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#2722 of 6957 Re: 1997 honda cr-v died while driving [rhodyv]
Apr 14, 2005 (9:28 am)
Of course, replacing the timing belt is a "must" maintenance item, for many OHC cars, and trucks too. Any engines that doesn't have a timing chain, has a timing belt. Replacement around 70k sounds right. There's no way to avoid it, no matter what - replace it or you'll stop one day. Hopefully, yours isn't one of those "interference" engines - if the belt breaks on one of thee, it means bent valves and/or cracked pistons! Ouch!
Fuel pumps usually go out on vehicles driven by people that drive all the way to "empty". If you ever actually run out of gas, you're taking months off the life of your fuel pump. It's designed to be cooled by the gasoline flowing thru it. If it runs dry, it can burn up very quickly.
#2723 of 6957 Re: '04 CR-V - CAN'T SEE the A.C. (green) LED ON DIAL [blueiedgod]
Apr 14, 2005 (10:53 am)
Are your headlights on? If so then the A/C button is dimmed for night driving. If your headlights are not on and you still have hard time seeing the a/c button:
a) something is wrong and you need to address that at the dealer
b) tint the windows
c) you are wearing polarized sunglasses.
YES, I always drive with headlights ON during the DAY, especially here in Florida, so obviously that small LED indicator is dimmed as you said. But even at night it's still dim... I think due to a slight parallax of the actual light source that is quite a bit away from the lens. Plus....... I'm gettin' older and my eyes aren't what they used to be.
Funny you mentioned window tinting.... a real necessity here in the South, but quite a bit "overkilled" by so many who have gone well past the legal limits of dark tint to near "pitch black" windows. Cops hate it, and justly so !!
Guess I'll just have to find the wire to the small LED and relay it to an automotive #1034 taillight bulb mounted on my dash ......... just kidding !! But seriously, it IS difficult to see. I was hoping that perhaps the '05's may have had a slightly "larger" LED or something, and I could retrofit the newer knob.
#2724 of 6957 '05 SE Pinging
Apr 14, 2005 (12:56 pm)
Hi. I have a SE with 1100 miles on it. While driving, or in idle, I sometimes hear a loud "ping" from under the front passenger seat area. Any idea of what causes this? Appreciate any information!
#2725 of 6957 Re: 1997 honda cr-v died while driving [ecotrklvr]
Apr 14, 2005 (5:13 pm)
" Replacement around 70k sounds right "
The owner's manual for my '99 CRV says replacement at 105K miles, which I did just before it hit that. I also replaced the acc. belts, water pump, and had the valves adjusted.
Apr 14, 2005 (6:12 pm)
I sit corrected. You're ahead of the curve once again.
My '87 Mazda B2200 was spec'd to change in less miles than that, as was my '86 Mazda 626 GT. I guess belts are getting better.
Seriously, folks, listen to mikefm58 and others who recommend the 30k (maximum) valve adjustments. Even thought the manual doesn't call for it, there are dozens of posting on this and other forums of people that paid the price for not doing so. And now Honda seems to be stepping up with fixing some problems as well. For the record, it was 1999 (thru 2001) when Honda added the HP that made the valves more prone to tightening up. This power increase was done by increasing the peak HP RPM at the same torque. To do this, they had to use stronger valve return springs. That's what my race-engine builder friends tell me the root cause it - the steel valve seats get pounded into the aluminum head when the springs are too strong.
It doesn't do it to but a small percentage of CR-V's, but why take the chance? I did my own adjustment twice - the second time in under 30 minutes. Total parts cost less than $20.
#2727 of 6957 Re: mikefm58 [ecotrklvr]
Apr 14, 2005 (6:27 pm)
" 30k (maximum) valve adjustments."
I didn't know about the valve issue until just a few months ago, no idea how I missed it. But some of the regulars here "showed me the ways" when I scoffed at no issues with gen one. To be honest, I never had my valves adjusted until the 105K service and never had any burned valve problems (Thank you Lord).
I only put 12K miles per year on my CRV (now that I bought a bike) and will now have it done every 2 years. Dealer charges me $87. I consider myself a do-it-yourselfer, but with limits.
#2728 of 6957 Re: 1997 honda cr-v died while driving [mikefm58]
Apr 15, 2005 (9:29 am)
sorry, it's true.
I had a timing belt die earlier than recommended change on both a 91 Accord and a 92 Acura Integra---could have just been that part in that "era" I suppose.
#2729 of 6957 Left turn, noise from right front wheel area..
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 15, 2005 (11:29 am)
I know this isn't an extremely common problem, but I had it.. It was only mildly annoying, as it only happened during hard left U-turns.. Unfortunately, I do this every morning dropping my child off at school..
A few months back, someone on this board mentioned there was a TSB on it.. Something to do with a motor mount.. Today, I was in for an oil change at my dealer, and asked the service advisor about it.. He said he wasn't familiar with it, but would check the computer for it..
Sure, enough... he found the TSB.. Something about the engine being just slightly offset and rubbing against something.. (I'm real specific here, I know..). Anyway, before doing the fix, they inspected every other piece of the suspension and brakes to make sure it couldn't be something else. The fix involved loosening a motor mount, shifting the engine slightly to its original intended position, then re-tightening the motor mount.. It is only a half-hour job (free, in my case)...... and, it worked!!
Just an FYI... and, no.. I didn't get the TSB number... but, he didn't have any trouble finding it..
#2730 of 6957 Oil change problems
Apr 15, 2005 (5:52 pm)
I have a 2002 EX with 33,000 miles. After every other oil change or so I have to go back to the dealer because of oil drips. Each time the problem is fixed, but this time they replaced the filter and told me it might drip for another day or so because there was oil up in the frame. I don't really feel comfortable with this explanation because of the engine fires with the '03 and 04' cars (I don't know about the '05 models). It seems to me that if the problem was fixed there shouldn't be any more dripping. Any thoughts on this? Should I wait it out a day or so to see if the dripping stops or go back to the dealer?
#2731 of 6957 Re: Oil change problems [fjb60]
Apr 15, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Sounds like they've got idiots that do the oil change.