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Honda CR-V Maintenance and Repair



  • jpurdyjpurdy Posts: 1
    I have had my 04 cr-v in at the dealership 2 times this week for the exact same thing (because they didn't find the problem the first time).

    I talked to the service manager (who drives one as well) and he advised me that there is a vent at the rear right of the vehicle. It is for the differential and the drive train. Aparently when it gets cold/damp or very warm, pressure builds up in those areas and this is where the gasses are vented. It smells just like burning rubber. He said every CR-v will do it as well as many other Honda models. It is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.

    I just hope he is right.
  • phisherphisher Posts: 175
    I'm now leaning towards the michelin just because of the $60 rebate. I'll probably go with the hydroedge like you or the MX4 but will double check for the reviews. Anything is better than the Dullers that came on it.
  • gmoney2gmoney2 Posts: 31
    Our rear differential needed new fluid after about 17K miles, making these gear tooth noises on sharp turns. Did you experience this as well?

    My CRV has about 18k miles on it, and I haven't experienced the problem with the rear diff yet (and hopefully won't)...although, I know a lot of people in this forum have.
  • hello can u help me i have a 53reg crv and its just started making a wirring nosie on tick over and when driving the noise increases with more revs
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,798
    hello can u help me i have a 53reg crv and its just started making a wirring nosie on tick over and when driving the noise increases with more revs

  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Something about a new registration scheme that was introduced in 2003 in England. I forget if it made it easier to import cars or reduced prices across the board or what. So I'm guessing that Lambypie's CR-V is 5 years old or newer.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,798
    Thank you for the explanation.
  • Does the 2002 crv have a timing belt or chain? dealer said i should change it at 90,000 miles i thought it was a chain. Does anyone know the recomended change of belt or chain thanks Mark
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,880

    2001 and older have belts..

    You usually change the chain when it breaks.. :surprise:


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  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    you mean, you usually change the car when it breaks. :blush:
  • fleetfleet Posts: 3
    Does anyone know how Honda calculates the maintenance for the 2008 CR-V? I'm pretty sure that it's based on fuel consumption but it would be nice to know the figures.
  • We have a 2002 CRV, but bought it used so we don't have the manual. Some of the interior lights stopped working, like at night, the AC controls don't light up. In addition, one of the taillights stopped working. Could this be a fuse issue? Just trying to get an idea of what it could be before taking it to the mechanic.
  • terryp1terryp1 Posts: 55
    Does anyone here have any experience going through an automated carwash with an '07's nifty little licorice stick of an antenna in the center of the rear portion of the roof? I'd hate to have it snapped off.
  • lzclzc Posts: 483
    I believe that oil change recommendations are based on (mostly) engine rpm. My first change came after a full year year of freeway driving. 12,000 miles and the oil life indicator still showing 40%.
  • lzclzc Posts: 483
    The manual recommends you unscrew the antenna before going through a car wash. The car is shipped with a snap-on cover protecting the mounting. I guess the prep guys at most dealers just toss them, although someone said theirs was left in the glove box. I requested one from a parts clerk and now snap it on for extra protection.
  • richk6richk6 Posts: 87
    My 07 CRV manual says to change the oil after one year regardless of the oil life indicator reading or mileage.
  • lzclzc Posts: 483
    That's why I had the oil changed at one year even though the maintenance minder indicated oil life remaining at 40%.
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    That is a lot of miles. I'd make sure I was checking the level every x stops to the Gas Station. I very much doubt the maintenance system monitors the oil level, and so, an issue that goes un-knoticed could result in you running the engine low of oil. Not good.
  • Got a 1997 CR-V used. auto transmission. 75,000miles. no manual. and don't know how old the timing belt is. Anybody can tell me what's the schedule for changing timing belt? If I take it to a technician, is there a way to find out the age of the timing belt without a huge labour involved? Thanks a lot. :shades:
  • Here is a link to the web-based version of the 1997 CR-V owner's manual on Honda's website. They call for timing belt replacement every 60k miles/100k kilometers.
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    I've got a 99 CRV and my owner's manual says 105K miles or 7 years, so sounds like yours is due, due to the fact of it's age. Don't forget to also have them do the water pump and all accessory belts. They have to take them off anyway so there's no additional labor for those.

    Also, no idea how to tell if it's already been changed.
  • zswxzswx Posts: 55
    I accidentally washed it in the washer for 40 minutes and now is trying to dry it with a blow dryer.

    My questions are:

    - If the key still works after dry, can I assume it is as reliable as before? What should I do to prevent bad things from happening in the future?

    - If the key doesn't work any more, where can I get a replacement and how much will it normally cost?

    Thanks a lot!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    If you rinsed off any soap and gently dried the dismantled unit then you have a good chance that it will function normally.

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  • Thanks to dewaltdakota and mikefm58. $828 is gone today! I took my CRV to a Honda Dealership. Replacing timing belts cost me $513.21 [$445.50(labor) + $67.71(part)] and replacing water pump cost me $176.08 [$53(labor)+$123.08(part)]. Then plus TAX. I was told one of the front spring is broken, so to order that part, another $135! Ouch!!! Am I ripped off?
  • zswxzswx Posts: 55
    Thanks! It works now.
  • 1>If I lock my car with remote, then I unlock it with key, the alarm goes on, is that normal? What If my remote battery running out? How to prevent it happening?
    2>Acceleration, big delay when going uphill! I was told it is a flaw by design. Is that right?
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    That seems a bit high, mine was $650 and included the timing belt, water pump, accessory belts, and they gave me a rental car for the day. If I were you, I would demand the $53 labor for the water pump back. They have to take the old one off anyway, so there should be no additional labor for that. What they did is charged you book rate for a water pump replacement which is probably about 1/2 an hour labor.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,880
    1) Correct... if you lock with remote, unlock with remote.. If your remote is going bad, then don't use it... .stick with the key.

    2) '97 with an automatic?... They are pretty slow.. but, if uphill acceleration seems abnormal, then the transmission is the first thing I would check (not downshifting?).


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  • I am having the same back brake light issue with my 2002 CRV. The center light comes on as well as everything except the two side lights. I do not see a fuse labeled brake lights and have already changed the bulbs. Does anyone have an answer for this? It would be very helpful!
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