First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Pauline

Newmarket, Canada

#21 May 15, 2008
Not to freak you out but I own a 2000 CRV - I replaced a valve last August - same symptoms - engine light, rattle - low idiling. So replaced the valve for a nice price and yesterday (after a few days of the same symptoms) I now have to either replace another valve, replace the motor or get a new car. What gives? Since when does Honda have valve problems?? Anyone else have any simiar instances??
solutionready

United States

#22 Oct 12, 2008
I have a 2000 Honda CRV which was stalling in the morning and every stop sign and turns. It gave me so head ache I was ready to pay any money to get rid of the problem. I have done everything from Changing belt to adjust the valves. Nothing worked...so the last thing we did disconnect the battery and let the car readjust the settings
and believe me it worked...so the magic is as you do any repair it will not register the changes until you let register the change by unhooking and hooking the battery
Thanks
fossil

Bordentown, NJ

#23 Oct 27, 2008
I (uhh - my 23 y.o. daughter) have a 2000 CRV with 160K. Two months check engine light led us to end up putting in a new catalytic converter. All was well until two days ago the engine started to die every time it came to a full stop with the brake pressed fully. I took it to the shop, and they cehcked the compression and told me one cylinder was only 90 lbs. The used a surgical style camera into the engine and told me one valve is cracked. They tell me the head will need to come off & all the vavles, etc. should be replaced and the head machined - provided they don't find that the head is cracked. At that point I think I would look to go with a used, low-mileage engine. Does what I've been told sound reasonable? Or should I look for another mechanic? Thanks.
could have had a Buick

Phoenix, AZ

#24 Sep 7, 2010
My 99 CRV have burned valves at 90,000 miles. Cost $2,000 to repair. Honda dealer told me this engine needed to have the valves adjusted every 30,000 miles because they become tight. There is no mention of this in my repair manual but I believe there is a technical bulletin issued to dealer service departments advising the adjsutment. A little Honda secret. Very dependable and reliable if you don't count the $2,000 repair and do a $150 valve adjust every 30,000.
Used to Love Honda

Owasso, OK

#25 Feb 25, 2011
99 Honda Crv valve problem engine light flashed and now suddenly the dealership tells me "oh we try to tell our customers to have a valve adjustment with that particular engine every 100,000 miles" I have taken very good care of my little crv oil changes on schedule and timing belt changes....what gives HONDA,,,an expensive secret.
Tim

Atlanta, GA

#26 Mar 30, 2011
raul wrote:
<quoted text>
a valve clearance adjustment can require you to tighted or loosen the bolt because your putting in a feeler guage between the valve lifter and cam lobe. Under the hood is a measurement needed and look web on how to turn the crankshaft to Top dead center for each piston to adjust each corresponding valves.
These engines have no lifters. You place the feeler gauge between the rocker arm and the cam lobe.
Tim

Atlanta, GA

#27 Mar 30, 2011
Used to Love Honda wrote:
99 Honda Crv valve problem engine light flashed and now suddenly the dealership tells me "oh we try to tell our customers to have a valve adjustment with that particular engine every 100,000 miles" I have taken very good care of my little crv oil changes on schedule and timing belt changes....what gives HONDA,,,an expensive secret.
These engines (97-01) require valve adjustments every 30,000 miles minimum. Disregard what the owners manual says (105,000). Whether it's a typo or deliberate misinformation, it's wrong. Personal experience talking here. The exhaust valves get tight and will burn and disintegrate. I can't believe there isn't a class action lawsuit about this when Honda knew about it back in '03 See TSB03-038. Someone needs to step up to the plate!
Donnie

South Boardman, MI

#28 Sep 17, 2011
capsulecore wrote:
I haven't ever had any trouble with my 97CRV,(241,595miles on it), but I have had a valve adjustment. Apparently what is done in a typical valve adjustment is not what should be done in a valve adjustment for a CRV. If i remember correctly, you have to loosen the valves rather than tighten them. Odd I know, but apparently it works. Not sure if this is the problem you are having, but theres my two cents.
I have a 1999 crv and i have a miss fire,And been looking in to the matter and i see i have to adjust the valves how much do i have to loosen the valves? been trying to figure is problem out for a long time..(help) thanks Donnie
snutcha tech

Chico, CA

#29 Dec 30, 2011
Donnie wrote:
<quoted text>I have a 1999 crv and i have a miss fire,And been looking in to the matter and i see i have to adjust the valves how much do i have to loosen the valves? been trying to figure is problem out for a long time..(help) thanks Donnie
There is a sticker under the hood that tells you what spec the valves should be adjusted to. If you don't know how to do it I don't recommend winging it. Did one today on an 06 element, my back is killing me. I found all the exhaust valves were too tight. Intakes were a little tight. Put them to spec with a feeler gauge and it runs way better.
hondatech

