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#359 of 410 1993 honda civic dx issue
Sep 30, 2010 (10:17 am)
Ok. i have a 1993 honda civic dx. Thing runs beautifully, until i drive for a long period of time. I think it's an issue with the IAC unit. I am not a mechanic but there's a piece connected to the back of the IAC unit, where there is sensors plugged in and there's only two 12mm bolts holding it in. Well my car when it gets hot will not start back up. I know i need a starter eventually, but that is not the case in this issue. When i dump cold water on that piece where the sensor is plugged in on the the back of the IAC unit the car will fire right up! It never fails and it always happens. I called the dealership and they want me to bring it in for a diagnosis at $108 bucks an hour! First off i would bring it to them IF i had the money but i do not. Second of all my job consists of me driving all day because i work as a roadside assistant and i rescue stranded motorists! Who's gonna rescue me when I need help!! lol So if someone, anyone out there knows a solution to this problem PLEASE let me know.
#360 of 410 Re: Catalytic converter advice needed. [daniell]
Nov 21, 2010 (11:27 am)
Mid 90's extended warranty to 150,000 miles or 14 years.
Most Honda owners have much stronger warranty coverage than most dealers admit. See the consent decree between Honda and the EPA. See pagesw 10 and 11 which refer to Appendex B. Everything from intake, fuel, exhaust, etc is covered, including the very, very common cracked manifolds.
If your dealer won't honor it , call your state attorney general and ask for consumer protection. They will educate the dealer about the meaning of the federal law.
#361 of 410 Re: 1990 civic wont start [him7cky]
Dec 25, 2010 (10:29 am)
hey, i had the same problem, doesnt mean its the same thing, but, i have a friend who works on hondas for a living and he had me disconnect my cat from thr tail pipe and just leave it open, the car started right up. but i did blow a head gasket from trying to start it too many times, the plug caused alot of back preasure and bam! blown head gasket! it only took 5 minutes to disconnect the exhaust and it woulda saved me the head gasket, so watch how long you just keep turning it over trying to start it.
#362 of 410 Re: Catalytic converter advice needed. [hondacivic1997]
Dec 29, 2010 (2:06 pm)
Unfortunately I have a 1998, which is not covered by that recall and extended warranty... only 1995-1997 models are.
#363 of 410 Re: 93 Honda Civic [jandmchase01]
Feb 27, 2011 (3:19 pm)
If you haven't replaced the radiator fan switch--that's the ticket! It's located on the thermostat housing; runs about $25-$35. It activates you fan motor when the engine gets to a certain operating temperature, and also at intersections, when stopped. Hope this helps.
#364 of 410 Idle air control Valve for Honda Civic 1998
May 18, 2011 (8:01 pm)
My Honda Civic (110 K) has a check engine light. The diagnostic code is 0505 (Idle air control valve).The car was idling low on rpm when slowed during a drive. I have cleaned the throttle and the air filter but the check engine lights keep coming back.
The IAC valve is really expensive for Honda Civic 1998. Is it better to clean the valve or replace the valve completely with a new one. Or is there anything else I should be looking at. Any advice will be highly appreciated ?
#365 of 410 99 civic DX Randomly shuts off while driving!
Jul 20, 2011 (4:53 pm)
Hello, my DX just randomly shuts while I'm driving. i have noticed this usually happens more often when the gas tank is half empty. Also, another detail is 3 times out of 5 times i start it, it will ignite then turn off. Until i accelerate it a little.. please help!
#366 of 410 HELP~!~ honda civic 92 1.5l auto sedan carb 4cyc
Sep 08, 2011 (11:27 pm)
Hi, I recently bought a 1992 civic 4cyclinder, hence heading, and was wondering what the price was for repairing/replacing anything that needs to be done. Any input is appreciated,
-D15B4 series SOHC 16 Valve
-about 195,000km on it (not miles)
I bought if off my mate for $1000 AUD, Unregistered. To get it registered, I brought it to the mechanics to get a Road Worthy Certificate, RWC, ( According to Victoria Laws, coz I live in Melbourne ). Problems/expenses that I've encountered so far
-Alternator, got that replaced for $100 - parts and labour included
-Needed a Unregistered permit from VicRoads in-order to drive the car around, 10 days for roughly $50
-VicRoads inspection $50
-Some lightbulbs such as brake lights/parking lights/front lights replacement $10
-Needed to replace my whole front windscreen, since the mechanics would not let me get a RWC because of a scratch smaller then a $1 dollar coin, I had no insurance cover so it cost me about $185-the guy came down to my place and installed it.
-Road Worthy Certificate cost me $120, fair price since the mechanics need to take photos of every car before issuing a Road Worthy Cert.
-Gasket cover valve change $150, got this done at the same mechanic which issued me the RWC, knew this was a rip-off since they get the part in for 20-30bucks or something, Wasn't going to do it, but it had to be done to prevent oil leak, and pass
-Power Steering container replacement $20
-Bought some minor accessories for $20
-Registration at VicRoads $610
Thats how much I spent so far, and now I need the following to be done:
Just got a quote for $650 which includes
-full tune up
-water pump replacement
-timing belt replacement
-adjusting the carby choke due to car having a hard time starting up
-brakes bleeding due to the car Stil going abit when I step on the brakes
I told the mechanic I also have these problems:
-acceleration problem- there's a kick especially when you slow down or idle and press the pedal to accelerate, happens at corner turns as well as normal simple accelleration to increase speed,
-and some rattling sound when your driving on a 80km/hr road
Anyone know what these problems are and approx how much to fix ?
-worst case scenario or easy fix input would be greatful
#367 of 410 Re: Idle air control Valve for Honda Civic 1998 [tigrone701]
Oct 30, 2011 (9:39 am)
I have no certificates when it comes to working on Honda's, but i can tell you that cleaning the IACV is just a temporary fix, i can't tell you how many times I've taken that valve off of my girlfriends '99 Civic and cleaned it, i'm willing to bet i could do it in complete darkness. My advice: replace the part as i'm having to do, i did happen to find a a website www.costparts.com and they have the IACV for our Civic's for $75, which is at least $100 less than the national auto parts people.
#368 of 410 Help 97 Civic computer/speedometer malfunction
Nov 18, 2011 (11:00 pm)
97 civic LX sedan 176,800 miles....In the past 5 years I had the main computer replaced and cracked manifold replaced by the dealer. Now in the past 2 months this is the third time my speedometer has gone haywire while driving down the road or accelorating at an intersection. I need to disconnect the speedometer sensor to be able to drive the car. I have had the computer replaced with a used version twice and the speed sensor replaced once and all connection cleaned. Now I need this fixed again. In past 2 months as it had before ithis intially started it has felt like something was holding the engine back while trying to eccelerate . sometimes at high speed 50+mph engine hesitates and then rpms will jump way high then it wont speed up. It also feel like there is something holding back the engine at low speed. About 1 year ago the oxygen sensor was replaced. The fan for heat/ AC has gotten much noisier.
Could there be a short somewhere? Is there a warranty still affective for the manifold or ECu computer beyond 150,00miles.......
Also about 5 years ago the SRS main unit had an internal failure isn't Honda responsible for replacing it The dealer has refused to pay to replace it from the get-go.
I would appreciate any advice.. Thank you!