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#3603 of 5207 1999 Honda Civic cuts off
Mar 31, 2005 (10:44 am)
Hubby has a 1999 Honda Civic 84,000 miles. He's great with the regular upkeep & maintenance & we really have had no major problems until now. She starts right up but dies a block later. Starts right up again but, dies a few blocks later. This goes on for about 15 - 20 minutes of trying to drive. No warning that it's going to cut out, just does. Radio still stays on. My hubby spoke to a mechanic & he told him to replace the EFI Main Relay which we did. Still having the same problem. We've had this problem for a few months now & it doesn't matter what the weather is or how many times we've used the car that day. Happens almost on a daily basis.
Any clues to what is going on?????????
Thanks for your help
#3604 of 5207 Re: 1999 Honda Civic cuts off [sportsmomof3]
Mar 31, 2005 (11:12 am)
Fuel filter maybe?
#3605 of 5207 Re: HIGH IDLE 1987 civic 1500 [gregoryc1]
Apr 02, 2005 (3:48 pm)
I went to a carburator shop he removed the aircleaner cover and started to put gas into the carb to excelarate the motor. he did this for about 5seconds and said the carb needed to be rebuilt for $250 . the car can idle decent at times now. if the carb needed to be rebuilt it should run bad all the time. what can i do to check for possible leaks.
#3606 of 5207 surging
Apr 02, 2005 (7:57 pm)
we just bought a 1993 honda del sol, when it idles it sounds like someone is revving up the engine all the time, kind of like a surging noise. has anyone had this trouble before and if so, any suggestions on how to correct it?? thanks.
#3607 of 5207 Head gasket problems and problems accelerating
Apr 03, 2005 (11:00 pm)
I own a 93 Honda Civic with 144K and have just had to replace my head gasket again! This is the second time I've replaced it in less than 3 years and the third time it's been replaced in less than 5 years (the previous owner replaced it a few months before I bought it). Has anyone else had this many problems with the head gasket or know why it could be having problems so often?
After just paying $2000 (this time) for these repairs, I was really hoping my would run properly. Unfortunately, since I got it back from the mechanic, it seems to hesitate and jerk a bit when I'm accelerating especially when it's pulling a little harder such as on an incline. I have to gear down a lot more now than before because it just doesn't seem to have the power. Is this something to do with the fuel line, injectors or filter? I tried some methyl hydrate but haven't driven it yet since. Does this sound like a serious/ expensive problem? My muffler is also going, I don't know if this would effect it or not. I'd appreciate any advice since the mechanic I brought it to is four hours away where I broke down the last time.
#3608 of 5207 Re: Head gasket problems and problems accelerating [redhornet]
Apr 04, 2005 (1:53 am)
It sounds like to me like the mechanic may not have torqued down the head gasket and parts properly causing a compression problem which would yield lower output from the engine. Is the car still overheating or is it normal? I would maybe start there with compression. It could be the other things but since this just started after the head gasket replacement, then I would think it would be a problem with that. However if it isn't this is a common sympton for a needed tune up. Look into that also. Good luck and sorry to hear about your run of bad luck
#3609 of 5207 Re: Head gasket problems and problems accelerating [redhornet]
Apr 04, 2005 (4:36 am)
I would start looking into causes for the head gasket replacement.
1. Mechanic lied to you and it did not need head gasket replacement.
2. There is an underlying cause that has never been fixed
I had an 85 Civic with 250,000 miles with the original head gasket. I have an 88 Prelude with 130,000 miles and original head gasket.
Are all replacement gaskets from Honda or high quality manufacturer like "Mr Gasket?" or are they cheap knock offs? Is your car regularly overheating? Did the shop deck the block and the head before putting the new gasket on? It could be that the block or the head are warped and this is only a matter of time before you will need new headgasket. This could also be the reason you are having the symptoms you described.
Seems like gasket replacements are only a temporary cure fo rthis particular engine. For the $4000 you paid for two gasket replacements, you could have bought a high power JDM engine and transmission, or just a newer engine from Honda and had it put in.
#3610 of 5207 91 CIVIC excessive oil consumption
Apr 04, 2005 (6:06 am)
I have a 1991 CIVIC with an 8 valve 4 cylinder (1.5 or 1.8 I think). It is burning about 2 quarts of oil every 250 miles. The compression is 130 psi on all four cylinders, which I think is good, and the engine runs perfect and has plenty of power. The spark plugs for the middle 2 cylinders are black and oily, the outers are a nice light brown. Oil is literally dripping from the tail pipe.
What could cause this? Could this much oil be coming down the valve guides?
Any help is appreciated.
#3611 of 5207 Rough Idle after being rear-ended
Apr 04, 2005 (7:41 am)
I would appreciate any help or opinions, I was rear-ended in my 2001 civic 4 door, my car was driveable but suffered from very rough idle after the accident. Tail pipe is unobstructed but was wondering how seriously I need to take the rough idle, obviously I don't wish to harm the car but am searching for any ideas of what would cause the car to idle poorly. Any help would be most appreciated.
#3612 of 5207 Re: Head gasket problems and problems accelerating [redhornet]
Apr 04, 2005 (4:47 pm)
Your twelve year old Civic with 144,000 miles isn't the lemon. Your mechanic is doing something wrong. You may have a warped head he didn't bother checking?