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  1. Struts, tie rod ends, sway bar links/bushings, ball joints at same time?

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    My 2007 CRV AWD is riding a little rough these days with 150k miles. Ride is bouncy, chirps some on turns, clunk when turning wheel all the way to left. I was thinking of doing all the stuff in the thread title at the same time, then get an alignment at the shop. Any reason not to do all this...
  2. Ok to just replace front struts - or should back ones be done at same time?

    2002-2004 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 2)
    This is for a 2004 Honda CR-V, with about 115,000 miles on it... My mechanic says I need new upper strut front mounts. He says they're about $90 each, and I'm looking at about $500 with labor. I think this is too much - and other work I've had done seems to be on the high side (ie, too...
  3. 2014 hard ride

    2012-2016 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 4)
    Streets of San Diego are rated poor 3rd world at best. CR-V rides like an unsprung buckboard. Any idea how to soften the ride short of trading for a Buick which my friend the Cady/Buick dealer recommends. Is the Acura any better? Does anyone make a strut that will improve the ride? Any...
  4. Installing new struts on rear of 2010 Honda CR-V. How do I get the bottom bolt to lin

    Problems & Issues
    In my 10+ years of working on cars, nothing has stumped or frustrated me more than this. I'm putting new struts on and I can't get the bottom holes to line up for the long bolt (bottom holes on the strut to line up with the car holes). I put the top of the strut up in the car as far as possible...
  5. 2010 Honda CRV LX / Front Struts + Strut Mounts / Rear Struts / Lower Control Arm / +

    2007-2011 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 3)
    Hello All! First time poster, however been reading through the forum as a guest for some time now, really appreciate all the great information and support! Looking for some advise to validate pricing to ensure I am not getting ripped off. I al already in the process of getting a few quotes and...
  6. front struts replacement

    2007-2011 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 3)
    hello everyone need some descent help for front strus replacement.! im willing to with kyb but read few posts saying issues witg alignment and some troubles with stering memory could you guide me somehow its 2008 crv 2.2 cdti ex model. many thanks.!!!
  7. KYB vs Monroe Struts & Rockauto Review...???

    Maintenance and Service
    I need some new front struts. What do you guys/gals in here prefer...KYB or Monroe...? Quality, durability, longevity etc. Also...Is Rockauto a pretty safe/reputable online parts store...? I have read and saw some negative reviews for Rockauto so I am a little hesitant to buy some...
  8. Dobinson Springs on KYB Struts for a Gen 2

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hello All, I'm relatively new to the forum and I can't find anything on Dobinson springs and KYB struts. I'm looking to fix the rear sag and add a bit more rigidity and ground clearance to the ride. Any experiences out there, recommendations or advice? I plan on using the original top hats from...
  9. Gen 3 2009 need front struts...

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    The dealer is quoting around close to $1k to replace the struts and leave the springs, if I want complete struts close to $1500. I can get new Monroes Quick struts for $96/side with shipping and do it my self. I have never taken apart struts with a spring compressor but is it something I...
  10. 2006 2WD KYB Front Struts Installed

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I did another thread on the rear KYB rear struts. I am still happy with them a few months later, so I went ahead and got the front struts as well since the car has 130,000 on the original struts. It was a straight forward job. No need to even pull the brake calipers. Undo a 10mm bolt holding...
  11. CRV 2004 and 2005 front struts difference ?

    Maintenance and Service
    Many part dealers has different front struts for 2004 and 2005 CRV,but some has the same part for both.Is there anyone who know the difference if there is some ?
  12. leaky struts - which to replace - advice needed

    2007-2011 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 3)
    My 2008 Honda CRV front driver side struts are leaky. I think the front passenger side also has some rattling noise. My mechanic suggested to replace both the front struts. He also suggested to consider replacing the rear sides, if I'm interested. The mechanic suggested to buy the complete strut...
  13. Question for those who've installed Quick Struts

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Monroe in my case, but I assume the question applies to all complete strut you need to torque the rod nut after installation? The instruction sheet included with the Monroes says to, but the Honda service manual makes no mention of this, and says only to torque the flange nuts on...
  14. Best front struts for 2009 Crv

    2007-2011 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 3)
    Mechanic said i need front struts. I’m hoping to do myself. I researched and found Monroe Econ-matic are crap. I read further an learne that even the quick- struts aren’t good. What strut should I get? My cr-v has 150k. Can I reuse the springs? Looks like quality struts don’t come with springs...
  15. Shocks and Struts

    Problems & Issues
    I am looking at replacing the shocks and struts on my 2006 CRV. While I know that it will never ride like a Cadillac; what are the best shocks to improve the ride?
  16. 2009 cr-v front struts & sway link, should I do ball joints too

    2007-2011 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 3)
    I have a 2009 cr-v with 150k. I took it to a mechanic and they said front struts and sway bar links that are causing noise when turning. They said the ball joints are fine. But with that many parts torn out, should I do upper/lower ball joints while in there? Which wears out faster (upper or...
  17. Recommendations for aftermarket loaded struts

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I have a 2008 CRV assembled in Japan. I need to replace all four struts. I'm looking for complete loaded struts, like KYB Strut-Plus (not available for the front at this time) or Monroe Quick Strut. Has anyone with a 3rd generation CRV had a good experience with any aftermarket brand of complete...
  18. 2006 2WD KYB rear struts installed

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Just swapped out the factory rear struts with 128,000 miles on them after the driver side rear had been clunking for about the last 10,000 miles and was slowly coating the lower control arm in oil. Went with the KYB Strut-Plus all in one struts since the rear was sitting a little lower than it...
  19. engine cooling system and new struts

    1996-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1)
    Hello, I am new to the forum and the proud second owner of a 1998 CR-V 2WD Auto. I've had it for about 13 years now, its got 240,000 miles. Unfortunately on Saturday night when I pulled into the driveway and shut it off, massive amounts of steam rose from underneath the hood. It's at the shop...
  20. Another New Owner.. Several questions (struts and things like that)

    1999-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1.5)
    I bought a 2001 LX 2wd with 130K from Coggin Honda in Ft Pierce for $2800.00... I haven't seen or touched it yet, but they did a timing belt on it and valve cover gaskets and possibly valve adjustment. Has solid tires and comes from a retirement area... Clean 2 owner car fax with prior owner...