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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.
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Moved to year relevant section.

My immediate thought is how old is the transmission fluid? Odd behaviors in auto are often cured by a drain and refill with fresh fluid.
 

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Transmission fluid, yes--do the drain and fill as Rocky says, maybe even three times if the problem persists.

Also, check the thermostat. I have had my '97 take a while to pop into overdrive until the engine warmed up in cold weather, when the thermostat wasn't getting hot enough. (It would take maybe 10 minutes of freeway driving with a bad thermostat to get up to temperature.)
 
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