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#691 of 899 maintenance question: 1998 honda civic LX 110839 miles
May 16, 2006 (8:41 am)
i've had my car for 8.5 years and it had a big service at 90K about 3 years ago, with replacing timing belts, spark plugs, water pump, etc. etc.
for the past 3 years, i drive only 4-5K per year on average. what kind of maintenance does it need at this time?
the auto shop suggests:
- replace spark plug (again)
- replace ignition wire set (plug wires, expensive!)
- 3-step fuel system cleaning
- throttle body cleaning
which ones are needed and which ones are not?
i noticed the tires rotation was done 9/05, does it need another tire rotation?
thanks so much in advance!
#692 of 899 Re: 60K service for 2003 Honda Civic - dealer comparison [rohan23]
May 17, 2006 (3:23 am)
I dealt with both of them when I was looking to purchase my civic. Both lied extensively to try to get me to buy a car from them. I'd be careful. I haven't dealt with either service department, and don't intend to.
#693 of 899 How long does a Civic engine last?
May 25, 2006 (6:22 pm)
I had my car safety-checked for the DMV at Pep Boys. They left the radiator cap of. The car ran extremely hot for a short moment. After that I ahd a small problem. The car started to swallowed coolant. Make a long story short, Cush Honda told me that I had a cracked block or cracked head. Pep Boys says it's because the car had 180,000 miles. I had no problems before the safety check.
Question: who has a '99 Civic with over 300,000 miles and what major problems did you have? If any?
#694 of 899 2001 Civic Maitenance check light??
Jun 04, 2006 (9:27 pm)
Hey.. Had my 01 civic LX for a couple months now, its got 63K miles and the "maintenance required" light started flashing when I start it up. The owners manual is gone, so here I am. Im assuming there is a code depending on how many times it blinks? It blinks 10 times then shuts off. Anyone tell me what its tellin me? Thanks!
#695 of 899 Re: 2001 Civic Maitenance check light?? [jont77]
Jun 05, 2006 (2:08 am)
it is time for service.it might just need a oil change.
#696 of 899 Re: 2001 Civic Maitenance check light?? [nj2pa2nc]
Jun 07, 2006 (9:30 pm)
I thought its the 60K checkup, Ive heard alot of people talk about that. (what all is included in that, by the way?) Maybe just an oil change, but its been more than 3000 miles... ??? I dunno.
#697 of 899 '99 Civic - How long should the engine last?
Jun 08, 2006 (6:36 am)
I anybody out there who has a '99 (or thereabouts) Civic with over 300,000 miles? I would like to hear from you.
#698 of 899 Re: 2001 Civic Maitenance check light?? [jont77]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:17 am)
Do you know if the 60K was done? It sounds like the light came on after you'd had the car for a while which leads me to believe it was reset at 60K, and now it's on again for a simple oil change. If you're not sure, you should do the 60K service. Sorry, I don't know what that entails.
#699 of 899 Re: maintenance question: 1998 honda civic LX 110839 miles [suehan]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:20 am)
That's all BS. In modern-car terms, the plugs and wires are practically brand new and the fuel system is fine as long as you use decent gas. I'd rotate the tires once a year or so.
#700 of 899 Re: need advice [susand1964]
Jun 11, 2006 (11:26 am)
The idler pulley is an easy thing to replace. It does nothing but act as a pulley for the serpentine belt. I would not buy a car if it had a whine. Make sure that solves the problem. If it does, no big deal.