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Honda CR-V Maintenance and Repair

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  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    I have a 2001 Honda CR-V, about one month ago, the coolant level check light start to be ON when I hit brake pad. Usually, the light will be off after I release the brake pad.
    The first time, I filled up the coolant tank, but it still has the same problem. Please give me some help if you know the solution.
    Thanks.

    David


    As far as I know, CR-V DOES NOT have low coolant level light. Are you sure you are not talking about "brake failure" light? It would also explain why the light comes on when you hit the brakes. If it is the brake light, then you are probably low on brake fluid. If the fluid has never been changed, it shoudl be changed ASAP! Its useful life is only 3 years.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    My 2005 CRV does the same thing. I checked the oil level and it was fine. I use synthetic 5w20. I have 2800 miles and 4 months on last oil change. I'm going to stop in my dealership tomorrow and ask service dept about it.

    You should have waited until at least 3000 miles, preferrably 5000 miles to take the ORIGINAL BRAKE IN oil out of the CR-V. Honda says to do so in the OWNER's MANUAL, and they do it for a reason. The original oil is high in molybdenium, which aids in break in.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    OIl level is right on the mark. I change oil every 3000 miles.
    I have my doubts about 5w-20w oil being too thin in warm weather


    I run 0W-20 and don't have too many problems. Honda engines always have little tapping noise from the engine, that is their nature.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Has anyone had their automatic head light turnoff sensor blow out..my has twice the first time it was under warentee does any one know how to fix it...yea, I had the a/c compressor blow out on mine..with 60000 mi. I hear they will blow out again has any one had thiers go out twice...how did Honda handle it.

    Honda CR-V does not have automatic headlight shut off standard. Either you are not in the US, or you have an aftermarket one. In latter case, consult with the manufacturer of the unit.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    I have problem because my Honda CRV 200 car would not rev beyond 5000rpm and would not go over 80MPH. I have taken it every where, been told to chage MAP and O2 sensors which was done but still nothing.

    Could you plesase Help


    Man, Honda model of 200, we are talking about 1806 year old car. No wonder it is not running right.

    Anyway, if you have a 2002 or newer, check the oil level. Low oil level will send the car into "limp" mode. Which may set the fuel cut off at 5000 RPM. Even lower oil level will send the car into "aggressive limp" mode where the engine would not rev past 2500 RPM.

    This could also be a sign of VTEC solenoid failure. Improper oil weight, or low oil level will cause both symptoms. Use the recommended 5W-20 and you should be fine. 10W-40 is going to kill your VTEC.

    If it is 2001 or older, there is no VTEC, and you are probably low on oil, or the fuel filter is clogged, or the valves are too tight...
  • stevec10stevec10 Posts: 10
    My FIRST oil change was done just over 3000 miles, I was talking about my latest oil change.
  • sd3sd3 Posts: 1
    I am having the same wind sound problem problem What help? did you try the deflectors?
    SD3
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    I thought about this some. is the charger plugged in BEFORE you start the car? or do you plug the thing in when the car is running (or you have key already in ACC position) and it blows?

    I'm thinking it's possible the plug on the adapter is of a design that shorts out the two conductors in the socket unless it is perfectly aligned going in.

    If you have not tried this... plug in the adapter THEN try to start the car. If it doesn't blow, then the theory is the male plug isn't designed very well. As I said, I think you need to try a different (brand) adapter. However, if you can manage several starts without a problem with the adapter inserted first, just leave the adapter in the socket. You don't smoke do you? ;)
  • 353,000 KM's and still going. Though it will have a date with a scrap yard in a year from now and be replaced by a Honda Pilot (most likely) would have gone the TrailBlazer route but after reading the reviews of it I changed my mind. CR-V has just developed rust (Canandian Climate), found very few things wrong with the vehicle other than the heat exhaust shield under the engine always comes lose and rattlesand the back gate (interior section) seems to come loses. All in all and very good SUV, I have P215/70/R15 tires on them not the P205/70/R15 they come with. Only complaint I have about the Honda product is the dealer seems to push replacement part ie. water pump @120,000KM I did mine at @279,000. :)
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    For us illiterate's in the US that don't know how to convert kilometers to miles, how many miles is 353000 KMs? Was your dealer pushing the water pump when you had the timing belt changed? If so, that's quite common and also a good idea.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    My FIRST oil change was done just over 3000 miles, I was talking about my latest oil change.

