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A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2008 Honda Ridgeline. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics (OBD) plug on your 2008 Ridgeline, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Ridgeline.
Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 2008 Ridgeline is intermittent, try to take note of the conditions when this happens. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue. Steady Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is on every time you operate your Ridgeline, you need to have it checked as soon as possible, especially if you notice performance problems or unusual noises. Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your Ridgeline and have it towed to your nearest mechanic - you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your Ridgeline diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6
Your coolant should perform well under any condition - just like Aaron Rodgers!2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6