97 honda crv stutters

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by mandi, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. mandi

    mandi Guest

    I have a 97 crv and a year ago it started stuttering when I hit the
    gas...but not all the time. I took it to the shop and they said it was
    my ignition module $600 to fix..the minute I left it still did it so I
    took it back and they said they just had to reset the computer. It was
    fine for a couple of months then did it again...took it back and they
    said it was bad gas...$225 to clean injectors.....then it did it
    again...I took it to different places and they all want $120 just to
    look at it and put it on the scope. It is worse when the air
    conditioning is on. It doesnt do it if I use cruise control..only when
    I go to speed up or go up hill.....any ideas.....I feel like I am
    getting the run around.
    mandi, Feb 2, 2007
  2. mandi

    chip Guest

    check the valve clearance. if it's very tight on the exhaust side you
    need a new cylinder head. there is a service bulletin on this. notice
    it's a bulletin and not a so called secret recall!
    chip, Feb 3, 2007
  3. mandi

    mandi Guest

    Thank you for advice but unfotunately before I could act on it ....the
    car got worse.....3 times in two days I have lost all power while
    I was on freeway doing 70 and everything shut off and car
    died...except radio.....any clue..thank
    mandi, Mar 5, 2007
  4. mandi

    motsco_ Guest


    Your CR-V was the subject of a major safety recall
    The dealer should have caught that one.

    You still need to get the valves adjusted to the LOOSE SIDE of the spec
    ASAP, or you'll be doing a head replacement. If you are in North
    America, your owner's manual has and (intentional) error in it.

    30,000 miles per adjustment is correct.

    motsco_, Mar 5, 2007
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