Wish I could help you out. All I can say is is there a garage or trusted mechanic or both that you can get a second opinion?Thanks Epona, @133k the high whining sound when start up is consistent for about 1 hour. The cold does not help. After warm up the trans still slips in and out of drive until driven for about 1/2 hour. Shifting from drive to reverse makes a lot of clunking. Just got a quote this morning from Honda in Madison for 4K USD. Man....what a disappointment with Honda as I have read this is a problem with the CRV's and is not being addressed by the manufacturer.