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A compact vehicle produced by Honda offered in sedan, coupe, and hatchback versions.

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Did the shop use the wrong coolant in my car?

02 Honda Civic EP3/SiR I noticed the coolant was a bit low, asked the shop to top it up while it was in the other day. The manual indicates to use Honda Coolant/Anti-Freeze Type 2 part # OL999-9011 ...
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Where is OBD port location

Where is the OBD II port on a Honda Civic 2012 located? A picture would be good. Thanks.
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Just noticed my coolant is a bit low. Could this have caused any damage?

02 Civic SiR. I just noticed the coolant is about an inch below the "low" mark on the reservoir. There are no operational problems, runs normally, doesn't overheat. Is this low enough to have ...
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Transmission or engine Problem?

2012 Honda Civic stutters when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear(automatic trans.) and sometimes from 2nd to 3rd. If I drive it in D3 it doesn't do this. Had the sparks, ignition coils, and trans. fluid ...
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Steering assist is misaligned

I have a 2006 Civic Hybrid with about 225kkm on it. The only real problem I've had is that the steering assist motor keeps pulling to the left. They can fix this in seconds and charge me $150 for an "...
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2003 Honda civic engine overheat mystery

Car runs fine. No over heating until I turn up the passenger heater control then Engine temp gauge goes up. I Turn off heater, engine temp goes down. Heater works fine. There are no leaks. No lose of ...
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8th Honda civic engine rotations surges

Due to bad gasoline on the highway the spark plugs are worn. There was an evacuation of the car and then it got to the mechanic. Old spark plugs (iridium) were replaced with new (iridium too), after ...
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Steering Wheel Lost Sensitivity

After driving a 340 mile round-trip I realized that my car didnt feel right driving local this morning. My steering wheel lost some of its sensitivity. It just feels too "loose". I have a 2019 Honda ...
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Honda Rack & pinion Ez removal/installation

Let’s keep in mind , Iys a civic . It’s got under 200k , but it’s been thru a lot from the previouscompletely , couldn’t turn at all , not like no power steering either. This was scary. Eventually ...
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1998 Honda Civic base idle adjustment

When I disconnect the IAC valve to adjust base idle the RPM's instantly start surging (fluctuating). RPM's surge no matter if the car is already running or off. Could this indicate a vacuum leak ...
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Can I adjust the timing of the Honda maintenance alert popping up?

I have a 2012 Civic 4-door. The A1 maintenance reminder comes up about every two minutes while I am driving. It just started appearing today. The mileage is about right. It used to only come on when ...
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Re: 2002 honda civic

My 2002 Civic battery light is on. It has been on for more than a month. The alternator is new the battery is new. What do you think would be the issue for the light to still being on?
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2014 Civic strange no start issue

2014 Civic has a starting issue, 88,xxx miles. Battery & alternator checked out as good. Belt is tight, battery cables tight on terminals. No excessive corrosion on battery terminals. This issues ...
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Please help - our 1998 Honda Civic cranks but won't start

Our 1998 Honda Civic (D14A4 engine) has only done 65k miles and was running smoothly until... One day while waiting at the stop lights, the engine hesitated, the odometer went up and down and I turned ...
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Causes of 2012 Honda Civic alternator not charging battery unless headlights are on

What are the possible causes of a battery charging only when the headlights are on in a car with both a new battery and a new alternator? A couple months ago, my 2012 Honda Civic LX wouldn't start ...
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Clutch fluid, DOT 4 Brake Fluid

1999 Honda Civic, 5-speed. Don't have manual, yet. Is DOT 4 Brake Fluid recommended?
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2007 Honda Civic won't move in any gear. Loud scratching noise when put in “park”

Yesterday I changed the left CV-Joint of my 2007 Honda Civic. After the change, I drove the car for about 2km, and when I tried to park, I heard a loud scratching noise. I put off the engine and ...
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2001 Honda Civic lx 2 door over heating I even put a new thermostat in it when taking the old one out there was nothing wrong with it

still keeps running hot it had been in the shop 4 times with it over heating and the mechanic said this Honda makes it look like he knows nothing about cars.. but changed everything out on it.. the ...
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2018 Honda Civic warning lights all on power steering,abs,emissions,uphill contaminated gas?

2018 Honda Civic ex with 2000 miles on it. Abs emissions power steering uphill lights all on the dash. Took it to the dealer and they said it is contaminated gas? Has anyone every had this happen? I ...
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Honda civic 2003 EX won't start when hot

I bought this car used a month ago. It has been working fine. prior to purchasing the car the previous owner told me he just changed the fuel pump so I know that is out of the question. It has had a ...
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Can I interchange the two downstream o2 sensors?

I got a new catalytic converter for my Honda Civic 2005 HX car because the "coal" inside went lose and was just making noise inside of it. While trying to take off the old O2 sensor I ended up ...
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Fuel smells inside the car when at idle

I have a 2002 Honda civic 1.7L. The car started to make a deeper sound and at idles with heat on, it smells fuel inside the car. Not sure if related, I recently went camping, I parked the car on a ...
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my heat doesn't work iin my 98 Honda civic

My heat doesn't work in my 98 Honda civic. I just had the radiator and the fan motor replaced. I haven't had a chance to test it will this fix the problem?
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2001 honda civic won't go past 112 mph

about two months ago i purchased my first car. it is a 2001 honda civic lx. with that being said, let's get right into it. so, as the title reads, this is my issue. i happen to speed sometimes on the ...
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Can only start car after turning ignition ON for a few seconds first

