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Oct 19, 2004 (8:21 am)
"I have a 1999 CRV that has been making noise in the rear for a while."
I hate to ask, but how long is "a while"? It sounds to me like the differential got chewed up. This will happen if the dual pump fluid goes bad and is not replaced. Just like an engine will seize if you don't change the oil. Read up with the link below:
varmint "Honda CR-V Owners: FAQ" Nov 22, 2003 1:10pm
I think this is the best course of action for you. The manual instructs owners to have the rear differential fluid changed every 90K miles. Frankly, this is a bogus recommendation. Owners have found that the fluid typically needs replacing between 30 and 50 thousand miles. Contact Honda and have them start a case for you. You might get them to offer a "goodwill" or partial extension on the warranty. Use the recommendation in the manual as part of your justification for the request.
They will probably resist, saying that a diff could not get completely chewed up unless you ignored the problem for a long time. Be reasonable and don't expect full warranty coverage. For example, they might pay for parts while you are responsible for labor.
Oct 19, 2004 (8:29 am)
On another note.. Does anyone think $3300 seems excessive? Kind of makes me glad that I have the extended Hondacare warrranty.
Oct 19, 2004 (8:55 am)
Yeah. I agree. A whole transmission probably wouldn't cost that much. If all they have to do is replace the rear diff, I would have expected something less than $2,000.
Now, if they have to replace the transfer case (on the tranny) as well as the rear differential... well... now that $3,300 figure starts to make sense. I'm not certain, but they may need to yank the engine and tranny just to get at those parts. Lots o labor.
#1977 of 6957 CRV Stuttering upon acceleration
Oct 20, 2004 (7:50 pm)
My wife's 98 CRV began stuttering upon acceleration yesterday. My first guess is bad gasoline, followed by fuel filter, and then fuel pump. When there is slow throttle input, the car will rev fine. When there is a lot of throttle input it revs fine.
Any takers? and is the fuel pump and filter in the tank?
#1979 of 6957 Re: CRV Stuttering upon acceleration [toddv]
Oct 22, 2004 (4:57 am)
and is the fuel pump and filter in the tank?
The fuel pump is in the tank. The fuel filter is in the engine compartment. It's mounted to the firewall to the right of the battery (in US CR-Vs).
#1980 of 6957 Stalling at Cold-Start
Oct 25, 2004 (10:05 am)
Have a '99 CR-V with 115K miles. Over last 6 mos., has developed stalling/stuttering illnes for first few minutes after morning startup or just about any cold startup. Starts fine; but put it in gear, it dies. Have to pump accelerator to keep it running, and/or keep one foot on brake and one foot on accel at traffic lights and stop signs. Idles horribly. Five minutes later, is OK. Problem less severe when gas tank is full. Spent $300 at dealer, absolutely no change. Any ideas?
#1981 of 6957 light oil
Oct 25, 2004 (8:53 pm)
Has anyone noticed an unussual color in the oil in thier cr-v.My wifes cr-v has 1,500 miles on it and i checked the oil for the first time today and was very surprised to find that it was a yellowish-greenish color,with a very thin texture.At first ithought that i was mistaken so i also cheked the oil for the first time in my suzuki xl-7,wiped them both on a white paper towel and compared.Sure enough the cr-v oil was much lighter and thinner than xl-7 oil.I called the dealerships service dept and was told to bring it in imidiatly.When i got thier the service menager took a look at the two oil samples and told that it was normal for the oil to be so light in a new car and that the other sample must be from a car with much higher milage.When i told him that the other car was also new and had under 3,000 miles he said that honda uses a special type of oil to break in thier engines.Needless to say i left the dealership feeling like a fool.However i have owned more than a few cars in my life and have done many of an oil changes on them and i have never seen any oil that is this color or of such a light texture. If anyone knows please answer.
Oct 25, 2004 (9:09 pm)
The break-in oil contains a molybdenum compound which should not change the amber color of fresh oil. The viscosity of 5W20 is verrry thin but it works in the engines made to use this oil. The color should not be toward the greenish side unless anifreeze or some type of dye used at the factory has contaminated the oil. Check level of antifreeze unless dealer has done so. Easiest fix, if you want peace of mind. Change oil and filter and check color. You are supposed to leave the breakin oil for at least 5k but, if you have a problem I am sure the Dino 5W20 oils on the market will afford the same properties as the so called break in oils. Hope this helps.
#1983 of 6957 Re: muxa [inkie]
Oct 26, 2004 (4:52 am)
< The color should not be toward the greenish side unless anifreeze >
Isn't Honda antifreeze red?