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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2WD 5dr

2007 Honda CR-V
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door, 2WD Sport Utility
23 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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June 29, 2013, 2:11 pm

Kurtis M

Question: Hard shift from 1st to 2nd.

My 2000 CRV automatic shifts hard from 1st to 2nd and tach's around high 2 to 3K when it shifts. Car has original trany filter and fluid has been changed multiple times and does not leak fluid.

Please advise.

July 10, 2013, 4:55 pm

Elizabeth K

The advice on the following link applies to your situation:

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July 16, 2013, 3:13 pm

Kurtis M


Thank you for the reply. It appears this is not a valid link. I found Just Answer but the string does not complete the inquiry. Situation is getting worse with A/C on, very hot in the Midwest.

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July 16, 2013, 4:28 pm

Elizabeth K

I just tried the link and it works fine on my computer. Did you try to scroll down? Here is the dialogue:

my honda crv 200 goes to 3000 to 4000 RPM before shifting to forth gear. It also pickk very slowly and make lots of noise mostly after matching break
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert: HondaPlatinum replied 11 months ago.

Ok when was the transmission serviced last?Also is the engine light on?
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Engine light is not on.

I just serviced the transmission recently

Expert: HondaPlatinum replied 11 months ago.

Ok this is an internal issue with the valve bodies as well as clutches .Have you tried cleaning the shift solenoids as well as clearing out the transmission cooler?
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

No I haven't done that

Expert: HondaPlatinum replied 11 months ago.

Ok then this is the next step.First drain the transmission.If there is still an issue then the transmission will need to be replaced.Remove the shift solenoids and clean the screens.Then take the cooler lines of the transmission and insert one end into a gallon container and blow compressed air into the other.This will remove any debris and clots .Reinstall all and refill with Honda fluid only and see if there is a major difference there should be if not the transmission will need to be replaced.These are the next steps.Hoped this helped.Bonuses greatly appreciated.Please rate excellent service.If you rate anything lower it will leave me negative feedback so if you need further assistance please let me know thanks.

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July 20, 2013, 5:23 pm

Kurtis M

Thank you. Sounds like a job for the pros.


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