1998 Honda CRV

Tiny
JMARTIN1964
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  • 1998 HONDA CRV
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 61,000 MILES
I would like to know if an estimate we received for some work is reasonable. Here are the items:
Transmission flush
Air Filter
Rear differential service
Fuel filter
spark plugs
Cap and rotor
plug wires
cabin air filter
timing belt
TB tensioner and pully
com/crank seals
water pump
drive belts
rec linear solinoid assembly
PCV valve (pm)
brake fluid flush
pls flush (that could be be p/s flush)
The estimate we received was $2400 + or -. Does it make sense to put that much money into an 11 year old car? The body is fine---no dents, dings or rust. Thanks for your help.
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 AT 7:53 AM

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Tiny
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At 61k you could probably do without the
p/s flush
brake fluid flu
what is the "rec linear solenoid assembly"?

You have hit your big maintenance for Hondas time-wise. Usually people hit the 100k mark before 10 years is up. That Honda will last you a very long time with the proper services. The timing belt and w/pump are maintenance on Hondas. Is this at a dealer? If so they are using Honda parts which is your best bet. The estimate sounds high, but without knowing what that solenoid is, I cant judge.
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 AT 8:03 AM
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"rec linear solenoid assembly" means "receiver linear solenoid assembly." They said they are proposing to "flush the transmission with Genuine Honda ATF-Z1, then replace the linear solenoid. If shift feel is not affected, replace the transmission." They're willing to knock off a couple hundred dollars from the estimate. When I asked if they would be using genuine Honda parts, he said that "Honda doesn't make their own parts, but they would use Honda labeled parts "or the equivalent." Does this sound ok? Would if make sense for us to have them do this "solenoid" thing first, in order to determine if it is indeed the transmission, then decide as to whether to continue with the repair, or would this complicate the whole repair? What does a transmission cost? Does $2200 sound reasonable? Thanks for your help.
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 8:18 AM
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That price sounds about right. The cost of a trans could blow out the value of the vehicle if all other repairs are done as well.I would definitly have them try to fix the trans first, see how that goes and go from there
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 8:42 AM

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