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Honda Civic, Brakes, Engine, Oil, Steering, Suspension, Transmission, Coupe, Sedan
#1137 of 1262 Re: Air Conditioning Problem [angryinbuffalo]
Jun 19, 2009 (12:47 pm)
My BF and I both have 2007 Civics and his is the SI and mine is the Coupe and we both had a so called rock put a hole in our AC Compressors too. Lucky, we had Warranty and they did cover it for us. I canít understand when we donít drive gravel roads how this happens. it isnít a fluke to happen to both cars in my book, it is a design flaw and I like to know if there is a plate/cover you can install to protect the compressor. I love Honda's and on my 8th one so far in my life time, but if this Civic was my first I wouldnt ever have a Honda!! I have had all kinds of issues with this car, but not enough to call her a
#1138 of 1262 Re: Air Conditioning Problem [hondacat17]
Jun 19, 2009 (4:27 pm)
To protect the front condensor (looks like a radiator for the a/c). You can install a mesh to the grille many of which I have done. Just get some metal gutter guard mesh from lowe's, home depot, etc. it's about $1.49, you cut it to shape and put it on the backside of the grille opening. Using black UV zip-ties you attach it to the grille. It will take you some time if you don't take the front bumper off, but it is something you can do with the bumper attached. Air flow isn't reduced, and the front condensor is protected.
If you got a hole in the a/c compressor itself, not sure how that could happen when there is a plastic guard piece that runs along the bottom side of the engine and protects the accessory items like the alternator and compressor. are you sure you don't mean the front condensor?
#1139 of 1262 Re: Civic 07: worried [sierragranite]
Jun 22, 2009 (8:26 am)
Thanks for the tip. I will pay attention to see if I am pressing one of the buttons on the key when turning car on.
Also, I just returned from a long trip (1600 miles) and car performed perfectly. I now need to keep on eye on my rear tires to assure the recent fix (replacing rear arms) is the final fix.
Got ~38-39 mpg, drove 70-75 mph, through the East coast mountains, car full of stuff pus my 6 1/2 ft son...the car was a pleasure to drive, including at 80 mph when he drove.
Jun 24, 2009 (6:51 am)
Bought my daughter an 2006 Honda used only had 15000 miles on it and for the first year ran great. Then all of the sudden this June, something started clanking in the engine. Honda replaced the whole engine (took them two weeks), Now there is something wrong with the transmission. (Had it a week supposedly took care of that). We get the car back YESTERDAY and the check engine light is still on! Have not received any paperwork from teh dealership and of course no help with transportation while they have had it the WHOLE month.
I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER HONDA PRODUCT EVER!!
#1141 of 1262 Re: My dumb luck [hatemyhonda]
Jun 24, 2009 (7:55 am)
I feel badly for you and your daughter. Too bad you didn't find this site before buying the car. I seem to remember someone saying there were dealers that won't even take the 2006 Civic as a trade in. I've had no real problems with my '07 coupe, but I keep an eye on everything and still come here to get the latest information on it after a little over 2 years of driving it. I some how feel that even so, I won't buy another Honda either.
#1142 of 1262 Re: 2006 civic ex 4dsd sunvisor problems [shakes67]
Jun 25, 2009 (2:41 pm)
This has been a problem for quite a number of owners. Some were able to get repairs while others had no such luck. I think the interior is a hunk of junk. I bought mine new (strictly for the MPG) and had a scratch or scuff every time I sneezed.
#1143 of 1262 Re: 2006 civic ex 4dsd sunvisor problems [roundtrip]
Jun 25, 2009 (6:02 pm)
I agree the interior is cheap. I can't lean on the interior of the drivers side door without leaving a smudge of sun screen or hand lotion. And it won't come off, not even with Goo Gone. Anyone have a suggestion?
#1144 of 1262 Don't lean On The Interior Door
Jun 26, 2009 (12:57 pm)
#1145 of 1262 Re: Don't lean On The Interior Door [sandman_6472]
Jun 26, 2009 (2:01 pm)
LOL. I didn't really mean that I lean on the door all the time. I meant that when I touch the door with hands or arms in getting in or out it leaves a smudge that won't come off.
#1146 of 1262 help with my civic please!
Jun 30, 2009 (6:06 am)
i have a 2006 1.8 petrol civic. my problem is this:-
anytime i go for a longish drive, or drive on a motorway, when i arrive home there is a run of water coming from the underside. this isnt just a trickle, but a good run of water. i have checked the radiator, and the expansion vessel coming off the radiator, but cant seem to find any problem with them. the radiator is full, and the expansion vessel has water halfway between the minimum and max lines. does anyone have any idea where this water is coming from?
please help, i dont have a lot of money to get it fixed!!