Michael Mork: I think I need to do this; don't think the last owner replaced this very
often. Is "noise" heard from the rear end while driving 35+ mph a symptom
of needing fluid replacement?
Alan Davis: I just had this done at the dealer, and it cost 92 dollars!
Walt Clayton: Your videos are a great help and easy to follow. I'm no mechanic but I can
manage simple tasks with good instruction like yours. I figure I've saved a
couple hundred bucks after watching your excellent tutorials. Thanks!
empirecycleman: Thank you. This was helpful and my wife will appreciate the free
service...well sort of free anyway since I will do it!
spike little: Thanks for that info, where can I get one of those hand pumps.
Gregory Barch: Random question but how many fluids on a 2004 Honda CR-V 5 speed Manual
transmission need to be changed? I know oil, Coolant, Washer, now
Differential, brake. Am I missing anything?
6speeddakota .: On the first generation CR-V, it will be on the left hand side of the
engine bay when facing the engine with the hood open, most likely in behind
the airbox. It is a short dipstick, it has a round handle that is covered
in a piece of yellow rubber I believe. It will be way down there, so use a
flashlight and look hard for it. Let me know if this helps
Nzigi Raph: U sounded very knowledgeable, my question is, does a honda crv ls auto 1996
have a dip stick for checking the transmission fluid, if so where can i
tino phiathep: @6speeddakota so where is this hose that i need to pull from the tranny..is
there a link where I can watch the vid on how to flush the tranny or vid on
where the hose is located. thanks
Martin Levesque: 1st gen yes... ending in 2000 or 2001.. 2003 would make it a 2nd gen..
6speeddakota .: Thanks man, I don't have a bendy funnel right now, I should get one though,
but I have the pump for servicing the lower unit on the bayliner, its
really cheap and it works well that's why I use it frequently
jose martinez: Do you know by any chance how many mileage the car has to run before
changing the timing belt and water pump??? my 2005 CRV has 95,000 miles, i
dont know if it has being changed before, thanks!
Mike Adams: Very helpful, especially the extra info. at the end about the transmission.
Chris: Ace, thanks very much.
Jackson Yamaguchi: Tow it to a licensed mechanic and he will tell you what you did wrong
6speeddakota .: @MrDcseltzer You don't have to, but when you tighten the bolt, they crush a
little bit, providing a seal. You don't have to replace it if you want to
save 20 cents, but is it worth having it leak and then having to waste time
and more money having to redo the job? Your choice. The guy at Honda just
gave me them when I bought the fluid from there, so why not, it is easier
than dealing with an angry customer :)
randomdoodification: well it's not a bendy funnel, it's a regular funnel jammed into a clear
hose... menard/lowes/home depot has the hose... makes it super easy :) if
you get real lazy you can may a funnel holder to rest on the tire with a
coat hanger haha
Bryan Sarauer: If I use a pump for the diff fluid, can it be used for other fluids as well
such as engine oil or ATF? Is there worry about cross-contamination between
these different oils? Thanks for the videos.
6speeddakota .: @DuBNeTiX The transmission has to be removed and the case split apart to
clean the screen filter, nothing can be replaced externally unfortunately.
To flush the transmission you could repeat this process 2-3 times or you
can try and pull the hose of the trans cooler, start the engine and drain
about 3qts/liters at a time, refill, and repeat a few times. But if you
change the fluid at the recommended intervals you shouldn't need to flush
6speeddakota .: @Pawistik if you are really worried, you can wipe off the end of the pump,
stick it in the different fluid and then pump a few shots of the fluid out
to get rid of the different fluid in the pump, that is what I usually do.
6speeddakota .: This video is on how to replace the rear differential fluid in a
CR-V/Element AWD. The front differential is contained within the
transmission, so changing the transmission fluid is servicing the front
diff at the same time. I have a video on how to change automatic
transmission fluid on the same Honda CR-V
m19magoo: Thanks so much!
6speeddakota .: The service indicator will only remind you for a scheduled service, I
believe the service should be a "D" service but I am not entirely sure. If
they say it's contaminated it is a fairly simple job to change the fluid,
so go for it.
tino phiathep: @6speeddakota the previous question was also for the same car 2004 acura
mdx automatic tranmission..
JAPTIGER62: Is it the same principle on a '99 CR V ?
Jon Summers: Before I undo any drain plugs for my diff and man trans oil changes, I have
questions about the new crush washer to be installed on the drain plugs
(both diff and man trans). I have all the oils so am ready to go. What are
the washer dimensions? ID is important. Thickness roughly. What is the
washer material? Al or Cu.
