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#4300 of 5207 93 Civic LX, Temp Guage Redlining ?????
Oct 22, 2005 (8:57 pm)
hello i own a wonderful 1993 Honda Civic LX , it has 180,000 miles and runs like a dream the car was given to me as a gift from my aunt a few years ago they always kept everything up to par on the car,anytime there was a minor problem it went directly in the shop it even has a brand new radiator on it but ever since ive had the car the temperature guage will redline out of nowhere then it will shoot from the hot mark to the cold mark outta nowhere it happens when its driven awhile or while idling at a stoplight the car doesnt appear to be overheating though even though the temp guage says so but i would like to get this problem fixed. my aunt who gave me the car lives in texas and she drove the car from texas to illinois wich was a 11 hour drive and she said the whole time it was redlining and ive driven it many miles since that and have never had a problem out of it . would you happen to know what could be the cause and how much it will cost me to get the problem fixed? my aunt was told it is some type of switch that cost 40$ from autozone that tells the car whether its hot or cold but im not sure if thats true. also when its cold outside in the winter my heat doesnt work and the temp guage will not leave the cold mark
#4301 of 5207 Re: 93 Civic LX, Temp Guage Redlining ????? [93civiclx]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 23, 2005 (5:22 pm)
Yes, sounds like either the temperature sending unit, or less likely the gauge itself or the sending unit wire that goes to the gauge is lose or grounding (touching metal somewhere).
#4302 of 5207 Re: 93 Civic LX, Temp Guage Redlining ????? [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 23, 2005 (9:11 pm)
i am thinking of taking the car to a honda dealer and having them put it on the machine and fix all of the minor problems is that a good idea or a costy one? point is i know the car is still good and will last many more miles i would rather put a few grand into this car that i know is good rather than having a 500$ car payment
#4303 of 5207 Re: 93 Civic LX, Temp Guage Redlining ????? [93civiclx]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 24, 2005 (9:26 am)
Well I don't know that you need to go to the dealer for general repairs. They usually don't like to work on old cars anyway. If i were you, I'd find a good independent shop that specializes in japanese cars.
#4304 of 5207 2006 Honda Civic Audio reception problems
Oct 27, 2005 (2:18 pm)
I got a 2006 Civic last week. I love it---except---the stereo gets terrible static on all AM (FM is ok) stations. I took it back to the dealer yesterday. They took the stereo out to check the connections (no problems) and then brought in another 06 Civic to compare the two. Said they both were similar in reception. They said it may be a problem that Honda will address after the car has been out in the market for a while and other owners complain. Maybe, a recall? They suggested I call customer service to voice my complaint and hang tight for a couple of months. Meanwhile---STATIC! Any suggestions?
#4305 of 5207 need some serious help.
Oct 27, 2005 (4:45 pm)
I got ahold of a 93 del sol si with an old clunker b18a i have a friend into building honda's and he has a 97 3.0 that i would like to drop under my hood.. does anyone have any info on where to start and possibly a link on how to? any help would be appreciated..
#4307 of 5207 2006 CIVIC COUPE ISSUE
Oct 29, 2005 (9:59 am)
Love the car. Its the best Honda to date. Anyway I have two issues. 1. My stereo starts to skip. It happens during the evening or after I've been going around starting and stopping the engine. At least I believe thats the case. I first noticed it during the night. It could also be the stereo is heating up. Anyway the skipping happens with MP3 disks and store bought CD's. 2. The other problem is rattles in my rear deck. It happens once the interior cools down. The problem is not present when the vehicle has been in the heat and the interior has heated up. Any suggestions?
#4308 of 5207 1985 Civic Wagon cold start revs to 3500 rpm
Nov 04, 2005 (7:38 am)
When it is cold in the morning my 1985 Civic Wagon will rev to 3500-4000 rpm after a minute of operation. It will continue to idle fast until warm. What part of the carburator is controlling the idle? Can this be adjusted or disconnected? My foot can provide the alternative idle if needed.
#4309 of 5207 2000 Civic HX PCV valve
Nov 04, 2005 (4:01 pm)
I cannot find this part on my car. Is it possible some 2000 Civic engines do not have a PCV valve? rleone