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Jul 25, 2006 (1:37 pm)
Hi, I have a 1998 Honda CRV with 61,000 miles on it and the engine light just came on today. It still starts and runs, butI'm kind of freaking out...I'm a college student and I really don't have the money to pay for a bunch of super expensive tests to figure out what's wrong. Does anyone have any advice on what do to? I just bought the car like 2 months ago and it has no manual.
#4666 of 6957 It is rear diff fluid!
Jul 25, 2006 (11:42 pm)
My honda did same thing and I got the run around from 6 shops saying different things...cv joints...alignment....etc..after a alignment...new tires...the transmission shop that put in a new tranny (at 30k miles....thats a different story) said I needed a new drive line after they took it all apart...then he called me to say he found a recall notice from honda that said it was the rear differential fluid.....so he changed that first $100....no more turning problems....he was amazed and said he never thought that was what was wrong..... I have a 97 crv and finally just paid it off.....why so long.....because I have paid almost $6,000 fixing it and it still runs like crap....I bought it as a repo with 3k miles and no warrenty....HUGE MISTAKE......good luck (now I need to post my newest problem)
#4667 of 6957 Fixed Honda crv but no help for new problem
Jul 26, 2006 (12:07 am)
To all crv owners...I haved read your posts probably can help you since I have already been there....my crv 1997 3k miles repo no warrenty...30k miles..NEW TRANNY..NEXT....noise when turning....finally fixed...REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID...don't let them fool you by saying cv joints or alignment...blah blah blah...fixed those....its not...NEXT..Noise when braking...if brake pads okay...BRAKE DUST...but it comes back right away until you have them cleaned again and again and again....still no final solution....check engine light comes on...its your gas cap...open it and retighten....should go away after awhile...NOW BIGGEST PROBLEM...my car idles like crap...sounds like it is about to stall out...becomes worse when I turn on the AC.....engine light came on....$600 for a new ignition module....fixed..paid...drove away...same prob...light back on.....sooooo...they just have to reset my computer..okay ....no prob for 2 months.....then same thing all over without check engine light...need to clean fuel injecters...$240...didnt help.....then fuel filters..then flush fuel...no help.....$1000 bucks and 1 yr later my car sounds worse...I lost all power on freeway the other day...(car didnt stall though)hit gas peddle..nothing.....It idles awful really bad mostly when I have AC turned on.....ANYONE HAVE A CLUE.....I have now been told oxygen sensor, fuel pump, cat.converter...it varys from shop to shop....please help
#4668 of 6957 Re: Fixed Honda crv but no help for new problem [mandi827]
Jul 26, 2006 (5:48 am)
Just curious but what kind of repair facilities are you taking your CRV to? Personally if it is a Honda dealer, I would hold them accountable and talk to the service manager. It sounds as if they are guessing and when you go into a repair facility and you tell them to correct a problem, they have a responsibility to fix it....and if they don't, then I think they have a financial responsibility to reimburse you for the failed repair.
#4669 of 6957 Re: engine light? [mandiemae]
Jul 26, 2006 (9:50 am)
The obvious is to make sure the gas cap is tightened as Hondas are noted for being peculiar with that. If that's not it, take your CRV in to a local auto parts store such as Autozone or Advance Discount and ask if they can "run the
codes" for your check engine light. They'll do it for free and print out a few things that affect the particular code. If you're handy with tools or know someone who is, you can save yourself a bundle. They did this for my 98 Mustang and it was an O2 sensor, saved me about $300 from going to the dealer.
#4670 of 6957 Re: engine light? [mandiemae]
Jul 26, 2006 (10:42 am)
Check your gas cap and make sure it is on tight and that the cap and the tube it attaches to is clean so a good seal is made a loose fitting gas cap will cause a check engine light to come. You might have to buy a new gas cap as it may be defective but it is cheaper then going to the dealer for a estimate of repairs!! evanj
#4671 of 6957 Re: New CR-V sometimes won't crank [harold12]
Jul 27, 2006 (6:37 am)
I have just experienced the same problem on my 2005 CR-V with automatic transmission. Turned the key to the start position and . . . nothing, doesn't even try to start. After several more tries it just suddenly starts like nothing was ever wrong. This has happened three different times, including the morning I was taking it to the dealer, however once I got it there they were unable to replicate the problem. They too suggested the key on the keyring theory, but I haven't been able to test it because the car has started every time since then with the usual keys on the ring. I'd like to find a definitive answer as I was planning to take the car on a trip next month, but now am hesitant for fear of having problems again.
#4672 of 6957 Re: Bothersome "Tailgate" dashboard indicator light [crvman]
Jul 27, 2006 (8:53 am)
I think we may have discovered a widespread problem. I also have a 2006 CRV and had the same issue right off the lot. Initially the "tailgate open" light would flicker on when I made turns or hit bumps. I took it back to the dealer and they "fixed" it. A few weeks later the problem is back and worse than ever. Now it seems to stay on solidly except when I apply the brakes. I have an appointment to take the vehicle in to the service department on Monday. Hopefully Honda has put out a bulletin on how to remedy this problem by now.