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Old 12 Apr 2010, 09:16 am
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Default Whats wrong with my 2001 Honda CRV?

Here is my issue,

My 2001 CRV EX (with 94,000 miles)keeps dying when i come to a stop, and sometimes when it doesn't die it will idle really low (like a couple hundred rpms) and then it will be fine for a few days...then BAM! it dies again... the check engine light comes on some mornings but is off in the evenings. i took it into advanced and they hooked it up to the scanner and they told me the fuel was to rich, and it was caused by the MAF (mass airflow sensor) and O2 sensors... upon research im fairly sure I don't have a maf, i think it means MAP sensor though. Does this sound right or what else should i look at?

It all started after i changed the timing belt, tensioner, and water pump

where is a good place online to order good quality replacement parts at good price? Im looking to replace both o2 sensors and the map if needed and i don't really want to spend more than $150 if possible.

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Old 12 Apr 2010, 09:31 am
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its a 2001 honda crv
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 09:46 am
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Apparently on the Honda CR-V Forums they are talking about a consistant problem: " I own a 2001 Honda CRV and I have had service and/or requested service for this stalling, rough idle, and cold start problem atleast 7 times."

If this sounds like your situation or you want to shout out to the hundreds of CR-V owners out there who most likely can tell you exactly what your problem is, one of the best ways to do it is to go onto the CR-V Forum.

"terbennett01-10-2006, 12:37 PM

The problem with your CR-V are the valves. The symptoms that I experienced myself were my car stalling on cold starts and rough idle. Later, the symptoms extended to intermittent stalling when the engine was warm. The valve adjustment was something I decided to do. Mechanics tried to discourage me by telling me that my vaklves didn't need adjusting. I demanded that they adjust them anyway. After the adjustment, the problems disappeared. The mechanic told me that my valves were so tight that he wasn't sure that he would be able to adjust them. Lucky for me, he was able to. I learned from other CR-V owners what to look for, and now I'm at 189,000 miles without any engine or transmission replacements. It'll easily hit 300,000 miles if taken care of correctly.

Valve failure is becoming a very common problem because most people fail to have them adjusted. Most of that stems from Honda giving the recommended service at 105,000 miles when they should be adjusted every 30,000 miles. Another problem is that most mechanics follow the "all engines are basically the same" rule. The issue occurs when the valves tighten to the degree that they burn out. Usually mechanics make a valve adjustment call based on a loud tapping noise that usually occurs when the valves loosen- which is very common on engines. However when the valves tighten, they are quiet. If you can't hear any noise from the valves, get them adjusted immediately!!! I can't stress enough on how important it is to get them adjusted every 30,000-35,000 miles. Do that and you'll extend the life of your CR-V even more.

Please note: Since the B20Z engine in the 1999-2001 CR-Vs have higher compression than the B20B in the 1997-98 models, the 1999-2001 CR-Vs are more prone to the problem. I hope this answers your question and happy motoring!!! "

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Old 12 Apr 2010, 10:01 am
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Thanks for the info!! I am thinking about buying a 2001 CRV. All I am reading about them may change my mind From what I am reading about them online, it sounds like they have valves going out of adjustment.
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