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#4968 of 5207 Re: 1998 Civic EX-Malfunction Indicator Lamp Light [lillith1376]
May 12, 2006 (9:38 am)
Might be the problem I am having.
2000 Civic EX. Last year about this time, the check engine light came on. I'm told it was the Catalytic converter. The car kept cutting out on me...mostly when I got up around 65mpgh. I got it replaced at Midas ($300), the light went out and I was able to pass my emissions test.
A few months later, it came on again. Midas says the CAT was burned clear thru so 'something' was causing this...but the replaced it with a new CAT since it was still under warranty.
A week later, the light comes on again.
I take it to a Honda dealership. They say "Give us $1200 and we'll replace your CAT...and then can see if something is causing it to go bad. Midas took out your heat shield too". Yeh, right - 6 month warranty and then it's probably SOMETHING causing the CAT to fail!
Anyway, I haven't had them replace it. I need to pass emissions by the EOM. The car still cuts out when I drive it hard and then get to a light...so I keep it below 60mph and it purrs like a kitten.
Anyway, might be your CAT failing. Anyone else have this problem?
#4969 of 5207 Re: 1994 honda civic won't start [chili_pepper]
May 12, 2006 (9:41 am)
See my response to post 4965
#4970 of 5207 Re: 1998 Civic EX-Malfunction Indicator Lamp Light [leavenfish1]
May 12, 2006 (11:37 am)
Thanks for the reply. I'll mention this to my mechanic. Don't want to take it to Honda dealer unless I just want to fork over wads of cash. Currently, even at high speeds the car runs fine. Will keep you posted on what happens.
#4971 of 5207 2003 Civic Overheating/Head Gasket
May 12, 2006 (12:06 pm)
Ok.. so I've replaced my radiator cap... my thermostat.. and the only thing the shop can think of now is my head gasket.. as mentioned above.. there is no milky stuff around my oil.. and my car hasn't overheated since the other day... and I've been driving it... but today, when they checked it again.. they noticed they it wouldn't stop bubbling, even after they replaced the radiator cap.. so.. they are pretty convinced it is probably the head gasket or head... does anyone know about how many hours Honda takes to replace a head gasket? They can't give me a quote..and I want to have an idea on price, before I take it back to them. Help?
#4972 of 5207 Hondo civic 97 auto
May 12, 2006 (5:05 am)
When I am going up the hill or accl the the engine starts knocking and the car feels like it is having difficulty with accl. What could be the problem
May 13, 2006 (7:37 pm)
I own a 2005 Civic LX with 14K Miles. At highway speeds, when I brake to slow down, the steering wheel shakes. Any suggestions? Thanks.
#4974 of 5207 Re: Brake Problem? [acuraman16]
May 14, 2006 (4:32 am)
Your front brake rotors need to be turned, because they are warped. You should be able to get your Honda dealer to turn them under warranty for free. However they may try to say it's not covered. I can 100% garrantee that this is your problem.
#4975 of 5207 Re: Brake Problem? [acuraman16]
May 14, 2006 (5:34 am)
i had the same problem with the 2003 elantra. it was the rotors, they were warped. they fixed it under warranty.my car had almost 40,000 miles on it at the time.the dealer was great, they even replaced the brake pads free.i also have a 2005 civic ex-se with almost 30,000. so far no problems but if I do I am sure I will get the same great service since I bought the cars from the same dealer. good luck
#4976 of 5207 Re: Brake Problem? [bd21]
May 14, 2006 (9:07 am)
Thank you everyone, I just don't understand why the rotors could be warped already. I will make an appt. at the Honda dealer and I will let you know what happens.
#4977 of 5207 Re: Brake Problem? [acuraman16]
May 14, 2006 (4:47 pm)
Rotors warping can climate related. I used to live up north and every vehicle I had up there would eventually have warped rotors within a few years. I've heard that driving through a puddle in the winter, splashing cold water on only a part of the rotor can cause warpage.
I live in Florida now and have never had rotors warp and I've got a '99 CRV with 119K miles.