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#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!
#369 of 410 fuse for front power socket???
Nov 22, 2011 (12:54 pm)
Where is the fuse for my (dead) front power socket, the socket that is NOT in the center console? Is it #28 in the fuse box by the steering column? I looked in the manual and that's the closest thing I saw and I'm at work so can't look under hood yet.
#370 of 410 Re: fuse for front power socket??? [cmruff]
Nov 22, 2011 (12:55 pm)
2006 Civic EX sedan, sorry, meant to have that in post
#371 of 410 1999 Civic Door Lock Actuator
Nov 28, 2011 (11:59 am)
My husband replaced my drivers door lock actuator since my remote would no longer lock or unlock my doors. The manual switch in the door worked fine. Now, once I close the drivers door, it locks automatically, and it is very difficult to open with the key from the outside. Wondering if there is some other part we should have replaced along with/instead of the actuator? I cannot manually lock the drivers door from inside since the replacement, and the entire lock seems very stubborn and near freezing up. Please help!!
#372 of 410 1998 Honda Civic LX that vibrates
Nov 28, 2011 (2:58 pm)
#373 of 410 1998 Honda Civic LX that vibrates
Nov 28, 2011 (2:58 pm)
1998 Honda Civic LX with 116k on the odometer, while driving I get a vibration while my foot is on the accelerator happens while on expressway and while driving local. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
#374 of 410 Re: Flickering Dashboard on a 2003 Honda Civic [ala06003]
Jan 09, 2012 (12:04 pm)
did you find out the problem ,because I have a 2001 honda civic and it does the same thing and I cant figure it out .I will check in to see your response thanks mich
#375 of 410 Re: Flickering Dashboard on a 2003 Honda Civic [michkk]
Jan 09, 2012 (2:40 pm)
my battery was 3 or 4 yrs old. I replaced that. The light occasionaly goes dim in the area between 40-60mph on speedometer and the whole fuel level. sometimes one or the other are dim a or both are lit up normally. There doesn't seem to be rhyme or reason to it.
after changing the battery Its only had the issue where the car "stalls" when when trying to speed up about 3 times since the battery swap. Its been about 6-7 weeks ago?
I haven't had any problems with the whole speedometer going crazy and having to disconnect it to drive the car.
When I swap out my winter tires in April I'll have the lights/electrical checked out that light up the dash.
There has to be something corroded and shorting out there... and just need needs to be replaced from age. I can hear a loud click sometimes when the light comes on. a friend said he cleaned all the connections from the distributor going to the speedometer the ECU and dash area.
The only other thing I did was replace my headlight bulbs they were visiblely dimmer due to be at least 10 years old.