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#597 of 899 Re: Help with Honda Civic DX : Check engine light. [paul26]
Jun 08, 2005 (4:12 am)
This one is about a Honda Civic DX, 1998, 3Dr hatchback.
The mileage on this car is 78,000 miles.
When I turn my key to the ON position, before starting the engine, all of the warning lights come on and then go OFF as they should. However, sometimes the red check engine light goes OFF and then immediately comes back ON for 3-4 secs. Is this a sign of some big problem waiting to happen?
Otherwise, the car runs nice and smooth( mileage is 25 MPG in city). There is no sign of an oil leak or anything that might cause reduced oil pressure.
About maintainance of the car: I always check the oil level monthly and get oil change every 3000 miles.
Any hints about what might be causing this ?
"Check engine light" should be orange, "low oil pressure light" is red. Which is it?
#598 of 899 Re: I need advice on my 2004 Civic LX! [crv16]
Jun 09, 2005 (9:39 am)
I just had my 1997 civic serviced for the first time. It has 87,000+ and still had the original break pads on it. I had those replaced the cv boot covers, the timing belt and the main belt, also new plugs and fuel filter. This all cost $1,047. I love this car and don't think that is alot of money considering I have only replaced the exhaust and am on my second set of tires. My oil & filter were changed every 2500-3500 miles. It is still running strong and would buy another one in a heart beat. My mileage is around 32 mpg. The reason I never had any service done on it was because I was stationed over seas 2 months after I bought it new, not because I wanted to test my luck. Anyway great cars enjoy the new ones!
#599 of 899 Re: I need advice on my 2004 Civic LX! [jsmart]
Jun 09, 2005 (9:52 am)
Except for the CV boot covers you've done scheduled maintenance. Probably one of the reasons why Civic is one of the least cost to operate per mile driven leaders! There is no reason why you should not get INXS of 250,000 miles.
#600 of 899 Re: Help with Honda Civic DX : Check engine light. [blueiedgod]
Jun 09, 2005 (1:29 pm)
It's the "low oil pressure light" (red).
#601 of 899 civic hatchback 5-sp gear ranges (MPH) question
Jun 11, 2005 (7:49 pm)
I just got a '98 Civic DX 5-speed hatchback and am looking for an owner’s manual. Until then...I really want to know the suggested MPH ranges for each gear.
I know it's a bit dorky--but I like knowing. I can hear and feel what gear I should be in, but I just want to be anal. If anyone has access to the manual and could tell me, I would be really happy!! Thanks!!
#602 of 899 Re: civic hatchback 5-sp gear ranges (MPH) question [iamadork]
Jun 11, 2005 (10:16 pm)
Recommended Shift Points for Shift Up:
Shift up---- Normal acceleration (Cruise from acceleration)
1st to 2nd----- 15 mph ( 9 mph)
2nd to 3rd---- 27 mph (20 mph)
3rd to 4th ---- 39 mph (33 mph)
4th to 5th---- 53 mph (48 mph)
Before downshifting, make sure the vehicle will not exceed the maximum speed in the chart in the lower gear:
Gear --- Maximum Speed
1st --- 35 mph
2nd --- 64 mph
3rd --- 100 mph
#603 of 899 Re: Help with Honda Civic DX : Check engine light. [paul26]
Jun 13, 2005 (4:57 am)
It's the "low oil pressure light" (red).
Momentary oil light coming on may be a sign of low oil, but you said you check the oil regularly. When checking oil level make sure the car is level and cool. If it has been driven recently, wait 30 minutes or more. What grade of oil are you using? Thicker than recommended oils may cause oil starvation on start up.
#604 of 899 Re: civic hatchback 5-sp gear ranges (MPH) question [paul26]
Jun 13, 2005 (2:09 pm)
whoo hoo!! Thank You!!!!
#605 of 899 Oxygen Sensor
Jun 15, 2005 (1:09 pm)
I have a 96 honda civic coupe with 96000 miles. The Oxygen sensor has failed again (according to check engine light code). That thing is expensive to replace at a dealer. I heard Honda has some sort of extended emissions warranty which may cover its replacement. Where can I find information about this? I tried searching the forum.
The service division of honda dealers I have called either claim they don't know or want me to bring it in. Last place I called said that sometimes these places that pull the code don't really know what they are doing and wanted me to bring it in saying that they "evaluate everything on a case by case basis." I know some of these rip-offs charge $70+ just to pull the code and tell you what it is claiming that it is "system diagnostics."
Sorry for the long post but I have already spent a tidy sum changing brakes (which I don't want to skimp on) and exhaust. I have a long road trip coming up and my mpg has dropped to < 30. How do proceed on getting this repaired as cheaply as possible. Thanks
#606 of 899 94 civic problem??
Jun 15, 2005 (1:56 pm)
what happen when your car feel like it shaking and jumping. Also the car sound like freaken Helicopter when I drive it. So what do you guy think is wrong with my car ? . Do you guy think it bad? and how much will it Cost? to fix if I can?.