    How can you have done your oil change at 3000 miles and only have 2800 on her now?

    As per your original post

    My 2005 CRV does the same thing. I checked the oil level and it was fine. I use synthetic 5w20. I have 2800 miles and 4 months on last oil change. I'm going to stop in my dealership tomorrow and ask service dept about it.
  • mcndiayemcndiaye Posts: 2
    I think that it is not a VTEC problems because it is a 2000 model. The check light comes on and goes, i have changes the fuel filter, but still the max rev is at 5000 rpm and max speed at 80MPH. Please help
  • romanmromanm Posts: 34
    For us illiterate's in the US that don't know how to convert kilometers to miles, how many miles is 353000 KMs?

    353,000 km / 1.609 =~ 219,390 mi

    120,000 km / 1.609 =~ 75,000 mi
    279,000km / 1.609 =~ 173,400 mi

    ("=~" means "approximate")
  • romanmromanm Posts: 34
    How can you have done your oil change at 3000 miles and only have 2800 on her now?

    That's simple -- just drive the CR-V in Reverse most of the time :)

    I guess, he means 2800 miles and 4 months after the last oil change. So, it adds up to (just over 3000 mi) + 2800 mi = just over 5800 mi, unless there were several oil changes.
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    200K+ miles, wow, I'm impressed. I could only hope to get that much out of my '99 CRV, currently with 119K miles. Did you have any major repair problems?
  • jaruylejaruyle Posts: 6
    Greetings all: I have an 03 CRV EX, great vehicle, but it has developed rust around the inside of the sunroof frame assembly. I keep it closed at almost all times, and I've found no actual water in that area. Has anyone else out there had this problem, and what can be done about it?
  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 296
    Thank you for the replies. It was pretty easy to do it, on the 05 it's just a couple of latches. Now the problem is to figure out where the second cabin filter is. The manual I finally managed to get my hands on was for 01-04 Civic/CRV, and shows only the one behind the glove box. Would anyone give me a hint?
    Thanks.
  • minivan561minivan561 Posts: 23
    Hi. Are you saying that you mix acetone with gas?
  • kjakja Posts: 3
    Did you stop in at the dealer and ask about the noisy valves (only when warm). Any answer from the dealer that helped ?

    I ask because I have an appt. at dealer this friday, and would like to know what your dealer said....Thanks
  • jerrygeejerrygee Posts: 1
    Hello, all. I'm JerryGee from Queens, NY.We recently picked up an '06 EX in Silver Moss Metallic, and we're loving it. Just wish gas prices were lower so we'd drive it more often... ;)

    Anybody have any tips on how to repair or cover scratches on an EX wheel. A couple have appeared mysteriously (not from the curb)... :cry:

    Thanks and regards,
    -Jerry
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Hi. Are you saying that you mix acetone with gas?

    Used to. Now that all gasoline sold has Ethanol in it, acetone does not work. If you have access to no-ethanol gasoline, I have found 70 ml of Acetone to a tankful of gasoline will boost economy by 2-4 mpg in the CR-V.
  • tortuga1tortuga1 Posts: 2
    I have 166000KM on my CRV and just started having shifting problems from Park to Drive. Once I am out of park no problem but at times to get out of Park it takes time.

    How do I fix this ??
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    I have 166000KM on my CRV and just started having shifting problems from Park to Drive. Once I am out of park no problem but at times to get out of Park it takes time.

    How do I fix this ??


