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Honda CR-V repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1809 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 259 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD

1000 mi Vibration at idle, while the vehicle is in gear. I was told that a factory rep would have to look at the vehicle, and that an appointment was two months out. I drove another new 2016 which had the same vibrations. 
3000 mi Vibration at idle with foot on brake. Turns out they all do it. Honda did reset all engine mounts, which reduced it by about 40 percent. 
5580 mi Vibration at idle and when driving at under 2200rpm.Honda CD recommends 1000km break-in period. Dealer found level of vibration To be normal. Mentioned significant issues with 2015. 30 CRV's were modified under warranty. By this dealer 

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2015 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT FWD

9000 mi bolt came loose in radiator still in the shop from a update to stop the engine vibration they discovered a bolt came loose in the radiator 
9000 mi Dealer replaced bolt in the radiator and adjusted the computer to stop the engine vibration 

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2015 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD

26500 mi Had 3 mode vibration done, so much smoother now. Oil pan reseated , leak 
9000 mi Recall 15-046 Had vibration when stopped(idle) and while driving. Replaced radiator bushings and transmission mounts. Replaced headrests and rear hatch struts. Computer update 
7440 mi Vehicle shudders at times approx 2000 RPM speed 111-120 KPH during steady speed or light acceleration. More noticeable during headwind, shudder comes and goes, possibly related to engine mounts or CVT transmission. No available fix, yet. 
5540 mi Engine Vibration 
8000 mi Engine shuddered on several occasions when first moving with cold engine. Dealer could not find fault codes and associated with idle vibration issue 
33000 mi TSB for vibration at idle & at 2,000 RPM - computer update & new front headrests, transmission mount, radiator cushions 

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2014 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 5-speed automatic AWD

32240 mi SENSORS IN TURBO WENT OUT OF ALIGNMENT. Entire Turbo replaced under guarantee. 

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2014 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

16000 mi Car sometimes makes an electrical buzzing sound that comes from the ignition switch area when starting the car. They could not replicate it - but it sounds bad when it happens to us. 
22000 mi No heat coming from drivers side vent, flushed out heater core, problem resolved. 

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2014 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

3000 mi Lower hose was leaking antifreeze. Repaired and replaced 

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2013 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

33000 mi Rattling noise in engine on cold startup. Replaced VCT actuator and timing chain tensioner. Did not correct problem. 
17000 mi Well known VTC actuator rattle on cold starts. It started in November and then occurred several times in January and February. Will be hard for dealer to replicate since in FL. No permanent fix yet. 
19000 mi VTC actuator rattle on cold starts. 

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2013 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

19000 mi VTC actuator rattle or grinding noise on some cold engine starts. Dealer said waiting for Honda to come up with fix.Reported to American Honda, they are aware of the issue but have no fix at this time. 
49600 mi

C $400
EGR valve and belt tensioner 
4000 mi Oil leak around access panel on side of engine block. Warranty repair. 
70000 mi

US $800
timing chain and tensioner 
25000 mi Grinding noise on startup, mostly in colder weather. Problem is VTC (Variable Timing Controller)- unable to replicate problem on this visit 
6000 mi Engine clatter upon cold start up after sitting more than six hours and temperature below 30 degrees. Dealer replaced the VTC Acuator under warranty. 
35540 mi

C $425
Oil seal leaked 
27000 mi dirt in heating core prevented proper heating. core was flushed under warranty. 
32000 mi Leaking radiator 

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2012 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

23000 mi The next day after reflashing, I noticed a very loud ratcheting noise during first start-up of the day with a completely cold engine. Told it was the variable time solenoid but that it was unrelated to the computer update. 
38700 mi Made grinding noise pre-ignition. Replaced VVT Actuator at no cost. Problem can go back as far as 2008, TSB issued but no recall initiated. 
128000 mi

US $85
Thermostat needed replacement. Temperature gauge was indicating very hot engine temperature until repair was carried out. 
34000 mi VTC actuator was replaced per TSB due to grinding noise at startup. 
60700 mi Near end of winter driver side heat would not go above approximately 70-72 deg. Dealer stated it was a known issue of build up in cooling system but not covered under extended warranty. After complaining dealer flushed system for no charge. 
28300 mi Removed Dash to replace heater core. 5 hours to complete task. A common problem on 2012 and 2013 CRV 
18000 mi Engine hesitation noticed. pcm software version updated to change engine running condition. 

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2012 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

57300 mi

US $300
Heat only worked on passenger side, heater core was flushed fixed problem 
34700 mi At engine heard weird sound last for few seconds when engine is cool. Replaced a part used when starting the engine. 
19300 mi Recall - software for engine computer replaced to fix battery charging problem. 

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2011 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

28300 mi Vibration when vehicle is stopped and in drive. Condition work with load on engine including air conditioner or HVAC blower. 
102000 mi Burns 3qts of oil between oil changes. I've been in twice and so far have been told its normal and not a problem despite the TSB and extended warranty for the problem. 
5580 mi TSB for all 2010-11 CR-Vs. Faulty software for FI. TSB issued in USA Nov '10. Shortly thereafter in Canada. Dealer did not know about it. I explained it to the SM. Symptoms are 2 sec dead pedal accelerating from 2-1 downshift, etc. 

