like this bulletin, which may or may not pertain to your problem.

    04-040
    April 25, 2006
    *Applies To:
    2003 and later Pilot-ALL
    2006 and later Ridgeline - ALL*
    Noise and Judder From the Rear When Turning
    (Supersedes 04-040, dated August 13, 2005)
    Updated information is shown with asterisks.
    SYMPTOM
    There is a noise and judder from the rear when turning.
    PROBABLE CAUSE
    The VTM-4 differential fluid is contaminated by clutch wear, condensation, or both. This causes the VTM-4 differential clutches to make noise and to judder when turning.
    CORRECTIVE ACTION
    Replace the contaminated VTM-4 differential fluid.

  • Stever@Edmunds 02/10/08 1:08 am PST

    Some Honda owners had problems with gas sloshing in the tanks (older Odysseys mostly). Baffles in newer tanks deadened the noise, and most people got used to the sound quickly anyway. A clunk in the fuel system doesn't sound normal - in addition to the TSB suggestion, you could visit the dealer and drive a similar Pilot and see if it makes any noise from the fuel tank. After all, if the clunk is normal, all '07s should do it, right?

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