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#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.
#377 of 410 Oxygen sensor problems--Civic 2000
Jun 15, 2012 (10:44 am)
#378 of 410 Oxygen sensor problems--Civic 2000
Jun 15, 2012 (10:44 am)
Hi, I have a Honda Civic 2000 with about 108,000 miles on it. A little while ago the "check engine" light come on even though the car was running fine. My mechanic said it had to do with the oxygen sensor. They reset some codes, and the light went off, but my car began shaking while at a stoplight and even stalled once--something it has never done before. I took it back, they ran some tests, then said it needed a new oxygen sensor. With labor and parts, it came to almost $500. A few days after that, the engine light came back on. I took it back, and the cycle was repeated--engine light reset, car shaking at stoplights. The mechanic told me to come back again and have their specialist look at it again. I have used this garage successfully for several years, but they have to bring in an outside mechanic to do this job, and they can't answer any questions about the work themselves. Advice and info is welcome. Does it sound to you like I need a new mechanic?
#379 of 410 95 Honda Civic Head Gasket
Jul 17, 2012 (5:01 am)
My son has a 95 Civic 1.6L D16Z6, and while doing a tune up, we basically found out that whoever did it last before my son bought it, stripped the #4 spark plug. We decided to take the head off to rethread the spark plug hole. I keep on hearing that this is the safest way to do it. Well, for the TDC, #1 piston is high, the alignment marks are lined up on the camshaft sprocket. The rotor is pointing towards the #1 spark plug wire and the timimg marks by the belt are lined up. the only thing is....in the haynes book, it says to align mark in the flywheel/drive plate with the notch in the pointer.... I cant find this. so will it be ok if I continue to take the head off as long as all the other stuff is lined up???????
Aug 17, 2012 (8:53 am)
I've got a 2010 civic lx with the stock steel wheels and hub caps - and looking at Civic alloys being sold on Craigslist - one set is off the 2012 EX and the other is off the EX 2010.
both look like nice upgrades, but my impression is that the rims from the 2012 model look less substantial in the amount of metal used - Consumer Reports really slams the most recent edition of the civic and I was thinking they cut costs in many areas including the rims.
anyone else think that?
#381 of 410 Re: Civic rims [steveaspesi]
Sep 17, 2012 (7:02 am)
So I am inheriting a 2002 Honda Civic EX with 65k mi on it. I know I'm going to take it to the mechanic and have it checked out and replace what it needs.
However, I'm pretty sure I'll need new tires.
Any tire gurus out there? Mostly need decent comfort, low road noise, and decent tread wear. I was thinking of going with Costco Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 when they have a Bridgestone discount. That or go to Discount Tire and get either the Hankook Mileage Plus II or the Cooper CS4 Touring. Which would be best?
#382 of 410 What is this that is leaking?
Oct 20, 2012 (6:08 pm)
In the middle left of this photo there is a short, hardened hose sticking out of the engine bay wall. On my 1996 Civic Hx that hose is leaking what seems to be water... Anybody know what this might be?
#383 of 410 Re: 2006 Honda Civic - 105k checkup [windgrace]
Dec 11, 2012 (3:26 pm)
Likely lat answering this, but at about 110k miles the timing belt MUST be replaced. If it breaks, you lose the whole engine. Prices vary by location and mechanic, but that should be around $350 atop other maintenance. As for the suspension, I have never experienced this in any Honda I have owner (owned them constantly since late 80's) so I cannot address this. If you push down hard on the car then quickly release if it bounces hard a second bounce, or does a 3rd bounce after you release it, the shocks or struts are likely bad (learned this clear back in the 60's, it's kind of a rule of thumb). That's the best I can advise on suspension.