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A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2009 Honda CR-V. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics (OBD) plug on your 2009 CR-V, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your CR-V.
Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 2009 CR-V is intermittent, try to take note of the conditions when this happens. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue. Steady Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is on every time you operate your CR-V, you need to have it checked as soon as possible, especially if you notice performance problems or unusual noises. Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your CR-V and have it towed to your nearest mechanic - you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your CR-V diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L 4 Cyl.
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Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L 4 Cyl.
If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L 4 Cyl.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L 4 Cyl.