Questions tagged [civic]

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

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Is a broken AC that isn't fixed going to “break” other components?

A repair shop says that the AC compressor broke and that it'll be $700-800 to fix. I could easily do without the AC since I don't use it much anyways due to weird health reasons. The question is, ...
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97 model Honda civic and battery drain

I do not use my Honda frequently, may be 2 or 3 times a month. The Battery is just about 7-8 months old from Costco. I had last used the car on (I guess) Sunday. May be drive for about 30min total. ...
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Air Conditioning don't blow cold air 2011 Honda civic, dealership shop is quoting my girlfriend $1,600 [closed]

My girl friend have a 2010 Honda Civic. It was running smoothly up till now, but the AC Compressor just destroyed itself this past Friday, it don't blow cold air and the compressor sounds make noise. ...
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How big should an oil leak be to make engine removal worth it?

I have a 2015 Honda Civic that has a tiny oil leak between the engine and transmission. The powertrain warranty will be expiring in 500 miles, and I was thinking that the leak maybe from the rear main ...
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Brakes go to floor after bleeding

I've got a 97 Honda Civic, no ABS, front disks, and rear drums. A few days ago I had to slam on my brakes and I locked up the tires, and after that my brake pedal went to the floor. I got home, and ...
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Leaking A/C Valve 06 Honda Civic Mark 8

A bit of backstory for clarity (question below) I've recently had my second A/C regas after realising that there must be a leak and so opted for a stop-leak and regas with dye to find out where the ...
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Why does my clutch pedal squeak

My clutch pedal squeaks on its way in and out. I was hoping it was the pedal itself, but when I got under the car it sounded like it's coming from under the engine, where I presume the clutch is ...
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Honda civic 1997

PLEASE HELP!! I have a honda civic 1997 and I've just started these classes a couple towns away so I have a 45 minute drive 5 days a week for 3 weeks. I have been forgetting to put oil in it. My car ...
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Is a +/- 10-15 rpm idle fluctuation normal?

98 Honda civic ex I'm curious if during idle, it's normal for the rpms to fluctuate 10-15 rpms +/- or if it's supposed to always be steady constantly? My OEM tach doesn't pick up this slight change ...
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Honda Civic won't start after sitting in the sun, but fine if parked in the shade

A friend of mine has a 2000 Honda Civic iSR 1.6L MTX with D16Y8 engine. This is a European model and is NOT OBDII compliant. All the following is based on a conversation I had with him. I haven't ...
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Civic smells of burnt plastic and smokes a little twice a day

I have a 99 Honda Civic, automatic transmission. About two weeks ago, for about 10 seconds it started to smell like burnt plastic and a little smoke started going from under the hood. It stopped and ...
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Strange case of low-speed squeaking / grinding noises after new tires / alignment

I have a 2009 Honda Civic (LX, I think, not sure how I can definitively tell since it's been a while), and yesterday, I got the front tires replaced with new ones (size 205/55) and all 4 wheels ...
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2003 Honda Civic hybrid overheating issue

Hello I am new here and is need of some serious help. I am mechanically inclined, but I am no master mechanic. I have a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid with 132k miles. I started experiencing issues this ...
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98 Honda Civic Overheating

Car overheats when I accelerate too hard and levels down when in motion. Fan is running, coolant is filled and no leaks. Is this the coolant system which needs replaced or the heads?
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Wrong type of transmission fluid used

I have a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid. It requires CVT transmission oil. I got the transmission fluid replaced in Nov 2015. A couple of weeks ago I found out that the mechanic had used the wrong type of ...
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Spark plugs problems with Honda Accord [closed]

My 98 Honda Accord ex had spark plugs change the vehicle stills shakes bad what can I do to fix this problem..
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2004 Honda Civic with Puzzling Cooling System Issues

My 2004 Honda Civic has been having some puzzling cooling system issues. The car would slowly start to overheat, giving me enough time to pull over and shut the car off with one exception. When the ...
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How to tell if crankshaft sensor or Camshaft sensor is bad

I have a 2006 Honda Civic I was driving it and was On my way! To my friends shop I mad a turn and it felt like the transmission went out of fear while I was accelerating than while I was trying to get ...
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Can exhaust smell like coolant without it being a blown head gasket?

2005 honda civic ex, my coolant smells like exhaust, and I have been magically losing coolant/overheating the past month. It seems slow though, because it lasted 3 weeks between the last coolant ...
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Pending overheating related OBD codes disappear before becoming stored?

If my car has overheating/coolant problems, but no check engine light, is it possible that there are pending codes which haven't became stored yet because I keep refilling the coolant before the ...
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What is wrong with my Overheating Civic? [Pictures]

My 2005 Honda Civic EX has been overheating. I will be taking it in to a shop soon, but just wanted to see if anyone can diagnose what could be the problem. I noticed the overheating a couple ...
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How to troubleshoot Intermittent Battery Light Issue in 2003 Honda Civic?

My 2003 Honda Civic EX is experiencing an issue which causes the battery (alternator/charging system) light to occasionally come on for less than a second. The car starts, runs, and drives fine ...
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Broken sway bar link

I recently took my car into the mechanic and he said I have a broken front passenger side sway bar link. Do I need to get it fixed? I can't tell anything is wrong driving the car around. I would ...
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What would cause those two codes?

