Honda CR-V Maintenance Repair and Troubleshooting Manual

2002 honda crv The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by the Japanese automaker Honda since 1996.

The following workshop, repair and troubleshooting manual apply for 2002 Honda CR-V series. The 2002 CR-V Shop Manual is divided into 23 sections. The first page of each section is marked with a black tab that lines up with its corresponding thumb index tab on this page. Each section includes: A table of contents, or an exploded view index showing parts disassembly sequence, bolt torques and thread sizes, page references to descriptions in text; Disassembly/assembly procedures and tools; Inspection; Testing/troubleshooting; Repair; Adjustments.

This workshop manual is divided into sections as follows:

General information, this section contains information on chassis and engine numbers (vehicle identification number, engine number, transmission number), identification number, warning/ caution label location, lift and support point, towing and service precaution (electrical troubleshooting information, wire color code).

Specification, this section covers topics on standards and service limits, design specifications, body specifications.

Maintenance, explains about Lubricants and Fluids, Maintenance Schedule for Normal Conditions, Listed by Maintenance Item, Maintenance Schedule for Severe Conditions, Maintenance Schedule for Normal Conditions.

Engine Electrical, describes about special tools needed to perform electrical service, starting system (component Location Index, circuit diagram, starter circuit troubleshooting, starter solenoid test, starter performance test, starter replacement, starter overhaul), ignition system (circuit diagram, ignition timing inspection, ignition coil removal/installation, ignition coil troubleshooting, spark plug inspection), charging system (charging circuit troubleshooting, drive belt inspection, drive belt replacement, drive belt auto-tensioner inspection, alternator replacement, alternator overhaul), cruise control (cruise control communication circuit troubleshooting, control unit input test, main switch test/ replacement, actuator test, actuator/cable replacement, actuator cable adjustment, clutch pedal position switch test).

Engine Mechanical, contains information about engine assembly removal and installation, cylinder head, engine compression inspection, VTEC rocker arm test, VTC actuator inspection, valve clearance adjustment, crankshaft pulley removal and installation, cam chain removal and installation, chain case oil seal installation, cam chain inspection, cylinder head cover removal, VTC actuator, exhaust camshaft sprocket replacement, cylinder head inspection for warpage, rocker arm assembly removal, rocker arms and shafts disassembly/reassembly, valves springs and valve seals removal, valve inspection, valve stem-to-guide clearance inspection, valve guide replacement, valve seat reconditioning, rocker arm assembly installation, cylinder head installation, cylinder head cover installation, etc.

Engine Cooling,

Fuel and Emission,


Manual Transmission Differential,

Automatic Transmission,

Rear Differential,








Body Electrical System,

Navigation System,



Wiring Diagram.

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29 thoughts on “Honda CR-V Maintenance Repair and Troubleshooting Manual

  1. Catherine

    Where is the fuse for the horn in the Honda CRV 1998
    need to stop it from honking intermittently
    thank you

  2. A.Niss

    Get the trans off the block. if its a auto you need to remove the inspection plate at the front of the bell housing and un do the bolts holding your converter onto the fly wheel.

  3. Connie

    I am trying to find a repair manual for a Honda CR-V RD 9 built March 2005. Could anyone please recommend one. Thanks

  4. futhi


    my 2000 crv won’t start. when i turn the ignition on the fuel gauge goes down past empty. It had the same problem a week ago and i had it towed to a garage where they checked it and found that the petrol pump was not working. they replaced it and a week later i’m having exactly the same problem. how can i fix it permanantly coz i cant buy a new petrol pump every week.

  5. al

    my 2001 crv AWD clutch pedel stopped bouncing back. It still feels somewhat connected at the bottom end of the range, but it doesn’t depress enough to allow changing the gears. is it a cable? master cylinder? fluid? any help would be appreciated.


  6. Screen Scraping Service

    about comment 10, i just fixed it by adding brake fluid to the clutch filling area which was bare bones dry. there’s still a little play in the system which I attribute to air in the line, but hopefully that will self correct over time.

  7. dean

    our 2005 honda crv front tires start to shake a lot around 30-40 mph and last for a few seconds. we have just had the transmission rebuilt a few months ago. after the car gets over the shaking the car is fine.

  8. Carl Bacon

    I just purchased a 2010 honda cr-v . Could someone please tell me how often the cooling fan should come on. This one is on & off about 10 seconds. It is driving me crazy. Answer Please.

  9. hassan

    please i have problem with MB3 in the CD driver when i put it it told me to be back to the manual of the car ,and it not run the CD so what i will do is it software problem ?

  10. Anna

    I have a 1996 CRV, but the control for the buit in navigation system was not there when i bought the car… does anyone know a site that has info on them, or where i could order one? any information would be much appreciated.

  11. Jim

    I have a 2002 Honda CRV with a manual transmission. Today when I pushed-in the clutch to start the car, there was a pop, and the clutch stayed down after I lifted my foot. The car does start, but I can’t put it in gear. Any help understanding the problem would be appreciated.

  12. Janis

    I have a Honda CRV 2002 every 300 miles it needs a qt of oil the car runs great it’s not smoking, I took it to Honda thay said the car is old. There is only 147,000 miles on the car how could it be old, does any one have an answer.

  13. Paul

    My 2002 CRV was rear-ended and now the key will not rotate and it’s stuck in park. Is there a fuel inertia switch or fuel shut-off switch located on the vehicle somewhere?

  14. abiola isaac

    my 2002 Honda crv is making crack sound when i applied brake at 100km/hr with vibration of the steeering.Also can i know where the gear oil gauge is located

  15. Emile

    I cannot locate the fuse for the windshiled washer fluid motor. It is not listed on the fuse box under the steering wheel nor the fuse box under the hood. Please help.

  16. omisakin

    i have 2002 honda crv. the dashboard light dont come up when i “switch ON” the light. what could had been the fault.

  17. Ted

    Just FYI., we were driving along and HIT a HUGE pothole … sounded like we hit a brick wall with the front right wheel and we thought that at the very least we had blown a tyre.. NOT. However, the car would not start, even though the engine turned over. We discovered that fuel was not coming through the system, and ASSumed that a fuel hose might have become disconnected. $210 worth of towing, and @ $110 taxi ride later, our garage advised that there is a”CRASH SENSOR” which switches off the fuel to avoid a fire. Clever, but we did nto know it.

    We might yet find some additional damage, but after the garage checked it, it ran just fine … hard to believe with the hugeSLAM …

  18. Umajari Hilary

    My questionare ;
    My honda CRV is 1999 model. Recently i challeged the timing chain. Now the radiator is drying water and the temperature is very high as a result the car is over heating. What could be responsilbe?
    Secondly, the aircoditioner is not cooling well even when i have regassed and flushed the condenser.
    Please help me out.

  19. Joel

    a loud hissing noise is coming from my dash. The DRL light is now flashing and the only way to make it stop is to turn the headlights on. What do I need to repair

  20. Nguku Nchebere

    I have a 2006 Honda CRV whose engine and VSA lights comes on intermittently. When this happens I have a very rough drive. What could be the problem?

    Nguku Nchebere


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