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Honda Civic: Problems & Solutions

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  • how do u know the code for the stereo if you disconnected the battery?
  • I have '91 Honda Civic. It is in mint condition and I have never had any major problems with the car.

    Lately the air conditioner has been blowing hot air intermittently. The shop was not able to replicate the problem and said the a/c was fine.

    Any ideas on what might be causing this?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,855
    I'd have them check the expansion valve for debris (dessicate particles from the dryer)

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  • alcanalcan Posts: 2,550
    Nope, but your local Honda dealer does.
  • I have a 1987 Honda Civic 1300. It suddenly failed to start. I had no fire. I replaced plugs, wires, igniter, coil, ignition switch harness, coil, and checked gap on reluctor. Checked fuel pressure. Carburated at pump was 2 lbs. I took the ignition switch harness out, cleaned contacts, put it back in and it started. Then quit again. Thats when I replaced the switch harness. Sometimes, very seldom, it will start but die immediately. I'm at a loss. Can anyone give me some insight on what to check next. I also noticed that once when it was running, after I shut it off, the fans were running and the engine was not hot. Please help. I am disabled and on a fixed income so I can't afford to take it to a shop.
  • thebeanthebean Texas!Posts: 26
    I have an '01 Civic EX sedan and have had two different dealerships try to fix the rocking seat issue on my car. The fix lasts 6-9 months and then the seat starts to come loose again. I have a HondaCare extended warranty, so I can get it fixed with no cost to me, but I'm wondering how many more times I will have to take it in. Has anyone had luck with a lasting fix for this problem?

    I'm not a small person - 6'1", 240 lbs, but surely that's not a problem. I've never had any seat problems on any other car.

    Any advice or experiences of your own would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    The Bean
  • I have a 2001 Civic EX and yesterday my wife came home complaining about her brakes. First off the car smelled like it was overheating. When I drove it up the block to see what the issue was, it was like you had no pressure on the brake for about 8-10 inches and then you could stop the car. The brake fluid was at MAX and the radiator coolant was low, so I topped that off. This morning I drove it around the block again and it seemed to work fine. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this before or knows if/how the overheating could have affected the braking system?
  • mmuruammurua Posts: 4
    Hi,

    My transmission on my 01 Honda Civic EX just failed on me about 1 week ago and I was hesitate to take it to the dealer since I was out of my warranty. I had taken the car with a private mechanic and told me the transmission sensor was out, apparently that was not the problem. I had no choice but to take it to Honda Dealer. They confirmed it was the transmission and told it would be about
    $3, 400+ tax. I could not believe it!! I was furious but more disappointed that my trans blew out at 60,000 miles! The dealer gave me an option of trading my civic for a new honda. I explained to them that they were crazy if they thought I would trust Honda again.. The salesperson told me to call Honda Corporate office and ask them for their assistance on covering the cost of the trans or at least partial.

    I called 1800-999-1009 and a case worker took down my information and I received a call back from a Case Manager and he told me Honda would pick up the entire cost of the trans. The only thing I was responsible is the Labor which is going to be $330 dollars. In addition I would get a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty on the trans.

    I highly recommend you call the above number and explain to them your disappoint them. Don't be rude, however do make it known to them that you are very disappointed and that you will never trust Honda again..

    Hope this works for you!
  • djm2djm2 Posts: 705
    In the 60,000 miles that you owned your Honda Civic, did you ever have the transmission fluid changed? If the answer to this question is "yes", did you replace the fluid with factory fluid or after market fluid? ----- Thank you. ---Dwayne :)
  • I'm experiencing a similar problem. My battery died yesterday and was replaced along with the 80amp battery fuse after a botched attempt at starting the car with jumper cables. Everything works fine now, except for the radio.... I checked the fuse box under the dash and the 10amp radio fuse is good. The radio shows no sign of life, does'nt even show the "code" message. I think I have the code which is a combo of two letters and three numerals.... ">

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  • I'm experiencing a similar problem. My battery died yesterday and was replaced along with the 80amp battery fuse after a botched attempt at starting the car with jumper cables. Everything works fine now, except for the radio.... I checked the fuse box under the dash and the 10amp radio fuse is good. The radio shows no sign of life, does'nt even show the "code" message. I think I have the code which is a combo of two letters and three numerals....

    :confuse:
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    ppe ... Sounds like your alternator's gone belly-up.

    Meade
  • pdanapdana Posts: 19
    possibly be the "main relay"?
  • Thanks for the reply. I will try the main relay as well as the fuel pump relay. Thats all I can think of to try.
  • mrymry Posts: 1
    i have honda civic 2005 and when i accelerate with it first time it accelerates very will but if i slow down for any reason and try to re accelerate it takes time to reaccelerate again is there any solve for this problem i asked at honda they told me this is normal and all civic like this but i think it is not normal can any one help...?
  • Hi, everyone! I hope someone can help me, because my husband says he's had it with my car! I'm not very car savvy, but my father-in-law is, and he may be able to help me.

    240K miles, on second engine (replaced @ 218K, new one had 18K, so newer engine has 40K). After I got the new engine, my MPG dropped 25% (which may have nothing to do with my problems.)

