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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ 7. Taking Care of the Unexpected

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Compact Spare Tire  
Use the compact spare tire as a  
temporary replacement only. Get  
your regular tire repaired or replaced,  
and put it back on your vehicle as  
soon as you can.  
Do not mount snow chains on the  
compact spare tire.  
Do not use your compact spare  
tire on another vehicle unless it is  
the same make and model.  
Check the air pressure of the  
compact spare tire every time you  
check the other tires. It should be  
inflated to:  
The low tire pressure indicator  
comes on and stays on after you  
replace the flat tire with the  
compact spare tire. After several  
miles (kilometers) driving with the  
compact spare tire, the TPMS  
indicator comes on and the low  
tire pressure indicator goes off.  
60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm )  
Follow these precautions:  
Replace the tire when you can see  
the tread wear indicator bars. The  
replacement should be the same size  
and design tire, mounted on the  
same wheel. The spare tire is not  
designed to be mounted on a regular  
wheel, and the spare wheel is not  
designed for mounting a regular tire.  
Never exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).  
This tire gives a harsher ride and  
less traction on some road  
surfaces. Use greater caution  
while driving.  
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Changing a Flat Tire  
If you have a flat tire while driving,  
stop in a safe place to change it.  
Drive slowly along the shoulder until  
you get to an exit or an area to stop  
that is far away from the traffic lanes.  
The vehicle can easily roll off  
the jack, seriously injuring  
anyone underneath.  
Follow the directions for  
changing a tire exactly, and  
never get under the vehicle  
when it is supported only by the  
2. Turn on the hazard warning lights,  
and turn the ignition switch to the  
LOCK (0) position. Have all  
passengers get out of the vehicle  
while you change the tire.  
3. Open the tailgate. Raise the cargo  
area floor lid by lifting up with the  
strap, and remove it from cargo  
area by disengaging the tabs.  
When you store the flat tire in the  
spare tire well, do not reinstall the  
cargo area floor lid forcibly. This  
will damage the tabs on the lid.  
1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, and  
non-slippery ground. Put the  
transmission in Park. Apply the  
parking brake.  
If you are towing a trailer, unhitch  
the trailer.  
4. Take the tool kit out of the spare  
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Changing a Flat Tire  
5. Take the jack out of the spare tire  
7. Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn  
with the wheel nut wrench.  
8. Place the jack under the jacking  
point nearest the tire you need to  
change. Turn the end bracket  
clockwise until the top of the jack  
contacts the jacking point. Make  
sure the jacking point tab is  
Turn the jack’s end bracket  
counterclockwise to loosen it, then  
remove the jack by lifting it  
straight up.  
resting in the jack notch.  
6. Unscrew the wing bolt and take  
the spare tire out of its well.  
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Changing a Flat Tire  
12. Put on the spare tire. Put the  
wheel nuts back on finger-tight,  
then tighten them in a crisscross  
pattern with the wheel nut wrench  
until the wheel is firmly against  
the hub. Do not try to tighten the  
wheel nuts fully.  
13. Lower the vehicle to the ground,  
and remove the jack.  
9. Use the extension and the wheel  
nut wrench as shown to raise the  
vehicle until the flat tire is off the  
11. Before mounting the spare tire,  
wipe any dirt off the mounting  
surface of the wheel and hub with  
a clean cloth. Wipe the hub  
carefully; it may be hot from  
10. Remove the wheel nuts, then  
remove the flat tire. Handle the  
wheel nuts carefully; they may be  
hot from driving. Place the flat tire  
on the ground with the outside  
surface facing up.  
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Changing a Flat Tire  
For spare For normal  
tire tire  
14. Tighten the wheel nuts securely in  
Except LX model  
16. Place the flat tire face down in the  
spare tire well.  
the same crisscross pattern. Have 15. Remove the center cap before  
the wheel nut torque checked at  
the nearest automotive service  
Tighten the wheel nuts to:  
80 lbf·ft (108 N·m , 11 kgf·m)  
storing the flat tire.  
17. Remove the spacer cone from the  
wing bolt, turn it over, and put it  
back on the bolt.  
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Changing a Flat Tire  
19. Store the jack in its holder. Turn  
the jack’s end bracket to lock it in  
place. Store the tools, and place  
the cover on the flat tire of the  
cargo area.  
22. Your vehicle’s original tire has a  
tire pressure monitoring system  
sensor. To replace a tire, refer to  
Changing a Tire with TPMS (see  
page 328 ).  
Loose items can fly around the  
interior in a crash and could  
seriously injure the occupants.  
Store the wheel, jack, and tools  
securely before driving.  
