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  1. First brake job in a long time, should i sweat these things i did wrong?

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi all, first post as this is the first work i've done on this car that i got 2 years ago. 2013. Decided to go at the brakes myself, watched a ton of videos, looked a lot at this forum, then gave it a go. The car didn't explode(my base requirement for all DIY efforts), but in reviewing my...
  2. Brake job on 2012 CR-V LX 2wd

    2012-2016 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 4)
    Planning on doing a front brake job (rotors and pads), a friend had an extra pair of rotors he ordered and never ended up using. The website he picked them up from say 2012 Honda CR-V All Wheel Drive Front Brake Rotor Pair. Front Brake Rotor Specifications: 11.65" (296mm) Front Brake Rotor...
  3. 2nd Front Brake Job

    2007-2011 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 3)
    With the V getting ready to go off to college with my youngest to WVA, it was time to check and change the front brakes again. I am just shy of 170K and the 2nd set of pads on the original rotors were down to about 1/4 of their surface left. Wear was even, no gouging on the rotors, but they...
  4. Piller gloss wrap job on a EX-L 2017 crv

    2017 - Present Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen
    Finished my 3M gloss black wrap job anf installed window visor along with roof rails which were a pain. I feel like the roof rails match the ex-l more then the touring since both have the same finish and color. Also i am a amateur at wrapping anything. I love the job it gives the car a more...
  5. Brake job

    2017 - Present Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen
    Has anyone done a brake job on the 2017? They're probably too new for anyone to have had to do it, mine certainly don't need it yet. The reason I ask is I've usually tackled this job myself on my past cars...it's something I like to do...but with all the new fangled gadgetry i.e. electric...
  6. Chrome wrap job

    2017 - Present Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen
    Well my failed attempt to making the black plastic outside trim to chrome. I would like to say its very possible to wrap the trim and make it just like the touring model the 3m chrome wrap is a replica matching the exact factory look of the touring. I am a newbie at wrapping. My end results were...
  7. 2012 with 50K miles. DIY Brake job recommendations?

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi all, I have a 2012 CR-v EX that I bought as Honda certified used in 2014. All maintenance since has been done by Honda dealers. I am recently unemployed, and the CR-v now has almost 50K miles on it. Seems like a good time to get back in touch with my inner "Shadytree mechanic"... I am going...
  8. 2003 CRV Head/ring job?

    Under The Hood / Performance
    Hello fellow CRV owner's; My '03 CRV has 186k mileage on it, I am the original owner, and it is great shape. I live in the south, and given it's age and mileage it does not have the pep it used to.(whether the a/c is on or not) It does not burn oil, I get about 22-25mpg on a combination of...
  9. 2015 CR-V bad paint job

    Problems & Issues
    Had noticed it before but thought it was a trick of the light, etc. Rear 1/4 panels both sides have "orange peel" paint. The list of BAD QUALITY components of this model just keep getting longer.
  10. Would you attempt Brakes and Wheel Bearing job?

    Problems & Issues
    I have a 2007 CRV (AWD) and i need new brakes all the way around AND a rear wheel bearing. Are these jobs for the average "joe" to do.. or would you ONLY allow a real mechanic do these jobs? i have found some vids on both jobs and they dont look all that hard. I have replaced brakes before on...
  11. Everything you need for a succesful repair job

    CARiD.com
    We get used to upgrade our vehicles with aftermarket parts, to add performance and style. But when it comes to the moment, when something needs to be repaired or replaced, we get lost. Fortunately, 2 leading manufacturers in this area – Dorman and Replace solved this problem and created a wide...
  12. 3rd Gen Rear Break Job Problem

    Problems & Issues
    Hi everybody, this is a cry for help on all who have, has or had experience on rear break service on a 3rd gen CRV, I have searched extensively but no clear answer. The last guy who had the same problem here never was able to successfully take it off, until he traded his old one with a 4th gen...
  13. My First Brake Job On A 1997 Honda CR-V

    Problems & Issues
    I replaced the front brakes, pads and rotors, a few days ago. I got my parts from rockauto in a package for $70. Everything went in fine except for the inside driver pad, which was tough to get in to place. I had to bang on it with a rubber mallet. Is this common? Do I need to worry about it...
  14. A couple of questions before I do brake job on 2005 CRV

    Maintenance and Service
    Hey folks, hoping you can help with a couple of questions. I'm getting ready to replace the pads and rotors on all four corners of my 2005 and want to ensure I have all the socket and wrench sizes at the ready. I did a search but couldn't find exactly what I'm after. For front and rear, what...
  15. Violent Shaking after Brake Job

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi everybody. I just did front and rear brakes and rotors on my 99 CR-V EX, since I am less than 100 miles from 200k. After I finished, I noticed I have a violent shaking that only presents itself at highways speeds(65mph+). This shaking happens all the time, and not just during braking, so I am...
  16. Valve Job or Used Engine?

    Problems & Issues
    I have a 99 CRV-EX with 135,000 miles. I have been told by two seperate mechanics that I have low compression in one of the cylinders. I have been told that the 99 CRV had a service bulletin regarding the problems with the valve seat on the head. I have been told that a valve job would bring...
  17. In the middle of my 2009CRV brake job, some questions...

    Maintenance and Service
    It's been three years and 45K so I knew the fluid had to be changed and I figured I would do the pads and clean up the rotors at the same time. Some questions. No problem getting the caliper bolts out and loosening the brake line bracket. As I understand from all the online videos the caliper...
  18. When to do valve job?

    Problems & Issues
    I just bought a 2001 CRV, lots of new parts (rebuilt tranny, radiator, belts etc) it was one owner bought it from a mechanic. When i bought it I asked if it ever had a valve job...he said no. He then hooked it up to the computer and looked if any codes came up nothing. It runs great, very...
  19. Has your CR-V been a concern in a job interview?

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    Long story short we own a 2010 Cr-v and my wife loves it. I on the other hand, would be happy to see it go. In the past few months I have been looking for another job because I feel like my company is going to close down. I am a licensed plumber and have applied at a few plumbing companies...
  20. NEED HELP!! Timing Belt job done- WRONG!!

    Problems & Issues
    Ok, so I followed the Haynes, the posts here, etc... Got everything back together, started it up with tranny in neutral, as it says to do...engine ran and sounded beautiful. I put it in reverse and back down my very steep driveway, put in D4....and CRAP!!! Engine has NO power! It barely crawled...
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