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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#3655 of 5207 Re: Badges And Emblems [m34me]
Apr 13, 2005 (4:04 am)
I have a 1998 Honda Civic.....I want to remove the word "civic" and "ex" are they held on by bolt thingies or are they held on by gluey stuff...if they are by gluey stuff..whats a good way to take them off? Thanks Everyone.
Hair dryer and dental floss will remove the "civic" and "ex" badges. The "H" badge has pins on the back and will leave holes behind. Unless 1998 was different from 1999.
#3656 of 5207 Re: Civic EX Coupe - Radio Problem [blueiedgod]
Apr 13, 2005 (3:16 pm)
After trying to put in the radio code three times the stereo will lock up. You have to disconnect the battery for about a minute. Reconnect battery & you will have three more chances to enter the stereo code.
#3657 of 5207 front end clunking
Apr 13, 2005 (5:54 pm)
I would go back to the place that replaced the struts and have them checked out. Worn sway bar bushings could cause that but its highly unlikely on a 4yr old car with only 43k miles.
#3658 of 5207 Timing Chain &
Apr 13, 2005 (7:27 pm)
We are looking at purchasing a 1998 Honda Civic EX. It has 115,000 miles on it and its for sale for $5000. I think it is a fair price - but I plan to ask tomorrow if the timing chain and water pump has been replaced. If not, does anyone have an estimate on how much this will cost?
#3659 of 5207 exhaust manifold
Apr 13, 2005 (8:26 pm)
I spoke with another owner of a 1998 civic LX 4-door, and his car also had a cracked exhaust manifold. Is this common? How could this happen? Does anyone know of a recall? Thanks.
#3660 of 5207 Re: Upper Radiator Hose Changed - Now Won't Start [winginit]
Apr 14, 2005 (9:32 am)
By won't start do you mean it turns over but won't fire and run? If it cranks but won't fire I'd start drying things off. Since it's been 3 days since you did this, maybe it's running now?
#3661 of 5207 Re: Noise When Depressing Clutch [port_48]
Apr 14, 2005 (9:48 am)
In response to msg #2800, I finally went to the dealer with a list of items needing attention before the 3 yr warranty expires at the end of this month. At the top of the list was the clutch noise which I've pasted at the bottom. The dealer replaced the clutch master cylinder and the noise is gone. He referenced a service bulletin (which I called a recall below).
The other items on the list were moisture condensing in right headlight (they replaced the headlight), paint damage from the front mudflaps rubbing on the body (scheduled time at their body shop which they contract out), and front seat belts do not retract without being "helped" (they've ordered the parts). While there they took care of the low beam "safety campaign" which apparently there can be a fire in the steering column if not addressed.
"The problem is the noise that occurs when depressing the clutch, about 3/4" of pedal travel to nearly the floor. It sounds like plasticy metal on metal, like the hinge point is tearing itself apart. It doesn't happen all the time and seems to occur more consistently/frequently with warm weather (heat causing expansion?). I'm aware of a recall on the hydraulic line connection that creaks/pops when using the clutch - the fix there is to remove the hydraulic line, grease the fitting, and reassemble."
#3662 of 5207 RE: Lemon Law and Weatherstripping issue [tinatina]
Apr 14, 2005 (1:25 pm)
BBB might work for your if your problems meet the CA lemon definitions. I recently contacted them and they would not even look at my case because I did not meet the definitions so in my opinion, they are useless I also contacted them for other non car issues and that was useless. All they did was add one more # of complaints to the list for that vendor. I do give them credit for at least passing on my complaint to GM the following day I filed it. I would go back to the dealer and demand that they fix it.
#3663 of 5207 Re: Acceleration Noise-2001 Honda Civic Sedan [gia4]
Apr 14, 2005 (8:23 pm)
I am also having Acceleration Noise when I accelerate from STOP and then the noise disappears . Please advise .
#3664 of 5207 Re: 1985 Civic 1500 stalls [gregoryc1]
Apr 15, 2005 (10:37 am)
I finally solved the idle and solving problem!!! I put 2/3 of a can of SEAFOAM in a 1/2 a tank of gas. I drove it around at highway speeds on a Saturday. After refilling the tank I had to adjust the idle down towards the idle speed on the hood of the civic. It seems to run fine now. I am sure there are other things to do, but I think the gas in the tank and carb were the biggest culprit. Thanks.