Last post on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM
You are in the Honda Civic
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Honda Civic, Coupe, Sedan
#405 of 410 Re: 2005 Civic - Tune Up? [the_fredster]
Jul 19, 2013 (1:32 pm)
Since the Timing belt is done, the only other item is transmission flush if it's Automatic.
They should check the suspension components as well. Civic Struts last about 150K as a rule.
Not sure what they do on a tuneup as they hook it to a computer and it tells them about everything. My "Shade Tree" tuneups ended with the need for the computer diagnosis.
Of course, they need to do a compression test, but that would be a given when they pull the Plugs I would think.
I'll look at my Civic Book and see if I can add anything.
#406 of 410 Re: 2005 Civic - Tune Up? [olddustoffer]
Jul 22, 2013 (8:13 am)
Thanks, I appreciate it. I will put a suspension check up on the to do list.
In January I brought the car to a local Honda dealer for an oil change and they told me that the compliance bushings and front stabilizer links needed to be changed to the tune of $600. I've been meaning to have the car looked at by an independent mechanic that I know but I haven't had a chance and the car has been fine as far as I can tell.
#407 of 410 Re: 2000 Honda Civic. Engine sluggish and vibrates only when AC is on [tpci]
Aug 01, 2013 (5:38 am)
that is your compressor turning on and off. can be caused by a few different things. More often than not it is because you are low on r134-a(coolant). did the mechcanic find a leak and repair it?
#408 of 410 2002 Civic brake problems
Nov 04, 2013 (2:34 pm)
Three times now my kid tells me he has braked and the car would not stop. He said the pedal was normal did not go to the floor like a master cylinder problem. I drive it, it seems fine. Any one else have a intermittent problem like this.
I am thinking air in the lines, sticking caliper or glazed pads or rotor. Hate to just guess at it but not sure how to diagnose it other than process of illumination.
Nov 13, 2013 (5:23 pm)
I have a 94 Honda Civic 4dr with new shocks on the rear end. What solutions are the best to get the sagging effect out of the rear end?
#410 of 410 Re: rear end sag [dcosby77]
Nov 15, 2013 (11:45 am)
You really have only 2 choices. The best is new springs, as undoubtedly the old ones are weak, and may even have breaks. The other way would be replace the new shocks with air shocks, something that probably doesn't appeal to you. Ordinary shocks don't provide lift, just reduce bounce.
If you can't find springs, there are many shops that will fabricate new ones for <$500. Just depends on your budget and how badly you want to fix it. There is a shop here in Albuquerque that will make springs, got some for my 64 T-Bird for less than I could buy them from Bird searches on the Net.