Questions tagged [civic]

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

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1999 Honda Civic xD hatch back overheating

My Honda has been overheating when it is in idle. The temp gauge will jump to max really fast. After driving it for 5-10 mins a white sweet smelling smoke will come from the coolant reservoir. I ...
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2006 Honda Civic Won't Start

This is what happens when I try to start my car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU1e2x3pghI I changed the battery about 2 months ago, and I just went for a tune-up last week. I even tried boosting ...
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What is Honda Coolant?

My 2000 Honda Civic 1.6 Aerodeck is getting a little low on coolant, and so needs a top-up. The question is - what do I put in? The manual rather unhelpfully says "use Honda coolant", but doesn't ...
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Possible causes of this Honda Civic K20 engine whine/hiss?

I own a 2008 Euro Civic Type-R which has almost the same engine as the US Civic Si (K20Z3 vs K20Z4). Since a bit of time I have a really annoying high pitched noise coming from the engine. It's ...
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Why might SRS indicator light continuously?

After a trip to the beach, the SRS indicator in my 2003 Honda Civic is lit continuously. I don't think I have side airbags. A somewhat wet person sat in the passenger seat, and I moved the driver ...
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Can I trickle charge battery through OBD2 port 2007 civic

Trying to determine if 2007 civic OBD2 port is live with key off so I can trickle charge with a solar panel
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Steering wheel gives a “cluck” sound

I have a Honda Civic VTI, 1997 model, automatic transmission. When I turn the steering wheel all the way to the left or right, it gives me a loud "cluck" sound. What is it?
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Honda civic '97 crank, no start. Once started, drives fine

So over the weekend when I tried starting my car up with the fuel running from reserve (I know, times are tough), it didn't crank. We tried kick starting it, nothing. My neighbour went to get some ...
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Paint thinner/magic marker smell coming from AC

I recently purchased a 2012 Honda Civic (~36,000 miles). The AC will intermittently give off a paint thinner or magic marker smell. From what I understand, antifreeze has a sweet smell, and mold or ...
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2002 Honda Civic Si Air Box

I am about to replace a cracked air box on my 2002 Honda Civic Si. The one question I have is how do I get the old air box bolts out of the old air box top half and into the new one since it did not ...
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Tire rotation to fix low tire pressure?

I took my 2010 Civic to the mechanic. He indicated that the tire pressure is low, and suggested rotating my tires as a fix. I thought tire pressure is already pre-specified and should be at a ...
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2007 Honda Civic Will Not Start Unless Steering Wheel Is Turned To The Left

MY 2007 Honda Civic won't start unless I pull very hard on the steering wheel to the left. It will try to turn over but nothing happens until the wheel is turned.
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How to adjust handbrake on civic 1997

I've had my '97 civic for a little over a year now. Sometimes I park the car on an uphill road, pulling the handbrake right up, but when I get out, or get back in, the car still moves a bit, and i ...
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How much money to spend maintaining a 12-year-old Civic [closed]

I hope it's OK to ask this here. This was the only site I could find related to cars. I have a 2002 Honda Civic which I got in Nov 2001, so it is fully 12 years old. However, I've been commuting by ...
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Diagnosing overheating on 92 civic

I have a 1992 Civic that's been overheating, first only at speeds above 65 mph and only after an hour or so of driving, but it's getting progressively worse. It's drivable if I coast with the clutch ...
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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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Engine revs up and down when idling

I have a 1990 manual Honda Civic with ~200k miles. When I'm stopped at a red light, the engine revs up to about 2k-3k rpm and then down to 1k rpm. This cycle repeats about once every two seconds. My ...
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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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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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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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Temperature gauge needle is on Hot, but engine is not overheating

car is a 1996 Honda Civic EK hatchback. B16A2 DOHC VTEC engine. Currently has 204,000 kilometres (127,000 miles) When the car is on a stop and idling, the temp gauge needle goes up steadily, and when ...
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Honda Civic starting problems?

my honda doesn't want to start, in the morning it starts with one crank but as soon as I drive and I switch off the car and I want to start again then it doesn't want to start. When I take a piece of ...
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My 2010 Honda Civic cranks but won't start

My 2010 Honda Civic quit starting today. For the past week I have heard it starting up slower than usual. What would usually be an instant startup took 2-3 seconds. Today when I attempted to start it ...
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Muffler inlet corrosion problem