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2010 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

15000 mi Squeaking belt noise was diagnosed as bad water pump. Water pump, serpentine belt and tensioner were replaced. 

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2010 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

85700 mi Excessive oil consumption due to known Honda piston ring issue. Repaired free of cost by dealer. 
6000 mi Hesitation upon acceleration. PCM issue TSB 10-077 
7500 mi "Loose Gas Cap" Light began to flash on my dashboard. Upon reading my vehicle book, I was advised to return to the dealership where I purchased my vehicle. 

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2009 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

34000 mi Slow oil leak from crankcase due to defective seal. Crankcase seal replaced under warranty. 
42500 mi Oil leak from timing chain cover discovered during oil change service. Repaired under power train warranty. 
93000 mi

US $239
Rocker arm pressure switch replaced to correct sudden erratic engine performance. Two hour repair time. 
94500 mi

US $5000
Radiator replaced due to failed internal transmission cooler. 

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2009 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

59000 mi

US $150
Leaking antifreeze 
49600 mi Catalytic converter sheild was loose and rattkibg 
88000 mi

US $2155
Rattling noise coming from the engine on cold start. Replaced vtc actuator, and timing chain/guides. 
71700 mi Oil leak. Shop said eng block mfg in 2 parts, leak from failed seal where parts mated. Needed pull eng, dismantle, clean, new seal, put back together & reinstall. 2-3 days in shop, $1500-2000. Declined. 
6000 mi Engine ticks until warmed up about 10 minutes later. When it's cooler than 55 degrees out the engine knocks until warmed up. 
62700 mi

US $350
Replaced catalytic converter heat shield. 
39000 mi Throttle body position sensor error on ODB2 , dealer cleared code and said no problem 
92000 mi

US $10
Heat shield on catalytic converter rusted though at bolt and was rattling. Used 2 stainless steel O rings around converter to stabilize heat shield 

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2008 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

84000 mi

US $250
Serpentine Belt Tensioner replaced, made ticking noises under load. 
88000 mi

US $1100
Check engine light came on and message saying check fuel cap. Replaced evaporator system canister and purge control solenoid. 

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2008 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

58700 mi Loose muffler, tightened. 
100000 mi

US $1200
Replaced Water pump, Replace spark plugs 
135160 mi

C $400
rusted muffler fell so it needed to be fixed back. Also changed rear brakes. 
80900 mi Adjusted valves. Slight valve noise and preventative maintenance. 
60000 mi

US $750
Thermostat went on the blink and overheated, damaging the thermostat housing and the plumbing. Had to replace all those parts. Mechanic said he'd never seen this happen in a CRV. 
55180 mi

C $85
Mounting points for heat cover of catalytic converter rusted away, started rattling. Cover removed. 
50000 mi

US $45
catalytic converter shield became loose 
186000 mi

US $100
Engine light was on with 420 code. Shop turned off light and it hasn't returned in a month. Probably need a new cad. 
108000 mi

US $10
Catalytic converter shield rusted. Screwed together. 

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2007 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

27280 mi Replace squeeky exhaust connection at engine under warrantee. 
29140 mi Replace rotted off heat shields on exhaust. 
85800 mi

C $75
Exhaust-Was quoted whole system @ $750+. Boqus. Got another quote. Many Honda products have a gasket between two of the exhaust pipes bolted together with spring loaded bolts. The pipes flex, gasket fails. $75 dollar to replace gasket. 
24180 mi While test driving after changing steering rack, check engine light came on for mechanic. Found and replace faulty air sensor. 
27280 mi Heat shield on catalytic converter was rattling at idle. Dealer ripped it off during an oil change and offered to replace for 150$ or leave it without heat shield. Catalytic converter now has no lower heat shield. 
21700 mi engine ping/knock since 3 months old. just after christmas, CEL came on. dealer diagnosed code as misfire cylinder 2. engine still pings. dealer can't seem to get rid of pinging. never expected a honda to be like this. absolute piece of garbage. car has been to the shop at least 5x now. pinging issue never goes away. I'm asked by dealer to fill up premium when the car is made to run on regular! as of today (jan. 5,2010)car is in the shop for 3 days already for CEL problem. extremely annoying! 
29140 mi Engine knock, check engine light coming on, transmission would not shift when going uphill causing CEL to come on and car would shake, lose power, engine computer would kick into safe mode. 
35000 mi Flashing Drive Indicator light flashing denoting need for transmission fluid change. Fluid had been changed according to maintenance sched. Faulty sensor reading. 
98000 mi

US $900
Replaced leaking water pump with new and new serpentine belt tensioner,removed resealed timing chain cover,new compressor belt. All but water pump preventive. 