    Do you park on a hill? Do you apply parking brake BEFORE setting transmission into "park?"
  • stevec10stevec10 Posts: 10
    Per my 26 April post, I have a 2005 CRV that does the same thing. I stopped by my dealership on 27 April the service mgr. kept the CRV all afternoon and heard the tapping but only for a few seconds not long enough to locate where the sound came from. I took it to the dealer again this morning because they wanted the car all day, however the engine did not make the tapping sound. The service mgr said Honda has not heard of this problem before. Please let me know what you find out.
  • reelestatereelestate Posts: 1
    New to forum, need help. '05 Crv-Lx developed vibration at about 25,000 miles (no problem before). Put new set of tires on and had brake rotors turned - no change. Took to Honda dealer on 3-1-06 and they still have it as of today. So far (not in sequential order)- replaced both front axles, front engine mount, 4 wheel alignment, Phase match and balance tires on vehicle (2 times), tried 4 new steel wheels and tires, tried 4 new alloy wheels and tires, resurfaced rotors (again). Locals have consulted with honda techline 5-7 times, requested field engineer 2 times (last time was 4-28). Told me today to call honda customer care to try and help get engineer down - I called this afternoon - so far no reply. Last time I had to leave message threatening to call superior to get call back. 2 questions, 1) any similar problems and 2) how do I get new car or buy-back because I'll never trust this car again? P.S. Wife has '02 CRV-EX with 83k miles and loves it. Thanks
  • mcdermottmcdermott Posts: 29
    Sky:
    Would you be kind enough to give us a step-by-step instruction on how to change the cabin filters? On my 2005 CR-V I removed the glovebox hinges and looked inside. Actually, I don't see anything that even looks like a cabin filter in there.
    Clearly I'm not technically inclined, but I would like to learn how to change the filters myself. Your assistance will be appreciated.
    Regards,
    Jack McDermott
  • tortuga1tortuga1 Posts: 2
    No.. it happens on flat or slope..engage brakes then shift to park
  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 296
    Oh, boy, me giving technical advice - what has the world come to :D
    Anyway, once you release and lower down the glove box you should see the covering plate, right above a round thing with a label (OK, it's fine for everybody to r.o.f.l. here). There is a plastic latch on its left side of the plate, sticking out to the right of a gray electrical plug and above a black electrical plug (nothing to do with the filter, just using those as a landmarks). Release the latch by pushing it to the right and pulling out. The plate should come off. Now you'd be looking at the black plastic casing of the first filter. It has a little jab on the right, next to another jab for the second filter. Pull it out, comes straight out, but when it's almost out you just might need to jiggle it a bit/pull down, because it reaches the inside of the dash. Set it aside and slide out the second filter, which is going to be in that same hole to the right, holding the little jab mentioned above. Slide to the left and pull out. Now just need to remove and discard the paper part of the filter and put the new one, making sure the "AIR FLOW" arrow points in the right direction (down). Install in the reverse order. Hope this helps. Let us know if it worked.
    Chris
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Sky:
    Would you be kind enough to give us a step-by-step instruction on how to change the cabin filters? On my 2005 CR-V I removed the glovebox hinges and looked inside. Actually, I don't see anything that even looks like a cabin filter in there.
    Clearly I'm not technically inclined, but I would like to learn how to change the filters myself. Your assistance will be appreciated.
    Regards,
    Jack McDermott


    From the 2003 CR-V OWNER's MANUAL, page 275 Some "smart person" at Honda removed most of the maintenance items from the OWNER's MANUAL.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    New to forum, need help. '05 Crv-Lx developed vibration at about 25,000 miles (no problem before). Put new set of tires on and had brake rotors turned - no change. Took to Honda dealer on 3-1-06 and they still have it as of today. So far (not in sequential order)- replaced both front axles, front engine mount, 4 wheel alignment, Phase match and balance tires on vehicle (2 times), tried 4 new steel wheels and tires, tried 4 new alloy wheels and tires, resurfaced rotors (again). Locals have consulted with honda techline 5-7 times, requested field engineer 2 times (last time was 4-28). Told me today to call honda customer care to try and help get engineer down - I called this afternoon - so far no reply. Last time I had to leave message threatening to call superior to get call back. 2 questions, 1) any similar problems and 2) how do I get new car or buy-back because I'll never trust this car again? P.S. Wife has '02 CRV-EX with 83k miles and loves it. Thanks

    The lemon law is state dependant, but most are limited to 2 years or 24,000 miles.

    Have the dealer change the rear differential fluid, see if that helps the vibration.
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