My 2001 Honda Civic needs a new muffler every two (2) years or so, because the inlet pipe corrodes just after the union. Is this a common problem, or would installing a better quality muffler prevent ...
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Install 2003 Honda Civic stereo in 2000 Honda Civic

I replaced the stereo in my car and thus have a spare 2003 Civic stereo. My friend's 2000 Civic stereo is starting to have major problems. Does anyone know if it would be possible to put the spare ...
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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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2003 Honda Civic battery won't stay charged

My 2003 Honda Civic sometimes won't start. It will start with a Jump, and then may be fine for a couple of weeks, or a couple of days. This has been going on for a while. The Starter and battery are ...
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My '06 Honda Civic headlights are malfunctioning

About a month ago I got a message on my dashboard notifying me that my Daytime Running Lights (DRL) were not working. A week later I noticed that both bulbs were broken inside the assembly. Now my ...
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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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Sluggishness after CV axle replacement

Context: My Car- Honda civic coupe Lx / 2007 ; 113000 miles I was getting a cranking noise from the front left wheel on doing full wheel turns. I took to the local auto repair shop and he said my CV ...
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How can I diagnose my headlight wiring issue? 2003 Honda civic si

So I was upgrading my HID lights to LED, but I had to change one of the socket wiring harnesses. I asked for my friends help with rewiring, because i wasnt sure which wires went where...so he looked ...
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My system coolant for is overheating even after I've changed the thermostat

My car is a Honda Civic LX 2002, 4 cylinder. It is overheating after I've changed the thermostat, there are no cracks in the cylinder block and radiator, brand new gaskets.
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Remove front small side window in a 2014 Honda Civic

I have to remove tint on the my window. I've already removed the tint on the part that rolls up-and-down. Now I need to remove the tint on the little pane in the corner. The front driver/passenger ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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High Mount Stop Light in 2010 Honda Civic EX Coupe stopped working

The High Mount Stop Light in my 2010 Honda Civic EX Coupe recently stopped working. Is it an LED array or is there a bulb(s) that can be replaced? How can I fix this? When I look up inside the ...
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Engine reving up and then stalling when first starting

When I start my car the revs shoot up to over 2k and then drop back down causing the car to stall. If I keep my foot gently on the gas I can keep the revs up and prevent the stall from happening. ...
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AC Compressor running but no cold air?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. When I bought the car, the AC compressor was unplugged. I plugged it back in and it did not engage. I checked the pressure and it was a little bit low. I jumped the relay ...
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2005 Honda DX 4dr 5spd - Gauge Cluster and Int Wipers not working, why?

OK, I have a 2005 Honda Civic DX 4dr Sedan with a 5 speed manual Transmission, Standard everything, no power windows, A/C, plain basic setup. So the other day suddenly my Gauge cluster stops working, ...
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What is the 2000 civic SIR coolant temperature sensor thread size?

I'm installing an Auto Meter water temp gauge and didn't receive an adapter with it. Anyone know the thread size of the stock coolant temp sender on a B16A2 engine? (Single wire)... I was going to do ...
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Honda Civic 2002 - Car won't start; electrical system issue suspected

As of yesterday, my 2002 Honda Civic no longer starts or even cranks, even with a boost from another vehicle. Check engine light isn't on, and the car is currently too unstable for me to get a reading ...
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97 Honda Civic dies in neutral

I have a 97 Honda Civic that will occasionally die in neutral. This is what I have done so far: Replace both O2 sensors Replace MAP sensor Replace Air filter Added Lucas treatment to fuel tank Even ...
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2000 Honda Civic Dead Fuel / Temp Gauge

I am having a problem with the Fuel / Temp Gauge on my 2000 Civic. I just bought the vehicle second hand, it came with the original Dash Cluster and another one swapped from another civic, which ...
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A/C Compressor Replacement

An irregular knocking sound began about a week ago in our 2000 Honda Civic. The mechanic has told us that the Acc. Belt Tension Pulley needs to be replaced, and that this is related to the AC ...
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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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2009 Civic Overheating

I just bought an 09 Honda Civic with fairly low mileage. Within 3 days it started to overheat so, my boyfriend replaced the thermostat and all of the cooling lines as they were dry rotted (like I said ...

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