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Remanufactured Honda CRV Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Honda CRVtransmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Honda CRVtransmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Honda CRVtransmission 

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Remanufactured Honda CRV Transmissions 


The Honda CRV was the brands first sport-utility vehicle to be designed completely in-house. It’s now one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States. However transmission problems with the B5SA, MCVA, MRVA, MZJA, MDLA, MKYA, BZHA, MZHA, and GPPA can sideline an otherwise reliable vehicle. So let’s find out if installing a remanufactured Honda CRV transmission can keep your little ute on the road. 


Common Honda CRV Transmission Problems  


Erratic Shifting / Loss of Forward Gears: If youre experiencing Honda CRV transmission problems like slipping, erratic shifting, or failed gear engagement, the causes could range from a failed solenoid, to torque convertor problems. 


Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot. 


Loss of 4th Gear and/or Reverse: Another common problem is an inoperable fourth or reverse gear. These issues are often caused by design flaws in the Reverse Boost Valve, channel plate, and stripped splines on the 4th gear clutch hub shaft. 


How to Solve Honda CRV Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Honda CRV Transmission  

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Honda CRV transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 


Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Honda CRV Transmission  

Getting a rebuilt Honda CRV transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Honda CRV transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 


Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Honda CRV Transmission  

If you want to get the most service life out of your little luxury SUV as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Honda CRV transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.