Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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Honda CR-V, SUV
#124 of 201 Re: honda "shakes" [ebes322]
Jul 10, 2012 (10:44 am)
Not sure if you have solved this shaking/vibration problem, but I too had the same issue.
I read another post online about having the transmission fluid changed. I did this and also, just because it was time, had the rear differential changed.
The Honda folks had been trying to solve the problem, but the CR-V would not
shake/vibrate for them. I did not tell them why I wanted it changed, I just told
them to do it. They would have probably argued with me that it would not fix the problem. We had checked tires, axles, etc., but found nothing wrong. After they changed transmission fluid (with Honda fluid always), it has not happened again. They were reluctant to do this if it had not been done previously, since they said it can cause more problems, but luckily it had been done previously. I do endorse honda fluids for these cars, except maybe the oil. Everytime I have gone the cheaper route, it has been a mistake. That included brakes for me, but it could have been a mechanic issue on the brakes.
Mine is a 2005 ex CRV. The shakes occurred around 40-50 mph and would last about 5-10 seconds. It was not continuous. Started at 85000 miles, and was not solved until around 100,000 miles. The transmission fluid had been changed about 3000 miles before the shaking started, with what might have been non-Honda fluid. An outside mechanic did the work and I am not sure of their technique or what type of fluid they used. From now on, they get to only change the oil and rotate the tires on my "old reliable crv".
#125 of 201 Re: honda "shakes" [boconnor1]
Jul 12, 2012 (6:46 pm)
No I haven't.
After taking to some others mechanic most of them say my CRV has transmission problem. Inside it has a pump that defective and causing problem to the Transfer case. It cost me a lot of money to fix since Honda doesn't want to responsible. I did a cheap resolution by disassemble the drive shaft. So my CRV is no longer an AWD. The noise is reduced by 90%.
#126 of 201 Grinding Noise at Start-up
Nov 05, 2012 (6:51 am)
I have a 2010 CR-V AWD and it has been making a grinding noise when I turn the key to start-up. It does not happen all the time - but when it does happen, I turn the key back, then immediately turn it again and all is fine, car starts right up. The noise is similar to when you try to start the car when it is already running. Any ideas?
#127 of 201 Re: strange brake squeak [leslieg61]
Jan 16, 2013 (12:09 pm)
I've got a similar if not same squeak or creak coming from my 2012 CRV with only 1500 miles. It happens at only 10 mph or less. It would sound like a typical suspension squeak or maybe even a brake squeak if it were not for the following test that I performed. It definitely is not a grinding or clunking sound. I would hear the sound as I slowly braked to a stop but then even standing still with my foot on the brake, I would occassionally hear the same sound. Then, in a safe area, I took the car out of gear (shifted into neutral) at 15 mph and braked to a stop. NO SQUEAKS WHILE STOPPING IN NEUTRAL! I am going to the dealer next week armed with this info that points directly to the transmission as the culprit but I'm afraid that I'll hear the usual excuses such as "couldn't reproduce", etc.
#128 of 201 Re: Strange noise [leslieg61]
Feb 11, 2013 (8:51 pm)
This is such a long shot, as I'm replying to a post that's two years old. Yet, your description of what happens with your CRV is Exactly what I'm experiencing with my car now. Same year as yours, fewer miles. Did you ever discover what the noise was? I'm a little nervous to drive the car. I don't expect a reply, but you never know....
#129 of 201 Re: Strange noise [slm506]
Feb 11, 2013 (9:09 pm)
Make sure replace rear differential fluid every year.
Check your engine mounting, All 4 of them. Replace if you see the rubber broken. Check the pump inside transmission. Replace if necessary. I did all of those. But you can start with the fluid, engine mounting first since they are cheaper. No need original Honda ( except the fluid ). Autozone has better warranty & cheaper.
#130 of 201 Re: Strange noise [slm506]
Feb 11, 2013 (10:01 pm)
Since my car is new, under warranty, and has less the 6,000 miles on it, I'm not about to start poking around and changing fluids and parts on my own.
I took it to the Honda dealer last month. I waited for the shop foreman to come out to the service desk and we went for a little test drive. I told him we won't even have to leave the parking lot. I moved forward to 10 mph and he instantly heard the squeaking. I slowed to a stop and he heard the squeaking again. Now I told him to watch this; after starting out once again, I shifted into neutral and slowed to a stop. No squeaks. I dropped the car off for them to do their own poking around for a few hours.
When I retured about 4 hours later to pick up the vehicle, the mechanic had been on the phone to the Honda Tech Service line trying to get an answer out of Honda as to how he should proceed. Honda apparently spent a few hours huddled with engineers and their answer was that they don't have a clue. They said there have been a few other reports of this happening and they are still running computer simulations on it. In the meanwhile, I just drive my squeaky car until I hear from them.
The service manager believes that Honda will eventually authorize replacing the rear differential which is where the squeak seems to be coming from. But he recalled one done last year where the squeak still persisted. Sounds to me like a case of where the transmission and/or TCM does not get along with certain solenoids in the rear differential. Sounds like a $10,000 squeak to me so no wonder Honda is a little slow in coming up with an answer.
I post any new updates as they happen.
#131 of 201 Re: Strange noise [slm506]
Feb 12, 2013 (12:34 pm)
I brought it to my mechanic who also had a mechanic friend from another shop look at it- they thought it was the transmission. They told me just keep driving it. I also called Honda, but it would have been expensive for them to start trying to discover what it was. that said, you might want to do that. I have since traded mine in for a santa fe. I didnít want to sell it to anyone because of the noise and the day I traded it in, it was raining- and on rainy days the noise wasnít as apparent. ( I know too much info). But my car had over 125 K when I traded it, and the noise was there for thousands of miles so not to worry. hope this helps. peg
#132 of 201 Re: Strange noise [baldy95307]
Feb 12, 2013 (12:36 pm)
The mechanic told me that the rear differential fluid in honda crv's must be replaced frequently.
#133 of 201 Re: Strange noise [baldy95307]
Feb 12, 2013 (4:31 pm)
If you have a new car, ask the dealer to trade in with another similar car. If they don't let you do it, I suggest to start looking for an Attorney specializing in Car matters. Some of them you don't have to pay, since they are going to charge the dealer aniway. I heard about this from my friend who sued a dealer & got a brand new car plus some money. I wish I knew about this when I had problem with my car. The dealer most likely will only make you going back & forth to the dealer wasting your valuable time.