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Honda Civic, Coupe, Sedan
#133 of 410 Re: I need help for my 1993 Honda Civic [kiawah]
Feb 01, 2008 (7:47 am)
Actually, it sounds more like a cracked head, where the crack is at the top of the combustion chamber in one of the cooling jackets. The pressure from the combustion chamber is getting into the cooling system, which is why you blew your radiator and then the hoses. It is also why you don't see coolant/oil contamination. Replacing the hoses with the radiator wouldn't have fixed the basic problem since they aren't the cause of your overheating. A compression test would help confirm this. It if is a cracked head, then the only solution is replacement--assuming the overheating hasn't damaged the engine further.
#134 of 410 Help with 04 Civic
Feb 01, 2008 (10:13 am)
What to do? I bought a certified Honda Civic DX Value from a local dealership. Had 52000 miles on it. I took it back in for its 60000 mile service and since then have put about 9000 miles over 9 months on it, I did get an oil change at about 65000 miles. I took it in to a local authorized Honda mechanic (no Honda dealership for about 60 miles) and I had to get an engine oil flush instead of just an oil change because of all the sludge in the oil. Is it at all possible under my driving conditions that in 4000 miles the sludge would have built up.
I just do not see how. I live in the mountains of NC but most of my driving is done on four lane hwy either to and from work or driving to Atlanta to catch an airplane.
How responsible do you guys feel the dealership that sold this to me is?
#135 of 410 Not the belt!
Feb 02, 2008 (3:31 am)
#136 of 410 Re: Help with 04 Civic [cgodwin1]
Feb 02, 2008 (6:06 am)
You wouldn't have sludge built up in 4K miles, if that is your question.
How many oil changes did you have from 52K, to the oil change at 65K?
#137 of 410 99 Honda Civic EX timing belt then check engine light
Feb 02, 2008 (2:57 pm)
Driving on highway car stopped. Towed to repair shop. Replaced Distributor Assembly, timing belt, spark plugs, ignition wire set, fuel filter, water pump and gave a cooling system transfusion. Get "fixed" car and drive <20 miles and check engine light comes on for the first time - ever - since owning the car - 9 years. Car has 110,000 miles. What could be happening now? Damage to engine they did not notice?
#138 of 410 Re: 99 Honda Civic EX timing belt then check engine light [kms1965]
Feb 02, 2008 (4:55 pm)
Could be anything. Have the error code read from the computer, and that will point you to the right area.
Many autoparts chains will read this free of charge.....or you can by an inexpensive reader and read your own error codes.
#139 of 410 Re: 99 Honda Civic EX timing belt then check engine light [kiawah]
Feb 03, 2008 (9:27 am)
Thank you - we did learn that the error message refers to the catalytic converter. I am extremely suspicious as the car was just tested 2 months ago and passed emissons inspection. I can't help but wonder if something was hit/bumped/dislogded in the work that was done (something with the sensors perhaps) during the work....Anyone know the life expectancy of a catalytic converter and why this would happen just hours after this other work was done...BTW the car runs really well now.
#140 of 410 Re: 99 Honda Civic EX timing belt then check engine light [kms1965]
Feb 04, 2008 (6:14 am)
I'd have the error light reset, and see if it comes back on.
You'd have an O2 sensor right before the converter, then the converter, and then another O2 sensor after the sensor. It might be worth replacing the first sensor before having to tackle the converter. They are monitored by the computer, which then adjusts the intake fuel mixture to get the appropriate burning of gases.
#141 of 410 where is fuel filter for 04 civic EX ?? ?? ??
Feb 04, 2008 (1:22 pm)
Does anyone know where is the fuel filter for 2004 civic EX? I 'm trying to change the fuel filter but can't locate the darn thing
Feb 05, 2008 (6:21 pm)
I have a 1994 Honda civic dx with approx 158xx miles on it.(automatic) The car never gave me problems until just recently...Ok here it goes....When ever i start the car it trys hard to start and then about after 7 seconds it starts. Then it starts shaking and vibrating really bad. When i put ti in reverse it vibrates alottt and then it shuts off. When i put the car on drive i have to be driving pretty fast without even stopping a ltlle or the car shuts down. When driving it vibrates and the exhaust vibrates with it aswell with a llittle smoke coming out. When i am going to a stoplight i have to put the car on neutral because if i do not the car will shake really bad and then shut off. I can never keep the car on D whenever i am stopping like i usteo because it will shut off...everyone said the timing may be off i do not know! Yeah my car needs help! I was just thinking of replacing the motor but people say it is fixable...Please anyone that knows about cars or hondas tell me what you think is going on!!!!!!