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The car is '08 EX 2.0 i-VTEC CR-V
I've only had it a year and the service picked up on some major problems:

  • Suspension - OSF shocker burst also req boot (may req drop link)
  • Air con - Req's air con pump, noisy starting to break apart
  • NSF Lights - req's h/light adjuster+link+bracket (sanpped)
  • OSR Lights - Req's rear light linkage (snapped)
  • Exhaust join corroded req's from front pipe to silencer
  • Req's NSR ABS sensor
Has anyone had similar issues with their CR-V and what sort of cost should I be expecting?

The quote for the aircon was over £2000, at which point the car is better off being scrapped.

If I just want to keep the car running another year, what are my best options?
Anything costing more than a few hundred £ would basically mean I need to sell/scrap the car and buy something that isn't likely to die on me.

I've really loved the car, but I think road salt and living in a hilly area has rusted the crap out of the underside.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have an 08 EX-L owned since new with 133,000 miles on odo and have experienced none of these problems.

Only problems have been A/C compressor clutch and front sway bar needed replacing.
 

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Thanks for the reply :)

How much work/cost was the compressor replacement? I believe that's what is damaged with mine (he just seems to be calling the compressor a pump), it's just mostly corrosion damage and if it falls apart (still works), then the car stops working and that's... a problem.

So far I think all of the damage I listed and any previous work was entirely due to road salt accelerating corrosion, the only exception is maybe the ABS sensor (which is currently working again, but it's intermittent).

Getting quotes for the work has proved difficult, and I'd rather not have to drive around garages, so just looking for ballpark figures of what to expect.
 

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Have you check that the compressor repair has a TSB on it and that it may be covered by Honda?

I have a 2008 EX with 198K+. Only 3 problems so far:
1.] the A/C compressor [covered by Honda]
2.] replaced all the struts with KYB @ around 150K. FYI, if I had to replace struts again, I would definitely go for the complete units. Compressing springs is not for the faint of heart!
3.] replaced the size 51 battery with a size 35 battery

Hope you can find a way to keep that "V" running.
 

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Have you checked that the compressor repair has a TSB on it and that it may be covered by Honda?

I have a 2008 EX with 198K+. Only 3 problems so far:
1.] the A/C compressor [covered by Honda]
2.] replaced all the struts with KYB @ around 150K. FYI, if I had to replace struts again, I would definitely go for the complete units. Compressing springs is not for the faint of heart!
3.] replaced the size 51 battery with a size 35 battery

Hope you can find a way to keep that "V" running.
 

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Hi,
Thanks for the reply also.
I've found the TSB website after you mentioned it, I'm not sure if they apply, further advice would be appreciated.
Below is the only two I found
"http://www.hondaproblems.com/models/cr-v/tsbs/2007/#10145896" said:
EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
TSB ID #Service Bulletin
Service bulletin - Replace the A/C compressor clutch (armature plate and rotor pulley) and, if needed, also replace the field coil.

Fix this problem with the Mitchell1's Repair Manual.

NHTSA ID 10129324
TSB ID Service Bulletin

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
TSB ID #SB-12-072
HONDA: A WARRANTY EXTENSION, ON SOME VEHICLES, DUE TO A/C COMPRESSOR CLUTCH WAS WEARING OUT WITH SYMPTOMS OF POOR PERFORMANCE, NOT WORKING OR BLOWING WARM AIR OR MAKING NOISES. MODEL 2007-2011 CR-V. *PE

Fix this problem with the Mitchell1's Repair Manual.

NHTSA ID 10056005
TSB ID SB-12-072

This search did again bring up people mentioning bypass pullies, is that actually I viable option to keep the car running by just bypassing the compressor? Northern UK doesn't really get hot enough where A/C is anything but a convenience rather than a must-have.

Edit: Just to mention, the service that picked up these faults was the local Honda dealership. Due to the issues I'd been experiencing I figured honda specific mechanics would be best to diagnose the issues.
 

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Thanks for the reply :)

How much work/cost was the compressor replacement? I believe that's what is damaged with mine (he just seems to be calling the compressor a pump), it's just mostly corrosion damage and if it falls apart (still works), then the car stops working and that's... a problem.

So far I think all of the damage I listed and any previous work was entirely due to road salt accelerating corrosion, the only exception is maybe the ABS sensor (which is currently working again, but it's intermittent).

Getting quotes for the work has proved difficult, and I'd rather not have to drive around garages, so just looking for ballpark figures of what to expect.
In my case I only needed the clutch replaced. It was $700 at the stealership. Independent A/C shop would probably been about $400.
As far as the whole compressor you may want to find an independent shop, see if they can get you a reconditioned one or maybe one from a junkyard. OEM compressor and installation here in US would probably run around $1000.00.
Who knows how much in the UK.
 

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Considering how far north you are - re: the AC - I would just run it until you have a problem. I might be worng but if you don't run the ac, I believe it just "idles" the pulley. May last way longer than you expect...
 
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