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2007 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

89000 mi

US $80
The catalytic converter was a little loose so some bolts needed tightening. It occasionally caused a rattle under the vehicle. 
151000 mi Heat shield was loose, but easily repaired for no cost. 
118000 mi Idler arms was worn out and making noises. 
9000 mi Noise in rear end. Dealer replaced rear differential fluid under warranty. 30 minute fix. 
21000 mi Dealer replaced a gasket on exhaust system for a noise problem. 
73000 mi

US $150
Heat shield was rattling and needed replacement 
28100 mi

C $190
Catalytic converter heat shield was rusting and rattling. Item not repaired due to cost and not being a safety issue. May try clamping it.  
78700 mi

US $90
Exhaust gasket at catalytic converter needed replacement and tightening. 
89000 mi

US $40
Catalytic converter heat shield mounts rusted out. 
64500 mi

US $90
Replaced 2 piece catalytic converter cover. It has rusted at the bolts. Required 4 special bolts also. 
30000 mi 2 problems: Knocking/ticking noise on acceleration. Extremely low gas mileage. 

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2007 Honda CR-V 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

59520 mi

€130
The dealer said that the particulate filter was blocked (didn't clean by driving). They said that replacement 3600 !!!!, I got mad and escalated...they burnt the filter in their test system (controlled by tester) seven times and got it finally clean. 

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2007 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

70000 mi

US $50
The plate over the catalytic converter rusted and needed replacing; had similar problem on 1993 Civic. 

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2006.5 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

112000 mi

£288
Rear Differential Bushes worn 

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2006 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

156-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

128000 mi

US $1900
Clutch 

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2006 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

156-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

48700 mi check engine light on, code P2A00, O2 sensory, replaced under honda-care extended warranty. 

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2006 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

156-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

135000 mi

US $350
Vtec high voltage spool went wonky. Notified by check engine light which placed vehicle in limp mode 
164000 mi

US $447
Car overheating when idling longer than 10 minutes. Both electric cooling fans had failed and required replacement. Replaced with new aftermarket fans. 
166000 mi

US $325
Car has jerky/rough idle when auto trans is in gear & A/C is on. Local shop ran diagnostics & found no obvious problems. Took car to dealer which checked for vac. leaks & removed & cleaned FI throttle body. Problem not resolved & NO refund 
110000 mi

US $150
Replaced external driven belt. 
122000 mi Solenoid went bad, had to replace it. 
140000 mi Sometimes when starting up the vehicle's engine it would end up not starting at all and I would hear buzzing noise from under the left front dashboard area. Ignition switch was replace free of charge at the dealership where I got my CRV from. Since then the vehicle would start up normally without any buzzing sounds or problems. 
90000 mi

US $300
Replace cracked surpentine accessory belt 
135000 mi

US $700
Exhaust brackets rusted and loose, producing rattle. 
102000 mi

US $117
Both radiator and condensor electric fans stopped working. 
103000 mi CEL threw catalytic converter efficiency code. Was quoted >2K for the part (excl. labor) by the dealer - had been serviced there from day one. Decided to replace car instead. 
83080 mi

C $135
Oil pressure warning light would show from time to time. Oil pressure sensor was leaking oil, was replaced. 
32000 mi

US $500
engine check light went on. 
84000 mi

US $320
Upper transmission mount and 84000 mike service (transmission and rear diff fluid change) 

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2005.5 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

104160 mi

€470
Rear part of exhaust is gone. Pretty expensive at dealer, but I had no choice, because alternative became obsolete product and current alternative did not fit. 

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

125000 mi

US $1650
Was told timing chain jumped and full engine rebuild needed. Forced dealer to investigate cause of jump. Tension arm was broken. Replacement corrected issue, however the same part failed 1 year later almost to the day. 
153000 mi Tension arm broke/failed. Timing chain jumped. Valve damage confirmed. Deciding on repair/new engine/sell vehicle, so leaving at 3 days (total time in shops). 

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

150000 mi

US $650
Oil leak due to Spool Valve Filter Seal bad 
40000 mi

US $647
Water pump replaced 4,000 miles after warranty ended. 
83000 mi

US $420
Replace belt and belt tensioner 

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

254000 mi

US $350
Replace Variable Valve Timing Oil Control Valve Solenoid 
263000 mi

US $410
motor mounts left side 
175000 mi

US $400
O2 Sensor tripped CEL and needed to be replaced. 
180000 mi

US $1900
Replace engine mount 
143300 mi

US $1800
Head Gasket 
183000 mi

US $90
water pump and thermostat failed. discovered this after removal of the water pump to replace the alternator. Tensioner was discovered to be bad when I went to replace the alternator and had to remove this to get to the alternator. Easier to replace when you have half the front end torn apart. 
86800 mi

C $110
Engine Oil leaking from back of engine. Very cold out, -35. No seals leaking but oil being forced out but not from around filter. Garage told me oil was from the oil relief valve- didn't know that existed. Replaced oil filter and warmed crv 
91000 mi

US $200
Motor mount replaced. 90,000 maintenance performed.  
101000 mi

US $200
AC did not work because of slow idle. Throttle body and intake system dirty. System was cleaned and problem was solved. 
107000 mi

