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#5198 of 5207 Re: 02 LX w/72k....timing belt? [mikefm58]
Oct 03, 2006 (10:44 am)
Coming from the dealer you can probably double that figure and still have room to breathe.
#5199 of 5207 07 EX Coupe clutch pedal movment?
Oct 08, 2006 (4:48 pm)
I just picked up my 07 Civic EX coupe with MT. I have just over 100 miles on it and I am surprised to findout that the clutch pedal has some play in it when it is compressed. I don't notice it during straight line acceleration, only when shifting while turning.
I did some investigation and it appears that when the clutch pedal is compressed it bottoms out against a purple plastic stop. This stop has some movement and I believe it is what I am feeling. Has anyone else experienced this or know if the stop can be secured somehow? Thanks in advance.
Oct 10, 2006 (8:55 pm)
I have a 93 Civic DX with about 160,000 miles on it. Never had any problems up until about 2 years ago. Temp gauge started reading hot. The gauge never fluctuated before but now it seems to float up and down for no apparant reason. Their were no leaks in the coolant system so I replaced the thermostat. Problem not solved. The fan works fine. The overflow always has coolant in it. I assumed after several mechanics could offer no solution that the gauge was broken and have driven the car ignoring the gauge for about 2 years now. The oil looks fine (no coolant in it) and the car ran great up until 2 days ago. I usually only drive the car back and forth to work (about 15 minutes one way) then the other day I was out house hunting and drove the car for about 2 hours, mostly stop and go. I was headed home on the interstate when the check engine light came on, the temp gauge was all the way up(it usually is at some point every day). About a minute after the check engine light came on white smoke/steam started rolling out from the hood. I pulled off the road immediatly and the engine died as i came to a stop. after the engine cooled for 30min i started it back up and the light was off. I took off the radiator cap and the inside of the cap was broken (the spring that is inside had come out). I left the car and returned with a new thermostat and radiator cap. I replace both and refilled the coolant which had blown out of the radiator cap. No leaks visible. On the drive home steam/smoke again rolled out of the hood but the check engine light remained off. On closer inspection it was observed that when the car was revved fluid ran out from around the cap. Assuming the new cap was bad I exchanged for a new one. Same problem. There appeared to be some buildup of scales around the inside of top of radiator so I cleaned these off. same problem. The coolant is not being pushed back into the overflow and is instead being pushed out around the cap. The hose to the overflow is not clogged and a few drips seem to make it through while coolant flows out from around the cap. The oil still looks fine. The exhaust is not smoking or white. The engine even seems to run normally while the cap is smoking and leaking. The car has been well cared for synthetic oil and the works. What could be wrong????
#5201 of 5207 Re: Overheating! Help! [jenhast1983]
Oct 11, 2006 (9:27 am)
With the cap removed, and warm engine running, do you see the coolant flowing thru the rad? When was the last time you replaced the water pump? Do all replacement caps have a 1.1 bar rating?
#5202 of 5207 RPM Decrease and Lights Dim
Oct 12, 2006 (9:26 am)
Right now Im' having troubles with power (I think). When I depress the brakes, or perhaps have hte rear defrost on, or even turn on the radio, the RPM's will decrease. It's coming to the point when I'm running all these items at the same time the internal dashboard lights are all dimmer. If I look closely the daytime running lights dim when I press the brakes as well. i'm not sure where to begin diagnosis... I think I'm hearing a belt rattle when the car is first started and its cold (alternator region right in front fo the driver).
The only thing I've done recently is add a stereo system. Only a little mini sub is running on my amp but I have connected directly to the battery.....Perhaps the contacts are worn?
Any thoughts what this could be? thanks in advance.
#5203 of 5207 99 Civic Front End Squeak
Oct 13, 2006 (7:14 am)
I have a 1999 Civic that,starting today,is making a pronounced squeaking noise at the left front of the vehicle whenever I go over a bump,and also when I stand outside the vehicle and push down on it.For additional information,I put 4 new struts on it about 35,000 miles ago,and am taking it back to the mechanics (chain store) to have the struts replaced in the rear because they have gone bad.My question is,could the left front squeaking also be a strut?Or could it be the ball joints or a bushing problem?How would I go about testing these parts?Because I am taking the car in tomorrow,I would like to try to get an idea today before they see it.Thank you so much for your time and help with this!
#5204 of 5207 Re: Overheating! Help! [jenhast1983]
Oct 13, 2006 (9:29 am)
since you said coolant came out of the open radiator when the motor was revved sounds like the water pump works.
scale in a radiator can definitely impair heat transfer, I'd at least flush it if not take the radiator out and shake as much gunk out as possible.
also, are you running the correct ratio of antifreeze to water? straight coolant has a pretty poor heat carrying capacity and you can overheat (esp on highway driving) even with an intact, functioning cooling system.
my two cents, good luck.
#5205 of 5207 Re: 99 Civic Front End Squeak [kirkv]
Oct 16, 2006 (6:03 am)
Hi this is probably a bit late to help you but I have had the same problem with my 1993 Civic. I found the ‘squeak’ was being caused by a ‘dry’ ball joint and it got to the stage were even breaking would cause the ball joint to squeak. Usually it would only happen if I were turning the steering wheel or as you mentioned sitting on the front corner and bouncing on it a a little, as if I were testing the front shock.
Ultimately the best thing you can do, funds permitting and you know they are both old, change both ball joints it will save you time and money in the long run, especially if they are the sorts of ball joints that have to be ‘pressed’ in to the frame. I would also suggest you get the upper one’s checked as well. However if you don’t have the funds to change it at the moment, I have been told a way of reducing the noise at least for a while.
I have tried this myself and it worked for about 6 weeks, 1) Remove the wheel, jack the car, 2) locate the offending Ball joint. Now there is a retaining clip at the top of the ball joint rubber boot, remove carefully making sure not to puncture the rubber boot, peel back very carefully the rubber boot to expose the inside of the ball joint. Apply a liberal amount of grease and reverse the procedure. A few things to remember,1) Make sure once the vehicle has been jacked up, it is properly secure with axle stands etc, 2) I can’t stress enough how important it is not to split/damage the rubber boot, doing this will just defeat the whole object, 3) this is a messy job so be sure to wear some rubber gloves, 4) If you don't feel confident with attempting any of the above, don't do it.
#5206 of 5207 Re: 02 LX w/72k....timing belt? [joesbar]
Oct 16, 2006 (7:59 am)
I have a 95 Honda civic with 105 K miles. Just got its timing belt chnaged. How do I know if the dealer actually changed it?
I dont see any difference and its still giving me same kind of sounds from engine when driving.
Spend more than $700 and dont have any percitible difference and dont know if anything was done at all.
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Oct 17, 2006 (8:05 am)
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