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#471 of 483 Re: Honda CRV Ex 2010 Rear Diff Fluid [lax3]
Feb 28, 2012 (10:32 am)
Honda isn't going to pay for routine maintenance nor should they.
If you simply change the rear diff fluid every 30,000 miles you shoildn't ever have a problem. We have two CRV's and one before those and they have been flawless.
I wold have to pull out my Owner's Manual but I think Honda says to do this every 60,000 miles. According to the guys in the shop they think 30,000 miles is better. I go with them. It isn't expensive to have this done.
If you don't have Honda do the work, MAKE VERY SURE they use the correct fluid!
#472 of 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [2001hondacrv]
Feb 28, 2012 (3:03 pm)
According to my 2006 CR-V Owners Manual, the rear differential fluid should be changed at 90,000 miles or 5 years under normal conditions. Or 60,000 miles or every 4 years under severe conditions.
Can't imagine having that done every 15,000 miles. Also, there is no reason why any competent mechanic couldn't do this maintenance, so long as they use the correct fluid.
#473 of 483 Re: rear differential cost [lax3]
Feb 28, 2012 (3:05 pm)
Check the maintenance schedule in your owner's manual.
#474 of 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [tcasboy]
Feb 29, 2012 (9:47 am)
Car manufactures will stretch service intervals sometimes in order to keep their Cost of Ownership numbers down. The engineers constantly argue with the bean counters.
If a Honda Tech with many years of experience suggests changing the dual pump fluid every 30,000 miles then that's what I'll do.
I change my oil more often than the "book" says too and so does every mechanic I have ever known.
It doesn't take much skill to drain and refill a differential. Just pull the plug, wait for the fluid to drain. Remove the fill plug and refill it.
Good idea to replace the crush washers at the same time just like when doing an oil change.
#475 of 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [tcasboy]
Feb 29, 2012 (10:01 am)
DO you have any online link to the 2006 CR-V Owners Manual where it says about recommendation about rear diff fluid?
#476 of 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [lax3]
Feb 29, 2012 (10:40 am)
I have no link but I think that poster was correct when he said 90,000 miles under ideal conditions and 60,000 miles under severe conditions.
But, why tempt fate by stretching it to it's limits?
It's not an expensive thing to simply change the fluid every 30,000 miles as the techs do on their own CRV's.
#477 of 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [lax3]
Mar 11, 2012 (6:26 pm)
No link, but I have a 2006 EX and looked it up my owners manual to be sure when I made that post.
#478 of 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [isellhondas]
Mar 11, 2012 (6:31 pm)
Better change that engine oil every week too, just in case. I mean, why pay attention to the owner's manual? What do they know? I'm sure a service technician who makes money each time you have the car serviced has no ulterior motives.
#479 of 483 2013 CR-V: AWD (rear differencial) goes on and off?
Mar 28, 2013 (7:32 pm)
Hi everyone. I guess I am in a right section of the forum.
It all started few days ago with my 4-week 2k miles old 2013 CR-V. I noticed a slight "glink" sound when stopping on a red light. At first, I thought it is AC but it was definitely not the AC: it was making it's regular compressor cycles and noises, apart from this new noise. I drove to the safe place, turned AC off and did some tests on a parking lot and it turned out quite easy to replicate. Here are my observations:
1) I hear this sound every time when I switch gear from P to R, or from N to either R/D. It is definitely something that wasn't there before. I do hear transmission switching gears (with regular noise coming from the hood) but this sound is smth supplemental, new, coming from the back of a car (I'd say it sounds like a tiny dog barking in a closed car that could be parked nearby ).
2) I hear this sound every time I start moving from a full stop, as well as applying brakes to take a car to a full stop. Even sometimes I can get a car clicking back and forth few times by slightly applying brakes when the car moving 5mph or so.
3) From inside a car it sounds like quite "glinck" sound, fairly annoying though. From outside it is a noticeable mechanical "click" sound coming somewhere from underneath the car, close to the back, I guess right where rear dual pump differential is located.
My assumption is that somehow AWD system misbehaves and kicks in every time a car put into either R/D from neutral or parking position, every time a car start moving (I did all the tests on a dry road, so it is not like front wheels are slipping and causing AWD to enable) and turns off when braking.
The car is under "bumper-to-bumper" Honda 1yr warranty so I am planning to show it to the dealer service department asap. I don't want to be unprepared to "we don't think anything is wrong with the car, so take care sir!"-like tricks from the dealer, so please, let me know if I am thinking in a right way and it is really the way I think it is. Has anyone else experienced that or saw similar issue mentioned elsewhere? If indeed it is coming from rear diff, what might be causing this? This should be covered under warranty, right? If it is not rear diff, what it could be then? If the dealer refuse to do free diagnostics/repair (don't know, never owned a new car) can I take it to any official Honda dealer or I am limited to the one I bought the car from?
Thanks in advance!
#480 of 483 Re: 2013 CR-V: AWD (rear differencial) goes on and off? [sergeyca]
Apr 08, 2013 (6:59 pm)
sergeyca, is this your problem? I have something very similar and have found a few others with similar issues.
I am assembling a list of others with similar issues.