United States

#30 Jan 14, 2012
could have had a Buick wrote:
My 99 CRV have burned valves at 90,000 miles. Cost $2,000 to repair. Honda dealer told me this engine needed to have the valves adjusted every 30,000 miles because they become tight. There is no mention of this in my repair manual but I believe there is a technical bulletin issued to dealer service departments advising the adjsutment. A little Honda secret. Very dependable and reliable if you don't count the $2,000 repair and do a $150 valve adjust every 30,000.
go buy a vw if you dont want valve adjustment, but would rather have every other problem. Its a known fact that honda valves need to be adjusted. Oil changes,timing belt and valve adjustments and your good for 200,000 plus.
rob m

Antrim, UK

#31 Dec 10, 2012
As far as I can see nobody on this site has got a clue what the valves are, or what the valve clearance might be ,
rob m

Antrim, UK

#32 Dec 10, 2012
Nobody on this site has a clue what a valve is , dose it pump blood , turn the water on/off , maybe stop yer bitch from getting pregnant on the back seat, ( would not happen on the front seats cos it,s too damm UNCOMFORABLE HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
John

Mansfield, OH

#33 Apr 8, 2013
Carl in Melbourne wrote:
My Honda CRV 2001 has 110,000 kms on the clock. When I start it up first thing in the morning it "rattles" for about 2 seconds then quietens down, when its hot no problems, The cam belt was changed at 100,000 kms and it has done this ever since. Any one have any ideas?
Sounds to me like the valves may be loose when the oil is cold. I would actually call that normal as long as they don't make noise all the time. when oil is cold it flows slowly. it takes a second to get the oil up to the head. if you're really concerned, I would recommend you give your engine fresh oil every 1500 miles on conventional oil, or 3000 on synthetic. I know they say it can go longer, but it's not expensive considering the price of repairs. the cleaner we keep the oil in a machine the less material there is in the oil to act as an abrasive. just my thoughts.
liner

Patchogue, NY

#34 Apr 9, 2013
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds to me like the valves may be loose when the oil is cold. I would actually call that normal as long as they don't make noise all the time. when oil is cold it flows slowly. it takes a second to get the oil up to the head. if you're really concerned, I would recommend you give your engine fresh oil every 1500 miles on conventional oil, or 3000 on synthetic. I know they say it can go longer, but it's not expensive considering the price of repairs. the cleaner we keep the oil in a machine the less material there is in the oil to act as an abrasive. just my thoughts.
I think you might have missed something.....he said it started after he had the timing belt changed. I would suspect a timing belt tensioner maybe.
Diane Vogler

Mocksville, NC

#35 Nov 12, 2013
E nyc wrote:
I'm having issues with my 2000 Honda CRV (108,000 miles). My check engine light came on, and the diagnostic code came back as random misfiring of all 4 cylinders. I had Honda adjust the valves, but the MIL came back on. Then I had the wires, plugs and rotor replaced, but the MIL came back on again. This time, the MIL flashed 3 times and now remains steady. I've thrown $500 at the problem so far. What gives??? I've been reading something about the gas cap not screwed on tight enough after filling up the car with gas... HELP!
Going through the same thing. I even had fuel injectors replaced too. Now, I'm told it is a valve issue. Supposedly, Honda realized the mistake in 2001 and changed the valve situation with the 2002 model. I was told if I continued to drive the car, the valves would sink and destroy the motor. So I am looking at a 2000.00 repair job. So far, with everything I have read, there is not and has never been a recall on the 1999-2001 Honda CRVs. AND most importantly, NO ONE has received any compensation for repairs. That is SO NOT FAIR!!!
Roy Norman

Jackson, TN

#36 Dec 28, 2013
I have a 2001 crv and there is no fire, i changed timing belt and i need the valve adjustment settings. and any ideas on why there is no fire
B series

Uxbridge, MA

#37 May 30, 2014
could have had a Buick wrote:
My 99 CRV have burned valves at 90,000 miles. Cost $2,000 to repair. Honda dealer told me this engine needed to have the valves adjusted every 30,000 miles because they become tight. There is no mention of this in my repair manual but I believe there is a technical bulletin issued to dealer service departments advising the adjsutment. A little Honda secret. Very dependable and reliable if you don't count the $2,000 repair and do a $150 valve adjust every 30,000.
This only seems to happen on the b20z engine. The difference between the b20b and b20z (99-01) being the intake manifold, slightly higher compression and...valves.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Honda CR-V Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Honda CRV 1998 (May '06) Oct 21 Eric goad 43
tires for CRV Oct 14 jmm 1
who has the most miles on there CR-V ? (Jun '08) Oct 14 Joey 24
CRV has stiff suspension Oct 9 Rough Rider 1
Honda needs to take responsibility for AC probl... (Apr '12) Oct 9 Jersey girl 45
Honda recalls 1,760 units in Philippines Sep '14 Jona 9
CR-V headlight problem (Jan '09) Sep '14 kris 198

Honda CR-V People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE