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what a day
sold my 2003 silverado and watched it drive away
jump in passport wont start, wont even crank but battery seems
fine can hear the fuel pump run.
was -24c last night
guess i will slap charger on it
seems like it has lots of charge
something may be frozen
 

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what a day
sold my 2003 silverado and watched it drive away
jump in passport wont start, wont even crank but battery seems
fine can hear the fuel pump run.
was -24c last night
guess i will slap charger on it
seems like it has lots of charge
something may be frozen
did you try remote starting by any chance?
 

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yes thats how I discovered it wouldn't start then went out and tried from driver seat no dice
 

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still no go
seems you can't shift into neutral even if you have power
mine keeps saying I have to be running to shift to N

wouldnt be so bad if it wasnt blocking our other vehicle from
getting out of the Garage.
what a pain in the ass
guess im calling road side tomorrow
I have a feeling they are going to be flat bedding it.
no where to go tonight, guess im gonna have a beer or 3
and watch jon bones jones kick some ass.
 

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There’s a way to put in neutral through the engine bay. Did you try to jump it? Seems the PP does not like the cold as that appears to be when people are generally having starting issues. I’m leaning towards the battery itself.
 

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I agree with Matty above.
Mine doesn’t start nicely at 25-30*.

There is supposed to be some kind of a wrench that you can manually use thru the steering column to shift it into Neutral when there is no power. But looking at it, that seems risky for me to even attempt if needed.
 

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could be battery, everything is pretty bright
had charger on it for hours.
normally if battery is low things are wonky everything
is normal lots of power even hear fuel pump.
suppose to be warmer tomorrow gonna try then.
there is a special wrench you need to put it in neutral under the hood.
looks like im buying one this is a silly design.
Glad I wasn't 700kms away working like i was
a couple weeks ago
 

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Well that’s ridiculous that you need a special tool. The things they are doing with vehicles these days. Something is definitely up with the cold weather and the passport. Seems I read a auto mag review where they had a similar issue in the cold.
 

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bad pick for me I'm in the cold alot
currently -22c says its going to -26 by 7am
snow blower tranny was even frozen today
had to use hair dryer heat up shaft to break it loose
so I could blow out end of drive way again plow went by.
the joys of cold weather
what a day...
 

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Here is that tool:

You also need a ratchet and an extension. I got this, all ready had a spare ratchet.

Sorry, no advice on the no start. No messages pop up? Someone recently reported a starter freezing up on an extremely cold Canadian night, don't remember if it was a Pilot, Passport, Ridgeline, or Oddy. If it doesn't thaw out, looks like will need to be hauled to the dealer.

Found that thread, but doesn't appear to have a real fix, other than the dealer thawed it out.
 

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Is this the same method for an Acura for our Passport?
There is a PDF someone else posted for The Acura TLX V6, Acura MDX, and Honda Pilot Touring and Elite models. The process does not look similar and so risky. I really hope I never have to atempt either.
Shift into neutral when car has no power
Yes, same procedure for all ZF 9-speed transmissions that Honda/Acura use. Instructions are on last page of that Honda bulletin I posted in your link.
 

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Here is that tool:

You also need a ratchet and an extension. I got this, all ready had a spare ratchet.

Sorry, no advice on the no start. No messages pop up? Someone recently reported a starter freezing up on an extremely cold Canadian night, don't remember if it was a Pilot, Passport, Ridgeline, or Oddy. If it doesn't thaw out, looks like will need to be hauled to the dealer.

Found that thread, but doesn't appear to have a real fix, other than the dealer thawed it out.
was just checking that tool out on ebay
could very well be starter all lights are normal
and bright no idiot lights except normal ones when engine is off.
even runs fuel pump but when it should crank nothing
i drove it for 3 hours the day before everything was fine
 

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also looks like if you are brave you can turn it with pliers or a socket
but will have to hold it in neutral.
may have to do that tomorrow so we can get the tiguan out
if I cant get it started.
 

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Here is that tool:

You also need a ratchet and an extension. I got this, all ready had a spare ratchet.

Sorry, no advice on the no start. No messages pop up? Someone recently reported a starter freezing up on an extremely cold Canadian night, don't remember if it was a Pilot, Passport, Ridgeline, or Oddy. If it doesn't thaw out, looks like will need to be hauled to the dealer.

Found that thread, but doesn't appear to have a real fix, other than the dealer thawed it out.
very interesting was a blizzard out yesterday
I drove through tuns of snow could hear it hitting floor
maybe i should get hair drier on starter
 
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