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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#305 of 5207 Still no new radio for my 01' EX
Jan 06, 2001 (9:16 am)
Keeping true to form, the less than stellar service department never called me back as promised, hence I do not have a functioning radio in my brand new car. What a ripoff! I bought a Honda because I thought it would be reliable like my two previous Honda products (1989 Civic, 1992 Acura). Boy was I wrong! With only 1,000 miles on it, I fear the future and what other possible problems await me. I'm sure that "normal Honda engine noise" (per the service department) is bound to develop into something more significant as time wears on. I guess for now I'll play it safe and leave it parked. I feel safer driving my 96 Neon!
#306 of 5207 disconnecting the speedometer cable
Jan 06, 2001 (4:56 pm)
I will be towing my 98'civic ex on all fours behind a motor home about 7000 miles a year for the next 4-5 years. I would like to disconnect the speed cable (just while I tow it) so It doesn't show many more miles than it will really have on it. Does anyone know where it is located under the hood? Thanks a lot...Russ
#307 of 5207 Whinning Whistling noise in Honda Civic
Jan 07, 2001 (8:41 am)
Thanks for your feed back. I have spoken to seven other Honda DX owners who don't hear this noise.
I have written to the President of Honda to ask for his help. If I get an answer I'll let you know what it was.
Thanks again for your help.
Jan 07, 2001 (1:33 pm)
I have a 99 Civic DX Hatchback, 5 spd. I bought it new in May 99.
The car has a strange and potentially very dangerous problem: engine stalls.
It happens after a 30 minute (and longer) freeway drive with constant speed
over 70 mph. When exiting a freeway I shift from the 5th to the neutral to let the car
run freely on the decelerating lane. At this moment the engine stalls. The
car keeps running, of course, because it is in the neutral. At the end of the
decelerating line I realize that I have to apply much more effort to turn the car
because the power steering is off. It is quite a surprise. With the speed of
50-60 mph I have several seconds to turn on the engine and complete the turn. I am
absolutely sure that engine is off because the dashboard looks like a
Christmas tree at the moment: oil-pressure and other lamps are on. The engine
starts easily and continues working well without tripping. Though, it seems to
shake a bit more than after city driving.
It happened twice before yesterday (for 18 month). Yesterday, it happened three times
in a row. Every time the situation was the same: exiting a freeway with shifting from
the 5th to the neutral after a steady high speed ride. It never happened under any other condition.
First two times a fuel level was low. I thought it was the problem. Yesterday,
I had more than a half of the fuel tank.
The only additional equipment installed on my car was the A/C installed by the dealer
on the moment of the puchase. Neither alarm systems nor stereos. Nothing else.
I am going to make an apointment with the dealer. However, I would like to have
another opinnion on the problem (cannot say 'second opinion' because it is
frequently much more valuable than dealer's one)
Does anybody understand what is going on? If yes, please, answer my message and
#309 of 5207 russjw...winnie pooh
Jan 08, 2001 (8:56 am)
Your Civic has an electronic odometer. It will not register miles while being towed.
I have to ask,,,WHY in the world would you shift your car into neutral while taking a freeway off ramp? For crying out loud...leave the car in gear! Have you never heard about engine braking?
However, I guess it still shouldn't stall while doing this. I'm sure your dealer will share my reaction on this.
#311 of 5207 I also think...
Jan 08, 2001 (10:40 am)
I think with today's cars, damage can still occur on FRON DRIVE TRANSAXLES when towing without lifting the front wheels (compared to rear wheel drive with a differential).
Freeway to neutral:
Coming off the freeway to neutral can be dangerous - as your freewheeling. That creates more strees on the brakes. But, anyways, that stalling may have something to do with your idle-up system (maybe a malfunctioning solenoid).
#312 of 5207 On Towing
Jan 08, 2001 (12:57 pm)
50 miles at 30 MPH or 30 miles at 50 MPH should be considered absolute towing limits with automatic transmission/transaxle drive wheels on the ground. The trans. pump is not operating and there is no pressure feed to the trans gear set lube system.
#313 of 5207 2001 Civic Ex Ignition noise
Jan 09, 2001 (10:01 am)
When I turn the key in the ignition of my 2001 Civic Ex slowly, it makes a sort of electronic ripping noise like a lot of switches are being set off rapidly. But things seem to work fine. Has anyone else experienced this / is there a problem?
#314 of 5207 2001 Honda Civic EX Coupe
Jan 09, 2001 (1:22 pm)
Just wanted to ask a question. I just got this car a few weeks ago. A little over 1100 miles, and no radio problems. The passenger side window switch stuck, the dealer fixed it.
My question is this - in the WASH DC area, what dealer has the most competent and professional service department? I work literally across the street from Rosenthal, but I REFUSE to take my car there.
Anyone have any good service experience's in the DC (NOVA) area?