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

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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Stereo System Unable to Reset Bluetooth

I paired my Android smartphone with the car's stereo system. Everything worked fine for a couple of months, until one day I accidentally deleted the car on my phone's bluetooth settings page. Now the ...
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Does cylinder head removal require engine to be put at TDC?

Vehicle: Honda Civic 2004 1.4 liter engine Question: I'm planning to replace my head gasket and have the head resurfaced because of coolant leaking into cylinders. I do not need to replace the timing ...
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Honda Civic: engine temperature changing quickly

Vehicle: Honda Civic 2004 1.4L Issue: According to thermometer, engine temperature changes from normal (about half) to maximum within seconds, and back to normal equally quickly. For example, it might ...
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2005 Honda civic DX overheating

So pretty much my Honda civic from 05 has been having cooling issues and I've done some work on the vehicle in attempts to fix the issue; I've replaced the entire engine, replaced both the radiator ...
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2007 honda civic wont start after new battery and starter

i have a 2007 honda civic ex 5 speed. so in like a week out of 30 times starting my car it didn't start like 5 times. than it wouldn't start at all.so i tried to pop start it and was fine. so i was ...
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What is this random light in my engine bay near my front passenger wheel well?

I was replacing my headlights on my 2008 Honda Civic EX coupe and found this light bulb (I think?) plugged into a wire in my engine bay between the wheel well liner and my right headlight. It seems to ...
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2002 Honda civic free spins with new starter, ry plus had all of them checked. I had battery light on and off for 30 miles before

drove about 25 miles with battery light on and off. now trying to crank and it just spins. bought new battery, alternator, and starter, same results. went and had each one checked and all were good. I ...
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Program later-generation fob for aftermarket remote start

I have a 2014 Honda Civic EX-L. I installed the Fortin Evo-One remote starter in it that I can activate by hitting the lock button three times on my remote. I need to get another fob anyway, so I was ...
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P0420 In Honda Civic or any other car

Just want to know about P0420 code in any car and specially in Honda. Does that mean only that catalytic convertor is bad or any other reason too?
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Is this 06 Honda Civic missing part of the front subframe?

I have a Mark 8 2006 (european) honda civic hatchback (1.8L petrol), sold to me by a friend a year ago. It has no crossmember behind the radiator mounting, and consequently I inadvertantly lifted it ...
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Is rust a deal breaker? Should I buy it? [closed]

It's a 2018 Honda civic si. It has rust in certain areas. I can still return the car. Need your opinions. Appreciate the help.
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Front end clunk and resistance on 2003 Honda Civic

We have a 2003 Honda Civic that was parked outside uncovered for 2-3 years. I got it up and running but when driving there is now a "clunk" from the front end and the car slows down a bit ...
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2004 Honda Civic OverHeating (Lots of Details and Pics to Help Diagnose)

I have a 2004 Honda Civic thats new to me and just started overheating. I first noticed a month or two after I bought it...I was idling in park for 45min or so when I noticed steam coming from the ...
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Where does this go?

I was replacing the head gasket on my 1998 Honda Civic ex it has a d16y8 SOHC VTEC engine. I am stumped on where this little piece goes. It’s not a head pin or anything like that. Please help!
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How to disable 30-second autolock after turning off car on 2008 Honda Civic EX?

I had to disconnect my battery to do some maintenance a few months ago, and ever since my car has been auto-locking 30 seconds after the engine is turned off if I don't open any doors. This is ...
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1996 Honda civic Ex cranks but won't start after replacing distributor and endcap on rocker arm

I was replacing the distributor on my honda and the rocker arm endcap broke, so I went to a junkyard and got a replacement. I put that replacement on the rocker arm assembly and bolted up the new ...
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How to do the timing in my 98 civic

I had recently done a head gasket repair on my 1998 Honda Civic. When I had taken the head off and slipped the timing belt off the cam, I have to put a new timing belt on as well but now I’m not sure ...
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Can I use a 15lbs torque wrench for 13lbs spark plug job

My civic has 100,250 miles and the service came up for the spark plugs. B124, I am reading and it says after replacing the plugs to torque it to 13 Lbs. The only torque wrench I have is minimum 15 LBS....
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My first hybrid, strange electrical problem, 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid

Just bought my first hybrid, a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid. Regrets already. Need help diagnosing this behavior. I'm about 80% sure the "starting" battery is dead, but hybrid... Day 1 Turn ...
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What kind of alignments can I get for a Honda Civic?

I'm watching this video, "Front Strut Replacement 9th Gen Honda Civic 2013" and they say, "On this particular Honda Civic there is no camber adjustment or caster adjustment the only ...
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Gutter guard for Honda Civic trunk lid?

How do you solve the problem of a ton of debris getting caught in that gap between the trunk lid and your car's body? I generally like my Honda Civic, but one problem it's always had is that the rim ...
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Difference between orange and orange/silver indicator light

A front indicator light on my Honda Civic 2012 (Dutch market if relevant) is dead, so I'm trying to change it. The owner manual says: front indicator: orange/silver bulb, rear indicator: orange bulb. ...
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Do these rotors pass inspection?