Terry Hops: Thanks for the info....you gave me the confidence to move ahead with
this..I was going to pay someone $50 to do it, but you inspired me to try
it myself...many thanks.
randomdoodification: you don't need a pump to fill it, a tube over the back wheel and a funnel
can do the same thing
6speeddakota .: @Pawistik if it is a briggs and stratton, or a tecumseh, it should have a
drain plug under the mower, if it is a older honda, it will have a drain
plug on the side of the motor under the dipstick, otherwise, I dump mowers
on their side all the time with a lower profile pan with very little
spillage, it isn't that hard, you should have no problem changing the oil
whatsoever, but I will try to make a video in the fall on how to service
lawnmowers, thanks for the comments
session036: Honda said my read diff is contaminated and should be changed... I have 55K
on a 2008 CVR , but no service or indicator light on the dash,,, should I
goahead and do it... or wait until I get an indicator light on the dash? thx
ajmayo: Just a point of info: I just finished changing the fluid in my 2009 CRV. On
the '09 the drain plug is on the driver side, and the fill plug is on the
passenger side. It also took slightly more than 1 qt. of fluid. Thanks for
the video, very helpful and informative.
6speeddakota .: I was going to do a separate oil change video, but the lady stopped coming
to me for service about a year ago because she bought a new car
randomdoodification: my 97 has 228k and i still got the same water pump to my knowledge, from
what i can tell this engines gaskets all exactly match aged look
6speeddakota .: you can try, but it's really tight in there, i would give it a dry run and
try and place the hose where the fill plug is and pour water down the
funnel to make sure you can actually pour fluid down the funnel with the
hose in the fill hole. You can also try and use a cap with a tip found on
gear oil containers, and use a hose on that, but i'm pretty sure you'll
need a pump. All the honda guys used a suction gun to fill the crvs, pilots
and ridgelines. the pump is like $15, so no big deal there
6speeddakota .: @Pawistik for the engine oil and auto trans fluid, I would get yourself a
good funnel set. For filling a diff or manual transmission, I would use
some brake cleaner or solvent and blowing dry with compressed air. But you
can easily get away with emptying the pump of the last fluid by dry pumping
it a few times. A very small amount of a different fluid is not really
something to worry about.
Jason Toney: just bought a 2007 crv and your tutorials are very helpful to me. i may not
actually do the servicing myself but i always like to have an idea of what
is going on when i carry my car to the mechanic.... thanks alot!!!
bphoutin: Thank you so much, this has helped me out alot
AllRussiandcCOM: Thanks for the video!
6speeddakota .: Yes, no point in replacing the washer if you are going to drain it again,
do the fluid change, then drive it a few miles, then change it again, that
will get most of the old fluid out
Monkeybuzzness: couple questions.. what is the torque value for the fill and drain plugs?
and should the vehicle be on a level surface when filling and draining?
m19magoo: Both in my owner's manual and on a few other websites it recommends also
flushing my transmission either by using a transmission filter service kit,
or by refilling, driving a short distance, and draining again, repeat three
times. Both sound like a pain. I'm at ~65,000 miles on my CR-V, how crucial
is it to flush? Or can I just drain and refill? Thanks!
6speeddakota .: Flush is really only if you haven't changed it in a really long time and
have really dark fluid, or if you are experiencing shifting issues. Really
if you change the fluid every 30K, you shouldn't have to worry about
junaid syed: very good helpful video
TrippyManee: so would this apply to my 2000 4wd cr-v as well since its doing pretty much
everything thats leading me to believe its the differential fluid?
jose martinez: Thank you, friends. Yeah, i found out somewhere elso too, that my CR-V 2005
has a timing chain not a belt. even better
roon demahom: I likes this short video. Explanation very short and sharp. Easy to
understand theory & practical. Double thumb up for you Mr. 6speeddakota.
Thanks for the info. One things I like to comment, "Why you never include
together changing the oil filter inside this video"?.
mkl5: awesome vid!
6speeddakota .: I'm not sure what the dimensions of the washer are, the Honda dealership
just gave them to me, they didn't even charge me for them. If you go to any
auto parts store and give them the year, make, and model, they should be
able to tell you what the dimensions are. The washer is also made of
Edwin Manassian: Thank you Good tip there. Specially about cheking the fluid with the engine
shot down. Greetings from Germany
6speeddakota .: I believe the next generation uses 1.6L, the first gen called for 0.9L, it
didn't actually take the whole bottle
EMT: Thanks! They sometimes skip corners and take the easy way. If they ever did that, I suggest you consult with a paralegal or lawyer. This way they won't be able to cheat you.