Question about 2003 Honda CR-V

1 Answer

LIGHT IN DASH BOARD

MY HONDA CRV 2003 IS SHOWING A SIGN ON DASHBOARD RIGHT ON TOP OF THE TEMP. I ADDED WATER+LIQUID DETERGENT TO RADIATOR ON FRIDAY AND THE NEXT DAY IS AW THE SIGN,HOWEVER I HAVE CARRIED OUT PERIODIC MAINTENANCE BUT I ALSO HAVE MAINT. REQUIRED SHOWING ON DASH BOARD.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Honda Master
  • 1,779 Answers

DO NOT operate your CRV until you have drained the coolant from the engine and radiator, then flush the system thoroughly w/ water.. Why did you add liquid detergent to the radiator? This will cause foaming of the detergent, and will probably result in diminished cooling of the system. Please describe the dashboard light that's on . Is it some type of symbol? Do you notice anything unusual about how the car is running? Please let me know the answers to the above questions, and the outcome. countrycurt0

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What causes water to build up in driver's foot-well of 1996 Honda CRV?


could be the heater radiator that is leaking.they are normaly behind the dash board where the fan blows over it to supply heat.
If you can locate heater pipes in engine bay, blank them of and see if water build up stops. these radiators are rather tricky to get to!

Aug 17, 2013 | Honda CRV Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I am driving my 2003 crv in -10 degree weather where it will be parked over night. The car is normally kept in tropical weather and I'm unsure if anti freeze needs to be added. My question is if the liquid...


Honda has a blue anti-freeze that comes in their radiators. It doesn't have additives that can damage the water pump. Look on the back of the anti-freeze and get one recommended for honda or go to a dealer.

Jan 11, 2011 | 2003 Honda CR-V

1 Answer

1988 ford f150 - it overheated and overflowed, put more liquid in, now its gone What do you think it is? no sign of radiator leak


If you have added water/antifreeze only once, there is still air in the cooling system and it will take several topping offs to completely fill it. If you have already filled it several times and it still looses fluid, then you may have blown a head gasket. Top off the radiator again and run the truck to get it up to operating temp. Open the radiator cap (slowly and carfully so it doesn't blow out at you) and see if there are any bubbles coming up in the radiator. This is a sure sign of a leaking head gasket. Also white smoke from the exhaust pipe is another telltale sign.

May 25, 2010 | 1988 Ford F 150

1 Answer

Hi Honda crv (98) R overheating.


SOUNDS LIKE YOUR THERMOSTAT IS STICKING,REPLACE THERMOSTAT FIRST OVERHEATING WILL DAMAGE ENGINE.IF THAT DOSEN'T WORK HAVE WATER PUMP CHECKED.FANS WON'T TURN ON IF HEAT FROM ENGINE IS NOT FLOWING INTO RAD BECAUSE THEROMOSTAT STUCK CLOSED,OR WATER PUMP FAILING

Jan 28, 2010 | 1998 Honda CR-V

2 Answers

Not sure if i have a problem but the low coolant light came on, added coolant, went up to engine temp., bottom hose coming off of water pump is cold, is this normal?


it will be cold untill the thermostat gets to 195 degrees and that lets the coolant circulate thru out the engine and radiator

Jan 24, 2010 | 2003 GMC Yukon XL

1 Answer

Honda crv 2003 2.0 litre auto


I had that problem on my 2004 crv, I was told it because the crv is not shifting into gear (overdrive). Cost me over $200 to fix it.

Jan 15, 2010 | 2003 Honda CR-V

1 Answer

My 1997 CRV overheated last week, and after adding water noticed that the dual fans behind the radiator never came on. Might this be the problem?


if over heated in town driving yes.also check bottom and top hoses must be same temp when car warm. if not possible thermastat.good luck.

Aug 17, 2009 | 1997 Honda CR-V

1 Answer

RE:LIGHT IN DASHBOARD


Exactly what maintenance did you perform 3 weeks ago? There should be a drain at the bottom of the radiator and also on the engine block. The coolant should be drained at both points, refilled with water, drained again. I would do this several times to flush all the detergent out. The exact location of these drains can be found in a repair manual for your Honda. You can also get info @ eautorepair (there is a charge, but I think the site provides lots of valuable info) If you have the owners manual, it should contain some of this info. After the system is flushed out thoroughly, refill w/ 50% coolant, 50% water. good luck! countrycurt0

Sep 01, 2008 | 2003 Honda CR-V

1 Answer

COUNTRYCURT0-RE:LIGHT IN DASHBOARD


Good, you did not add much detergent to the radiator recovery bottle (plastic bottle). You say half a cap, would that be about one tablespoon? If yes, I think it would be ok to drive, but I still would recommend flushing out the system just to be sure it has no bad effects on the cooling. countrycurt0

Sep 01, 2008 | 2003 Honda CR-V

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Honda CR-V Logo

332 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21927 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...