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#4258 of 5207 IS my Honda ECU fried?
Oct 03, 2005 (2:29 am)
I own 1997 HOnda Civic JDM model. I notice that the fans had not been coming on the car and the temperature guage goes hi in idle but notwhile driiving. If I rev the car while idiling the fans come one for a few seconds then cuts out again.When I really rev it when idle the engine makes a choking sound at the extreme end of the revs, I do not have a rev metere sorry so I estimate it to be at red line.
Anywv had the fan checked it is fine. My battery conneections came loose for a long while and my main line wire was tarnish and the insulation melted at the end commection to the fuse box in the engine compartment.
When I remove the main line from the fuse box the mainline from the fuse box the temperature guage needle sits at normal near horizontal and ofcourse lighst go on in the dash. When i put iot back the guage rises a little and remains there.
I ask thgn what could be the probelm?
Oct 03, 2005 (10:05 am)
Where can I get the for my 98' Honda Civic. My dash isnt lighting up and I need this info.
#4260 of 5207 Re: Electrical Starting Problem [koleah]
Oct 03, 2005 (8:14 pm)
To me it sounds like a loose wire or connection. Check the tightness of the battery terminals. If you could wiggle the terminals by hand then they're too loose. The current passing through those loose terminals is just enough to turn on the instrument lights, but too weak to turn the starter which requires more juice. After tightening the terminals and you still have the same problem, check the tightness of other wires leading from the batt. to the starter.
#4261 of 5207 1995 honda civic hard to start when cold
Oct 05, 2005 (3:08 pm)
Startes right up when warmed up also when driving somtimes dies but if you dont push in the clutch is it restarts itself in a second or 2 only dies when driving more than 30 minutes,bumping the starter when cold helps a alot,any help would be greatly appreciated i would hate to spen 120 on a fuel pump if it could be somthing else!
also just starting doing this and its only 60 degrees out not cold or hot
thanx for any help
#4262 of 5207 Re: 2001 Honda Civic transmission [khayden]
Oct 06, 2005 (1:45 pm)
I just experience the same problem. On Sun (10/2/05) I was on the expressway and my car began to slow down. I would give it gas and the car would not excellerate. I took the key out of the ignition and waited for about 1/2 hr. I put the key back in the ignition and it did begin to excelerate. So I exited the expressway and the car would run but only for a little bit then it got worse. Since I am out of my warranty, I had the car towed to a family mechanic and he told me it was a sensor, unfortunetly that was not the solution. I have no other choice but to take it to the dealer. I heard there is a service bulletin regarding 01 honda civic transmissions. Not sure if this will help me in getting Honda to cover the charges since my car is only 4 years old and only has 60,000 miles. Click on nhtsa.dot.gov.
#4263 of 5207 Instrument Lighting problems
Oct 07, 2005 (7:24 am)
I am having a problem with my gauge lighting. My headlights, taillights, interior dome lights, turn signal lights all work fine but the instrument(gauge) lights don't work anymore. I checked the fuses and they are fine. Does anyone else know what I could do before I have to take it in? It is a 99 Honda civic ex coupe.
#4264 of 5207 Re: Honda Service Bay Area Palo Alto [diana888]
Oct 07, 2005 (8:00 am)
You have 51,675 miles on this vehicle. Do you have an extended warranty on this vehicle? Why should Honda repair this vehicle under wrranty? Do you have this vehicle serviced on a regular basis by a Honda dealer? The original warranty was for 3 years of 36,000 miles. You are 15,675 miles over the original warranty? Is the Independent Shop using Honda Parts or After Market Parts? There could be a "BIG DIFFERENCE" in the quality of the parts! Maybe you should have invested in an extended warranty on this vehicle! I don't think that you are being fair to Honda!
#4265 of 5207 Re: 1995 honda civic hard to start when cold [dino487]
Oct 08, 2005 (6:44 am)
From my own experience and my customers, hitting the starter to make it work means the starter needs replacing. Can you please clarify the other situation when you drive the car for 30 min. the car shuts down by itself? or when you turn the engine off the car wont start again? If its the latter, then the problem is the starter.
#4266 of 5207 need some help on battery change
Oct 10, 2005 (6:55 am)
I have civic 2000, close to 70k miles. Yesterday night, the battery was dead. All the auto was closed at that time, so I bought a battery from walmart, everstart, $30. It worked fine yesterday, but this morning, I started to get problems: engine was dead twice when stopped at traffic light, and also when I pressed the brake, the car for a couple of seconds, which I never had this problem before. Is there anyone had similar problems before? What should I do?
Thanks a lot.
#4267 of 5207 Re: Honda Service Bay Area Palo Alto [djm2]
Oct 10, 2005 (2:02 pm)
From your response, are you a sales service manager or work for a Honda dealership?
Don't get me started on buying extended warranty. I bought the Honda for its reliable, reputation and its low maintenance. I hear that I have to be a lawyer to interpret what is covered and what is not covered under extended warranty!
Yes, I went to the dealership for every major and minor service also did my brake service at the dealership. I never heard of ARM BUSHINGS which is why I raise the red flag. Yes, I did some research and called Honda and they said it is only on the Civic and CRV that have ARM BUSHINGS and not covered under warranty. That the problem will affect by suspension and could wear out my tires. OK, I don't like the answer but I feel at least I got the information I needed before forking over my hard earn money and understanding the problem.
Anyway, the Independent Shop owner is very honest and reliable, gave me a free estimate with the break down of the parts and labor. Yes, he uses geninue Honda parts. The dealership doesn't even give a part #. He does and I was able to do a Google search on the part # and find the actual cost and description of the part. Found him on AAA.com and he is a member of the BBB. ASE certified. Going to him for all my car repairs instead of dealerships from now on.
I am not being unfair to Honda, just want to be an informed consumer and like they say, you pay for dealership prices and for some people they like the comfort and convenience of the dealership but it takes time to find a good honest, decent mechanic that you can trust your car to. My 2 cents worth