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#5169 of 5207 Re: 98 Civic Power Door Locks - after-factory stereo [montzter]
Sep 12, 2006 (4:11 pm)
I don't know if this is related but my 98 Accord LX power locks quit working and I found this posted in another forum. Weirdly; it worked.
Honda Service Bulletin dated March 23, 1999
Symptom: the right side windows do not respond to the driver's door
window switches and the power door locks do not work.
Probable cause: battery power to the multiplex control unit has been
corrective action: perform multiplex control unit wake-up procedure.
Warranty Claim Info:
operation number: 746505
failed part: P/N 35256-s84-a01
defect code: 066
contention code: B99
template ID: 99-022A
1. turn the ignition switch off
2. turn the wiper intermittent time ring to the middle position.
3. turn the ignition switch to on.
4. check the operation of all the power windows from the master
power window switch and the power door locks.
if the power windows and locks function properly, return the
vehicle to the customer. if the power windows and locks are still
inoperative, perform normal troubleshooting and refer to the Service
#5170 of 5207 Alternator Problem on 2001 Honda Civic
Sep 15, 2006 (6:28 am)
I have a 2001 Honda Civic with almost 99K miles, bought new in November of 2000. My son has ran a DVD player off it for a year and half or so. I replaced the battery after it was only holding 75% charge and I was having to jump after lights were left on for a little time. Tested Good, but I also wanted a bigger battery. Now, a week later, still have problems, so I took it to OReily Auto Parts here in Illinois and they said that at idle only 11.8 volts were being generated by the alternator. Around 13/14 volts at 2K RPM. They said regulator.
My question is two fold. First, does this sound like a regulator problem. Second is the regulator in the alternator on a 2001 Honda Civic. So if I replace the alternator, charge my week old battery, I will be smooth saling?
#5171 of 5207 help on 97 Civic vtech engine
Sep 16, 2006 (7:45 am)
I am going to buy a 97 Civic Ex 2door. On carfax report, it's said this car has a V-tech engine, but I couldn't find V-tech sign on the engine. Is this normal? I am a little worried because the only record on carfax after 99 for this car is the renew title with NO mileage report. And this car has only 70K now. Thanks!
#5172 of 5207 Re: help on 97 Civic vtech engine [qingwei]
Sep 16, 2006 (9:14 am)
I don't believe they molded "VTEC" into the valve cover on the 97 Civics. Look on the engine block, to the left of the header. There should be a stamp, reading "D16Y8" on it for the EX coupe (127hp).
For any Honda engine, you can also look for the existence of the VTEC actuators, which would look something like this:
While the picture above has it nicely represented on the valve cover, if you look to the left of the valve cover, you'll see the actuator on the left, below the spark plug wires, near the distributor. It's the brassy-looking cylinder, kind of shaped like a top hat. Depending upon the specific engine, you'll have 1 or 2 of these actuators, corresponding with the number of VTEC stages (2 or 3).
If the engine stamp says D16Y5, then while it's still a VTEC, it's actually from an HX model, which is set up for fuel efficiency (115hp). The D16Y7 is the standard engine (106hp).
#5173 of 5207 honda civic 95 sticks in park in cold weather
Sep 18, 2006 (2:28 am)
I own a 95 honda civic automatic trans. It is in good working order overall however one problem that has come up over the last couple years is as follows. Whenever the temperature outside is cold (and this only occurs in cold weather) I have no problems starting the car etc. however when i stop the car after driving for only a few minutes and put the car in park, I am unable to get the key out. After looking around for answers in my car i noticed that it is not regestering "park" (ie the park light does not eluminate) and the mechanism that works through the break etc thinks the car is not in park so it won't release the key. And since the break doesnt recognize i am in park i cant get it in gear anymore to drive it around. after a few minutes, it warms up enough that the "park" light lights up and when i now depress the break i hear a click and i am able to take it out of park. i have heard this is a simple fix but i can't recall the part i name i need ....any help would be greatly appreciated!!! thanks, John
#5174 of 5207 Re: honda civic 95 sticks in park in cold weather [geckout1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 19, 2006 (7:33 am)
Yep you're on the right track. I'd check that switch that is activated by the brake pedal. Probably you can pull the connector plug off and bridge the plug (by-passing the switch temporarily) and if that cures the problem when cold, then you have your answer. Of course I would not operate the car with this switch by-passed.
#5175 of 5207 Re: honda civic 95 sticks in park in cold weather [geckout1]
Sep 20, 2006 (7:20 am)
i had that same problem in my 1990 accord. we took it back to honda and they fixed it with no problem. it was a switch or a sensor that wasn't functioning properly. i dont recall it costing an arm and a leg to fix. good luck!
#5176 of 5207 power window problems
Sep 20, 2006 (1:33 pm)
I have a 2001 Honda Civic and the only power window that works is the drivers window the other three just stopped working,any ideas?
#5177 of 5207 Manual Transmission: 2d to 4th problem
Sep 20, 2006 (4:22 pm)
I purchased a 2003 Civic LX with a five-speed manual transmission from a Honda Dealer in May '06. It is a "Certified" vehicle. It had 26000 miles on it and had obviously been well-taken care of. One curious thing about it is that while the transmission shifts smoothly sequentially up and down the gears, it will not shift from second directly into fourth without going thru third gear. My understanding of synchromesh transmissions was that, while unusual, this shift sequence should be possible. Instead, it just grinds, immediately discouraging the practice. Again, third to fourth, or fifth to fourth is not a problem.
What concerns me is that this might indicate a larger problem with the transmission. I took it to a Honda dealer who wanted to charge me about $500 to tear the tranny down to see if there was a problem. Only then would they be able to tell me if the extended ("Certified Vehicle") warranty would apply.
Since it shifts well otherwise, I am reminded of the Doctor's response to the patient who said "It hurts when I do this." ("So, don't do that.") but that doesn't answer the concern.
Does anybody have any experience/insight into this issue?
#5178 of 5207 Re: Trouble with gas tank door release [crissman]
Sep 21, 2006 (8:29 pm)
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