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

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What's the point of the D3 gear in an automatic transmission?

My Honda Civic has a D gear and a D3, which apparently prevents it from going into 4th. Why would I want to do this? What is it good for? Does it make my fuel efficiency better or worse? Does it ...
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What is causing this terrible grinding/groaning noise when I come to a slow stop sometimes? (but not always!)

Update 11/9/2013 After a good bit of driving, the noise reoccurred. I took it back to the mechanic and we decided it must be the brake pads. They're pretty worn out, and like I said before, they're ...
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What does Honda's 'Econ' button do? Does it truly improve fuel efficiency?

I recently bought a Honda Civic that had this in the car: I have no idea what it does, and how it's supposed to help. Even Honda's website is ambiguous, just using a lot of fuzzy words to describe ...
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Should I change my tires so they all match?

Here is my situation: 2012 Honda Civic EX, 1.8L with P205/55R16 tires recommended Three (both front, and left passenger) tires are OEM Continental ContiProContact P205/55R16 89H with about 20,000 ...
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Is it OK practice to start a car while it's on jackstands?

Just finished putting the transmission and subframe back in after fixing a input shaft bearing, but most of the suspension (lower control arms, knuckles, ...) aren't installed yet. The front of the ...
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Why are these wires sticking out of battery terminal?

Could someone please explain why there are copper wires sticking out of the positive terminal on my battery? I’m trying to jump start it without success, and want to get it to an auto parts store to ...
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Does recirculated cabin air pass through the air filter?

In general, does air recirculated in the cabin (i.e. when the re-circulate button is engaged on the dash) pass again through the cabin air filter? I know that the cabin air filter filters outside air ...
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Discovered disconnected part when removing wheels

I have a 2006 Honda Civic and was changing my summer tires for winter tires. When removing the wheels I noticed behind 2 of the 4 wheels that what is shown in the middle of this picture was ...
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What would be the most likely cause of engine sputter?

Most of the time my 2001 Honda Civic sounds like this... Vrooooooom. But some times when I start driving it sounds like this... Vrooom putt pa putt pa putt pa vrooooom. When it's in the "putt pa putt"...
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I accidentally fueled my car with E10 (10% ethanol). What should I do next?

So I have a 2000 Honda Civic LX that is around 130k miles now. In Las Vegas, I put E10 (I hadn't known what it was before this...), and had to get it fixed. The engine light had started blinking and ...
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How do I weigh mileage against time when it comes to scheduled maintenance?

My 2001 Honda Civic's manual indicates that my timing belt should be replaced every 110,000 miles or 84 months. I bought the car in July 2001 and have around 49,000 miles on it. A dealer mechanic said ...
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Is there a way to tell if a timing belt has been changed without actually changing it?

I had this 2003 Honda Civic checked out by a mechanic before I bought it, and the mechanic said it looked like the timing belt hadn't been changed he couldn't tell if the timing belt had been changed. ...
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Is there a measurable benefit to replacing spark plug wires?

My 92 Civic has very old spark plug wires, probably original, but their resistance is in-spec (under 20k ohms), they have no external damage, and the vehicle has no misfire or other symptoms ...
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Check Engine code P0420 Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1

After months of normal driving with no problems, my 2003 Honda Civic EX check engine light came on during a long trip. Got it scanned and it's P0420: Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1. They ...
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What could cause my Honda Civic to not start? And how can I address the issue?

I need help trouble shooting my honda civic. It will not start. I was driving it earlier today and I went to drive it again when it would not start. I'm glad I was at home when it decided to quit. ...
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Mysterious "5th" Gear on a 4-Speed Automatic?

My 1998 Honda Civic LX is equipped with the 4-speed automatic transmission. Before I looked this up, I decided to count the number of upshifts from a stop, and I counted four, not three. This mystery "...
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Should I get a battery tender for a car not used for long periods of time?

Could anyone please help me? I have a Honda Civic 170i car in South Africa which I keep in storage for long periods of time while I'm working in the UK. I'm going back to SA in August for 2 months &...
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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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Bump on the floor in the back of sedans

I can close this if it's a dup but my Google-fu didn't find a satisfactory answer. In the middle of the floor of some older automatic transmission sedans, there is a bump (my old 4 dr 2005 Accord, 4 ...
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Replace front brake pads and rotors?

I went to my Honda dealership for a B-1 service, and he came back saying that I needed to replace both my front brake pads and rotors. The quote for that is $531. I am wondering if I should go ahead ...
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Is it important to fix paint deterioration?

I have a 2006 Honda Civic, and the paint on the roof is beginning to deteriorate. It looks as though maybe the top coat is discoloring and coming off, revealing the coat underneath, which seems to be ...
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'Click' Sound on Applying Brake

I have 2014 Honda Civic; couple of months ago, my car's brakes started making a weird 'Clicking' sound when I would apply brakes first time after my car is parked for say around 30 mins or so. Once ...
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2003 Honda Civic steering problem after collision

When attempting to pull forward car stops & wheel does this I have a 2003 Honda civic that was recently wrecked by my husband. After the wreck, my car was pulling to the right and my steering ...
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2000 Honda Civic Won't Start after Replacing spark Plugs

My 2000 honda civic ex 4-dr sedan seemed like it was misfiring. I decided to check the spark plugs to see if that was the issue. I replaced the spark plugs. The car would turn over however the ...
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Engine revs up when braking

Background: 2012 Honda Civic EX, 5-speed automatic, with no mods except a non-stock tire (ran over a large bolt). I keep it maintained per the manufacturer's manual and always see the Honda dealership ...
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Air Conditioning Cools Intermittently

