Last post on Oct 17, 2006 at 7:05 AM
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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#4095 of 5207 Re: 1999 Honda Civic cuts off [buju]
Aug 10, 2005 (5:35 am)
i recently bought a 1999 Honda Civic LX w/ 168000Km on it.
The car would juss cut off in about a block or two. then after a few trys...it'd start again...go another block or two...maybe three....Then juss cut off.
In the US there was an ignition switch recall that may be the cause of the problem. I know you said kilometers, so you're not in the US, but there may be a similar recall in your country. The US recall said, in part:
ON CERTAIN SEDANS, COUPES, HATCHBACKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, ELECTRICAL CONTACTS IN THE IGNITION SWITCH CAN DEGRADE DUE TO THE HIGH ELECTRICAL CURRENT PASSING THROUGH THE SWITCH WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED.
WORN CONTACTS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WITHOUT WARNING
#4096 of 5207 Re: brand new civic 2005, 1 week later rust spot on door!? [jhileman]
Aug 10, 2005 (5:41 am)
Just bought a new civic about a week ago and already the paint has chipped off and there is rust on the door! just a little spot in the middle of the door!?
My question is, is this covered under warranty??? Will it cost anything to have this fixed?
Unless you noticed the paint chip when you picked up the car and pointed it out to the dealer as something that need to be fixed it probably won't be covered by warranty. If it wasn't there when you bought the car, or you didn't notice that it was there, it may have been caused by road debris or someone opening a door into your new car in a parking lot.
The only thing to do is talk to the dealer. They may help you out, but you probably are going to have to pay to have it fixed.
#4097 of 5207 Re: 1999 Honda Civic cuts off [theracoon]
Aug 10, 2005 (12:41 pm)
so what needs to be replaced or repaired?
Thanks for your help this far,
#4098 of 5207 Re: rattling at 80mph(93 civic dx) [theracoon]
Aug 10, 2005 (4:02 pm)
On the highway's near me if you dont keep up you get pushed off the road, its a vibrating about the whole car. The entire car shudders and shakes/vibrates. Im hoping that my new wheels will fix it. But could it be the suspension?
#4099 of 5207 Re: Squeal/Squeak when idling [steve6]
Aug 10, 2005 (5:36 pm)
Steve6 - whoooooooooop. Yes, that is exactly it. It's almost like there's a small door or something that is making that noise when opening or closing. Hopefully someone else will chime in with a likely cause. If I take it in for the transmission flush, I'll ask the technicians.
#4100 of 5207 Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid - Flush or Replace [theracoon]
Aug 10, 2005 (5:37 pm)
Do I need to have the fluid flushed or just replaced?
#4101 of 5207 Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid - Flush or Replace [bcummins]
Aug 11, 2005 (5:08 am)
If your Owner's Manual's Maintenance Schedule specifies flushing (which it probably does not) than go with it. Otherwise, following Honda's (the manufacturer's) schedules is all you should do. Don't pay attention to local shops who are trying to sell unnecessary services at your expense.
#4102 of 5207 Re: grinding noise from wheel [sp0t]
Aug 11, 2005 (8:05 am)
Also, experiencing the same problem ... nothing stuck underneath, tire on car, brake pads look fine, rotor looks okay, no CV damage apparent, wheel bearings don't seem to be the issue, wife whine, mechanic no help (just wants to replace everything).
Did you or chanel5 ever have any luck with this problem? Or heard from someone that did?
#4103 of 5207 Re: Squeal/Squeak when idling [steve6]
Aug 11, 2005 (2:34 pm)
I have a '01 Civic EX. At about 52K this summer, it made almost similar sound with similar driving conditions described previously (stop-go-stop because of traffic into Shipshewana's flea market parking), A/C was on (outside was typical July summer). The sound was more like a siren (whooo, 3 times). I could hear it from inside cabin and was sure it be louder outside.
The noise never came back, but that was a scare at the time. Strange.
#4104 of 5207 98 honda civic electrical problem
Aug 12, 2005 (5:57 am)
I have a 98 honda civic, my problem is that the windshield washer fluid no longer works, i am thinking is is electrical because when i put my cruise control on, it doesnt work, however it does make my wipers work! Anyone know what I can do to fix it??