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#304 of 401 2002 Honda Civic car damage
Sep 26, 2009 (6:39 pm)
Got into an accident where two air bags deployed and my fender needs to be fixed. No engine damage or transmission damage. My windshield fluid container needs to be replaced. How much do you all think this will cost plus labor? I have 104,000 miles on it and I think kbb is about $3500 under fair condition. If the fixing price is close to the cost of the car, is it worth fixing? The car has been rock steady since I brought it new. Zero maintanence needed besides the usual changing battery, new tires, brakes and oil changes.
#305 of 401 Re: 2002 Honda Civic car damage [tees]
Sep 26, 2009 (8:57 pm)
My son's 626 had an accident three years ago that sounds similar to this one. No engine damage, but airbags deployed and front bumper needed replacing plus some repair to one fender. Repair was around $4000 (airbags are expensive to replace)--and that was 3 years ago.
Is an insurance company handling the repairs? If so, they might "total" the car if the repair cost is 70% of the car's value. So if the insurance company estimates the car's value at $3500, it would take damage of only $2450 to total it. In that case you would be paid the car's value, and the insurance company would take your car.
If you are paying for the repair yourself, it's up to you how much you want to spend fixing it. Consider that you can sell your car for parts (powetrain, body panels etc.) and then buy another used Civic. So factor the salvage value of your car into the equation when determining how much to spend repairing it.
#306 of 401 Re: 2002 Honda Civic car damage [backy]
Sep 27, 2009 (7:42 am)
if you dont mind me asking, why did you decide to fix your sons 626. Did the yours or the other party's insurance cover it? It does sound like we have the same type of accident. What was the value of the 626? was it 7 years old or so like mine? what factors did you think about before you decided to fix it?
The other parties insurance company is screwing me over the situation and if I do get anything, it will probably have to be over litigation. The car has been so good to me that I am hesitant to not fix it. I appreciate your input on this.
#307 of 401 1999 Civic wipers
Oct 18, 2009 (4:31 am)
My daughter drives 99'Civic and the wiper arms are not acting right. Most of the time they (arms) park not at the bottom of the windshield but 4-5 inches up. Sometimes when she uses the maximum fast speed of the wipers they stop on the right place, otherwise when she uses intermittent regimen wipers stops above the bottom place on the windshield. Any idea why this is happen?
#308 of 401 Re: 2002 Honda Civic car damage [tees]
Oct 18, 2009 (7:20 pm)
Sorry, just noticed your question. Our insurance covered the repairs (my son was at fault in the accident). We decided to fix it rather than have it totaled because it's a good car (still going strong) and we didn't know if we could find another 626 for what we'd get as a settlement from the insurance company. The car had to be fixed, or totaled. It was not drivable.
#309 of 401 Re: Electrical problem w/ dome light, power door locks and gauges. [trevorjc]
Oct 29, 2009 (2:32 pm)
DID YOU GET THIS RESOLVED?? I DID THE SAME THING CHANGING OUT A HEAD UNIT AND SOMETHING WENT WRONG. SAME SIMPTOMS TO THE T. PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
#310 of 401 Order of importance?
Nov 09, 2009 (1:44 pm)
I just bought a 1993 Civic EX sedan from my cousin. She bought it new in 1993 and drove it 44,212 miles in 16 years. It was maintained at the dealer she bought it from. Basically, for the last 10 years, she drove it about 2200 miles a year and had it serviced once a year when it was up for emissions testing to get her tag renewed.
Anyway, the front brakes have 17k miles on them, the back brakes are original. I have no squealing and no shimmy in the brake pedal or anything. The tires are 10 years old with 22k miles on them. They don't lose air or show any signs of irregular wearing. The timing belt has not been changed. The automatic transmission has never been serviced. The CV joint are original--but they are not making any clicking sounds when turning.
The battery was replaced (at the Honda dealer) about 6 months ago and the thermostat was replaced (at the Honda dealer) over the summer--so they pressure tested and refilled the radiator while they had it. They replaced the air filter at this year's service visit.
My question is:
In what order would you perform maintenance? I think the timing belt (along with the other drive belts and water pump) and the transmission fluid will be done first. I plan to do that in the next few months. I think I'll replace the brakes and tires in the next year or two--unless I get a need to do so earlier. I'll replace the CV joints when they start clicking. I only paid $1000 for the car and I feel it's worth at least $3000; so, even after all this maintenance, I still feel as though I got a good deal on this car.
#311 of 401 98 Civic HX engine timing belt replacement costly!
Nov 13, 2009 (12:56 pm)
As part of the 90,000 mile maintenance service on my 1998 Civic HX coupe, the dealer told they had to change the timing belt on the car. Only one problem: it ballooned the cost of the 90,000 mile service around US$900. Is it that costly to do timing belt changes on a Honda automobile engine?
#312 of 401 Re: 98 Civic HX engine timing belt replacement costly! [raychuang00]
Nov 16, 2009 (7:19 am)
My Honda dealer will change mine for $485 and I found a Honda Repair shop (local shop that only works on Hondas) who will do it for $450, taxes included. That includes the timing belt, all other drive belts and the water pump.
Nov 17, 2009 (10:56 am)
I am having trouble with my car overheating. The radiator fan is not kicking in and we have replaced the fan already including the relay. Any suggestions, not sure if my mechanic checked the fuse, we might have done the backyard mechanic for no reason but atleast the fan is newer LOL. My mechanic has been too busy to look at it and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!