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CRX Technical Information

Tech Topics

Igniter Recall

Seatbelt Recall

Wheel Bearings

Water Leaks

Fuel Odor

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.