Hello all, Bit urgent as I'm trying my best to help my mother. She needed a safety performed so she can go from a lease to buying her car directly from Honda. Honda is also the one that performed the ...
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Engine misfire only when car is hot

I have honda civic 2011, now it works fine when cold startup and dont give much issues other then when I "accelerate a lot" and having done that for a while, the car starts misfiring. Now ...
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Manual 2009 Civic Si Doesn't Start (Initially Intermittent)

Problem: About 5 times, I would leave the car for a brief time (~5-15) mins after driving, and when I came back, it wouldn't start. It would randomly start again either immediately or after leaving it ...
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Unexplained sound when accelerating. 2013 Honda Civic. Video in description

Video of the sound: https://youtu.be/Z-_1iax3gsg My Honda Civic is making a metallic grinding/buzzing noise when I accelerate. Some notes about the sound: The sound mostly occurs when I'm lightly ...
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Honda Civic violent shaking when put into reverse or drive gears

I Recently picked up a 2008 Civic EX sedan with the 5-speed automatic. Had it up for for a day or so fixing up the air suspension and replacing the power steering fluid and engine oil. I took it down ...
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Driver side power lock and remote unlock/lock don't work

I have a 2008 Honda Civic EX. Today the power lock buttons do not lock or unlock the driver door (but the rest of the doors are locked/unlocked accordingly). In addition, the remote's lock/unlock ...
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Lots of smoke after brand new head and head gasket install?

Just installed brand new head and head gasket in my 2001 Honda Civic SOHC. The block was machined and new head bolts were used. I started it up ran for a short couple minutes and shut it off due to ...
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New clutch questions

I just had the clutch replaced in my 98 civic ex. First thing I noticed is that the engagement either grabs or doesn’t, if that makes sense. I’m used to being able to “ride the clutch” a bit to get ...
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Honda Civic 2018 blind spot information system warning

My Honda Civic 2018 had an accident and it was in a repair shop for a while. After the repair, there was a warning on the dashboard with below icon. When I asked about this from the mechanic, he took ...
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2011 Honda Civic: new battery, alarm will not stop

2011 Honda Civic. Car was sitting for multiple months. Car battery was dead once tried to use of course, alarm was set when car battery died. New car battery purchased due to battery being bad. After ...
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Car not starting after week of sitting in cold temperatures

Three weeks ago I bought an '03 Honda Civic. It's been running well so far, but I let it sit outside without using it for a week and a half in 10 to -10 F temperatures. After this, the car wouldn't ...
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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid, error lights on dash, and codes

A few months ago, my Civic Hybrid started giving me issues. When I start it in the morning, I have to hold the key for a few seconds before the engine catches. Once the engine is running, my IMA light,...
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Help with ignition symptoms

Honda Civic vti coupe 1999. Car previously used to keep stalling and I fixed it with a second hand ignition switch(from here on i will refer to the faulty switch as switch a and the second hand ...
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Clicking noise when I brake or slow down or drive over a bump

I recently hit a footpath, where my front left tyre rim got bent and had changed the tyre and the rim, but unfortunately I didn’t notice that i had a worn out mount on my right side of engine which ...
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Constant knocking noise, rear drivers side

Long time user, first time poster! I know "knocking noises" are prevalent in many questions but I've not quite found the answer to this one... Bit of history, it's 2002 Civic Type R. Over ...
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Honda Civic SI 2008 Starting issues

So I started having this issue quite a while back where when I try to start my car, the lights in the instruments panel go dead and start flickering real fast and holding the key to the start position ...
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2006 Honda Civic Sedan with flashing green key light on dashboard

Before I went to a mechanic to certify the car, it was working just fine, this problem had not occurred at all. The car could be driven just fine with no problems. However, once I had to go to a ...
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2012 Automatic Civic firing wrong

I had a question for you all if you'd please help me out. My 2012 automatic civic had its emissions light, VSA light and high temperature lights turn on after I scraped the back rear end on a curb. ...
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Driving with leaking clutch master/slave cylinder

It seems I have a leaking clutch master or slave cylinder. I think so because I found my clutch fluid disappeared and the drivers footwell had liquid underneath it. Also today it had become u ...
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Help with oil sump gasket

Civic coupe vti 1999. The oil sump is leaking. I watched a video and it seems the gasket simply needs to be changed. Could the leak be caused by a deformation of the metal sump itself which and if ...
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2012 Honda Civic won't start - no power, no lights noting, tried jump start too

My 2012 Honda Civic is not starting, not dashboard lights nothing when I switch it on. At first I tried to jump start the car however, nothing. Then I searched the internet and realized that this ...
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Set up new head unit and back up camera goes on and off

So I installed a new sony apple carplay head unit in my 2016 honda civic lx and set my backup. When I put the car in reverse the camera turns on. However, the camera tends to cut in and out and will ...
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Honda Civic won't start (2017)

I have a push button start. When I push it the car doesn't start. Brake pedal seems hard to push. Warning lights flash - I.e. brake system, stability control, restraint system, electric power steering ...
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2002 Honda Civic coolant coming out of coolant reservoir after shut engine off

The car does not overheat and is fine when it is on. Once the car is shut off, sometimes (50/50) coolant will escape from the reservoir cap, it is hot, it looks clean. What could this be? We just ...
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Honda civic 2018 - 11,500km but no oil change?

Just bought a used car (that is currently in preparation and will be ready in three days). Spec: Honda civic 2018 2 years of usage 11,500km Unfortunately, I don't know a lot about cars and mechanic ...
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2008 Honda Civic EX Automatic (8th gen)-crank no start

My car is cranking but it doesn’t start. I didn’t drive it for a few days so I’m confused as to what could’ve gone bad because this is the first time it’s done it. No codes popping up. Battery is good,...
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93-96 Honda Civic a/c problems

Alright guys so I'm having a difficult problem with my a/c system. I'm somewhat of a mechanic so il list down things I've done to try and fix the problem. But long story short my a/c runs great in ...
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2008 Honda Civic - No electrical power in acc position

Vehicle: 2008 Honda Civic Si Crank + Start: Yes Battery: new and charged Alternator: New (problem occurred before new alternator and persists after) PROBLEM: Brought my car in for the airbag recall, ...
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