Honda CR-V: Dual Pump System Function Test

Starting and accelerating in forward gears (4WD mode)

NOTE: Do not test repeatedly or the fluid will overheat.

1. Lift up the vehicle so all four wheels are off the ground.

2. Make a mark (A) on either No.1 or No.2 propeller shaft (B).

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

3. Start the engine, and let it run until it warms up (the radiator fan comes on at least twice).

4. With the engine at idle, shift to the 1 position.

5. Apply the parking brake firmly to lock the rear wheels, and look at the rotation of the propeller shaft.

Starting and accelerating in reverse gear (4WD mode)

NOTE: Do not test repeatedly or the fluid will overheat.

1. Lift up the vehicle so all four wheels are off the ground.

2. Make a mark (A) on either No.1 or No.2 propeller shaft (B).

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

3. Start the engine, and let it run until it warms up (the radiator fan comes on at least twice).

4. With the engine at idle, shift to the R position.

5. Apply the parking brake firmly to lock the rear wheels, and measure the time it takes the propeller shaft to rotate 10 times.

Decelerating in forward gears (2WD mode)

1. Block the front wheels (A), raise the left rear wheel, and support it with a safety stand (B) as shown.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

2. Hold the tire, and turn it counterclockwise continuously for more than one rotation.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

Decelerating in reverse gears (4WD mode)

1. Block the front wheels (A), raise the left rear wheel, and support it with a safety stand (B) as shown:

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

2. Hold the tire, and turn it clockwise continuously for more than one rotation.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

Symptom Troubleshooting Index

Most problems in the unit are to be diagnosed by identifying noises from the gears or bearings.

Be careful during diagnosis not to confuse differential noises with those from other drivetrain components.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

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