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just purchased my first used 2007 honda cr-v ex. awd a few days ago. The car has about 183,000 miles on it. It was purchased from a used car lot. They got it from a dealer auction. It is driving well but I know I need to get it checked out and it should have some maintenance but don't know what I should have done. carfax showed last recorded maintenance inspection and tune-up (?) was 10/2018. Looking back I don't see any recent fluid changes, belt changes, valve adjustments
mentioned specifically in the report. Your guidance would be greatly appreciated!!!!
 

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Welcome to the forum! I would look at the Carfax report, which will show the date and mileage at which that last maintenance was performed. You should then be able to calculate what to do next and when using your owner's manual. This manual will also explain the maintenance minder feature the car has, and how it works. The manual also contains charts and instructions on all maintenance items. If you don't have one, or want to download one as a pdf to put on your computer, here is the link to that:

https://owners.honda.com/vehicle-information/information/2007/CR-V/manuals

The page shows two downloads - one for the cars with Navigation, and one for the ones without. I have the paper original in the glove box, but I keep this pdf on my desktop for convenience, it's handy. My Carfax shows pretty good detail, so I was easily able to answer most questions I had in this regard.

If in doubt. go ahead and do an oil change. Otherwise, in the absence of other information from the Carfax, keep track of what you do and build from there based on the book's recommendations and any maintenance minder items that show up on your dash. Mine hasn't peeped once yet. I sat down with a legal pad and made a list of these things and intervals for each, and added anything I found history on - date and mileage, and went from there. I also had my trusted mechanic put the car up on a lift and check it over for any issues. I don't like surprises! I got my '07 last year with 92k on it, and have so far had no problems. I also highly recommend getting a factory service manual, as mine easily paid for itself quickly. I got it in pdf form on a CD from eBay, and here's a link to it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bishko-OEM...459374?hash=item41bc9fbcae:g:e9YAAOSw0nhceLNz

Good luck with you new ride. We'd love to see some pictures! And keep us posted on how it's going, as well as your driving impressions and how you like it so far.
 

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When I bought both of our '09s used a few years ago, I just went through and replaced all the fluids when I had the time. They both came with fresh oil changes from the dealers, but I did a drain-and-fill of the auto trans fluid, drained and refilled the coolant (using Honda's blue 50/50 coolant), and visually checked other things like the belts. These use timing chains, so no worries about timing belts, but some recommend changing the timing chain tensioner. I need to swap the power steering fluid out, and also replace the brake fluid, once our weather improves.

Common problems I have had in both of the '09s include:
  • Failed AC compressor clutch; both compressors replaced with remanufactured Honda.
  • One failed starter, the other slow cranked...both replaced.
  • Evap solenoids replaced in both--it causes the common "check fuel cap" error.
  • Struts. (Only get KYB struts--I found the Monroes to be as bad as I was warned!)
  • Poor quality leather (or vinyl, or whatever) on the door armrests.
  • Dying TPMS sensors. I proactively replaced mine. The other throws the TPMS system error light.)
Individually, I have a dead seat heater and heated mirror in mine (totally forgot to fix them again before winter), a mystery noise that came and went away after a year (likely the power steering pump) and I have noisy valves even after an adjustment. The other now has a leaking transmission.

If you live in the rust belt, or anywhere that salts roads in the winter, keep a careful eye on where the rear trailing arms attach to the body. These are rusting out and causing catastrophic failures. Honda in Canada is buying them back under a recall if they are found to be dangerously rusted. No word from Honda US, but a couple of members here have already posted pictures of these failures on their 3rd gen CR-Vs.

That is pretty much it, in a nutshell.
 

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just purchased my first used 2007 honda cr-v ex. awd a few days ago. The car has about 183,000 miles on it. It was purchased from a used car lot. They got it from a dealer auction. It is driving well but I know I need to get it checked out and it should have some maintenance but don't know what I should have done. carfax showed last recorded maintenance inspection and tune-up (?) was 10/2018. Looking back I don't see any recent fluid changes, belt changes, valve adjustments
mentioned specifically in the report. Your guidance would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Automatic or manual ? 2wd or 4wd.
If Auto---make sure atf is clean and up to the full mark.
If 4WD, I would recommend a drain and fill of the rear diffy with DP2 fluid.
Check when brake fluid and coolant were last changed, regardless if manual or 2wd.
Use high quality spec'd oil and change at least according to the Maint Sched or Minder.
Probably needs new wiper blades. :mad::D
Enjoy your CRV!!
Buffalo4
 
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