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Honda CR-V Maintenance and Repair

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  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 296
    Yep, just general blah-blah about the filter. Kept the wiper blade replacement though :)
    P.S. The link doesn't load, was just curious to see it.
  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 296
    A, got it. Wow, would have been nice if they had left that in the 05 Manual.
  • dabbaddabbad Posts: 2
    Thermostat for a '97 should be 170 degrees. There are some that go to 180, but OEM specs call for 170 degees. Check Rockauto.com
    They will show an OEM thermostat at 170 and a lot of others at 180. Hope that helps.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,797
    Yep, just general blah-blah about the filter. Kept the wiper blade replacement though
    P.S. The link doesn't load, was just curious to see it.


    Yeah, edmunds is funny about secure links. I see you figured it out, just delete the http:// part up to https://

    Honda probably figured that since only 5-10% of the new car owners ever open the manual and only 3-5% actually read it and comprehend, why bother. Saves them on printing costs and paper, and people who really want to know will buy the Helms manual anyway, because it is more comprehensive.
  • steverstever Ex Yooper, just arrived in New MexicoPosts: 40,550
    The link pastes in here fine for me - your first link had extra http:// stuff in it for some reason.

    Here it is again:

    techinfo Honda

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  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 296
    Yep, totally agree with you. It is sad though... For me one of the treats that come with buying a new car, along with the (real) "new car smell", is reading the New Manual. I mean, if you bought a new car, it's most probably an upgrade from what u had up to now, not to mention the improvements that were added for the last 4-5 years. So wouldn't you want to get acquainted with all that and take a full advantage of that fine piece of automotive engineering that you paid a sizeable chunk of do...?
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,797
    So wouldn't you want to get acquainted with all that and take a full advantage of that fine piece of automotive engineering that you paid a sizeable chunk of do...?

    Logical people would think so.
  • minivan561minivan561 Posts: 23
    Hi. I have a 2006 CRV LX AWD. When the vehicle is just about to stop (speedometer right near zero), I always hear a small click/thunk (like a solenoid actuating) coming from the dashboard area. I can actually feel it through the steering wheel. Does anyone else notice this? Thanks.
  • crv139crv139 Posts: 41
    has anyone have a problem with gas gauge not being right on
  • therivertheriver Posts: 68
    I don't think this is the same as minivan561 problem, but I have an 04 with 30K. Sometimes when I am backing out of driveway or things like that and turn my wheel I hear a thunk/clunk which is clearly coming from the front right side. Does not do it over bumps or anyother time, just when there is a combination of turning wheel at the right momemnt - most notably backing or taking sharp turns. ANy thoughts. HAve changed rear diffrential long time ago and this is completely different sound
  • kathyc1kathyc1 Posts: 138
    I looked for this original message because my 2002 Civic EX was having a clicking noise. Only this noise was quite often, whether hot or cold, though seemed more so when cold. I could hear it when the car was moving too. Took it to the dealer but they couldn't hear it, so a month later took it in again because it was really bothering me. They said it was the timing belt pre-tensioner (?) I believe and something to do with the water pump. I don't know if this is also your problem or not, but wouldn't hurt to ask your dealer about the timing belt. This was the 2nd big problem in a year for this car (the struts failed a year ago) so I traded it in for my 2003 CR-V.
  • rockycow33rockycow33 Posts: 76
    I bet those back yard mechanics who change their of pollen filter do it yearly. It is hard to believe that a filter can get so dirty, moldy (yes moldy) with so much crap in it in a year. My two cents to all of the great people who use the Edmunds Boards is change the pollen filters yearly, money well spent!
  • gmoney2gmoney2 Posts: 31
    You are right, it is a solenoid. It's the reverse lockout solenoid so you can't put the car into reverse when it's moving forward. When you come to a stop (or almost a complete stop), the lockout disengages, enabling you to put your car in reverse. I, too, noticed this on my 2006 CRV SE, and inquired about it, and this is what I was told. In other words, it's normal.
  • peggy5peggy5 Posts: 3
    I read this post today. I have the same problem I think, and that is why I wanted to ask you..is this noise kind of a howling sound when you brake? My mechanic said he cleaned dust off the brakes but the noise is still there. He also said he adjusted the brakes somewhat. He said to bring it back if it didn't help, well I am going to but I just wanted to see what you found out!!! thanks.
  • honcrv222honcrv222 Posts: 1
    Hi, I also have a 2006 crv lx awd and I also notice the click sound when my car comes to a near stop. But my car
    makes a rubbing(like a sandpaper sound) when everytime I
    start my car and put in drive(d) and reach around 5-10 mph then the rubbing sound kicks in then it goes away. does your cr-v have the same problem? Anybody have any clues?
    Thanks.
  • romanmromanm Posts: 34
    Thanks. So much info in this '03 Manual that I don't have in my '05 Manual. I am definitely going to print it out and read.

