How to Replace Starter 2007-11 Honda CR-V

How to Replace Starter 2007-11 Honda CR-V

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1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, worn or faulty ignition starter. This video is applicable to the 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 Honda CR-V

🔧 List of tools used:
• Flat Blade Screwdriver
• 10mm Wrench
• 12mm Socket
• 14mm Socket
• 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
• Ratchet
• Socket Extensions
• Torque Wrench
• Center Punch
• Floor Jack
• Hammer
• Jack Stands

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Leslie Chow says:

Thanks for this great instructional video. I just replaced the starter on my 2009 CRV. It took me about 3 hours to do the job.  Over two hours just to take it out. The upper bolt was a PITA to take out. I started with 3/8 socket wrench to loosen this bolt, but the wrench started to hit the sensor as the bolt was coming out.  I then switched over to the smaller 1/4 wrench to slowly unscrew the bolt out. Putting the new starter in wasn't that bad.

Andrew Bohn says:

You forgot an important step, giving Honda a big middle finger for coming up with such a dumb idea.

BRI TYN says:

Very helpful thanks

Galo Gomez says:

Great video. I removed the two 8mm bolts on the actual starter. This partially disassembles the starter giving you a good look at that hard to reach 14 mm bolt.

Shaun Laney says:

What is the name of the sensor to the left of the back starter mounting bolt?

Michael Morris says:

Thank you. Great video! Very helpful

gustavo ansaloni says:

particularmente yo saco la admisión y lo saco de arriba mucho mas cómodo de trabajar

Alex Hisense says:

Super!!! крутая тетка!

Wilson Woodrow says:

I’ve been on this for 4 hours literally a simple job but Honda clipped every part of the harness to everything n made this the tightest most difficult fit ever, I’m selling this car after this. F Honda. I swear they built the car around the starter… I want to die

joseidario says:

Congratulations, you are a really knowledgeable mechanic and strong person.
Thank you and I use your experience to change my starter motor in my Honda CRV 2009. Great help. 10 for you.

W R Sporing says:

Stupid Honda……good job young lady

hellagrant says:

Can someone help me with part at 9:30 I cannot take out the wire. Thank you.

richard fabrizio says:

Great job you do professional work. Thanks

Inseino Vidz says:

I did an 07 this year and wasn't so bad as this video shows because you can get your finger onto the bolt hole in the back for the 14mm. Did an 06 today and so much more stuff in the way and the rust and I'm thinking now probably better to go with removing air box and intake like has been suggested on here. I will try that next time. Did it on the 06 from the bottom but scratched up my hands and arms nice. All I can say is fuck you Honda. The engineers responsible for stuff like this need to be punished. Sadly however they probably get an extra month of paid vacation a year. Think with the new stuff I'm seeing 2015 and up that vacation time has got to be a year paid at least. Remember you engineer fucks, karma is a bitch.

charlie williams says:

Thank You for producing a great video. I got to the rear bolt and tried a different idea which he wanted me to take the exhaust manifold and etc

Your way was exceedingly easier and less likely to cause more issues – obv’

Thanks again!

Ben Jones says:

Good video, definitely gave me the confidence to try to do this myself.

FWIW, after a 3-hour debacle, I ended up calling it quits eventually on my '08. I live in the Rust Belt, so if you're someone with limited repair experience, no Snap-on box full of tools, and possibly rusted parts, know what you may be in for.

1. Jack up the car, remove the bottom splash shield – no problem. Some of the plastic clips were ruined, but easy to get out with some needle-nose pliers.
2. Remove the bracket – needed a few shots of rust penetrant per fastener, but pretty easy overall.
3. Remove the front mounting bolt – major PITA. Breaking it loose took 10 shots of penetrant and 15 minutes of re-positioning the breaker bar and socket. The threads may have been galled, so using a 3/8" standard ratchet (don't have a long one, or a cheater pipe) took quite literally another 20 minutes to just back that bolt out.
4. After trying unsuccessfully for half an hour to get a 14mm socket on the rear mounting bolt, and dropping it behind the starter twice (which requires a magnet to lift it back up and over a rib in the firewall), I called it quits. Couldn't get the knock sensor wiring harness disconnected from the sensor, and don't have a 27mm (or 1-1/4") open-end wrench to get the sensor out.

After that, I was too irritated to mess around with taking off the intake manifold, and was losing daylight.

Again, I don't have any flex-head, long, or power ratchets, but I imagine they would have made it easier. Laying on my back, neck craned, with no room to work, was not fun. And for the price of the tools I would have needed to buy to make this job more tolerable, I ended up biting the bullet and paying a mechanic.


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