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My pilot started making a noise and when I would turn it

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My pilot started making a noise and when I would turn it off. It had a smell to it. Then my console went out, radio and 10 mins later my car turned off. I got a jump to move it, it turned on right away.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

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The problem you describe sounds like your alternator has failed. The smell might have been from the alternator belt. It's a fairly common problem with the Pilot and Odyssey van. I sugest having the alternator tested and the belt inspected. If you have any other questions feel free to ask!

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Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

When the alternator fails(usually without a warning light) power is slowly lost to the electrical system so the battery goes dead. In most cases it will start back up with a jump and be OK for a short time until the alternator fails again. Having the alternator tested at a local parts store only works if the alternator is failing during the test. This makes it hard to get a solid diagnosis.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask!

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Honda-Man aka Cliff

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