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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Apr 03, 2003 (2:24 pm)
i own a 1994 honda civic DX coupe, and whenever its cold out, it seems to rev up, probably from 1000 to 2000 or 2500 RPMs (im guessing since i dont have tachometer). It goes up and down from 1000 to 2000 RPMs until it is warmed up. it doesnt seem to do it when it is warm out. If anyone else seems to have this problem, or knows anything about it, please let me know, especially if anyone knows how to get rid of it. im extremely annoyed with it.
Apr 11, 2003 (1:48 pm)
not sure where to post this, but maybe the info can help someone.
I replaced the stock Firestone tires on my 02 civic ex sedan with a set of Nokian Hakka 1s. They were pricey but I ADORE these tires. Amazing "sticking" and traction, and I have not once gotten stuck. Even after digging the car out of the great 3' snow storm in the mid-atlantic this winter, I was the first car on my street able to actually get DOWN the street without skidding or sliding or losing traction at all. The street had about 4-5 inches of slushy clumpy mess.
The performance on ice has been remarkable as well. This is where the tire really shines.
Anyone curious about getting these snow tires, feel free to contact me, I can't say enough good things about them.
#2483 of 5207 O2 Sensor life and cost?
May 11, 2003 (11:20 am)
92 Civic VX with 115K miles had check engine light come on a few times and mileage started varying from norm, both better and worse. Excess hydrocarbons in emissions also. Honda tech. read engine code 48. How much do oxygen sensors (36531-P07-003) typically cost and how many miles should they last? See in post #95 from six months ago a quote for about $300.00. I'm getting an installed quote of a little over $500.00.
May 12, 2003 (8:49 am)
College Hills Honda and hparts.com both have the wide band oxygen sensor for about $266. NAPA and some others want about $329. Any other reliable Honda part sources? How many miles should these last? Anything tricky about changing this out?
#2485 of 5207 when to change brakes?
Aug 28, 2003 (6:09 am)
I have 01 Honda Civic HX with 53,000 miles on it, when my wife took it to Honda for an oil change, they told her the brakes (both front and rear) need replacing. I was surprised, because there was no squeal from the brake sensors whatsoever to alert me that the brakes need replacing. I know the front brakes has sensors, but is that true for the rear brakes as well? By the way, is there a brake indicator light in the dashboard that would alert when brakes need replacing?
If anyone knows please respond.
I don't believe the service guy at Honda and I'm about to take the tires of my car to check the brakes.
#2486 of 5207 O2 sensor and brakes
Aug 28, 2003 (6:50 am)
I think College hills honda price is decent. Since you are in Tx, www.hparts.com maybe closer to you and would take less time to ship. Call them up and give them your best price on O2 sensor and see if they can beat it. As far as tricks, I think you need an O2 sensor socket, or a regular socket with a cut out for the wire to remove and install it. Since yours is 92, it is probably rusted and you would need to spray it with either WD-40 or Liquid wrench and soak it over night. You probably have the original O2 sensor in your car, so that would be its life. Try Autozone and Pepboys for prices on O2 sensors. You can probably get a salvaged one from a junk yard for $20 that may or may not last you another 50K-100K miles.
As far as the brakes on 01HX, I think they are drum in the rear, and may not have a sensor, chekc with your manual. The tech may have suggested to change brake pads as they were nearing the level where the sensor would make noise, it could be also that they are tyring to make some money. If you are the original owner of the car then you would kno wif the brakes have been replaced before. If you bought it used, then previous owner may have replaced brake pads with ones with out sensors. No there is no light in the dash that would tell you the brake pad condition. The "Brakes" light is for the hydraulic system only, to alert you of broken hose or clog.
#2487 of 5207 Door Locks and Air System ('01EX Civic)
Aug 28, 2003 (7:18 am)
I have an '01 Civic EX and just two questions.
1. Has anyone else had a problem with *occasionally*, after you shut the car off and take the key out, you go and barely start pulling on the door handle to open the door when all the doors suddenly lock? They weren't locked before, and then I have to hit the unlock button to get out of the car. It's not a big deal to me, just want to make sure it's not a sign of something worse.
2. When I set the air control to "feet" or "ground", whatever that is called, I can still feel a lot of air coming from the upper vents. I figured that should only happen when it's set to upper/lower, and just upper. I know it's not the defroster vents, it's the actual dashboard vents and it's very annoying because it's quite a bit of air coming through! Anyone else have this problem?
Thanks so much! Still think this is the best car ever!!
#2488 of 5207 brakes on 01 HX
Aug 28, 2003 (8:00 am)
It is drums on the rear, so they don't have sensors, thought so but wasn't sure. I'm the original owner and haven't replaced the brakes so the front ones should have sensors. I'm still not hearing anything from the front brakes, so I'm assuming they are still good and I know the fronts wear out way before the rear ones do. I figured that the Honda dealer was trying to take me for a ride. Thanks dudka!
#2489 of 5207 Reply to msg #167
Nov 09, 2003 (2:58 pm)
Nearly 6 months after the fact, but AutoZone is probably your best bet for a new wide band. Good luck finding one a salvage yard. It is a Bosch but after you open it it is in fact an NTK L1H1, go figure? Auto Zone lists the Bosch (part # 13246) at $168 (NAPA part number OS791 is allegedly the NTK L2H2, a gen2 sensor). Other sources lists at $180 up to $500 (+/-) for the same sensor. You might be lucky and find one on EBay, just make sure it is the correct part.
Changing them is simple enough, in fact AutoZone has a loaner sensor socket to aid in replacement. Warm up the engine and shut it off, disconnect the connector, remove old senor, install new one (be careful not to touch or damage lower shield or get any contaminants on it, for example the anti-size compound on the threads), tighten, but don't strip the threads, remove your back-up fuse from the eng compartment fuse block for a few minutes (you'll lose clock settings and radio presets/programming), reinstall the fuse and your done. This should do it providing of course the diagnostics didn't reveal a short on the harness between the ECU and sensor.
#2490 of 5207 Re JJsnowy and gas gauge
Nov 15, 2003 (4:14 am)
You mentioned taking a bulletin to the dealer about the gas gauge. Where did you find it?
How did you find it? What does it say? Did the dealer fix it pro bono?
There's some kind of bulletin out by the NHTSA for civics on head gaskets dated 11/97. Honda doesn't admit it exists. Can't access it. Any suggestions?
My solution for my '94 accord (hasn't happened on my civic) is to clock the miles, and zero her out at each fillup. Has been working for about three years. Dealers say no problem.
Appreciate the info.