US $800
Catalytic converter was replaced. 
135000 mi

US $1000
Replace catalytic converter and oxygen sensors 
75000 mi

US $1000
Engine light coming on intermittently, engine rpm increasing at stops, hard to start sometimes, oil disappearing, but no sign of leak or engine use. Felt car unsafe told all past repairs were normal got rid of car bought Ford. And: Bad speed sensor. 
32000 mi Heat shield rattled. Mech removed and discarded for no charge. 
42700 mi

US $300
Replace drive belt and tensioner assembly 
56000 mi

US $240
Leak in emissions 
85000 mi converter pipe flange weld broke 
56000 mi

US $397
OBD code P0135. Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 failed. 
76000 mi

US $200
Serpentine belt tensioner bearing wore out. Also replaced belt. Brake fluid & power steering fluid flush. 
47120 mi

$520
Broken engine mounts. 
105800 mi VTEC SENSOR THREW A CODE - CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, SLUGGISH DURING ACCEL, ETC. VTEC SYSTEM NOT WORKING BUT DRIVEABLE. SHOP LOOKED UP THE CODE AND RESET THE SYSTEM AND ISSUE DIDN'T RETURN. NO CHARGE AS WE ARE GOOD CUSTOMERS AT THIS SHOP. 
159700 mi

US $450
Actuator for the Variable timing system (VTEC) 

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2004 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

72000 mi

US $650
Had a fluctuating idle and weird shift pattern atributed to a bad throttle position sensor. Unfortunately the TPS is part of the throttle body requiring the whole thing to be changed out. 

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2004 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

53500 mi

US $120
Check engine light & car started operating in limp mode(2700rpm limit). Diagnostic reader said #1 cylinder cam follower fault; VTEC spool valve replaced. 
114000 mi Got a CE lamp; pulled the codes P0341 (camshaft pos sensor) and P0301 (cyl1 misfire). These K-series engines do have chain-tensioner issues but the trouble seems to have been resolved via the addition of 400ml of oil. 

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2004 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

90980 mi

$200
Fan electric motors failure 
135000 mi

US $650
repaired O2 sensor 
150000 mi

US $650
replaced engine and AC fans after car overheated 
183000 mi

US $20
Gas capped leaked- failed Georgia emissions. 
215300 mi

US $606
air idle valve 
237000 mi Oil leaks 
83300 mi

US $350
Oxygen sensor was malfunctioning causing a yellow light indicating engine concerns to light up on the dashboard. A minor, but expensive repair. Great vehicle, would definitely buy again. No, I'm not employed by Honda. 
80000 mi

US $220
Throttle body caked with carbon. Idol speed sensor not registering signal. Cleaned all parts  
130000 mi

US $1500
replaced water pump, replace both fans, fuel injectors cleaned, throttle body cleaned,spark plugs replaced, new coolant 

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2004 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

110000 mi

US $90
Check engine light came on, trouble code indicated a gas cap EVAP system leak. Erased trouble code, came back, replaced gas cap. Evap trouble code reoccurred, replaced return vent valve, check engine light has not come back. 
153000 mi

US $500
Valve timing sensor needed to be replaced, was causing fuel starvation and shuddering on hard acceleration. Oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. 
163000 mi

US $1000
A series of valve timing problems has proven very difficult to completely solve. Symptoms disappear for a few weeks, then return. 
165000 mi Valve timing problems. 
155000 mi

US $1800
Replaced radiator along with Belts, timing belts, Water pump, coolant flush, oil change. And an engine mount 
81840 mi Heat shield drivers side came loose and was removed. Too expensive to repair. 
91140 mi

C $450
Replace Vtech solenoid due to oil leaking 
92380 mi Heat Shield broke loose, re attached, no charge 
119000 mi replaced aft oxygen sensor 
114000 mi

US $90
Oxygen sensor needing replaced. 
176000 mi

US $650
Radiator fan failed 
48000 mi

US $200
Engine warning light went on: dealer replaced filter or sensor in the fuel tank (but not the fuel filter) 
116000 mi Oil Leak from multiple places. 
119000 mi

US $450
Oil Leak 
115000 mi Oil pressure sensor failure tripped the computer to put the car into rev-limit mode. Mechanic reset the system and vehicle has been fine w/o replacing the sensor. 
102500 mi

US $450
Catalytic converter developed a rust hole and required replacement. In the process of removing the old Cat, the exhaust manifold was also damaged and needed to be replaced. 

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2003 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

137000 mi

US $1050
Catalytic converter and oxygen sensors replaced 
67580 mi

C $100
Engine light on - engine running in "limp home mode" (max 2800RPM) Retrieved codes: P1298 ELD voltage high / P1259 Vtec System Failure / P0600 Serial Com Failure. Cleared codes, road tested P1259 code returned. Topped up engine oil (2.5l), clear code 
162000 mi

US $289
engine cooling fan motor went out 
155000 mi

US $500
Check engine light on for O2 sensors. Replaced both sensors. 
215000 mi O2 sensor faulty when sold. 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

164580 mi

C $1200
Crankshaft oil seal replacement 
175460 mi

C $100
Check Engine Light has been on for a while. Diagnosed the detonation (knock) sensor faulty. Needed a 27mm socket in order to replace the part. Job done from underneath not easy to access. May be related with my clutch repl. back in January. 
42000 mi