For the last few weeks my 2003 Honda Civic has had trouble starting. If I try to crank it (move key from OFF to START) the dashboard lights will flash and the will rotate fully (rrrr rrrr rrrr rrrr...)...
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Need to Repair a motor vehicle tha just crank and does not start (2008 honda civic 1.8 5 door)

When turning full swing to the left the right front tyre was touching the fender lining, it ended up exposing some wires as a result the contact of wires happened and the vehicle switched off. Now I'...
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Short term fuel trim shows -9% (Rich)

Honda Civic 2007 90km odometer Problem- Fuel consumption I have scanned my car and it shows STFT -9% along with below parameters. Coolant temp -> 64 LTFT -> -7.03 Oxygen sensor voltage -> .55v EGR ...
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Car Scanner tool and output

I am pretty green in this field. Recently, I have bought a Honda Civic 2007 and planned to investigate its condition out of my curiosity. I bought a OBD-II tool and scanned my car. To my surprise, I ...
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How to remove an odor left by mice leaving dry dog food in my vent system. 2008 Honda Civic

I had a bag of dry dog food in the garage and a mouse or rat took an awful lot of it into the vent system, to store it I suppose. The smell is bad. I have removed/replaced the cabin filter twice. I ...
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Same side drop links from different company, will it make any difference?

I'm just about to change my sway bar drop links. 3 out of 4 parts are from one company and one of the rear is from a different company. On any normal car I wouldn't even ask but it's a civic vti ...
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I have a 03 Honda civic and it keeps over heating

I’ve replaced thermostat multiple times even brought one from Honda dealership, it keeps spitting out water & antifreeze ... what could be wrong? Please help!
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How to enter the Radio security code

I have the radio security code now I need to know how to enter it. Can you help me please? I have a 2002 Honda Civic
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What would cause my 2014 Honda Civic Ex radio to require the unlock code?

When I started my car today, it asked for the radio unlock code. I entered the code and everything was normal - the radio worked for the remainder of the trip, and when I turned the car off and on ...
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What are the long term consequences of not replacing the worn bearing in my A/C compressor?

Recently my car has developed some extra noise under the hood. My mechanic informed me that the bearing from the A/C compressor is bent (likely from a collision one year ago), causing it to wear, and ...
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2008 Honda civic ex Manual trans 1.8

When I'm driving, and I come up to a stop, engine feels like it wants to die.(but not all the time)..check engine light flashes but does not stay on. I've changed the EGR valve, spark plugs and ...
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How do I read this 'cruise from acceleration' table for my '97 Civic?

I came across this table in my '97 Honda Civic owner's manual (page 103 on this online copy): It's preceded by a 'normal acceleration' table, which makes sense to me. The immediate context offered ...
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How to diagnose a faulty driveshaft?

I've been getting a knocking noise from under near clutch, break area and to left of clutch I guess. Mechanic told me there's nothing wrong with driveshaft. Another mechanic told me he couldn't find ...
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2005 Honda Civic LX

Why does my Honda take two cranks to start but there's no check engine light or nothing I have the starter and alternator and battery tested and they're fine?
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Knocking sound after changing the brake fluid

I have a Honda Civic Coupe 2006 with ~158,000 miles. I changed the rotors and break pads on all 4 wheels about 2 months ago. Yesterday I decided to change the break fluid. Started off with bleeding ...
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Severe shake from car

My car INCONSISTENTLY shakes at various highway speeds. (Between 65 to 80 mph) the shakes feel like they are coming from the front end. When these fits start to happen, my steering wheel also shutters ...
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Why was oil level high?

Civic vti em1 I was checking my oil level and it kept showing below minimum, empty or just at minimum. At one point I added a quarter of a litre and the oil level when a a third above the minimum ...
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Still overheating

I have a 03 civic ex replaced radiator thermostat still overheating and the last time it overheated I got a greyish sludge come out of the radiator cap. Can someone help?
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Car Battery on a 2012 Honda civic used vehicle it started acting up around summer could this be by?

Hello recently I put in a new battery but every now and then when I turn it on it wont start ill try it 3 times and than it will turn on why is it doing this?
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Should I replace the two rear tires or just the flattened one?

One of my rear right tires need to be replaced and the other rear tire and all the other front tires are at 8/32 as in the picture . For a Sedan driving regularly 12 miles on highway everyday should ...
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My 92 Civic VX rpms rise to 1000 while idling with the headlights on

The rpms on my 92 VX Rise to 1000 when I’m Idling if the Headlights are on. I hope that’s a neat clue for someone out there. I haven’t found this symptom anywhere. I have the shop manual. My mpgs ...
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2005 Honda Civic Instrument Panel loose connection. PCB issue?

My instrument panel has an issue where it loses power completely but shows the handbrake light. It usually happens when the weather is cold outside or it rains. When I use either the left or right ...
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Diagnosing AC System

I recently purchased a used 2006 Honda Civic Si. The AC system is not working as the system does not blow cold air. The clutch on the compressor is not engaging, however the condenser fan is running ...
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What is wrong with my coolant reservoir tank

So the coolant reservoir tank seems to boil after around 15 minutes of the car running and spills some coolant too. What can be the issue and will it be expensive?
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A/c blows hot air

I have a 2004 Honda Civic ex and I have a issue with the a/c when it’s 90+ degrees outside the a/c blows hot air I checked to see if the a/c clutch is engaged and it was. I check the fans and they ...
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2002 Honda Civic Overheating -

So I have a 2002 Honda Civic Lx. I’m not really to shabby with this car thing. We have changed my thermostat. My dad has replaced one of the hose. The system has been flushed. I don’t know what’s ...