    Car stalls when braking for lights, turning corners, always when braking or decelerating after clutch is depressed. For awhile, the car would restart pretty easily, but the last time, it wouldn's restart even an hour later for the tow truck driver.

    Items replaced: fuel filter, fuel pump and screen. Our general mechanic puts the car "on the computer", but no problems are found there.

    Driving it home with the new fuel pump on Friday, it seemed to be running smoother(for $410, it should :))...but after driving for less than 10 miles to my home, it cut off turning into my driveway. It restarted, but...could it be that with a new fuel pump, it will take some breaking in?

    I'm scared to drive the thing now. There's an AutoZone about 20 miles from here, but I can't afford another tow! What should I do?

    TIA! :shades:
  • jburkjburk Posts: 5
    I was wondering what an easy way would be to take off a rotor button on a 92 civic
  • ok my brother owns a 98 civic and he went to start it this morning and it did the normal battery dead thing. and didn't start but then when he got someone to boost him it did nothin just clicked. I was thinkin it was the starter that went but i really don't know. any help would be awesome
  • thehuacthehuac Posts: 11
    HELLO EVERYONE, MY 2004 HONDA CIVIC EX COUPE, 5 SPEED HAS ABOUT 65,000 MILES WHEN AM I SUPPOSED TO CHANGE THE TIMING BELT?
  • thehuacthehuac Posts: 11
    Also, when applying the brakes from 80 MPH my steering wheel vibrates alot but the mechanic says that it's not the rotors and not the brakes anyone got any ideas as to what else can cause this.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,855
    It's either the rotors or you have something very very loose under there. You'd better check again on that. The rotors can be tested with a run-out gauge.

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  • sam47sam47 Posts: 1
    Hello,
    First, let me thank you for posting!! I was on my way to work today & the transmission on my 2001 Honda Civic EX went nuts! It just kept revving & wouldn't change gears & I couldn't go over 20mph. I had the car towed to the dealership & they informed me that the transmission was shot. I ONLY HAVE 31K MILES ON IT! :cry: I have an extended warranty but that is now in debate as far as what they will cover. I started researching online & found this link. I called the Honda number & was given a case number. The associate informed me that, although he cannot guarantee anything, he'd be shocked if they didn't assist me since the mileage is so low. They'll be getting back to me w/in 24-48 hours. I'll let you know how that turns out. Thanks, again, for your post b/c I wouldn't have even known that this was an option!!
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    Caps off please, you're killing my eyes.

    Check your owner's manual for the answer to your question.
  • i have a 1994 honda civic 4 cylinder which will not run i can get it to run but then the fuel injectors seem to be stuck or something because it causes the fuel to flood the motor i have replaced the oxygen sensor,fuel pressure regulator,and mass air sensor if someone knows anything about this i would like to here your comments i have been trying to figure this out for almost 6 months :D
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    On the 05 Civic, I think it is 90,000 miles. If that is not correct, I will repost the correct one when I get the book and look it up.
  • lumlum Posts: 1
    i am glad i found this forum. i got a brand new 2005 honda civic. i have put in less than 9000 miles. now i got a emission control light showed up. i checked the oil and coolant since my previous honda accord used to eat up my coolant. the coolant is gone/dried. is this normal? i asked the dealership before i bought the car and he said that he hasnt heard anything about the new civic that would do that. can anyone help me why my emission control light is on?

    thanks
  • Your car is still under warranty. Take it to the dealership and they will be able to tell you what the problem is, and fix it free of charge. :)
  • In the 60,000 miles that you owned your Honda Civic, did you ever have the transmission fluid changed? If the answer to this question is "yes", did you replace the fluid with factory fluid or after market fluid?

    There have a few instances of automatic transmission failures on 7th generation Civics (2001 - 2005). As the owner of a 2005 Civic EX, I am very interested in knowing WHY they failed. The question above was never answered by "mmurua", so I'd like to have anyone else who's automatic transmission has failed to answer the same questions. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
  • mmuruammurua Posts: 4
    I am glad the info I provided on this forum helped someone. Did Honda Corp offer to pay for your transmission? I was very fortunate that Honda decided to pay for my transmission. I saved myself over $3000!!! :) I was responsible for the Labor which was $330, which I will pay anyday instead of $3300 + tax for a transmission!! I just got a call back today from the dealer to pick up my car, but now they are telling me my engine light is on and they would charge me a $99 to do a pinpoint test (just for the test) . This is so odd?? When I dropped off my car the engine light was not on, and I would assure you they would of mentioned it to me when I dropped off the car? I think some dealers are just our to get more money off you!! I called Corporate again and left a message regarding this suituation. Waiting for a call back.
  • mmuruammurua Posts: 4
    Yes, it was changed around 40,000 miles, since I was out of my warranty I had the fluid change outside of the Honda Dealer. I still think a 01 Honda Civic at 60,000 miles transmission should not be blowing out!! If this is the case I should of but a Hundai for $5,000 less with a 10 year warranty! I trusted Honda and that is why I chose to have a higher premium, I would never expected to have this problem with a Honda at 60,000 miles. At the end, I am satisfied that I did choose Honda as oppose to a Hundai since Corporate decided to pay for the entire cost of the transmission. I know another dealer would not have done nothing for me, especially since I was out of my warranty....
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