US $700
failed oxygen sensor at exhaust system.  
44000 mi Trouble light indicated a component of the exhaust system needed to be replaced. Not work this shop was comfortable doing, suggest bringing to dealer. reset check engine light, has not relit in 3 weeks. 
49000 mi

US $400
Car began to hesitate a lot. Clogged oil line around sensor and its small filter, tripped sensor cut engine. She had only been driving short distances so the engine oil was not getting warm, hence the clog. Replaced oil line, sensor, and filter. 
240000 mi

US $200
#1 oxygen sensor fuel tank cap, but CEL back on a week later 
252000 mi Needed a catalytic converter. 
139000 mi

US $220
Replaced leaky front engine crankshaft seal and leaky valve cover gasket. 
43983 mi

US $131
Check engine light on. Replaced third gear pressure switch. 
52790 mi

US $432
Check engine light was on, found faulty A/F sensor and replaced. 
120000 mi Belt squealing, was replaced under warranty. 
122000 mi

US $420
1 broken motor mount, transmission mount badly worn, replaced all 4 mounts. Driver side door lock actuator replaced. 
122000 mi Engine vibration at idle. 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

55000 mi

US $397
Main oxygen sensor replaced. 
139000 mi

US $300
evap sensor 
139000 mi

US $120
o2 sensor 
103700 mi

US $2000
Cable charging battery failed. Part very expensive, should never fail. 
105000 mi The car died about two months after the first episode. We had it towed and they got the part and fixed it. 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

57000 mi The dealer discovered a sensor had gone bad and ordered a new one and replaced it under extended warranty at no cost to me . New sensor installed. 
102300 mi

C $3000
Needed multiple emissions related repairs 
57660 mi

C $250
replace O2 sensor 
46500 mi

C $950
Throttle body assembly replaced. 
162000 mi

US $2000
Timing chain stretched, needed to be replaced, along with tensioner. Root cause was low oil level - no warning lights because sensors were plugged with sludge so oil pressure appeared ok. Eventually check engine light came on. Seems ok now. 
174000 mi Check engine light on; failed inspection for exhaust system. Need to replace oxygen sensor and possibly catalytic converter. 
42000 mi

US $350
Oxygen sensor 
55000 mi

US $500
O2 sensor went out. Seemed a little early for that kind of repair. Cost of the small part was very high. 
138000 mi

US $350
Catalytic converter failure. Check engine is on and off inconsistently. Will most likely required a replacement of cat within one year. 
153000 mi

US $1038
Replace VVT Solenoid 
93000 mi

US $400
Replace O2 sensors 
110700 mi

US $170
Replace gasket 
119000 mi

US $1200
Front main seal and valve cover gasket leaks 
144000 mi

US $550
Replaced Oxygen Sensor. Also replaced some small filters. I didn't understand what they were. 
90000 mi

US $500
CEL went on once, then off. Asked shop to read codes. They "did not find a problem", but proposed replacing serpentine belt, various filters and fluids (at 90K) for $500. I said OK, but feel uneasy about the transaction. This is why people avoid dealers. 
106000 mi

US $450
replaced o2 sensor with OEM part 
143300 mi

US $25
EVAP code. CEL stayed on for several weeks. Shop quoted about $800 to replace entire evap system. After several weeks the code cleared anyway. 
89900 mi CEL came on one week after we purcased the car. Replaced sensor related to emissions. CEL came on two days later. Returned to shop, same code. Checked part and reset CEL. CEL returned after first trip. Same code, rechecked replaced part, CEL reset. 
135180 mi

C $340
Exhaust noise, hole in down pipe. Down pipe replaced 
94240 mi

A $350
Idle throttle switch faulty, used aftermarket one (less exp than Honda) faulty.replaced with another one non original, all fixed 
200000 mi

US $1045
Air conditioner compressor pulley seized causing the serpentine belt to break. Compressor and belt replaced. Transmission mount broke causing transmission to move under acceleration causing severe vibration and noise. Replaced transmission mounting bracket. 
200000 mi

US $60
Two ignition coils failed. Replaced coils and spark plugs. 
160000 mi

US $200
Cannot start after not driving the car for 2 weeks. Find out the oil tub is clogged. 
97500 mi

US $700
Emissions control system; O2 sensors 
66960 mi

C $250
atf temperature sensor 
104000 mi

US $472
Replace oil pressure switch (sign of leak), replace valve cover gasket (sign of leak), 
164000 mi

US $450
there was a sensor that had gone bad and we replaced it. 
69000 mi

US $211
Upstream oxygen sensor (bank 1, sensor 1, code P0134. 
103000 mi

US $850
defective camshaft 
122000 mi Check engine light had been coming on (and off) for months. Engine was running smoothly. Shop reset computer and said they couldn't get light to come back on. If it does, O2 sensor needs to be replaced. Light came on again immediately after leaving shop. 
138000 mi

US $150
Radiator cap failure with loss of two-thirds of coolant. 
110000 mi

US $300
Air intake clog caused engine to flood (too much fuel injected with insufficient air). Chemical cleaning of area fixed it. 
52700 mi