To remove the spacer cone, squeeze  
the tabs on the wing bolt to  
disengage it from the center of the  
spacer cone, then pull the bolt  
20. Store the center cap in the spare  
tire well. Make sure it does not get  
scratched or damaged.  
To install the wing bolt to the spacer  
cone, reverse this procedure.  
21. Close the tailgate.  
18. Secure the flat tire by screwing  
the wing bolt back into its hole.  
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If the Engine Won’t Start  
Diagnosing why the engine won’t  
start falls into two areas, depending  
on what you hear when you turn the  
ignition switch to the START (III)  
Turn the ignition switch to the  
START (III) position. If the  
headlights do not dim, check the  
condition of the fuses. If the fuses  
are OK, there is probably  
Nothing Happens or the Starter  
Motor Operates Very Slowly  
When you turn the ignition switch to  
the START (III) position, you do not  
hear the normal noise of the engine  
trying to start. You may hear a  
clicking sound, a series of clicks, or  
nothing at all.  
something wrong with the  
You hear nothing, or almost  
nothing. The engine’s starter  
motor does not operate at all, or  
operates very slowly.  
electrical circuit for the ignition  
switch or starter motor. You will  
need a qualified technician to  
determine the problem. See  
Check these things:  
Check the transmission interlock.  
The transmission must be in Park  
or neutral or the starter will not  
on page  
Emergency Towing  
You can hear the starter motor  
operating normally, or the starter  
motor sounds like it is spinning  
faster than normal, but the engine  
does not start up and run.  
If the headlights dim noticeably or  
go out when you try to start the  
engine, either the battery is  
Turn the ignition switch to the ON  
(II) position. Turn on the  
headlights, and check their  
brightness. If the headlights are  
very dim or do not come on at all,  
the battery is discharged. See  
Jump Starting on page 390 .  
discharged or the connections are  
corroded. Check the condition of the  
battery and terminal connections  
(see page 376 ). You can then try  
jump starting the vehicle from a  
booster battery (see page 390 ).  
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If the Engine Won’t Start  
The Starter Operates Normally  
In this case, the starter motor’s  
speed sounds normal, or even faster  
than normal, when you turn the  
ignition switch to the START (III)  
position, but the engine does not run.  
Do you have fuel? Check the fuel  
gauge; the low fuel indicator may  
not be working.  
There may be an electrical  
problem, such as no power to the  
fuel pump. Check all the fuses  
(see page 397 ).  
Are you using a properly coded  
key? An improperly coded key will  
cause the immobilizer system  
indicator in the instrument panel  
to blink rapidly (see page 63 ).  
If you find nothing wrong, you will  
need a qualified technician to find  
the problem. See Emergency  
Towing on page 403 .  
Are you using the proper starting  
procedure? Refer to Starting the  
Engine on page 314 .  
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Jump Starting  
Although this seems like a simple  
procedure, you should take several  
To Jump Start Your Vehicle:  
1. Open the hood, and check the  
physical condition of the battery.  
In very cold weather, check the  
condition of the electrolyte. If it  
seems slushy or frozen, do not try  
jump starting until it thaws.  
A battery can explode if you do  
not follow the correct procedure,  
seriously injuring anyone  
If a battery sits in extreme cold, the  
electrolyte inside can freeze.  
Attempting to jump start with a frozen  
battery can cause it to rupture.  
Keep all sparks, open flames,  
and smoking materials away  
from the battery.  
The numbers in the illustration show  
you the order to connect the jumper  
2. Turn off all the electrical acces-  
sories: heater, A/C, climate  
control, audio system, lights, etc.  
Put the transmission in Park, and  
set the parking brake.  
You cannot start your vehicle by  
pushing or pulling it.  
3. Connect one jumper cable to the  
positive () terminal on your  
battery. Connect the other end to  
the positive () terminal on the  
booster battery.  
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Jump Starting  
5. If the booster battery is in another  
vehicle, have an assistant start  
that vehicle and run it at a fast idle.  
6. Start your vehicle. If the starter  
motor still operates slowly, check  
that the jumper cables have good  
metal-to-metal contact.  
7. Once your vehicle is running,  
disconnect the negative cable from  
your vehicle, then from the  
booster battery. Disconnect the  
positive cable from your vehicle,  
then from the booster battery.  
4. Connect the second jumper cable  
to the negative () terminal on  
the booster battery. Connect the  
other end to the stud bolt on the  
engine side as shown. Do not  
connect this jumper cable to any  
other part of the engine.  
Keep the ends of the jumper cables  
away from each other and any metal  
on the vehicle until everything is  
disconnected. Otherwise, you may  
cause an electrical short.