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#4892 of 5207 Honda 1996 Civic Vtec RPM Problem When Starting While Engine Still Cold
Apr 16, 2006 (6:14 am)
What causes my Honda 1996 Civic Vtec RPM to go down to zero when you start the engine while still cold (e.g., in the morning after the engine had been off overnight; or after leaving it in the parking area for at least 8 hours). My car's original Electronic Air Control Valve (EACV)has already been replaced by a new one about a week or so ago, but the problem still persists. Please help me solve this problem.
#4893 of 5207 Brake problems with 2006 Civic
Apr 16, 2006 (5:12 pm)
I've had my 2006 Civic for 6 months and on several occasions when I pressed the brake the pedal didn't move. I had to put all my weight on it to get it to stop.(luckily I was not going fast) Another time the brake pedal could be pressed, but the brake didn't kick in until I had pressed it halfway. A friend of mine told me of a friend with a 2006 civic who got in an accident because the breaks failed. I'm going to call the dealership but I'm concerned that when I bring it in they won't find anything because the problem can't be replicated. Is anyone else having this problem???
#4894 of 5207 Noise when Pressing and Depressing Accelerator
Apr 17, 2006 (7:27 am)
Hello out there friends!
I own a 98 model Honda civic (GLi model for us aussies)
non vtec, 1.6l (D16) 5 spd manual.
Now, only recently, i have noticed a sound... coming from the front of my vehicle when pressing and depressing my accelerator peddal.
The noise is a clunk type sound when depressing the peddal, sort of resembling a mini backfire? or metal scraping... hard to describe. and a squeek type sound when pressing the peddal, the squeek resembles a blow off valve from a turbo.
now, the noise does not happen unless i am in gear. it can be reproduced by for example, putting the car in reverse with my handbrake on and releasing the clutch quickly so that my engine shudders. My mechanic has heard the squeek and says its nothing... another mobile mechanic heard the clunk and thought and checked my engine mounts, says that it may be a hole in my exhaust... there are so many possibilties i thought i should post here and see if you guys can help!!
thanks in advance!
#4895 of 5207 Civic stalls after gas gage drops to empty
Apr 17, 2006 (9:31 am)
This is a very strange one. I've been looking for a couple of months off and on and cannot solve it.
I start the Honda (89 Civic 1.5 hatchback). It starts and runs fine, the gas gage rises to half a tank.
After a couple of minutes the gas gage starts downward, it declines faster if I press the brake pedal or turn on tail lights - most other electrical use has no effect. Even flashing the headlights doesn't affect the gage drop-rate. When the gage gets to empty, the car stops running. Sometimes I can get it to start again, but pressing the brake pedal will immediately make it stop again.
#4896 of 5207 Re: Brake problems with 2006 Civic [skorpeo75]
Apr 17, 2006 (11:57 am)
I have not seen that problem here (but do a search) on 06 Civics however I have heard brake problems on a few of the new Accords.
I would have that looked at right away. Don't worry about trying to replicate it. It may be something they can diagnose by symptoms. I have the 06 Civic too, but on my other much older car that was happening consitently, even had it checked, they looked at brake lines, brake fluid etc. told me nothing was wrong (I had to push my brakes to the floor to stop!) It ended up being my master cylinder. I had to keep asking mechanics and diagnose it myself.
I can't imagine something like that on a new car....but it could be anything, stranger things have happened.
#4897 of 5207 water leaking into cabin
Apr 17, 2006 (9:30 pm)
Ibought my daughter a 2002 Civic DX that for the past month or two has been soaking wet on the driver's side floor. It's not coolant, so I'm not suspecting the heater core. 3 weeks ago, I took it to my mechanic who checked for the air conditioning condensor or filter that he said will often times clog up the vent and overflow, but it wasn't the problem. He then tried cleaning out the drain holes under the wipers near where the vents draw from. He also checked under the car to see if there were any obvious openings from underneath. He even tried running a high pressure hose over the car and windshield, no obvious signs of leakage. It still hasn't dried out, and it does seem to be a little worse when it rains. Anybody have any other suggestions?
#4899 of 5207 Blown transmission
Apr 18, 2006 (10:23 am)
Ive got a 95 civic ex coupe and the tranny blew. Looking for a new one. Any ideas of places to look. the only thing i could find was a used one from a junk yard. Not to sold on that idea. Thanks for any suggestions>
#4900 of 5207 Re: Brake problems with 2006 Civic [skorpeo75]
Apr 18, 2006 (12:46 pm)
I had a similar problem. i bought my honda civic in january 2006. i was pulling into a parking spot in a parking garage and the car took off on me. it wouldnt stop till i hit the concrete wall infront of me. honda and my insurance company pretty much blew me off. im going to right a letter to the senator of new jersey. email me when you get a chance., bharat1206yahoo.com
#4901 of 5207 Civic 2006 Brake or Accelerator problem
Apr 18, 2006 (1:03 pm)
I bought my Honda Civic 2006 in January. in March i was pulling into a parking spot and the car took off on me. The Car did not stop till I hit the concrete wall in front of me. And it was NOT human error. Distraught I called Honda looking for answers and they couldn't help me at all saying that they couldn't find anything wrong with the car. Then I did my own research and found out that there is a recall on some 2006 Honda Civics for an accelerator problem that may cause accidents. Unfortunately it was not my model but the recall is for some 2006 Honda Civics. If there is anyone out there with a similar problem please let me know. Im not saying there is a problem with the accelerator Im saying there is A problem just dont know what it is and either does Honda.