$240
gearbox mounting bracket rubber torn 
62620 mi Radiator leakage 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

163060 mi It was burning approx 4L of oil every 8000km 
141300 mi

US $350
Replace failed catalytic converter 
67000 mi heat shield on catalytic converter loose - owner removed 
72000 mi

US $300
Variable valve mechanism failed - shop dismantled and cleaned valve timing parts. Said mechanism clogged due to lack of maintenance. Oil is changed every 5 000 miles. no parts except for gaskets. Engin continued in limp home mode rpm limit 
111600 mi

C $1200
Catalytic converter 
167400 mi

C $60
Idle Air Control Valve replace 
88000 mi

US $477
Shop diagnosed CEL and replaced O2 sensor 
97000 mi

US $110
CEL came on because the software had never been updated (update released in 2004) - apparently can only be updated by dealer. 
128340 mi

C $170
repaired exhaust flange between exhaust pipe and cat converter 
64000 mi

US $1200
Also an oil leak was coming from the valve cover. Also four tires need to be replaced. 
171300 mi

US $1600
Oil Valve 
180000 mi

US $250
catalytic converter - after market 
181000 mi

US $390
Plugs & Vtec oil seal 
193000 mi

US $2200
Auto shutoff sensor Engine Mount 
212000 mi

US $2200
Catalytic converter Oil seals 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

98000 mi

US $1000
replaced timing chain. 
107000 mi

US $1800
Air hose had a crack. Spark plugs were replaced, and valves were adjusted. 
35800 mi replace fuel tank 
92000 mi

US $300
cracked intake and aircleaner housing 
78000 mi

US $200
Air/Fuel ratio sensor failed. Cheapest oem (Denso) part is $184 shipping included. Waiting the part to arrive. 
91000 mi

US $750
Heater core leaked anti-freeze fume inside the car. I found it out with the air/anti-freeze leaking sound. The anti-freeze fume was very DANGEROUS because it made me ill for few hours. The part was ~$200 & labor $550 because the mechanic had to ... 
150700 mi

US $662
Crankshaft seal leaked oil. Part: $14 Labor:$240. Drive-Belt (Serpentine belt) contaminated with engine oil so it makes loud noise. Part: $33 Labor: $45. Belt dressing (Stops slipping & squeaking) made it worse. Don't buy it waste money. replace crankshaft seal and serpentine belt 
177000 mi

US $60
CEL P0325 = Knocking Sensor. $50 part, $10 for 27mm socket to open and 2 hours of labor. 
184000 mi

US $750
Replaced intake control valve in the fuel system. 
220000 mi

US $1700
Oil leaks, rear brake noise. Leaks fixed (seal replaced), area cleaned; right rear brake rotor replaced. 
140760 mi

C $300
sensor 
194000 mi

US $78
Variable valve timing gasket leak. Had to wait for part. 
124000 mi

US $870
Begun stalling any time I took my foot off the gas. Oxygen sensor and idle air control valve replaced. The check engine light, which had been on for several years, turned off. Yay! Update: Three months later the check engine light is back on. Uggh! Hard to turn key in doors since 5-6 years ago, got worse over time. Contacted Honda, they refused to cover. 
130000 mi

US $406
Valve cover oil leak. VTEC oil leak. 
138000 mi

US $250
replace v-tech solenoid due to oil leak. 
139300 mi 4th oil leak, this time the head gasket. At $1,000, I elected not to repair. Will add oil as needed. 
86000 mi

US $505
car would not idle. Replaced idle control valve and intake tube. 
88000 mi defective sensor was replaced which was causing check engine light 
83000 mi

US $450
The Radiator Cooling Fan went out & had to be replaced. My personal mechanic got the part from Honda & made the repair. 
88700 mi

US $120
Serpentine belt worn. Belt replaced for 1st time in car's history. 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

161380 mi

C $802
Replaced entire original exhaust. 
173600 mi

C $60
small steel pipe on top of engine.gauge told me of motor overheating 
184140 mi

C $430
Resonator pipe 
184140 mi Motor mounts and noise in back end related to worn supports 
188440 mi

C $500
Two coolant hoses were replaced.Had to wait two days for parts.Can't understand why Honda doesn't have these parts in stock. 
173000 mi

US $100
service engine light was on, coolant mix was too rich, system chip required update, and oil was changed. No additional charge for update beyond minimum diagnostic fee. 
83000 mi

US $170
Transmission sensor bad - replaced. 
122500 mi

US $870
O2 & VTEK sensor 
69000 mi

US $40
According to OBDS II, #1 (pre-catalyst) O2 sensor was defective. Sensor was replaced but check engine light is still on. Have not yet re-read OBDS code to determine if the replacement sensor was defective or if additional problems exist. 
71000 mi

US $55
Replaced front O2 sensor; problem resolved. 
93000 mi

US $65
Replaced VTEC Solenoid 
147000 mi

US $450
Fuel leak. Line above tank, required the tank to be removed. 
164300 mi

US $20
Work to check emissions solenoid. Will probably need to be replaced.  
165000 mi I tried replacing the solenoid valve, but the bolts were rusted. The soaking in PB Blaster must have moistened the seals and the leak went away. 
90000 mi

