About Honda CRX
Honda CRX (Civic Renaissance Model X), also known as Honda Ballade Sports CR-X in Japan, is a sport compact vehicle produced by the renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. from 1983 to 1991. When the first Honda CRX was introduced in 1983 as a 3-door front-wheel drive hatchback or fastback, it received warm welcome for performance, nimble handling and good fuel economy. Though as a vehicle with a lifespan sprawling for two generations about eight years, Honda CRX had been rated as Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year for three times, on Car and Driver Magazine's Ten Best List twice and so on.
The first generation Honda CRX (1983-1987) was available in the United States as an economy sport Kammback that had room for two passengers. It was introduced in 1983 as a 1984 model year vehicle. In American market, Honda CRX offered in base CRX, CRX HF and CRX Si trim levels with powers from 1.3 L and 1.5 L inline 4-cylinder engines. And these engines were mated to either manual or automatic transmission. Then the second generation Honda CRX (1987-1991) was released with significantly changed chassis. Three trim levels standard (DX), HF (high fuel efficiency) and Si (sport injected) were available for U.S. market. 1.5 L and 1.6 L inline 4-cylinder engines mated to 5-speed manual or automatic transmissions provided power to them persistently.
Honda CRX Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
People love Honda CRX in its sportiness and compactness, which could let them enjoy the pleasures brought by speed and cozy. Unfortunately, it is subject to have problems after years of operation and exposure to all kinds of road conditions. As a result, these problems would come for it:
First, vehicle won't start when warmed up. This is obviously the engine has gone wrong. Honda CRX owners generously put forward what they have met while driving for your reference. They told when the CRX reached about 110,000 miles, the engine would experience hard starting or no starting issues, which followed by the deteriorated engine performance such as hesitant acceleration and worse fuel economy. Moreover, white or grey oil smoke could be seen and strange sound would come from the engine while operating. As soon as these symptoms appear on your Honda CRX, the condition of oil filter, timing cover, rod bearing and piston ring set could be the sources of this issue.
Second, braking and suspension system. A braking system is supposed to make sure drivers stop in time when faced with dangers. However, many Honda CRX drivers complained about the unusual brake pedal, abnormal braking sounds and loose parking brake may put their lives at stake. Normally, a defective brake drum is the one to blame. As for the unpleasant vibrating, poor handling, loose steering wheel, uneven tire wear and grinding noises while turning, CRX steering knuckle, ball joint and coil spring insulator are often the culprits.
For a Honda CRX in tip-top condition, normal operation is far from enough. A shining emblem is also a must. Your CRX will look incomplete if any of your emblems have been damaged or if they are not present. So please keep your CRX intact. And the CRX brightens the roadway in dark light conditions so that you can evade road perils, and clearly see your surroundings and in order to get to where you are going safely. And the wiper blade is also safety equipment. So put them on your routine maintenance list.
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