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#285 of 410 1995 Honda Civic EX AC Question
Jun 15, 2009 (7:59 am)
My wife's Honda Civic EX AC went out recently. I went and bought a new compressor with clutch, expansion valve, the whole works. Had it all replaced at a shop. But the AC now working, does not really feel cold, or cool the car interior down. Took it back to the shop, they rechecked all of thier work, vaccumed the whole unit and recharged it with the same effect. I later checked the AC Charge, and it marked full of freon (134A). Is there something else that I can check or replace? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
#286 of 410 2001 honda civic radiator! BreakDown!
Jun 24, 2009 (7:47 am)
My 2001 Honda Civic
Lx has been overheating at random times. I put anti-freeze into it at least every 2 to 3 days. Yesterday I was playing around with it and was letting the engine run while the radiator cap was off(adding fluid letting it work air out). I placed the funnel in the radiator started the car, and by the time i had the cap off the anti-freeze the radiator was overflowing. The pressure caused it to back up. My father told me the Thermostat was bad so i bought one and put it in. But it overheated on me again today. What is the deal? ****Side note: mostly it does it when the car idles, but it will do it when in motion as well, just not as much*****
#287 of 410 1994 EX Sedan
Jun 25, 2009 (11:07 am)
Hello. I have a cousin who has had a 1994 EX Sedan since new. She's going to break down and buy a new Honda this fall and she's willing to sell it to me for $1000 because she doesn't want to fool with trying to sell it in the paper or haggle with a trade-in on a 15 year old car.
This car has about 45,000 miles on it and--knowing her--it has probably never been driven over 55 mph. It's been dealer maintained and the upholstery almost looks new--especially in the back seat. My question is, what are some issues that may pop up with a car this old? My daughter is almost 13 and I'm thinking I may buy it, maybe drive it some the next couple of years and then let her learn how to drive on it/be her first car. My only fear is that by the time she turns 16, it'll be 18 years old. At the current mileage, I would think the car has about 100,000 miles left in it. I know it's old, but it has sunroof, air, automatic, power windows, etc. Those are some nice features for a first car. Thoughts?
#288 of 410 Re: 2001 honda civic radiator! BreakDown! [brandonpitt2]
Jun 26, 2009 (8:05 am)
Neither pressure nor a bad thermostat caused the coolant to overflow the radiator. The reason it overflowed is that liquid expands as it heats up; it will do this on any car, and very quickly after start-up.
Is your fan running when the car is overheating? If not then either the fan or the circuit (including the temp sensor) is bad. This type of failure is most evident when stopped or at low speed because not enough air is flowing over the radiator.
However, you say you're losing coolant at a fair clip.
Can you see cooling leaks?
If the fan runs and you don't see any leaks you could have a failing head gasket or a crack somewhere in the cooling jacket (head/block)--which is why coolant is disappearing but you don't see any leaks.
#289 of 410 Re: 1994 EX Sedan [uga91]
Jun 26, 2009 (8:11 am)
You could easily buy it and resell it for about three times what your cousin is asking. That car has another 200,000 in it. There's not a lot to worry about. Belts maybe. A full fluid change. Drive it and enjoy--or tell me where your cousin lives and I'll buy it!
#290 of 410 1997 Civic DX radiator cracked....
Jun 29, 2009 (8:32 pm)
I think. Looks like the top of the radiator has cracked. Had 2 hoses replaced three weeks ago but i've had a lingering coolant odor. At stoplight last night temp. needle started creeping up but returned to normal when I started driving. Today I poured some coolant in the radiator and reserve and turned on car. Could see where it was leaking along the top edge of the radiator. Tomorrow i'll drive (carefully) to my families mechanic to see what he says. Considering having it towed but I think i'll be OK. 120k miles so I guess it's time for a new rad...
#291 of 410 Rear Torque Mounts, front sway bar bushings, emissions cleaning
Jul 05, 2009 (1:26 pm)
Upon going for a routine oil change, my mechanic told me that my 2000 Honda Civic EX coupe needed new Rear Torque Mounts, front sway bar bushings and an emissions system cleaning. The car has 74,700 miles. I do not hear any symptons from the car when hitting bumps or making corners. I've never hear of these parts needing changing before. I've never even heard of an emissions system cleaning. He wanted to do all this with a coolant flush for 800 bucks. These seems like excessive and needless repairs, especially since the car isnt showing any abnormalities. Has anyone come across these issues and have any advice, I asked another mechanic and he told me "what the hell is a rear torque mount" he used to work in a honda service shop with a dealer in NY. thanks
#292 of 410 Need some help please!!!
Jul 05, 2009 (2:15 pm)
Hi, I have a friend who is leaving the country. So he wants to get rid of his Honda Civic 09 sedan which is on lease. The car is in good condition 27k kilometres. The car is on lease till the end of 2010 with a monthly payment of $260. Can someone tell me if this is a good deal to take?? and also how much do i have to pay to change the leasing agreement from his name to mine? and the approximate residue value of the till the end of the lease?? Thank you very much.
#294 of 410 1992 Honda Civic VX- Brake lights- need help please!!
Jul 08, 2009 (5:09 pm)
the brakes lightd on my 92 civic vx hatchback stays always ON, no matter what, car turned on(started), turned off, with or without the keys, they are just always stays on!
does anyone have any tips or help to provide on this?
Thanks in advance!!!