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  3. Trevor

    CRV rear differential graunch

    Hi...welcome to the Forum It is a common feature of the CR-V to wind up the transmission on full lock when driving on or off a driveway. However, it is accentuated by not changing the rear diff fluid periodically. If it hasn't been done for a while then you will need to flush it first and then replace the fluid. Diff Fluid https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-HONDA-CRV-DPS-FLUID-DIFF-OIL-1-LITRE/322527333403?epid=1415923714&hash=item4b18208c1b:g:sLQAAOSwd7FcM4E4:rk:3:pf:0 If you are flushing the diff, I think there is a special fluid for that, if not available (ask your dealer) then use 2 to 3 bottle of diff oil to flush out (drive around for a while and then replace fluid) Also, with the slippery weather almost upon us then it is worth driving it around on the snow, ice to invoke the 4WD and to get the rear diff working. Also handy for ABS as well. Let us know how you get on with it Cheers, Trevor
  4. Hi I'm new to this forum and just need some advice on what I know is a common CRV problem, the rear diiferential. My car is a 2008 petrol automatic, 92,000 miles. I've only owned the car for 7 months, it has a nearly full Honda service history. I had the car serviced at a local Honda dealer four months ago and asked them about the lumpy idling and slight graunch after I've reversed off my drive on full lock and then heard the noise just as I pull away. They said the car behaved like any other CRV and there was no issue. After looking on the internet I realised what the problem was and got a trusted local garage to change (and hopefully flush) the rear differential oil, but the problem is only improved, not eradicated. So I'm thinking of having the oil changed again but am concerned in case that doesn't sort the problem. I know a new differential would cost about £2500 and a used one can be bought for about £300/£400 plus fitting but I don't know how big a problem this could be and how soon. Any views on this would be appreciated.
  5. well at least you know the sensors are working okay. I would be tempted to see if there is any way to alter the position of the sensor to match the desired height but it does seem strange that this has occurred, unless the ride height at the rear has changed e.g. broken road spring, etc
  6. Hi Trevor, I did remove the link bar on Saturday and moved the sensor arm back fully and the lights moved down to the correct position,I then pushed it forward and they went up again. The problem seems to be when the link is attached the sensor points them too high. For now I have left the link off and wired the arm back to keep them down. Do you think they need calibrating to the correct height or I thought maybe the sensor arm may be able to be removed from sensor body, moved back then 're attached to the body leaving it in the correct position? Thanks for your help so far.
  7. maybe worth disconnecting the link from the axle bracket and manually moving the lever on the sensors to see if it is free and adjusts the headlamps
  8. Big Toe

    CRV EX 2011 / Dashboard light query.

    Hi just to let you know it had to be reset by using the computer between dash dials by using buttons on the steering wheel.
  9. I've tried pushing the link bar up and down where it joins to the sensor bracket and it doesn't seem to move ?
  10. Trevor

    Whining sound

    Is the sound from the area of the engine, transmission or wheels? Also, is it engine speed or road speed related?
  11. I don't suppose you could get someone to check the lights to see if they move while you move the adjuster under the rear and see if it makes any difference...at least that way you would know if the system is working okay from the sensors
  12. Trevor

    Hello All - Welding advice please

    Feel free to upload some pictures....spent many years welding all sorts of vehicles so more than happy to be of assistance
  13. Hello all, Good to see a busy looking forum. I don't wish to post questions in the wrong locations but ,where can i post a new topic regarding advice needed before I weld the rear arches on my old civic? I want to upload some pics of the rust and take some more experienced advice of any of you welders out there. thanks
  14. Hi Trevor thanks for your reply, It does have hid lights son no adjuster, I have located the leveling sensor on the rear axle and the connecting rod is fine and intact with both ball joints moving freely. Any other ideas ? Many thanks Jay
  15. Edward

    Whining sound

    Hi, my 04 2.4 Accord tourer exec auto has developed a concerning whining sound. It does not happen when cold and is louder at low revs. It happens when in or of gear. Any ideas?!
  16. Hi Jay....welcome to the Club There should be an adjuster on the dash just above your right knee, if it is not HID If it is HID then it would more than likely be a link rod on the rear suspension that has come adrift
  17. Hi all, I have a 2011 crv ex ivtec and for some unknown reason the factory hid headlights have started aiming high. I've owned the car for 2 years and never had the problem before. There is no manual adjustment inside the car nor is there under the bonnet. Can anyone tell me what might have caused this and how I'd go about fixing it please? Many thanks Jay.
  18. Big Toe

    CRV EX 2011 / Dashboard light query.

    Thanks Trevor. will double check.
  19. Big Toe

    Hi to all

    Thanks Trevor one of the topics i would like to speak about is the onboard computer ĺol! its having trouble understanding me too!
  20. Trevor

    CRV EX 2011 / Dashboard light query.

    It may need resetting but generally they usually reset once the correct pressure is in the tyres. Worth double checking the pressures using another gauge
  21. Trevor

    Hi to all

    Hi Tony....welcome to the Forum I too believe that my CR-V is the best car I have ever owned, although I would say that I don't have much luck communicating with my onboard system....it doesn't understand a word I say 😞 Good to have you onboard Cheers . Trevor
  22. Hi guys. I'm hopeful that someone may be able to offer some advice regarding dashboard warning lights. I've only had the car a couple of weeks and am loving it! Last week the tyre warning light came on so I took to the manual to see what the problem is? From what I read it informs of a tyre losing some pressure. So I checked all tyres and put the correct amount into each one, but the warning light is still on, and remains on some days later. I was wondering what if anyone had experienced this and could point me in the right direction? Hope to hear from someone soon. best regards
  23. Big Toe

    Hi to all

    Hello everyone My name is Tony, and i live in Dagenham which is on the east London Essex border. I've just purchased my first ever Honda a CRV EX 2011. Have to say at this point I think it is the best car I've ever owned. Still getting used to talking to the computer at the mo, and getting my head around all of the gadgets that are available. I already have my first question to ask, so will navigate to the correct forum and ask away!! Best wishes to all. Tony
  24. Trevor

    Good morning & hello

    The Civic is a great car and lasts forever with the right maintenance. Feel free to start a new thread and I would be very interested to read about the various mods you carry out. Cheers, Trevor
  25. J1M-

    Good morning & hello

    Hi Trevor, that's great, I have a brother-in-law up in the north east who drives a CR-V, he absolutely loves it. My civic is a 2016 hatchback, 1.8l automatic. Brilliant car to drive, very techy exterior as well which I like, I've seen some stunning kitted civics around the town in the past couple years. Might have to see what I can do with mine and perhaps start a thread about it! CHeers
  26. jameslarkin9876

    2015 CR-V 1.6 diesel ex power cut / complete electrical failure

    Thanks for the response. We're basically leaving it with the auto electrician most days to test at his leisure. He said he won't charge until he finds a fults which is really good of him. Issue hasn't reappeared in the last week which makes it hard to diagnose.. I'll pass on your comments and het him to check. Thank you
  27. Trevor

    Good morning & hello

    Hi James / Jim I personally drive a CR-V (3rd generation) and have to say it's probably the best car I have ever owned. What year is your Civic and what spec? Good to have you onboard Cheers . Trevor
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