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#4154 of 5207 Re: Honda Civic LX [annieb3]
Aug 26, 2005 (9:59 am)
I have a 1991 Honda Civic 4 Door DX and I have the same problem. The mechanic cannot figure out the problem (could be the starter switch or the starter ), so he has installed a diagonistic light which comes on everytime I crank the starter on. This hopefully will narrow down the issue the next time it happens. It has been a few weeks now and the problem has not resurfaced yet.
I will let you know if I find out, let me know if you were able to find out as well.
#4157 of 5207 lowering problems
Aug 27, 2005 (1:54 pm)
I have an 86 dx hatchback and I want to lower it without cutting the springs, but I cant find any lowering springs anywhere. how can I lower my car without messing up the ride?
#4158 of 5207 Re: lowering problems 
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 27, 2005 (3:10 pm)
you can't avoid messing up the ride if you cut the springs and you will definitely need a shock absorber that is made for the lower springs or you'll break them. You could buy an entire coil over kit but that's $$.
#4159 of 5207 Re: 96 Civic Power Window failure [jere39]
Aug 27, 2005 (6:42 pm)
hey jere, I've been having the almost same exact problem on my 96 civic ex coupe. Taking off the panels is really no big deal. God knows I've had them both off several times attempting to find out the problem. If you'd like I can e-mail you (if you don't have it already) the part of the manual that covers this topic. It's really straightforward. As far as what I've attempted, I went to a junkyard and bought the driver's side main window switch (no change); checked all the usual stuff...relays, fuses, switches blah blah blah. The only way I can get my windows to go up or down is by taking off the door panels to get to the wires that go to the window motor and jumping them with a 12 volt battery charger. No luck yet with any of it, and I refuse to pay a dealership big bucks for an almost 10 year old car. The only piece of advice I heard (and haven't yet tried) is that the wires that pass through the door and into the car (where the hinge is) might be crimped, broken or damaged in some way. Might be worth looking into. Keep me posted.
#4160 of 5207 02 Civic AC issue (any ideas?)
Aug 28, 2005 (8:39 am)
02 civic lx 31,000.
So my issue began a few weeks ago after a 5 hour drive I stopped for dinner for about an hour. After dinner my ac didn't work. The light was on, but only blew the fan air. The next morning it worked fine and I brought it in to the dealer and they couldn't find anything wrong. A few weeks later I did a seven hour drive one day and everything was fine. After stopping for around 11 hours, the next morning I got in the car and the same issue. I drove for about 8 hours and the AC would come in and out through out the drive. I brought it back into a dealer and they couldn't find anything wrong.
Yesterday, I got in the car and same issue. The dealer checked the car out for the better part of two hours and after not finding anything wrong, decided to replace a pressure switch. Later that night, the ac stopped working. It didn't work when I got in the car today, but after driving for about an hour it would come in and out. Usually it would come on for about 10 seconds or so. It did that maybe four times and finally stayed on for the rest of the drive (25 minutes or so).
Does anyone have a clue what this might be???
#4161 of 5207 1998 Civic LX O2 sensor code
Aug 28, 2005 (5:34 pm)
I got a code reading of "PO135 (Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)" on my 98 Civic LX w/manual trans. Can someone please interpret this for me? Does this simple mean I need to replace the o2 sensor and is bank 1 sensor 1 the sensor located right in front when the hood is up?
(I understand I may not be descriptive enough...)
#4162 of 5207 Intake Manifold Support Bracket
Aug 29, 2005 (8:58 am)
We removed the support bracket on the intake manifold a week ago to fix an electrical problem, now the bracket is gone. I am looking around for a replacement (hopefully from a salvage yard, no luck yet). In the mean time, is it ok to be driving around without the bracket? Should I limit my driving and the distances that I drive (I was planning a day trip about 70 miles from my house this week, should I cancel?).
#4163 of 5207 Re: Cracked Exhaust Pipe [dsrtrat2]
Aug 29, 2005 (10:54 am)
thanks for the advice... i ended up getting it fixed this weekend, and i had to replace the whole pipe, since it was rusted where the crack was and could not be welded back together... from the position of the crack no CO would leak into the cabin, but i am still releaved to have it fixed