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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#871 of 899 Re: Generation 8, 2006+ Civics: replacement wiper blades vs. refill inserts [jeff618]
Mar 15, 2010 (5:17 pm)
FYI.... the 08 Civic Ex sedan uses proprietary blades/refills. Normally a simple wiper replacement should take two minutes at most. With these, I suggest you set aside an hour or so. Better yet, schedule an appointment with your dealer. What a rip-off. Honda has discovered the secret handshake method of increasing its dealers service revenue. Without spending an hour to figure out how they work and some research, you won't get them off. There is nothing wrong with the old fashioned easy to replace design. Sign me as unhappy civic owner.
#872 of 899 Re: Generation 8, 2006+ Civics: replacement wiper blades vs. refill inserts [canaday]
Mar 16, 2010 (8:47 am)
Uh.. I spoke too soon. These '08 blades are not proprietary. Just wayyy too cute.
#873 of 899 Car Ding Repair
Mar 17, 2010 (9:22 am)
Noticed a number amount of dings along side of right rear panel of 2009 Honda civic-touch up paint from dealer has not work to cover them. Was told that entire panel must be replaced by an auto body shop. Is there another option to remove small dings or dents?
#874 of 899 Re: Car Ding Repair [sjet]
Mar 17, 2010 (1:55 pm)
Not sure about dings but, dents can be taken out companies like Dent Wizzard or Dents Away. Used car or even dealers are usualy familiar with this. If the paint is not chipped, a good buffing machine can do wonders.
#875 of 899 Check engine light 93 Del Sol Si
Apr 09, 2010 (7:12 pm)
Last summer I picked up a 93 Del Sol Si w just 73,000 miles (my 3rd one - I'm kind of a sucker for this model). It was owned by a 75 yr old farmer who only drove it in the summer. It ran well, but as insurance I basically did the 90K service (timing belt, water pump, AT tranny fluid, plugs...).
It is running fine, but the check engine light comes on after 5-15 miles about 75% of the time. If I turn off the engine & restart, it will stay off for a while, but basically follows the same pattern. I have noticed that my MPG are about 20% less than my previous Del Sols. Are there any common issues that I should consider before ponying up $100 to take it to the dealer for troubleshooting? Thanks!
#876 of 899 Re: Check engine light 93 Del Sol Si [204meca]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 10, 2010 (7:59 am)
Could be a simple misfire--did you check cap, rotor, plug wires? Also check for loose gas cap, leaking vacuum lines to the evaporative control system.
It resets because the misfire or fault clears and then resets the code after a certain number of incidents.
Other than that, I'd suggest you read the codes and get a hint from that.
#877 of 899 Re: Check engine light 93 Del Sol Si [204meca]
Apr 10, 2010 (11:30 am)
one other thing that wasn't mentioned. Instead of going to the dealer and paying them, just take the car over to autozone, they will read the trouble code that caused the CEL (check engine light) and then you can just look up what that code means. No need to pay the dealer all that money when it's free at autozone!
and then bring that code back here so we can help you determine whats going on
#878 of 899 Re: Check engine light 93 Del Sol Si [mark19]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 10, 2010 (1:47 pm)
Unfortunately I don't think autozone will read OBD-1 trouble codes.
#879 of 899 Transmission wont shift untill you restart engin
Apr 12, 2010 (5:28 am)
I replaced my old slipping transmission with a used transmission. I was told the transmission I purchased worked fine. I put it in the 1993 Accord, the transmission shifts find and runs great until I stop. It doesn't want to take off until I re start the engine Then it takes off and does fine until I stop again. I've noticed the engine wants to die when I come to a stop.