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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: 44,408
    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: 21
    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.
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