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#140 of 5207 auburn63
Aug 22, 2000 (2:54 am)
Thank you for the information. I've only had the car serviced at a Honda dealer - Faulkner Honda in Harrisburg, to be exact - so I can't believe that they wouldn't follow those instructions. I just don't think I should already have to get the rotors turned again so soon, period. They were turned less than 6,000 miles ago. This should not be happening.
When Honda brought out this generation Civic (1996-2000), I remember reading that the braking system cost 25 percent less than that of the previous generation's (1992-1995). Aside from switching to back rear drums on the EX, I think I know where they saved that money!
Aug 23, 2000 (2:48 pm)
thank you for the info. i took it to my local honda shop and they couldn't find one thing wrong with the cv-joints (inner axel). the only thing for me to do is get some good tires. the mechanic downplayed any reason for my problem to be related to an ignition system breakdown also. anyways, thanks for the good info and hopefully 4 new tires will do the trick.
#142 of 5207 Followup: Long start with low fuel
Aug 25, 2000 (2:49 pm)
I finally got an answer from a mechanic at the dealer.. He said the fuel injector on some cars takes longer than usual to build up the pressure necessary to start the engine when low on fuel.
He said this has been known for a while, but Honda hasn't come up with any official notice..
He suggest I try waiting a little before cranking the key. I'll see how that works.
#143 of 5207 Civic questions
Aug 26, 2000 (5:03 pm)
I have a '00 Civic EX with automatic. Transmission seems to wind out in each gear even under light throttle. Also, at first stop light on cold engine, engine either stalls or can barely idle. The rest of the day, it runs fine but it's still annoying. Since the purchase/service at RT 23 Honda was SO BAD (DO NOT BUY THERE!!!!) I don't want to bring the car back. Any comments? Thanks.
Aug 27, 2000 (11:54 pm)
My wife has a silver 99 si and my brother has a silver 99 Acura 3.2. Both cars have paint peeling off the bumpers. Not from stone chips or dents or any other obvious physical reason. Has anyone else experienced this?
#145 of 5207 Smore and Robstoyan
Aug 28, 2000 (1:24 am)
For both of your complaints I will check into them and see if any info can be found.Have not seen any of the Civics doing either complaint that I can remember.
Aug 28, 2000 (2:35 pm)
hey auburn, thanks again for the possibilities of my honda "shake", but it still remains a mystery and is getting worse. i bought 4 new tires, and replaced plug and wires and cap. any other thoughts or ideas what the heck can be wrong with my car? it is getting to be unbearable for me to drive. it now shakes and vibrates at around 40 mph again just on accelaration. any other ideas would be appreciated greatly!
#147 of 5207 re: #153 (bigmojoman2)
Aug 28, 2000 (8:45 pm)
I have an Integra that had started to shake only during acceleration. I called my mechanic. He said it was probably a CV joint. Took it in, they said yep, that's what it was. He replaced both inner joints, car ran fine after that. That was at about 235k miles, my only drivetrain repair to date. Got 281K on it now.
#148 of 5207 More on #153 (bigmojoman2)
Aug 28, 2000 (8:58 pm)
Ignition system could be a problem also as Auburn63 pointed out. I had problems w/ spark plugs at 2 different times. First time was fouled plugs after car had been at body shop for a couple weeks. Car would idle okay, but would misfire during acceleration. Replaced plugs, car ran okay.
Another time, car was starting to miss during acceleration on highway driving. Remembering episode 1 above, thought I might need new plugs again. Went to pull plugs so I would know what to buy at NAPA, and found out that some of the plug wires were not pushed on to plugs all the way. Made sure all were on, then no more problems.
Both problems above ocurred during acceleration, but involved the engine misfiring, and some vibration in vehicle from that.
But if the vibration you have is felt more in the steering wheel during acceleration, I would look to the CV joints, as noted in my previous post.
Aug 28, 2000 (9:29 pm)
thanks for the info, but all you have mentioned has been checked. my local honda shop found NO problems with CV joints. i also replaced spark plugs and wires and rotor cap two days ago myself. the vibration i feel is more in the gas peddle than steering wheel, although it can be felt throughout the car. i am beginning to suspect something along the lines of fuel line/injector problems. who knows. once again, i am taking it back to the freaking shop. thanks for the input.