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#274 of 410 Strange overheating problem
Mar 21, 2009 (12:07 pm)
Hi have a strange one, think I know the cause but some advice could be good if im on the right track.
The full story is.
Have a Honda civic 1.6 automatic 1998 model I think. Drove around town and noticed temp gauge was right up. Checked radiator well and was bone dry as was radiator, refilled both seemed to be okay, but by mistake I topped up with screen wash not antifreeze that I thought was in the car oops.
Had to do a 200 mile journey on motorway/highway traveling on average at about 80mph well needed topping up but all seemed okay, not until the last 10 miles did the temperature go back in the red again, rest of journey normal, no air con or heating on as nice day.
Made it to destination with another top up of water, remaining in well was boiling. (there is nor thermostat in the card, removed last year and never put it back in although new is in my glove compartment)
This morning did a short journey to test straight into the rep, called recovery out, found pipe going into the back on the manifold had sheared off, did a temporary repair by wrapping remains of pipe over the stub left on the manifold checked for water leakage and that pipe to radiator was getting hot and all seemed okay.
Drove another 5 miles and back in red again, let car rest, topped up water levels in radiator and well and all seemed fine for around 20 miles, then back in red. Switch on the heaters and stayed at correct temperature.
Gambled and drove the 200 miles back at about the same speed with heater on full, stopped after 100 miles found well was dry topped it up again.
Tried turning the heaters off to test as we went, heat went straight back up, soon as you switched them off heat went back down.
Made it home crossing every finger I had.. But need to get fixed fast as im going to boil having the heater on all the time.
Whats going wrong,??????
#275 of 410 honda not starting duing warm weather
Apr 04, 2009 (7:29 pm)
I have a 93 Honda Civic and have no issues with it until warm weather comes along.
The car will not start. Starts in the morning no problem, but once it has sat all day in the warm temp you come out to leave and the thing won't start....you can wait till the temp goes down and car starts fine. We have had it in the shop NUMEROUS times and they can't firgue out whats wrong. Everything checks fine - fuel pump, lines, alternator, battery. Had the disp.cap replaced...going nuts. Can someone give me a clue?
#276 of 410 civic auto gearbox problem?
May 11, 2009 (2:05 am)
Hi i bought my wife an auto civic 1600 1993,its started to slip gears now 101,000mls and i wondered given the age i do not want to spend thousands of pounds fixing it can i change the gearbox easy enough for a reconditioned unit.I am good with spanners but by no means a qualified mech.I just wondered if i could do it easily enough.
#277 of 410 Dash lights out
May 15, 2009 (6:18 am)
I have a 98 civic LX. When I turn my headlights on my dashboard lights go out! Also i think this problem is causing my radio not to work. Any ideas as to what the problem is? Thanks.
#278 of 410 2002 LX 5 speed hesitates at 3000 rpm
May 25, 2009 (12:16 pm)
I have a 2002 LX 4 door 5 speed with 85k miles. When I am accelerating quickly (merging onto the interstate) or traveling around 75 mph, the engine hesitates and lets out a very short squeak. It only happens between 3000 and 3200 rpm.
Any idea what this is? It hasn't gotten any worse since it started 3 or 4 months ago, but I don't want to ignore what might be a serious problem. I figure it's some sort of belt issue, because that's what the squeak sounds like.
Thanks in advance for any help.
#279 of 410 Re: 2002 LX 5 speed hesitates at 3000 rpm [paulbr]
May 26, 2009 (2:56 am)
It probably is a belt slipping. Is the AC engaged when this happens? It might be the AC clutch providing a bit more load to a loose belt which slips and squeals. Try tightening the belt.
#280 of 410 Re: honda not starting duing warm weather [gagirl999]
May 28, 2009 (4:36 pm)
I have had the same problem and I have found something that seems to work so far.. even in humid 85+ degree days!... just fill the tank with the highest octane the gas station provides.. a little on the spendy side but I have not had a hot start since then, sometimes a foreign car needs that extra octane to start up. If that doesnt work then i dont know what the issue is with your car.
May 28, 2009 (7:17 pm)
My steering wheel sounds like it is rubbing against rubber when I turn it to the right. It is also a little hard to turn. Any ideas what is the cause?
#282 of 410 Changing the wiper blades
Jun 04, 2009 (9:35 am)
Hi I have 2008 honda civic with 12,000 miles on it and I have been seeing that wiper blades have been streaking when they are used. It has been happening for couple of months probably around 9,000 miles. I don't usually use them that much only when there is raining and I clean them up whenever I fill up the gas at the gas station. can anybody tell me how often should these be replaced? I live in midwest.
#283 of 410 Re: Changing the wiper blades [mannychanda187]
Jun 04, 2009 (9:43 am)
The rubber that Honda oem uses is quite durable when cared for. However if ignored, a 6 mo change will cure what ails it.
I had to finally change a set after 5 years (80,000 miles) because one wiper blade started to tear ever so slightly.
There are a few tricks if you are interested. If not, I don't want to bore folks.