US $145
Engine was making rattling sound. Dealer adjusted intake and exhaust valves. Sound was reduced, but not eliminated. Dealer indicated timing chain might be going bad. 
150300 mi

US $1500
Emissions system oxygen sensors 
116700 mi

US $280
Replaced worn/broken rear differential mounts. 
130700 mi

US $400
And broken exhaust mounts replaced. Parts simply wore out. 
138000 mi

US $700
Also needed exhaust system repairs due to wear. 400 for exhaust repairs. 
51600 mi

US $475
Repl emissions bypass solenoid, sensor & covers. Repl rear differential fluid 
60000 mi

US $225
Replaced another emission valve 
103540 mi engine light on - emission problems - wiring harness and canister replaced as well as somekind of sensor 
105710 mi emissions again - part ordered for pipes 
102300 mi

C $35
Fix exhaust leak between front muffler and cat converter. Caution that pipe and cat will need to be replaced soon. 
103720 mi

C $327
CEL light on – codes P1166 and P1167. Replace oxygen sensor B1/S1. 
138000 mi Valve cover gasket 
49000 mi

US $499
Check engine light came on. Computer evaluation showed a bad oxygen sensor. 
121000 mi

US $380
Bad antifreeze leak. First thought was head gasket, but after a thorough examination it ended up being a radiate bypass hose that sprung a leak. 
90100 mi

US $168
Replaced O2 Sensor 
95000 mi

US $110
Bad O2 sensor 
127500 mi

US $95
VTEC selenoid assembly went bad, replaced with new assembly 
57300 mi

US $162
Replaced pressure sensor on transmission 

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2001 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

141000 mi

US $333
Radiator cracked on top. Replaced entire radiator. 
105000 mi

US $70
Driver's side lower engine mount failed. Audible knock noticed when shifting. Very common issue with B and D engined Hondas of the 90's and early 00's. 
117580 mi

C $50
Valve cover seal replacement 
138500 mi

US $330
Oil pressure sending unit failed 
149000 mi Oil usage increased. 

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2001 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

153000 mi

US $1950
rear motor mount 

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2001 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

138000 mi

US $100
crack in the radiator casing on top. 
158000 mi

US $182
Heat shield for convertor rattling -- wasn't sure if that was it or exhaust; and I figured dealer had seen similar before. (($ for repair included rear diff fluid change per my request, oil change, and other maintenance) 
182700 mi

US $1200
radiator cracked. replaced following failed pressure testing. $900 Exhaust replaced behind converter. $300 
171120 mi

C $300
Exhaust, middle pipe holed after just 30 months of being replaced. Midas Muffler exhaust not good. 
171000 mi

US $475
Radiator was leaking and was replaced. Upper and lower radiator hoses were replaced at the same time because they were original. The lower one had started to soften it turned out. 
151500 mi

US $1760
Exhaust replaced Replaced the catalytic converter 
176000 mi

US $600
Tightened various belts 
124000 mi

US $3500
left lower motor mount broken 
114000 mi

US $6
Heat shield worked itself loose and was rattling. Two hose clamps cinched it down and stopped the noise. 
183300 mi

US $450
Radiator was leaking. 
200000 mi timing belt broke, valves bent, sold car for parts 
72000 mi Exhaust heat shield rusted and was loose enough to rattle at start up. Tightened earlier stainless band clamp to take up looseness. 
122000 mi

US $375
Ignition coils and plugs replaced 
125000 mi

US $1000
Replaced brake pads and shoes. Exhaust rusted through - pipe came disconnected from cat system. Mufflers and cats fine, replaced pipe. 

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2000 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

95700 mi

US $300
Radiator needed replacement 

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2000 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

185500 mi

US $326
Radiator was leaking and was replaced. 
175500 mi

US $80
Replaced oil pan gasket. Catalytic converter had failed. Insides of cat had broken apart completely and car was throwing PO420. 
130200 mi

C $3500
check engine light which needed new catalytic system 
146320 mi

C $1000
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101000 mi

US $5000
Engine light went off and dealer diagnoised the problem as a stuck valve stem and the fix was replacing the engine, $4000. Honda came across with 1500, Brighton Honda came into the deal with another $1500 and I threw in the last $1000 for the engine rebuild. I'll be selling the CRV in the next couple months as I don't have the long term security I want in a car 
143500 mi Replaced catalytic converter and A pipe. 

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2000 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

160000 mi

US $100
coolant temp sensor 
130500 mi

US $80
Replaced ignition module and rotor. 
168000 mi

US $121
CEL code P0429. Replaced both pre-cat and post-cat Oxygen Sensors, Upstream Denso 234-4011 $41, downstream Denso 234-4098 $80. No more CEL. 
170000 mi

US $396
Plugs, wires, cap & rotor and distributor 
124000 mi

US $600
De-carbonization of throttle and valves. Valve adjusted. Key/ignition recore 
131000 mi

US $800
Cracked radiator. Radiator and hoses were replaced. 

