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#6885 of 6957 Your Personal experience with 2006 Honda CR-V automatic transmission Plz ?
Dec 27, 2012 (10:15 pm)
Hello guys ,
I dare request the valuable support of some connoisseurs in automatic transmission especially the Honda CR-V model year 2006 , I live in Algeria where 99% of cars are stick shift ,which means that in case of breakdown; fixing an automatic transmission here is a closed book to most mechanics , finding the right mechanic nationwide to fix an automatic driven car is like gold dust , at a pinch those who can afford it order and replace either a new automatic or manual gear box from France but wait 6 months or 12 months to set it up !
To which end , I am eager to buy my neighbor's Honda Cr-v year 2006 which shows 50.000 miles only .
See , this is gonna be a high stake deal although for I am positive Honda engine is a very sturdy & reliable as I own a civic since 6 years and no troubles at all aside from replacing brake pads , battery , tires , I am rather worried to death about the lifetime of the automatic transmission albeit I am rigorous with oil change...
Bottom line , I am craving to break my saving box to have have this neat gray CR-V and plan to keep it until 200 k miles yet people around me say I am going to throw my money down the drain or sign my own death contract , to make matters worse Honda left Algeria since 4 years now .
Thus , your feedback ladies & Gents would be very welcome and decisive as I am on the fence right now .
Much appreciated .
Adel TOUHAMI ,
Annaba / ALGERIA .
tel : +213 661 260 574
#6886 of 6957 Re: Your Personal experience with 2006 Honda CR-V automatic transmission Plz ? [adelair1]
Dec 28, 2012 (5:03 am)
You have nothing to worry about. As long as you change the transmission fluid every 15,000 miles the car will not likely to have problems. I have a 2006 automatic and have no problems with the transmission. Do have the valves adjusted every 30,000 miles as Hondas tend to have valve problems.
#6887 of 6957 Re: noise on starting [theriver]
Dec 28, 2012 (6:29 am)
I have the same problem. It happens when the ignition key is not turned fast enough. To eliminate the problem just turn the key quickly to start the engine and you wont have any more sizzling sound. This is not an uncommon problem with the CRVs.
#6888 of 6957 Re: Your Personal experience with 2006 Honda CR-V automatic transmission Plz ? [californiagal]
Dec 28, 2012 (10:51 am)
Thanks Miss. California , your message is a sight for sore eyes as the CR-v's automatic gear box is not as black as it is some guys painted it here .
I'm just gonna shell out all of my savings to buy it and hopefully It end up as a white elephant .
#6889 of 6957 Re: Your Personal experience with 2006 Honda CR-V automatic transmission Plz ? [adelair1]
Dec 28, 2012 (11:12 am)
I am not an expert on auto trans, but as a general rule to check out first, try these things first.
- have owner drive you around. This will tell you some of their habits. You should avoid it if their common practice is to shift into reverse while still rolling forward or vice versa, very bad
- also avoid if their practice is to apply throttle right after shifting into gear before the gear has actually engaged..i.e. throttling it to speed up its engagement into gear..very bad
- on the drive, look for harshness of shifting...does it shift hard (abruptly, jerky or even make loud clunk or thump noises) when upshifting or downshifting through the gears in common city driving.
- when you get back, check the levels and smell the tran fluid from the fill hole. It should not smell burnt.
- Put some on some white paper..should not have a darkish red tint, should still be bright or vivid colouring (I say this assuming Honda's fluid is red when new) I have never owned a Honda automatic.
- ask to see the replaced records and dates and jive the odometer with said dates and $ spent for service. Honda's are VERY fussy in using THEIR own fluids. (as opposed to aftermarket, even if the aftermkt contr says it is ok to use).
I usally don't pay much heed to that last one, but i DO with Honda cars. And with my own CRV ( a stick tho) although I do not buy their engine crankcase oil.
Last thing...Honda DID have a lot of trouble with their auto trans in both Odessy (never remember the spelling on their minivan, but this doesn't look right) and Civics. Not sure about the CRV but they are sorta known to not have the best auto trans out there.
#6891 of 6957 Used body parts
Jan 29, 2013 (8:19 pm)
I have a 2002 red CR-V that now has a bit of a damage on the right front fender (teenager). I was considering replacing the entire fender with something used and wanted to know how close the color is likely to match. Has anyone done anything like this before? If so, was it really noticeable?
The alternative is taking it into a body shop. That would cost a bunch of money and I still don't know how close they would match the paint.
Thanks for your input!
#6892 of 6957 Fuse for License Plate light
Feb 12, 2013 (2:39 pm)
Hello, the rear license plate light in my 2008 Honda CR-V is out, replaced bulb but still out. I wanted to check the fuses but the manual does not identify which fuse controls this light, would anyone know,
#6893 of 6957 Re: Reoccurring noise in the front [clemsonb85m89]
Feb 23, 2013 (12:31 pm)
A piece of trim or bezel not seated correctly? Could make a noise just as you described...same with blowing vertically at blade of grass held tight between your hands..same sorta sound..
The wind gets in under it..
Feb 25, 2013 (4:37 pm)
I just got a new CRV and i was comparing the leather seat with my brother oddyseey and his leather is smooth and looks nice, whereas, the leather on the crv is softer and the stitiching is bad. The poor stitching caused wrinkles all over the seat. I haven't had the cahnce to go check another car, but can you guys tell me if your leather seat has the same problem?
The leather is stitched together and causes wrinkles, very bad wringkling.