I have a 2001 Honda Civic. The A/C works pretty well - it comes on fast and blows cold. However, after 5 - 10 minutes it stops cooling and starts blowing warm air. If I turn the A/C off, after another ...
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Honda Civic (2004) gauge cluster is intermittently dead

My 2004 Honda Civic gauges have started failing in an intermittent way. When this happens, all the gauges (speedometer, tachometer, fuel, temp, LCD odometer) all read zero. When the gauges are in ...
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Low power, bad gas mileage, smelly exhaust after engine work

My 92 Civic has had low power (need to use at least one gear lower than usual to get the same power) and has been getting bad gas mileage (15-25mpg vs 32-42 mpg usual) since I replaced the head gasket....
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Help me with my hand Brakes

I have a 2007 Honda Civic DX sedan. Recently my hand brakes stop staying up. Mechanic said the cables are good but I need some sort of clip or spring but he isn't sure because he is unfamiliar with ...
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Upgrading the Bluetooth Audio on 2012 Honda Civic?

I have a 2012 Honda Civic EX with built-in bluetooth audio support. It has the controls in the steering wheel, etc. Generally it works OK, but I have taken several extended trips in a 2014 Chevy ...
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If there are only two symptoms of a blown head gasket, is it really a head gasket problem?

Bought a 2006 Honda Civic EX (not hybrid) from a mechanic last January. I drove it home for about 20 minutes at about 75 mph. I think he masked that it had a blown head gasket. I have brain damage and ...
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How will I know clutch pads need replacing?

I have a manual shift honda civic. How would I or the motor mechanic know that the clutch pads need replacing? Would they check it during oil change? Certainly you don't open the transmission box to ...
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How to remove the clips of the Honda Emblem. Safely

Can someone suggest me how to remove the clips/pins behind the emblem of the front grille of a Honda Civic 2014 EX Sedan. I wanna replace the grille because it's cracked. I saw many tutorials in ...
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94' Honda Civic Cooling issues

Here's what's going on: The temperature remains constant on the highway. The temperature remains constant for short trips. The temperature generally remains constant when the car is not moving. (It ...
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Benchmark about quality levels in car parts

I want to replace a front grille of Honda Civic 2014 EX Sedan (4 doors). I've been suggested to buy it from this auto part dealer RockAuto which has a great catalog. I found the part in "CAPA" and "...
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2006 Honda Civic EX - Green Key Light on dash

Problem: I try to start my car with the original factory key, as well tried with the other factory key (both have chips in them) and the car will start, run for a second then shut off. All the while ...
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Air Conditioning not cold on 2011 Honda civic

I have a 2011 Honda Civic LX with about 70k miles on it. As of a few weeks ago the AC really started having cooling problems; however, this all seemed to happen gradually. It seems to get a bit colder ...
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Honda Civic Clicks but won't Crank

I have a 2005 Honda Civic and today out of the blue it wouldn't start. I hear a click sound when I turn the key to start, but nothing else. The car lights still work, and they dim slightly when ...
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My 94 Honda Civic..which is a manual..will crank but not start... but it will clutch off

My 94 Honda Civic..which is a 5 speed manual..will crank but not start..It will clutch off and runs and drives well after that. I have to pump the clutch several times before it will even start to ...
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My car wobbles while driving

I have a Honda Civic VTI, 1997 model, automatic transmission. When I start driving my car gives a feeling that one of the front wheel is wobbling and the steering wheel receives continuous jerks. This ...
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How can you unfreeze frozen windshield fluid?

The windshield fluid stops coming out of the nozzle in cold weather, leading me to suspect the fluid is freezing somewhere. I checked the tank and its full (and liquid). Also, liquid starts coming ...
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2001 Honda Civic: rough ride, even after new struts

My 2001 Honda Civic has what I can only describe as a "rough ride" in the front wheels. When I put my foot on the brake pedal (not pressing on it), there's a roughness there I can feel. It's less at ...
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Mounting front license plate?

Recently moved to a state that requires front and back license plates. I have a '96 Honda civic (old but good), it did not have a front plate when I bought it. There are four pre-made holes in the ...
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Is it feasible to Turbo a NA engine while maintaining 87 AKI octane fuel use?

I have a Honda Civic with a naturally-aspirated Honda D17A2 (9.9:1 compression ratio). Goal: I want a modest horsepower gain (say +38 hp) in the lower-mid-range powerband; I'm not after the maximum ...
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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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Using a thicker head gasket when the cylinder head resurface limit is reached

I just bought a 2000 Civic 1.6L ( d16y8 ) with no compression in one cylinder. Four years ago, the engine overheated, and was completely rebuilt by the Honda dealership. One of the things on the ...
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What is the name and part number for the large splash-shield item under the engine?

What is the name and part number for this item protecting the undercarriage of the car on the 2013 Honda Civic EX (9th generation). It mounts under the car, and the conceals the compartment with the ...
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2003 honda civic overheats only after freeway speeds

I have a 2003 honda civic ex with 110k miles that over heats after freeway speeds. The water pump and timing belt were replaced at 100k miles.The thermostat was recently replaced as well. The ...
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Honda civic 2003 dead battery from cold

My Honda Civic died after the temperature dropped lower than -30°C, and will only start now when I boost it. The previous owner told me about this, and he said he replaced the battery. But now, it's ...
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8th Gen Honda - No Start, No Crank (down the rabbit hole)

This one should be fun for any Honda aficionados out there. I have a 2007 Honda Civic. Some days it does not start or crank; seems related to the temperature. When the car starts, it runs fine and ...
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