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#379 of 401 95 Honda Civic Head Gasket
Jul 17, 2012 (6:01 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 (9:53 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 401 Re: Civic rims [steveaspesi]
Sep 17, 2012 (8:02 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 401 What is this that is leaking?
Oct 20, 2012 (7:08 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 401 Re: 2006 Honda Civic - 105k checkup [windgrace]
Dec 11, 2012 (4:26 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.
#385 of 401 Re: 99 civic DX Randomly shuts off while driving! [jtg16]
Dec 11, 2012 (4:38 pm)
The most common cause of this is the in-tank fuel pump (Civic has 2, one in the tank and 1 near the engine, both electric) Either the pump is bad, the sensor, or the attendant wiring. In any event, that has happened to my 2x on Hondas since the mid 90's. Both times it required both a pump and sensor as both were over 180k miles.
#386 of 401 1999 Honda Civic Coupe DX
Dec 13, 2012 (7:11 pm)
I recently encountered a problem that I'm a little confused on what the cause might be.
I was driving the other day with no problems and it was raining heavily. As I was enter the freeway, the engine stalled for a second and would no longer accelerate, it would just idle at 10-15MPH. I pulled to the right shoulder, shut off the engine to check under the hood. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary, but I am no mechanic, so a glaring problem would go unseen even if it sticks out like a sore thumb.
However, after having a quick look under the hood and not finding anything. I tried to start the car and it would not start. It could not be the battery because all the lights etc were on. Needless to say, I called AAA and had it towed back to my house.
The following day, it started and ran normally without any problems thus far.
I was talking to a friend who was looking under the hood at the same night while it was raining and suggested maybe too much water gotten onto the engine and caused it. I am no expert truth be told and unsure how accurate that is.
My question is, have anybody experienced a similar problem and have found out what was the cause? I drive pretty long distances daily and having a car die out like that would get pretty dangerous on the highways with traffic.
Thanks in advance for the responses, I hope I can have an idea of what the problem might be and suggest it to my mechanic if he can't find a definite answer.
#387 of 401 Re: 1999 Honda Civic Coupe DX [brutella]
Dec 13, 2012 (7:31 pm)
On a car that old, it is possible that old wiring can lose it's seal, thus letting in water. It's not hard to use a silicon gel to reseal connections, but without knowing the right wires to check, this one is probably best left to a mechanic IMO. You may wind up having to replace a harness, but a good mechanic might be able to reseal bad connections. A harness can mean big bucks, so I would get a second opinion if your mechanic says you need one.
#388 of 401 Re: 1999 Honda Civic Coupe DX [olddustoffer]
Dec 16, 2012 (5:12 pm)
Quick update, I was driving home from my daily commute, made the drive up with no problems, but ran into the problem several times coming home.
Engine loses power won't accelerate when I pushed on the gas. Eventually pulled over to check, again car won't start. It will crank but would not start. But after 20 minutes it would start again. At this time I have already called AAA and they have already sent a tow truck.
I had it towed to my friends body shop for him to look at and he said that the problem seem to be the coil/distributor. I really hope its that simple.
Has anybody have a similar problem and if replacing the coil or and the distributor fix the problem?