Last post on Nov 14, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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#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.
#6895 of 6957 Re: Leather issue [hqly2001]
Feb 26, 2013 (1:32 pm)
I have own 1988 and 2000 Honda Accords. The 2000 Accord had leather seats which were of great quality. However, I am disappointed in my 2012 CRV leather seats. You are absolutely correct, the stitching is poor and the seats have a wrinkly appearance. I have applied a high quality leather conditioner twice with the hopes of improving the appearance of the leather and it has not helped. So, I have concluded that the quality of leather in my 2012 CRV is not good and I am concerned how it will look a year from now.
#6896 of 6957 Re: 2012 CR-V AWD [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 02, 2013 (8:39 am)
I often wonder if the posters with their questions ever come back to see answers to their questions..
Been a few since this one too..
I don't think it is just Honda forums, but am wondering if they aren't a bit worse though..
So much info and knowledge can be shared through other's experiences, but not if it isn't actually shared.
#6897 of 6957 Re: 2012 CR-V AWD [gimmestdtranny]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 02, 2013 (9:16 am)
Sometimes the trick is just to answer the question, knowing that ten or more luckers will find it via a net search. A few of those will take the time to log in and say thank you. Either way, you're likely helping way more owners than you ever considered.
And thank you.
#6898 of 6957 Re: 2012 CR-V AWD [steve_]
Mar 02, 2013 (9:28 am)
Yes, that's true, Steve. And of course you are welcome..I guess it's just me, but if I ask a question like that and get an answer I can really take to the bank, I'd jump thru hoops if necessary to log in to actually thank that poster.
But what you say is quite true, probably many other eyes saw it and took it to the bank. Similar thing on a Prius forum I noticed lately. Guy posted some great info for owners. Not a single person thanked him. So I did..months later mind you..and I'm not even a Prius owner, but thought it was good info to know. Hopefully he finds out someone cared enough to thank him.
Ya know...I wonder if this would be a cheap/good/effective way for the site to cover this aspect by enabling a 'like' feature? I noticed another poster posted that as a suggestion on the New Forums thread started a short while ago.