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#405 of 483 Re: rear differential 2005 cr-v [iangus]
Jan 05, 2010 (10:04 am)
my 2005 cr-v has 126,500 mi. and the rear differential started making noise. the dealer said it would be 4000 dollars for a replacement.can i get one at a salvage yard? will it have the same problem down the road?this one has never been serviced.
Before you go on and replace the differential, replace the fluid 3 times with short drives in between with Honda DPF II and see if it fixes the problem. You have nothing to lose, but stand a chance to fix the problem your negligence has caused.
Also, the 2005 and on differentials are different from the previous years. They may physically fit, but the reaciton time is a lot shorter on 2005 and up differentials.
The differential fluid needs to be replaced every 30,000 miles with Honda DPF or DPF II, only.
Automatic transmission fluid needs to be replaced at same intervals with Honda ATF Z-1, only.
Power steering fluid needs to be replaced with Honda PSF, only.
Brake fluid needs to be replaced every 3 years regardless of mileage. You can use generic, but Honda DOT 3 fluid is preferred.
Good luck with the vehicle.
#407 of 483 Is the AWD a better idea than the 4WD?
Jan 05, 2010 (4:48 pm)
Hi everyone...I am in the process of purchasing a 2010 CR-V LX in the North NJ area and all the dealers claim they can not locate one for me. I originally wanted an all wheel drive or a 4WD vechicle but now I am second guessing a Honda 4WD after reading this post about the differential problems. Would you not purchase the 4WD because of this? It is even harder to find a FWD in my area. Thanks!
#408 of 483 Re: Is the AWD a better idea than the 4WD? [cargal232]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 05, 2010 (4:52 pm)
You can't find front wheel drive CRVs in New Jersey because everyone wants the 4WD... You should want it, too.. for traction.. and, for resale..
Keep up with the maintenance, and your chances of total failure are remote..
#409 of 483 Re: Is the AWD a better idea than the 4WD? [kyfdx]
Jan 05, 2010 (5:31 pm)
Thanks for your reply "kyfdx". I believe others post I should change the fluid every 15k? Does this fall under Honda's 3yr warranty/maintence?
#410 of 483 Re: Is the AWD a better idea than the 4WD? [cargal232]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 06, 2010 (4:19 am)
Unless there is something new.... Hondas don't offer free maintenance..
So, unless your vehicle exhibits a warrantied problem, Honda isn't going to pay for it..
I put 106K on a CR-V, and never had a problem with the rear diff-- Just did regularly scheduled dealer maintenance.
In general, the CR-V has proven to be a very reliable vehicle.. Your chances of getting a problematic one are remote.
#411 of 483 Re: Is the AWD a better idea than the 4WD? [cargal232]
Jan 06, 2010 (5:28 am)
I just bought a 2010 CR-V LX 4WD in NJ. I had no trouble getting the car. As a matter of fact, I had my choice of colors and was able to get exactly what I wanted. Perhaps you can check out other dealers in the middle and western parts of the state. I definitely wanted a 4WD because of the snow etc..
I had a first generation CR-V years ago and had no trouble with the rear differential. I am hoping that the 2010 model will be as reliable.
#412 of 483 Re: Is the AWD a better idea than the 4WD? [baydrive]
Jan 06, 2010 (6:22 am)
May I ask you where and when you purchased your 2010 CRV? I live in Somerset County and I have checked with the Bridgewater dealer(had not even 1), North Plainfield(would have to find one), and lastly Planet Honda in Union and they are searching for one. No one has the LX model but the loaded EX-L seems plentiful. I also would like the polished metal metallic if possible and was told it is the most limited b/c this color was just added this year and seems to be most popular. At this point it seems I will be lucky to even get any color! Does anyone here know if Honda changed or extended their financing offer from the $239 deal. I thought maybe they may go back to the $199 deal they were running this past year.
#413 of 483 Re: Is the AWD a better idea than the 4WD? [cargal232]
Jan 06, 2010 (9:50 am)
I believe others post I should change the fluid every 15k? Does this fall under Honda's 3yr warranty/maintence?
The car will tel lyou when you should change the lfuid with the new maintenance minder system.
Generally, it will happen every other or every 3rd oil change. It is no different that changing oil, which seems to be OK with most people, but for some odd reason, people buck at idea that other fluids need to be replaced.
I assume these people still change underwear if not daily, at least on a regular basis, or do they assume that underwear is a "lifetime" item as well?
#414 of 483 Re: Is the AWD a better idea than the 4WD? [cargal232]
Jan 06, 2010 (3:52 pm)
I Don't know what the special offers that Honda has on the CR-V right now but I looked at current inventory and it appears that Madison Honda and Rt 23 Honda have some LX 4WD models (at least they list a few). I got my CR-V from Clinton Honda. They did not have any LX 4WD on their lot but they were able to locate a number of them and I got my choice of colors (even had the polished metal metallic at that time). They got the car in 3 days.
Have you tried going on all the web sites of Honda Dealers in the area? They usually have their inventory posted online..