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It could be the main relay and/or the ecm. Or it could be the distributor timing off.

Could be the ignition switch. Honda issued a recall on 1997 CRV ignitions in 2002.
Go to www.ahm-ownerlink.com and under quick tasks, click on the Get Recall Information.

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Feb 11, 2019

Yes, do check the coil by pulling each wire from the cap to find which one is not firing. It could be a cracked distributor cap also.

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Feb 26, 2018

hi Msk32773.
this is all i could find on the internet about this matter.
go to this forum ans see if it helps you out.i know its a 200 model but it might help you.
or go to this link.
2001 Honda CRV no spark output to the plugs Google Search

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

Yes the hammer noise is the starter solenoid. Everyone should own a battery charger. The first thing I would do is charge the battery overnight. With a fully charged battery, you exclude that as a weak link in the starting procedure.

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Dec 08, 2017

The first thing you do is have the system scanned for faults.

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Sounds like your electric fan is not coming on. First check the fan fuse and relay and switch. If all good run a hot jumper wire to fan motor and see if it comes on.if not get a replacement fan motor. If fan is working normally then i would flush the system and replace the thermostat.

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jul 04, 2017

the problem could be be energizes from worn out shock absorbers but the real problem is from need a wheel alignment
check all steering ball joints first and then get the alignment done
have the shop check for bearing adjustment as well before the alignment

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jun 26, 2017

dont remove the steering wheel as likely to interfere with the air bag, the turn signal switch may be connected to the wiper switch so have a good look around the two for any connection

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jun 02, 2017

The ignition system is computer controlled it can't be "bypassed"

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Dec 11, 2016

The stereo should have two 12v wires; one is switched power and the other is always on 12v power.

The memory needs always on power since there is no internal battery to remember presets.

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Oct 23, 2016

Depending upon the authority of the person who told you the belt needs replacement, it may or may not be true. If your '97 CR-V is running with the original belt, it is way past replacement time.

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Aug 14, 2016

I had that same problem a while ago. I changed the coil and the ignition and I have had no problems since. Give that a try and see if it works. I have a 1997 honda crv myself and it seemed to work.

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Feb 26, 2016

Jim, this may be something I call VaporBlock:

Try several things:

When you've started the car (in the morning) let it idle (or drive it around the block a couple of times or so -- to get it warmed up -- I mean HOT) then turn if OFF;
and, wait 10 minutes - then try to start it...

IF it starts after the first 10 minute; then, it is NOT VaporBlock, and you'll need to drive it to a mechanic.

I this doesn't start, wait 30 (additional) minutes - then try to start it...

IF it doesn't start the after the first 10 minutes or 30 minutes; then, you may have to wait and hour -- and try it again, because you have VaporBlock.

You will have to find the "sweet-spot" of time to wait before trying to start it, or take it to a mechanic to get this issued fixed.

I used to pack my carburettor with snow to cool it down when I really needed it start again in a hurry!

I do hope this helps...


1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jan 12, 2016

Could be a loose belt, bad tensioner, wrong belt?, bad pulley.

1997 Honda CR-V | Answered on Nov 22, 2015

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