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#540 of 549 Re: Honda Civic TSB's for Front Suspension [tater_salad]
Apr 01, 2010 (10:21 pm)
I will tell you what I tell my customers..............
First, repair the KNOWN problems.
Those problems (the bad strut) will affect the entire front end.
And don't rely to much on the NHTSA numbers and info. The manufacturer's information isn't the same as their's and often the manufacturer doesn't even consider their information.
But, this is the most common front end noise problem I know of.
Suspension - Front Suspension Knock, Pop or Squeak
April 2, 2004
2001 Civic - ALL
Knock, Pop, or Squeak From the Front Suspension
(Supersedes 03-039, dated July 29, 2003)
Updated information is shown with asterisks and black bars.
A knock, pop, or squeak comes from the front of the vehicle. The noise occurs when driving over rough roads.
Cracking or tearing of the front, lower control arm bushing (compliance bushing).
Replace the defective front compliance bushing(s).
#541 of 549 Big TSB for 2006-7 Civics
Apr 04, 2010 (9:10 am)
Apparently, ALL Civics for 2006-7 have a problem with cracking engine blocks. Honda may give a goodwill contribution if out of warranty, but secondary damage like warped heads is still not covered.
I predict a glut of used Honda Civis with poor resale values after the dust settles, and a lot of people disappointed in Honda's reputation for great engines.
Apr 04, 2010 (1:59 pm)
Hrm, I've checked the LCA bushing on both sides and they look perfect. I'm going to pull the strut off and take a look at the bump-stop and strut bearing.
I knwo I've got to replace the strut.. but I want to do both (Seems stupid to do just 1) and I was trying to see what else I should be looking at in order to fix this..
#543 of 549 TSB related question
Sep 30, 2010 (8:16 am)
Hi All --
I'm new to this forum and am researching an O2 sensor related issue on my 00 Lexus LS400. The replaced sensor continues to burn out almost every year and I'm wondering if there is a TSB out there for such an issue?
Also, has anyone been successful in getting mechanic and/or dealership to pay for repair(s) related to TSBs especially if the car was out of warranty?
#544 of 549 Re: TSB related question [virginiaguy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 30, 2010 (8:27 am)
No TSBs about recurrent failure but there is a TSB on properly identifying which 02 sensor to replace, so I guess it's possible the dealer is getting mixed up:
December 23, 2009
Engine Bank 1 and Bank 2 A/F and 02 Identification
TSB are strictly advisory and the dealer is under no obligation to perform the TSB at all. As for warranty, unless the TSB states that a warranty claim is applicable, then it doesn't apply to a warranty situation and the customer is charged accordingly.
#547 of 549 Experience of using Digimaster II
Mar 20, 2012 (11:26 pm)
Do you know the Digimaster II? Maybe or not, but what i want to say is that i bought one not long ago.
To be frank with you, i think Digimaster II is a good car diagnostic tool, but the Digimaster II is not suitable for my car, so if you want to use it, please care about the specification.
If you have good ideas, please share them with me, i will appreciate...
#548 of 549 Re: jesse25 [jesse25]
Mar 24, 2012 (11:16 pm)
A lot of times a second battery is put in because the vehicle uses so much power that the main battery would always be dead. It's not a bad thing, in fact I'm thinking of hooking up one myself because my batteries always dying.