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#4270 of 6957 Re: 5 Speed RPMs when Shifting [mpvinva]
Mar 12, 2006 (7:41 pm)
I have a new '06 CR-V that seems to behave differently than any other manual I have driven. When the clutch pedal is depressed to shift, the engine RPMs remain at the current engine speed and stay there longer than what I consider normal, before dropping off. It is like the clutch disengages too slowly, although the pedal is all the way depressed. When shifting at higher RPMs it seems more pronounced and you can see the tach actually increase in speed a bit before finally dropping off. Is this similiar to other owners of 5-speeds? I hate wasting my time at the Dealership if this isn't uncharacteristic. Thanks.
I wonder how old and what make was your previous ride. Honda does hang a little in the RPM's when shifting. I had it in the 1999 Civic, 2001 CR-V, 2002 Civic, and 2005 CR-V.
#4271 of 6957 Re: Headlamp Bulb replacement [marengomarty]
Mar 12, 2006 (7:44 pm)
I have a 2005 Honda CR-V I bought new, now the drivers side head light is out! New bulbs are not available at a car parts store! I did get the plug off the back and the rubber seal but can't get the spring loaded holder off that keeps the bulb in place! What the manual says is not enough info!!!
Has anybody any wisdom on how to get the thingy off? I tried to purchase a repair manual, but they are not yet available!
What kind of a parts store is this that does not have H1 bulbs?
Press the spring to unlock and move it out of the way.
Mar 13, 2006 (6:31 am)
My driveway is on a slope, so after I park it I always pull the hand brake.
My question is the car/transmission suppose to make a loud click when I put the car in reverse to get out of the driveway? Thanks!
#4273 of 6957 Re: Transmission [redsox111]
Mar 13, 2006 (11:57 am)
If you put pressure on the "Park" lock pin, it will click/pop when forcing it out of Park. I too live on a very steep driveway and was just going over this with my wife (who always parks her Accord in the garage on nice level ground).
When putting a tranny into Park, a lock pin gets inserted into the tranny. If there is a lot of pressure on the pin, it can hard to get out of Park and make a significant pop/click when putting the vehicle into gear... and it can hurt the Park pin over time.
What is happening is that you are forcing that Park pin to hold the vechicle and using the emergency brake as a backup. It should be the other way around with the brakes doing the holding and the Park pin serving as a backup.
The correct solution is to NOT put that much pressure on the Park pin. Pull into your driveway, keep your foot on the brake, put on the emergency brake, put the car in Park, and turn off the ignition.
When getting going again, reverse the process: Put your foot on the brake, start the vehicle, take it out of Park, and release the emergency brake. Let the brakes do the work!
My wife would get into the vehicle, take off the emergency brake (letting the vehicle roll back an inch and putting a lot of pressure on the pin) and then wonder why it seems harder to take it out of Park. It took her a couple of times but it finally sank in.
No click, no pressure, no distress on the pin.
#4274 of 6957 Re: 2006 CRV EX - traction
Mar 13, 2006 (1:05 pm)
Is this the fun part? I have to say that the good advice from others is well worth the prerequisite abuse from the god guy.
#4275 of 6957 Re: Transmission [scegla]
Mar 14, 2006 (9:13 am)
Thanks so much for that explanation, I always wondered what was the correct way to do this.. I too park on a steep driveway.
#4276 of 6957 Re: 5 Speed RPMs when Shifting [blueiedgod]
Mar 14, 2006 (3:56 pm)
The last Honda I had was a 1987 Accord, it didn't do it. I currently have a '92 Toyota Paseo and an '02 Jetta, neither of which do either. When I've been driving the other cars and get into the CRV it really seems unusual in comparison. The CR-V engine kind of "revs" for a second or so before losing RPMs and its audibly noticeable. The other cars RPMS dive almost immediately when the clutch is depressed and the only engine noise is the sound of the engine going south.
#4277 of 6957 Air Bag Sensors
Mar 15, 2006 (7:35 pm)
I am trying to find out how the air bags on a CR-V work. I have a 2004 CR-V and I was in an accident where I was hit in the rear end. Some people have told me that the air bag should have gone off and some say no, it will not go off if hit from behind only if I am hit in the front.
Can anyone tell me if there are sensors in the rear of a 2004 CR-V?
Thanks so much for any info you can give!!!
#4278 of 6957 Re: Air Bag Sensors [rbl00]
Mar 15, 2006 (7:54 pm)
When you are hit from the rear, your body is pushed back against the seatback and headrest absorbing the impact. The airbag should inflate during a frontal collision when your body is pushed forward to absorb the impact.
I don't believe there are any rear sensors to inflate the front airbags.
#4279 of 6957 Re: Air Bag Sensors [rbl00]
Mar 16, 2006 (6:18 am)
There is no reason for the air bags to go off when you are rear ended. The air bags are there to prevent you from slamming into the steering wheel when you adbruptley stop the forward motion, such as you rear ending someone. In many new cars the air bags won't go off if the seat belts are not on.