9th Apr 2009, 12:36

I recently bought a 96 Honda Passport with 291,212 miles on it. I bought it from a real good buddy of mine and was told it drove great before it was parked because of blown head gasket. Would it be preferred to just replace the head gasket and see if it runs, or just buy new motor?

14th Apr 2009, 12:09

I'm glad I've come across this site. My mother gave her 97 Passport to me. It had been sitting for about two months but there were no problems with it. Since then it's had the ticking noise. I thought it was because it had been sitting for so long. It can be embarrassing, but it's good to know it's not a serious problem.

15th Jun 2009, 15:39

I love my 94 Passport, it also makes the ticking noise which I found out was considered normal. I change my oil every 3000 miles and everything seems fine. I have thought about using the Royal Purple but it is a bit pricey so I will stick with Castrol synthetic and a NAPA gold oil filter. I had to replace the alternator it is suggested to use a high end (Bosch or Denso) alternator or you could end up with trouble. My Passport runs great in the snow.

12th Feb 2010, 14:09

I have a 1997 Honda Passport with 132,000. It also clicks a bit, but doesn't really bother me. I put on a Flowmaster exhaust with dual output after the cat, and it sounds great, even for a V6. I also put a weapon R cold air intake just for fun.

I'm running BF Goodrich all terrains on it, which are a little heavy, but make it unstoppable in the snow.

Here in VA, we just got about 2 feet of snow, which I went through with no problem at all.

Only parts I've had to replace are two rear window motors, brakes, and the solenoid for the 4 wheel drive. Future mods are the 3" lift by Calmini. Buying it this weekend. I'm really excited about the upcoming installation.

Any idea where I could get some wheel spacers? I wanna shove the wheels out a bit after the lift to lessen the chance of tipping over. Anybody else thinking of lifting their Passport?

12th Mar 2010, 13:00

I've had my 1994 Passport for about a month now. My first thought was it's just a car, who cares what it looks or sounds like. It's kinda loud, ticks and it uses a lot of gas. The oil burns and all, but I only paid 200 for it with 172000 on it, and I have already put 2000 on it in a month, and it still runs good, just uses way too much gas.

21st Mar 2010, 20:38

Bought my wife a Honda Passport 97. This thing is great, and yes it ticks also, but man does this thing fly...

One of the window buttons also went out at 150,000, and I plan to put another 150,000 on it.

Great ride, lots of fun to drive, and the V6 is very strong.

Plan on getting the tow package just in case I need to tow something...

27th May 2010, 21:07

I have had my 97 Passport for about a year and a half, and I really love it! I have had a few problems with it; the tranny going completely out, and the rear end going out.

Just here recently it had started to rattle uncontrollably just under the driver's side. It isn't in the engine, and seemed to be coming from the exhaust system. Would anyone know what was wrong?

2nd Jun 2010, 17:29

Hmmm, I am about to get a 94 Honda Passport. My mum bought one when she went to the US last year and she is bringing it home to Nigeria. Now the only problem I have with the car is that it is low, thus it hits the ground a lot. We have some pretty bad roads here. I am planning to sell the Camry because of this issue. I am just worried that I do not go and end with a vehicle that'll solve the car height problem and come with a new set of problems, especially fuel consumption and this ticking sound that is really scaring me. I can't stand it when the engine makes any strange sounds.

7th Jul 2010, 16:47

I have a 1996 Passport. First of all I would like to say Honda should be ashamed to even put their name on this SUV.

Now that I have vented, I too have the ticking. I tried everything to try to stop the ticking. I could not stop the ticking but it’s not as loud. As we all know this truck takes 5 ½ qts of oil. I added 4 qts of oil and the rest transmission fluid.

What I found out was when this truck was made, Isuzu made the upper oil port holes too small. So really heavy oil will have a time making it the top of the engine, thus causing the engine to tick. I use a light weight oil and transmission fluid, because the tranny fluid has more additives to treat the engine then regular oil.