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  1. 1997 CR-V Cargo light issue

    First time newbie here. Just bought this car and taking care of a few small issues. One issue has me stumped. The rear cargo light initially worked when the rear window is opened and the cargo lamp switch in the central position. However, the other day I noticed it was on all the time I...
  2. 1997 crv

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    The dealer wants $600 to replace the rear control arm bushings! are they made of gold! has anyone a picture of the arm from say a manual? Also they want to machine the brake discs as they have hot spots. what are hot spots? vehicle has 60K miles on it. and 20K miles being towed behind an RV...
  3. 1997 crv

    Problems & Issues
    The dealer wants $600 to replace the rear control arm bushings! are they made of gold? anyone have a manual picture of them? brake disc (front) have hot spots and they want to machine them? what are hot spots? thanks all PS everything is original 60k miles on vehicle plus 20k miles being...
  4. 1997 CRV Bolt-on split CV boot?

    Maintenance and Service
    Hey guys, My 1997 CRV has a CV boot on the front driver's side has torn. While it's a fairly straight forward fix, I'd rather not have to rip the entire thing apart to replace it. Does anyone know of a bolt-on split boot that would fit? I can't seem to find anything on google. Thanks!
  5. 1997 won’t start

    Problems & Issues
    A week or so I brought home a ‘97 with 176k on the odo. Ran fine, no issues all week. Now I can’t get it to start. It cranks over, sounds like it wants to fire but nothing happens. This only started after I filled up the tank. If I can get it to start, it runs great. No stalling or idle issues...
  6. 1997 with oil leK

    1996-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1)
    My daughter's CRV went from having zero oil leaks about 6 months ago, to now dumping about a quart a week (maybe more). It's a 1997 with 125K miles on it. The valve cover gasket seems dry. The oil pressure switch is dry. The oil is leaking from the pully end of the engine (driver's side), so it...
  7. more lights on a 1997?

    Rally cars have extra lights on the front. Can this be done with this crv? Driving on a wet and stormy night we can barely see the road lines! Thanks
  8. 1997 CRV Rocker/Floor Pan Repair

    Image & Video Gallery
    Hey folks. So I sat on the CRV for a bit before diving into repairs. The car runs and drives so nicely, I thought I’d try and tackle some of the rust issues. I pulled the steps off, rocker trim, and this is what I found: I cut out the entire section of bad metal, clean up the rest for...
  9. can I replace honda crv 1997 awd automatic trans to 2wd automatic trans !rush!

    1996-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1)
    can I replace honda crv 1997 awd automatic transmission to 2wd automatic transmission. I'm asking why my honda crv 1997 awd automatic transmission is damaged
  10. 1997 CR-V - immobiliser not recognising key - green key light flashing

    Problems & Issues
    Hello all! I have a 1997 CR-V (UK) which we have had for a couple of years, and it has developed a problem with the keys / immobiliser. We have x3 keys - x2 black & one red (& no valet key) Up until now we had only used one of them. Had to use a spare to the other day, so used the red one...
  11. 1997 honda crv transmission went blank is automatic the awd

    1996-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1)
    hello a question I have a honda crv of 1997 I was driving it today i the transmission went blank did not apply any change is automatic the awd. I let the transmission cool down and I ran but it went blank I immediately ran a few feet and went blank again and I could reach the nearest gas...
  12. 1997 CRV Transmission

    1996-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1)
    The transmission works perfectly at first, then after a little while from stop it used to roll when i took my food off the brake and now I have to goose it to go, its like its stuck, then it works fine through the gears. I have changed the fluid 4 times. I made sure the transmission cooler and...
  13. 1997

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi everybody! Just got a 1997 BLUE CRV. Being such an old car, it has all kinds of little things for me to fix. First week I had it somebody smashed in a window. Somehow I managed to replace it by myself! but will likely be seeking advice on here in the future ( things like why doesnt the...
  14. Auto gearbox change up speeds

    1996-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1)
    I have recently bought a 1997 CR-V and find that when driving in D4, the speeds at which the box changes uo ger are quite high. I cant get into top gear until the speed is in excess of 70mph. Is this right, if not is there a way to change the speeds at which the box changes up. Thanks Dean
  15. Hard Spare Wheel Cover for 1997 CRV

    1996-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1)
    Does anyone know if its possible to buy a hard plastic cover for the spare wheel on a '97 registered CRV. The old soft cover has perished and I'd like to replace it with a hard cover if possible? Wheel size is 205/70-R15 Thanks
  16. 1997 CR-V - Undercarriage Rust

    Problems & Issues
    My parents' CR-V became mine in 2003, and from most viewing angles, both outside and inside, she still looks like she's in great condition. However, there's a fair amount of rust in various parts of the undercarriage. I've known about the issue for years, but other than replacing a couple of...
  17. oil level in a 1997 CRV

    Problems & Issues
    this is the dipstick from a 1997 Honda CRV I was always taught that the best time to get an accurate reading was after the engine had cooled down. dealership guy says when you have been using the engine. and it is still hot. the photo looks like they have been putting too much oil in. what do...
  18. oil amounts 1997

    Problems & Issues
    the manual says re oil including filter 4.0 US gals without filter 3.7 US Gals TOTAL 4.9 US gals. why is the total MORE than including filter? the dealer keeps over filling the oil so it is way past the 2 holes. i wonder if this causes excess pressure, as the pan often has oil on it. maybe...
  19. 1997 to 2001 HONDA CRV CLOCK

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  20. Speaker depth on gen1 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi all; I am trying to replace the front speakers in my CRV and have found some clearance issues. I'm trying to figure out if the Polk 651/652 will fit? I have an Alpine 51bt head unit and am not wanting to install an amp or components. thx