2003 CRV Issue

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Kardypaine, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Kardypaine

    Kardypaine Guest

    I have a 2003 Honda CRV. The check engine light came on about a week
    ago, and someone sugggested it might just be that the gas cap was
    loose, so I tightened it and the light eventually went off. Now its
    back on again and the cap tightening didn’t work. In fact, it now
    does a little jerk as I’m slowing to a stop, just before it stops --
    it almost feels like the engine is about to die, but it doesn’t -- and
    seems not to shift into a higher gear as readily as before (It also
    seems like the idle speed is lower). I won’t be able to get it to the
    dealer for a couple of days. Any ideas on what this is and whether it
    is safe to drive for another couple of days?

    Kardypaine, Nov 30, 2006
  2. Kardypaine

    Seth Guest

    Get someone, anyone, to read the codes. Autozone (here in the US) does it
    free as do some other parts shops.
    Seth, Nov 30, 2006
  3. Kardypaine

    Tegger Guest

    In Canada PartSource will do it for free.
    Tegger, Nov 30, 2006
  4. Kardypaine

    motsco_ Guest


    Did you notice the D indicator was unlit, or flashing? Is the coolant
    reservoir full enough to be above the MIN mark? Your tranny will
    misbehave if the reservoir doesn't have enough coolant in it. I keep
    mine at MAX and it never moves, hot or cold.
    Don't drive it without checking the coolant, and dont use tap water.

    motsco_, Nov 30, 2006
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