I was driving a new car I just got a week ago which is a 2005 Honda Civic HX and suddenly while driving the check engine light illuminated, I got my scanner in and check for the codes and I got those ...
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Overfill oil on 1.5 Liter VTEC-e Civic 1995

I have a 1.5 Liter VTEC-e Civic 1995. The valves are noisy if I fill oil up to the manufacturer recommended level. But if I overfill by a quart the engine and valves are much quieter. Is this ...
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2000 Honda Civic ABS Light On, Speedometer and Tachometer not Working

Neither of us knows too much about cars, we had this Civic for about a month and a half without problems, except we needed the fuel line and some brake lines replaced. A couple of months after that, ...
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Replaced radiator and Thermostat, Car Still Overheating

I changed the radiator today and drove to work, same thing: overheating and boiling. Don't see a leak from the radiator or anywhere else. The thermostat was changed and still no change. I am stuck, so ...
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2000 Honda Civic Ex 1.6l Coupe - AC doesn't engage

The compressor and dryer have been replaced, PAG 46 oil 5 oz added, vacuumed an hour, pressure has no change at -30 psi for another hour after stop, vacuumed 45 minutes again, added R-134A in 2 cans. ...
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2001 Honda Civic - random no-start, fixed by battery disconnect

My wife has a 2001 Honda Civic that's been very reliable for us. Just this past weekend it wouldn't start. We took the battery and the starter in for testing and all tested fine on the bench. ...
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2003 Honda Civic LX won't start

My car will not start and when I do turn the key forward to a certain point the 5 pin main relay starts clicking rapidly and the automatic transmission shift lever solenoid goes crazy with the plunger ...
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2002 Honda Civic: Starts in the morning, but wont start after driving for a while?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. I have been having a starting issue with it for some time now. Let me give you one of the common senarios: I use the car in the morning to go to the beach with some friends....
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honda 2002 turns over but will not start (freespins)

i have a 2002 honda civic that will not start it turns over but will not crank. it just died when we pulled out of drive and wouldnt start.Just freespins we replaced fuel pump still wont start?
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Why does my dome light and “door ajar” light come on when I make a right turn?

When making right hand turns, my open door light flashes, the dome light flashes and I hear the locks clicking. Only happens on right turns. 40,000 miles on a 2014 Civic
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Check Engine light soon after starting car

I started my car this morning from the outside by leaning in through the window and turning it on, to let it heat up. About 20 seconds after, I heard my engine change in sound, similar to how it ...
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1993 Honda Civic keeps blowing the 50 amp fuse under the hood

I replaced the ignition switch first, since in my Haynes book, it is what is directly connected to the fuse. The car works fine for a day then blows the fuse again.
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Wheel covers for '95 civic EG with drum brakes

So I have a 1995 Civic hatchback with drum brakes. I am thinking of adding wheel covers (also called moon disks). Would this affect the drum brakes the same way it can sometimes affect disk brakes? ...
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2012 Honda Civic 1.8 ABS, VSA, Power Steering Warnings and Pump Runs Continuously

All the dash warning lights are on (ABS, VSA, Power Steering) as well as messages displayed on the information screen. hydraulic pump runs continuously, even with the car turned off. Brake reservoir ...
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Low Gears - “Clutch Bouncing off of Flywheel”

Not much to say - in first and second gear, car starts jerking violently when given any gas. The best association I can make is that it feels like the clutch is bouncing off of the flywheel, but that'...
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Grille cover for '95 civic EG without AC for cold weather protection of engine

So I have a 1995 Civic hatchback without AC. No AC installed from factory. The car has a radiator on the right half of the front of engine compartment (instead of covering the entire front of the ...
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Honda Civic 1997 should the car be on or off when bleeding the brakes?

Black four door Honda Civic 1997. Brake go straight to the floor.
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Honda Civic runs, warms up, and dies

My engine is a b15b2. The car is a 1991 civic lx. Why do I have the three cam marks and the 7 o'clock one instead of the 2 that line up with the head and the up mark? I changed the belt, but still ...
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2002 Honda Civic Overheating

So the first time the car overheated it was basically out of water. I had recently obtained the car for temporary use from a friend and hadn't seen any issues up to that point. I did smell a weird ...
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P0300, P0302, P0303 on 2003 Honda Civic 1.7

I'm in the process of helping someone with their 2003 Honda Civic, 1.7L engine, 161k miles on the clock. Pulling the codes from the vehicle I got three specific codes: P0300, P0302, P0303. The codes ...
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2002 Honda Civic, will not start without maintenance override procedure?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. This vehicle has been running great for a long time. Right now if I want to start the car I have to use the maintenance override procedure: Push the reset button on the ...
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How will having two batteries effect the charging system of my 2004 Honda Civic?

I want to have a 2nd battery to power a 1000w inverter (so I do not have to start the 2004 Honda Civic). How will this affect the charging system? Will both batteries be charged?
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Did they upsell me to new tires and associated services?

Recently, my 2009 Honda Civic had the TPMS dash light illuminate. Thinking it was the check engine light, I dropped it at a Firestone to get it diagnosed. At the end of it all, I was sold an alignment,...
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Honda Civic Won't Start with New Battery

My 2006 Honda Civic won't start. I noticed it straining to start and I figured it was going to need a new battery. I tried to jump start, but that didn't help. Bought a new battery, and it sounds the ...
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Low vibrating noise 2009 Civic

It’s a 2009 Honda Civic, LX Coupe 5-Speed AT, 1.8L L4 SOHC 16V. The problem is a low, rumbling, vibrating sound, almost like an overly bass system or a muffler. The noise is most pronounced when the ...
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2007 Honda Civic p0843 high error code. Replaced switch, no change. Won't shift into 4th

I am stumped with a 2007 Honda Civic 1.8 sedan with automatic transmission. Other the car failing to shift into 4th gear all other transmissions functions are fine. It has a trans error code (p0843 ...
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ABS and VSA lights on

On my 2006 Honda Civic 1.8 liter car. The VSA and ABS lights are on when the brake is applied. The car doesn't stop and makes a judder and a sound like grinding metal. The brake pads where changed ...