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  1. eBay finds! 1st Gen OE cargo area mat!

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    I've considered getting one of these, and I prefer my car with just the carpet, but I know these are sought after, so if any of you want one, here it is...
  2. Fixing 1st Gen transmission drop out.

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    I have a 98 CR-V auto, and it started doing something wierd today. I was crawling in traffic, so I'd been in 1st gear for a while, and suddenly the transmission would seem to go into neutral. I tried shifting into 1st and 2nd manually, and it made no difference. When I stopped and restarted the...
  3. test cuz my 1st post did not post - n/m

    Website & Platform Help
    test cuz my 1st post did not post n/m :Dunno:
  4. 1st Gen Differences?

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    Hello all! Looking to acquire my first CRV. Specifically a first generation. Is there a list of changes / differences between first generation CRVs anywhere? I've found a 97 5MT locally that I'll be looking at tomorrow. Just wondering if I should hold out for an 01 for any reason.
  5. Wire tuck and upgrades 1st gen

    Performance Modifications
    Hey guys new to the forum.. Couldn't find a post relating to this so thought I'd make my own and share what I've done so far on my 97 CR-V. Under the hood: -NGK wire set #8041 -NGK iridium IX spark plugs #2477 -GB Remanufacturing fuel injectors #84212192 -Cold air intake Made from 3"...
  6. My 1st 2nd Gen CRV's Last Adventure in Utah

    Off The Beaten Path
    Hello friends! I've been lurking in the comments for repair how-to's for too long, it was time to jump in. This isn't much to add besides some love for a good old CR-V and some off roading adventures, plus a little video. I bought my first CR-V from a family member for $500, same price the...
  7. 1st Gen Window belt molding replacement??

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    Hey folks, The rubber on the belt molding (the horizontal trim on the OUTside of the window, mounted to the top of door) on my '98 is shot. I live in CO so the snow is melting down into the inside of the door causing problems. The paint has flaked off long ago. Not worried about appearances...
  8. 1st day with Michelin premier a/s

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Just hit 25k and decided to throw away the Bridgestones and now I wish I did from the 1st day I bought this suv. If I could describe it in one word, “quiet” or maybe “ more sure footed” or “stickier”
  9. Will 1st Gen. CRV's ever start to appreciate in value?

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    I have a near mint 01 with 49k miles. do you guys think it will ever be worth more than $5k?
  10. 1st gen rear brake drum backing plates discontinued, HELP! I found Patch panels tho!

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    So I live in the rust belt, acquired a free 98 CRV from neighbor. Rear wheel arches are full of rot. Trying to get this 4wd CRV on the road for my son this winter. I already restored a 2002 Miata for him which had a ton of rust. He will not be trying his luck in the snow with that! The CRV...
  11. 1st Gen Oil Consumption - no leaks, good compression. Valve Guides?

    Problems & Issues
    Hi All, I've got a 2001 with 280,000 km that I did the head on about 4 months ago due to a burnt exhaust valve on the #3 cylinder. Had the head rebuilt at the local head shop, new valve installed, pressure tested, etc. and filled the car with 5w30 Mobil 1 Synthetic once the head work was...
  12. 1st Sargent US Army

    Greetings & Introductions
    As you know I’m new to the forum. Looking forwards to learning & questioning . In some cases I’ve had trouble finding answers . This forum is my hope of getting the answers . There is nothing like going to the people, who had similar problems. Thank you in advance for any and all help. 1st Sgt Bob
  13. Just checked oil level and it’s on the 1st line

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Hey guys, I just checked the dip stick and the oil level is at the 1st line. The oil smells like gasoline but I’m wondering if they didn’t fill it up enough or if I’m burning or losing it. I hope they’re not under filling it to make it seem like there isn’t a dilution problem. I have the dealer...
  14. Newbie but not new to the 1st Gen CRV

    Greetings & Introductions
    Newbie but not new to the 1st Gen CRV 2000 CRV Black, 198K Miles. A long-time member of an old CRV Forum, from ATL. Why not join the fun as I do not plan on giving up on my wife’s CRV. Have been very familiar with the V, lots of repairs done, both DIY and some done by trusted shop...
  15. 1st gen lowered - rear sway bar end links

    Tires, Wheels, & Suspensions
    I just finished installing a set of coilovers on my daughter's CRV. The rear sway bar end links are too long now that it's lowered. I remember reading about this problem a while back, but I've been searching for the last 30 minutes for the answer with no luck. What sway bar end links will I...
  16. Honda CR-V 1st gen 1999 4WD Owner

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hey! I'm 16 y/o boy from Norway, currently working on my first car project. On a 1st gen 1999 Honda CR-V. Here's a photo of my car and not sure what mods i would want. What i have done is getting a new battery ( High Quality ), Added Radiator Fluid and filled up on gasoline. Going to do service...
  17. Hi strut sparcer question ! 1st gen 2001

    Tires, Wheels, & Suspensions
    Are the front and rear struts the same size - as In if I bought strut spacers for the front...would the same spacers also fit the rear ? Want to raise the front 40mm (kit availavleble online) and raise the rear 50 (not available) - live welding and fabrication just wondered if I bought the...
  18. 1st Gen driver door window regulator advice needed

    Problems & Issues
    Hello all, I have a 1998 CR-V EX with 242K miles. My driver window has been very slow to close for a while and now it will only close with assistance. My question is should I replace the motor and regulator as an assembly or just replace the motor. I pulled the door panel off today and cleaned...
  19. 2001 Auto Transmission 1st Gear Issue

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    I have a 2001 CR-V 4WD Auto with 197K miles, bought used two years ago with 177K Yesterday on my commute home from work, I stopped at a stop light and when I went to take off the RPM came up like the transmission was slipping and shuttering. It done this for a second then took off like normal...
  20. 1st Gen side steps/runner

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    Hi everyone! I've owned my 2001 Honda CRV 5 speed manual "Jennay" since 2012 it's been a great car and kicked ass with me all over the country. I recently got stock roof racks off a junker and installed a roof box. I'm trying to find options for side steps or side bars. I know the stock side...
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