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#6285 of 6957 Re: I need to replace timing belt on my 1999 CR-V [lou777]
Jul 02, 2009 (8:59 am)
I need to replace timing belt and water pump on my 1999 CR-V. I am not familiar with this task other than bits and pieces told to me by a helpful mechanic. I've also bought 3 belts (alternator, etc.) since it makes sense to replace these too. Also, do I need to replace the tensioner and do I need some kind of yellow glue for some engine seals? Is there a free website that has step by step instructions on how to do this?
Since you stand saving $600 on labor y doing it your self, may I suggest purchasing the official Honda manual from Helm Corporation. Also, since you already are there, might as well replace the water pump. Even though it is not worn out, it will save you time by not having to replace it 50,000 miles later.
#6286 of 6957 Re: crv exl 09 drivers seat problem [extell1]
Jul 03, 2009 (6:53 am)
I have the uncomfortable driver seat in my 08 Pilot also.
Always feel a pressure point on my right hip pocket area. It still same even I changed the sitting cushioning underneath the fabric with the OEM Honda one ordered online from www.bernadiparts.com. Paid another $100 the auto upholstery guy to do replacement.
I brought it to the dealer and got the usual reply: "nothing wrong with the seat", "that's how it comes with". What a waste of time.
Now my only solution is put an extra sheep skin cover (bought at Costco) on top the driver seat to minimize the un-comfort. Seat is a simple thing and Honda can't make it work right, yuck.
#6287 of 6957 Re: 2004 CRV Rear Suspension Clunk [tomk17]
Jul 10, 2009 (7:39 am)
The clunk was the rear sway bar bushings which I suspected. I could bang on the sway bar in back and simulate the noise. The dealer has learned that they should (and did) replace the connecting links (small 1/4" links that run vertically from the sway bar up to some other suspension part) at the same time or the sound gets even worse. For $235 it's done. Since I rarely spend any moneu on the CRV was well worth it.
Also had them mount some Pirelli P4 tire that I purchased on-line and do a 4 wheel alignment. Runs / rides great. Paid only $64 for the upsized 215-70-15 tires.
#6288 of 6957 Re: crv exl 09 drivers seat problem [bigdadi118]
Jul 11, 2009 (1:22 pm)
Easy diagnosis/cure. Both you and extell1 have too big a wad of cash in your hip pocket. Send the extra to me - or alternately get an older BMW hobby car.
#6289 of 6957 Re: '09 CRV EXL - Sunroof Rattle within 50 miles [dmaccioc]
Jul 11, 2009 (3:49 pm)
Hi....I had the same issue......heard it the following day after purchase. Drove me crazy. My son is a gm mechanic and he offered to fix it for me but I was concerned it would void my warranty. The first time I brought it in they " adjusted and lubed the sunroof" track. Noise went away for a few days. Now bear in mind what they do and what they tell you they did may be two different things. The mechanic may get paid to "adjust" the sunroof" but normally do not get paid to put dynomat or foam in the headliner to stop the rattle. Brought it back a few weeks later and made the service guy drive the car with me in it to show him the rattle. Don't know what they "really" did but it has been gone for over 5 months now. I think they put extra foam pieces when the sunroof metal bracket pieces are but I can't be sure. Now I get a little hum in my drivers door once in a while. I think I will either leave it alone or let my son fix it. Since I only hear it once every couple of weeks it does not bother me that much. But that vibration/rattle right over your head by the sunroof that was making me HATE my brand new car. I think the crvs in general have a lot of squeaks and rattles. The loaner car they gave me had its own different squeaks and rattles going. I had a Dodge Aries K Car(don't laugh my 1st car and I had over 160,000 miles on it when it was totalled, Chevy Beretta, and Nissan Sentra. All of those cars were super quiet so I was surprised how noisy the Honda is. And yes I realize it is an SUV, I have been in other SUV's that are much quieter. But I do otherwise love my CRV. I would buy it again.So in short.........I know your post is a few months old..........Honda should be able to fix it.
#6290 of 6957 Rear Hatch Sensor 2003 CRV
Jul 15, 2009 (5:39 am)
A few years ago, the rear door/hatch sensor light was coming on, even though it was closed securely. Mentioned to (very good) dealer at check up and they said fixed but it wasn't. Now, out of warranty, it is constant - which would not be a huge issue except that the remote lock won't work because it thinks the rear hatch is open! Grrrr. And worse, now the key sticks going in. Had I known this would be a 3-6x per day aggravation, i would have taken care of it under warranty instead of letting it slide. Is this expensive/tough to fix? They thought they had it years ago and didn't. Thoughts? Thanks!
#6291 of 6957 Poor Driver seat in CRV 08 LX
Jul 18, 2009 (2:30 pm)
I bought my 2008 CRV in October of 08. The front driver seat is very poorly made. I feel the cross member on my butt. The dealer checked out the seat and reported to me that it is normal. Where can I get a better after market seat that will fit?
#6292 of 6957 Re: Poor Driver seat in CRV 08 LX [ordean59]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 18, 2009 (2:41 pm)
Check with an auto upholstery shop. They could probably rebuild the seat to fit you better.
#6293 of 6957 Re: Rear Hatch Sensor 2003 CRV [smith133]
Jul 18, 2009 (4:31 pm)
I know what you mean because my 08 Pilot driver seat also a pain in my butt at right pocket area, the place of middle seat joining the right lip.
#6294 of 6957 steering wheel vibrates at 30kms/h
Jul 19, 2009 (6:25 am)
I have a 1995 honda CRV, it vibrates once approaching 30km/h. the vibration ceases once the speed goes above that. what might be the reason? i have done wheel balancing and change tryes but the sitution has not improved.