VTC actuator - Honda-Tech


VTC actuator

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-04-2016, 02:15 PM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Thecargoddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 18
Default VTC actuator

Hey guys

My beloved 06 TSX (85,000 miles, auto) is angry with me.

Right when I start her I get a grind noise for a half second.

At first I thought starter ...but then I started reading about this VTC issue...and it kind of sounds like that may be the culprit....

My questions:

Does the VTC actuator only cause a quick grind right at starting?

Would it still do it if not cold (as in outside temp, it's august - but it does mostly do it first start of day)

Tips for diagnostics ?
Thecargoddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
B*a*n*n*e*d
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 229
Default Re: VTC actuator

Very common issue in the k series apparently. Even after replacement of vtc, timing chain and tensioner. Don't know how to direct you regarding it because you may replace the parts and it could still be there.
m90polk1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2017, 04:10 PM   #3
Honda-Tech Member
 
Flexin5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,020
Default Re: VTC actuator

i had a 2010 tsx 6 spd, 80,000km approx on it, bought it certified used from acura.

VTC made the griding noise on cold startup. took it back under warranty and I made acura change it 5 times, so 5 new VTC's and it still made the noise. they also replaced timing chain, chain guides, tensioner, still made the noise. was going to make them change the head but they bought back the car instead. apparently, the VTC is not made by honda, and they don't have a fix for it. at worst case they change the entire head.
Flexin5 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
VTC Actuator Rattle - 2008 Accord L4 VTCrattle Honda Accord & Crosstour (2003 - Current) 45 01-05-2017 09:02 AM
VTC Actuator Replaced now Check Engine Light and VSA Indicator on?? dbailey Honda Accord & Crosstour (2003 - Current) 3 05-31-2016 02:18 PM
News concerning the redesigned VTC actuator rvr Honda Element & CR-V 2 04-15-2016 11:42 AM
Unplug VTC car runs Zrod12 Honda Element & CR-V 1 07-01-2015 07:53 PM
2008 Honda Accord - Cold Start Noise Awconverse Honda Accord & Crosstour (2003 - Current) 5 08-14-2014 10:58 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:07 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
What's your question?
Send