|This section will cover technical
issues covering the second generation CRX. I have owned my CRX for almost 9 years
now, and I have been through just about every common CRX problem. (Igniters
anyone!?). If you are having a problem with your CRX and would like some help, email
me and I will do my best to assist you.
- Igniter Recall: If your CRX just
shut down on you for no apparent reason, and you still have a stock igniter inside of your
distributor, this is most likely your problem. After verifying that your timing belt
is not actually the problem, go down to Honda and have them run your VIN to see if it has
already been replaced. If not, get a new one for free.
- Seatbelt Recall: Now we all wear
our seatbelts right? Well I guess someone found out the hard (windshield) way that
the latching mechanism wasn't quite working properly. Again, have Honda run your VIN
and if it hasn't already been done have them fix it.
- Wheel Bearings: If your car has
150,000+ miles on it, and it is making a wailing sound from one of your wheels, there is a
good chance that it is your wheel bearing. Now if your car is lowered, the mileage
may actually be a little lower, say around 130,000. Anyway these bearings can be
purchased from any parts shop, or through Honda.
- Water Leaks: Are you getting water
in your spare tire area in the hatch? If you have a Si model, check the drain line
in the moonroof and make sure it is clear of leaves, bugs, etc. All models Si, Dx,
Hf, also check the seal alignment on the back hatch. A good way to do this is to
have a friend use a blowdrier all around the back hatch, if you feel warm air coming
through, you have got a leak.
- Fuel Odor: When you fill up your gas
tank, do you smell fuel? If so, check the fuel gasket under the sending unit.
This can be found directly under the locking storage area behind the seats.
WORD OF CAUTION: DO NOT HAVE ANY OPEN FLAME AROUND YOUR GAS TANK! EVEN
A SMALL SPARK CAN IGNITE YOUR FUEL AND CAUSE AN EXPLOSION! It is best to do this on
an empty tank. When you remove your locking storage area, sniff the sending unit
that goes into the fuel tank, if it smells strongly of fuel, that is most likely your
problem. The gasket costs $1.29 through Honda.