Honda CR-V: Opening and Closing the Hood
1. Park the vehicle, and set the
parking brake. Pull the hood
release handle located under the
lower left corner of the dashboard.
The hood will pop up slightly.
2. Reach in between the hood and
the front grille with your fingers.
The hood latch handle is above
the вЂвЂHвЂ™вЂ™ logo. Push this handle up
until it releases the hood. Lift the
If the hood latch handle moves
stiffly, or if you can open the hood
without lifting the handle, the
mechanism should be cleaned and
3. Holding the grip, pull the support
rod out of its clip. Insert the end
into the hole in the hood
designated by an arrow.
To close the hood, lift it up slightly to
remove the support rod from the
hole. Put the support rod back into
its holding clip. Lower the hood to
about a foot (30 cm) above the
fender, then let it drop. Make sure it
is securely latched.
Wait a few minutes after turning the
engine off before you check the oil.
1. Remove the dipstick (orange
2. Wipe off the dipstick with a clean
cloth or paper towel.
3. Insert the d
Look at the coolant level in the
radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is
between the MAX and MIN lines. If
it is below the MIN line, see Adding
Engine Coolant on page for
information on add
1. Remove the engine assembly.
2. Remove the transmission.
3. Remove the drive plate.
4. Remove the oil pan.
5. Remove the oil pump.
6. Remove the cylinder head.
7. Remove the baffle plates.
8. Remove the 8 mm bolts.
9. Remove the bearing cap bolts. To prevent warpage,
unscrew the bolts in s
The treadwear grade is a comparative
rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government
test course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one and onehalf
(1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded
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