    Does it mean that '02 Manual has even more info? :)
  • lormsonlormson Posts: 2
    Last week at 51,000 miles, my compressor exploded. Honda gave me an estimate of $2,500 and offered to pay half. I'm sorry, but by the number of posts I'm finding, Honda should have recalled the 2003-2003 Honda CRV for A/C problems. How many Honda's have to have A/C problems before Honda will take action and live up to their name?
  • cal_ravencal_raven Posts: 8
    I might have missed others talking about the throttle position sensors problems on CR-Vs sorry if this is old news. My 2002 CR-V check engine light came on the other day and started acting strange. I took it to the dealer and they said " Oh its the Throttle position sensor CODE PO122 is bad and they must replace the whole throttle body. The estimate was $1200. They did not know that my sister had the same problem last month and Honda covered all of it. I ask the service tec why they would not cover it as my sister " at a different dealer" They said its over 36000 miles. I called honda of america and got the same round around. I then called to talk to the service manager, got his voice mail and left he a message about my problem. About 1 hour later the dealer called and said they do the work for free. My CR-V has 67,000 miles on it and a lot of other CR-V owners are having this same problem. Don't give up, Honda has a problem with this part and are quietly trying to cover it up.
  • lizzyslizzys Posts: 7
    So I'm reading all of these issues with CR-V A/C units. What are the symptoms that they are portraying? I have an 2003 CR-V with 35,000 miles on it, no problems yet, but I'm wondering what I have to look foward to
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    If you hear a loud bang under your dash, that's the compressor exploding inside. I've heard that turning your A/C on in the winter (heat setting on high so you don't freeze) is recommended.
  • crvcagirlcrvcagirl Posts: 1
    I have a '05 CRV EX. For the past 2 months, I hear noises coming from the rear wheels when I make tight turns. I especially hear it when I'm in a parking structure and I'm making a turn? I've read on this forum that it might be the rear fluid and it just needst to be replaced. If so, doest his fall under the warranty I bought? Anyone know how much it costs? Thank you.
  • therenfeldtherenfeld Posts: 3
    I originated this situation and have went thru the changing of the phone charger with no help. I have further troubleshoot it and have came to this situation. The battery reads 12.6 volts with just the ignition on without the engine running. 13.2 running. Anyway the only time it blows the fuse is when cell phone or inverter are plugged in during the start operation. If I plug them in after start no problem. Also interesting is they run ok with just the ignition on without the engine running. Can not find a honda site which I can submit this to. Anyway I know how to work around it now. This is only on my CRV but no other cars in our family of other makes??????????
  • minivan561minivan561 Posts: 23
    In my 2006 CRV LX 4WD, I get a clunk/slight rubbing sound from the front when driving forward the first couple of feet. I believe it's due to the brake caliper clearance, which is normal. I get the same sound from my 2005 Odyssey EX. Some have reported that the dealer can fix this, but the brakes are fine without any fix.
  • lormsonlormson Posts: 2
    I too heard a loud noise but at the time thought I must have run over something....I couldn't figure out what it was. Then the car was running sluggish and the air stopped working. I was completely surprised when they told me the compressor blew up....$2,500.00. I have them down to paying 75% of the bill but I still think the cars should be recalled and fixed for free. Good luck when you hit about 51,000 miles.
  • kwodonnellkwodonnell Posts: 3
    I just got back from the Honda dealer where I was told that the A/C compressor on my '03 CRV will cost me $1,600 dollars. I'm furious. I had the A/C go out on me while the car was still under warranty but they just recharged it. Now the whole thing is blown. It's comforting to hear that I am not alone. A quick google of "CRV A/C problem" gets me a ton of hits. Clearly this is a defect and hopefully Honda Canada will cover it. The dealer was no help at all, they charged me $100 but tell me it'll cost $1,600 more. Argh!
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,794
    "I just got back from the Honda dealer where I was told that the A/C compressor on my '03 CRV will cost me $1,600 dollars. I'm furious. I had the A/C go out on me while the car was still under warranty but they just recharged it. Now the whole thing is blown. It's comforting to hear that I am not alone. A quick google of "CRV A/C problem" gets me a ton of hits. Clearly this is a defect and hopefully Honda Canada will cover it. The dealer was no help at all, they charged me $100 but tell me it'll cost $1,600 more. Argh!"

    Now is the time for anyone still in the warranty period to pick up the extended warranty... it can be ordered so long as you have less than 3 yrs / 36K miles.
  • swycswyc Posts: 2
    My 2002 CRV's A/C also blew. They replaced the whole system at no charge. It has 47k miles. Used alot in the desert of Southern Calif. Evidently Honda is starting to step up to the plate.
  • swycswyc Posts: 2
    compressor will freeze up. Engine will die at idle when this happens. Turn a/c off to save clutch. It happens quickly. My CRV blew at 47k. Honda paid. Also the valve timing solenoid valve went recently. I had to pay
  • blusiameseblusiamese Posts: 3
    I have a 2004 CR-V that came with Bridgestone Dueler tires. I have 25000 miles on mine and the tires need replacing. I am not happy with this! I, too, have had them balanced, rotated, and aligned at the required intervals. Mine started showing serious wear at about 21000 miles. A service rep at my local Honda dealer did say that he has seen this with other CR-V's but did tell me I would have to speak with the service manager and bring my car in to show him. I haven't done it yet, but probably will this coming week.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,679
    Save yourself some grief and buy a new set of tires... No service manager is going to do anything for you on a set of tires that have 25K miles..

    I agree... The Duelers are crappy tires... I ditched mine at 30K... But, your local service manager has ZERO ability to do anything about it.. or interest for that matter..

    Fortunately, 205/70-15 tires are not that expensive.. You'll be so happy with your new set, in comparison to the Duelers, that you will forget all about the cost...

    regards,
    kyfdx

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