Mechanics

4 WHEEL SYNCHRONIZATION

1998 Honda CRV

Shakes or Wobbles problem
1998 Honda CRV 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 105000 miles

When making a sharp turn, or u turn, the car shakes until you straighten the wheels. It seems like the 4 wheel drive doesnt release. Solution?
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Markallenstudio
July 1, 2009.




Hi markallenstudio,

Quite often this happens when the differential fluids requires replacement.

The correct type of fluid must be used failing which it would judder when making full turns.

KHLow2008
Jul 1, 2009.
Is the differential fluid change doable by a handy car owner?
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Tiny
Markallenstudio
Jul 1, 2009.
Yes, the job can be done easily.

Just drain and fill.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_RearDifferential98CRV_1.jpg



Recommended fluid is Honda Dual Pump System Fluid ( DPSP II ) P/N 08200/9002 )

Fluid change capacity is 1.0 liter. ( 1.1 US quart )

KHLow2008
Jul 2, 2009.
How many differentials are there where one would change this fluid?

Tiny
Markallenstudio
Jul 2, 2009.
The front differential is incorporated into the transmission assy. The rear differential is a separate unit which is the source of grating noises when making full turns when fluid quality deteriorates.

KHLow2008
Jul 2, 2009.

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