1997 Honda CR-V Questions

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Stopped at a light. Stepped on gas, lost all gears including park. It rolls in park? Had it toed home next day it went into gear but only till it warmed up then lost gear again. What could be making it slip all gears at a moments notice

The engine check light suddenly goes on and then the engine switches off. The has to wait for roughly 10 mins before it can start again. The problem gets worse during the day.

Door behind passenger seat won't open from inside tho lock stem is up and all other doors will open...I can open that door from outside

Car dealer sold me a wreaked car. Got it home and my dad wouldn't let me drive it because he found out the rear end drives sideways. Can this uni body be fixed on its own? If not can it be switched out to another cry just different year?

When engine stops, the tach surges back anf forth from 0 to max rpm for a minute or so, then stops. Sometime is there is a very faint "thud" when the tach stops surging (and this is with the engine, fan, and everything else completely off). Car usually restars after a few minutes or so, with a very mild backfire, suggesting accumulated fuel. Took to my ususaly excellent shop and they plugged in diagnostics and drove for a week and could not repete the fault. No diagnosis given. When the random engine cut out happenes the "check engine" light is on. Read various comments like this but no one mentiond the mystry tach surging or mild backfire on re-start.

I got it replaced and it has now happened a second time!!!! what destroys a distributor!? I NEED HELP

Hi I have been having ALOT of trouble with this problem for the past five months. Ever since I replaced the front right cv axle, the seal has been leaking. Initially I had the seal replaced, at a Honda dealership...twice. Did not work. Then had the seal replaced at another shop. Still leaking. Had axle replaced at Firestone. Still leaking. Had another mechanic who swore that it was the wrong axle try yet another complete axle and now it is leaking again. Differential bearings are fine, not worn. The transmission is apparently fine. DO I really just need an OEM axle??? Ive heard that maybe the Honda Cr-v can only have OEM? I am going out of my mind. Please help. Thx

It overheats when I drive more than 50kms.
There is no water leaking into the engine oil.
It has had a new radiator and water pump fitted recently

after some time, the fan comes back on if switch is turned off then turned back on

Mechanic says it has to be factory distributor. All timing is new.

win it shifts from 2 to 3rd it is like it is in neautral but only win it is wormed up win it is cold it shifts fine. no check engine light