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2000 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

131300 mi

US $200
Starter wasn't working properly, diagnosed as a wiring harness problem, replaced 
132000 mi

US $200
Radiator had a small leak, topped off at starter repair visit, replaced at next visit 
214500 mi Slight oil leak at valve. 
138000 mi

US $450
Radiator top tank cracked 
156000 mi

US $200
One of the cylinders has lost pressure and now misfires. The cost of a new single cylinder head is a lot, so we're thinking of getting a new car. 
158000 mi Traded with bad engine. 
324000 mi

US $436
2 cylinders not firing; distributor was replaced. 
133000 mi

US $719
Replaced leaking front main seal 
134000 mi

US $173
Replaced radiator, hairline crack upper plastic tank 
162700 mi

US $80
Leaky radiator 
127280 mi Replaced radiator. 
130200 mi

C $1400
Also had timing belt and water pump, drive belt and valve cover seal done. 
152000 mi

US $180
car was difficult to start and run, aftermarket distributor cap had failed after a couple of years It was replaced with Honda cap. 
154700 mi

US $25
Intake and exhaust valves out of tolerances. 
157500 mi

US $497
"B" pipe (center exhaust pipe) was rusting near the connection to the muffler and needed to be replaced. part was $359.94 plus labor $62.30 
170000 mi

US $79
One broken engine mount,was getting drive belts changed at the time so only paid for part, no additional labor. 

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1999 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

191000 mi

US $833
Repaired front exhaust pipe (welded on a new flange and refastened with a new spring kit). 
193000 mi

US $725
Mechanic replaced left front engine mount that showed signs of failure. Distributor cap and rotor were replaced do to very worn condition. 
194500 mi Colder weather made it clear that thermostat was stuck open, mechanic confirmed this diagnosis and replaced the thermostat. 
245000 mi Very minor rust related gas leak near fuel tank at a juncture in the fuel lines. Safety concern though not directly impacting performance/useability of vehicle. 
208000 mi

US $195
Bad oxygen sensor. Replaced it and is now fine. 

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1999 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

101000 mi

US $500
Muffler repair 
104000 mi

US $350
Crack in radiator. Replaced radiator with new. 

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1999 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

253000 mi

US $385
needed to replace oil pan, etc. It was leaking. 
253000 mi

US $800
timing belt broke on highway trip to work and car had to be towed to garage that does my work; they quoted too much to fix and not sure if they even could, my neighbor had to work on the engine and replaced the belt, car is back on the road 
255000 mi

US $300
Car overheated losing all the water and antifreeze. Small hole in radiator. Car needed a new radiator. 
303000 mi

US $67
car lost power and shut down on highway, towed to local garage. Spark plugs needed to be replaced. 
173000 mi

US $150
Replaced radiator due to coolant leak 

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1998 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

174000 mi

US $255
Replace distributor 
148000 mi

US $1600
burnt cylinder head 
97000 mi

US $1500
Replace worn out clutch 
163000 mi

US $1000
Had to replace radiator and all hoses, car runs fine now 
153000 mi

US $100
The radiator had a crack in it and was leaking from the metal to plastic connection 

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1998 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

164000 mi Muffler/catalytic converter system failing, partially replaced/repaired to conserve money 
174000 mi

US $1500
The clutch had never been replaced. Was very worn. Replaced clutch. Flange attaching the muffler to the manifold failed. Muffler, manifold and piping all intact so mechanic reconstructed flange. 
68000 mi

US $120
Radiator cracked it lasted 12 years got moneys worth 
125000 mi

US $195
Noticed crack in top of radiator that was slowly leaking antifreeze. Replaced the radiator from necessity and both hoses & thermostat for prevention due to age. 
133000 mi

US $40
Noticed infrequent, very short term rough idle. Inspection of distributor revealed corrosion of both points in cap and rotor. Replaced both distributor cap and rotor. 
152500 mi

US $30
Oil leak from the oil pan gasket. Oil Pan Gasket replaced at same time as oil change 

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1998 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

116000 mi

US $245
Replaced radiator which was leaking coolant. 
123000 mi

US $550
We discovered another coolant leak. It turned out to be the water pump. The water pump and belt tensioners were replaced for around $550 (ouch)--one full day in the shop. 
130700 mi

US $25
Leaking radiator hose 

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1998 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

173000 mi

US $285
Car was bucking and check engine light on. Car was driven 40 miles away to trusted mechanic. Diagnosis was clogged fuel injector(1). Replaced injector and car rental was $35/day. Cost is not included in repair bill. 
200700 mi

US $27
Idler pulley or part of the A/C pulley system making a shreiking noise during cold-startup. R&R idler pulley. 
202300 mi

US $75
Engine oil sump gasket needed replacing due to leakage. It had been leaking for several years. Lengthy process involving taking off exhaust and other parts to take off oil sump. First time I did this and had to get gasket adhesive. 
204000 mi Intake valves needed readjusting. 
212000 mi Check engine light on. Coudln't diagnose problem or repair it. Still is on. Will replace throttle postion sensor when I have more time. 
256000 mi

US $900
oil pan gasket replaced 

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