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2010 Pilot - 100k miles camshaft replacement


Old 11-23-2017, 08:41 AM
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Default 2010 Pilot - 100k miles camshaft replacement

Hi everyone,

I hope this is the right place for this. We've had our 2010 pilot for about 5 years now. A few months ago we noticed a clicking nose coming from the engine whenever accelerating or revving to higher RPMs. It almost sounded to me like a loose belt slapping a cover as it was rotating. No loss of power or trouble idling.

We took it to the dealer yesterday and were told that the camshafts probably need to be replaced. $500 to verify, $1500 for one camshaft, $2000 for both.

My question is, does that even sounds reasonable that a camshaft would fail after 100k miles of light (mostly highway, no trailer pulling etc.)? After doing research it doesn't sound like camshafts fail very often at all.

Secondly, do those prices seem reasonable? I called a regular mechanic to get another estimate, but haven't heard back due to Thanksgiving.

Any insight is very much appreciated. Thank you! And Happy Thanksgiving!

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Old 11-25-2017, 03:18 PM
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welcome to the forum. only experience i've had with a bad cam was with a gmc, flat cam at 64k. never on a honda to date. i would have a friendly mech adjust the valves and check the compression, if all is well and does not happen again, good to go. my honda fit had to adjust my valves at 180k,( 1st adjustment) still running smooth at 286k.
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:48 AM
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I agree,not unheard of but rare occurance,let another mechanic adjust valves and get a second opinion.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:14 AM
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had the same issue.... flaked camshaft; likely caused by valve being too tight
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