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Honda Civic, Coupe, Sedan
#75 of 410 Re: Honda Civic 1993 Repairs [jzur]
Sep 02, 2007 (2:34 pm)
I replaced the window regulator with motor. I purchased a used one from a local honda salvage yard. I also purchased a CD for this auto off ebay, BIG Help. I also did research with the honda cd and found that the main relay was bad. This was my starting problem. So if you have trouble with your vehicle I would recomend you purchase a CD for your vehicle. Thanks again, John
#76 of 410 Problem? or am I crazy?
Sep 03, 2007 (7:06 pm)
I can't quite put my finger on it, but I think my 1996 Civic sounds and feels different from when I bought it. Like I think it's louder than it was when accelerating.
The main thing I'm wondering about is should the car always shift gears at the same speed? Depending on how fast I'm accelerating, the car doesn't seem to shift from 2-3 at the same speed twice. It's shifted as low as about 22 and anywhere up to 30.
I don't think I've had any slipping, and I think the fluid is okay. (Level looks fine, I can't tell any discoloration)
Especially after driving for awhile, I think it has less power than it should (I know it has none to begin with anyways, but it feels like less), and sometihng just doesn't feel right, like it doesn't feel stable?
So am I being paranoid, or is something wrong?
#77 of 410 Re: Problem? or am I crazy? [thescore04]
Sep 04, 2007 (5:04 am)
Well it's eleven years old, you don't feel the same way you did eleven years ago, do you?
You don't indicate how many miles you have on it, and what maintenance has been done.....but have you considered giving it an engine tune up? Has the transmission fluid been changed as outlined in the owners manual? It getting louder could be the muffler or tailpipe getting a hole/crack in it somewhere....has anybody checked the vehicle over recently?
#78 of 410 transmission shift
Sep 04, 2007 (4:17 pm)
Your transmission will shift at different points based on several things, including: speed, load, engine RPM. Worn items such as kiawah mentioned can also affect when it shifts, as these can directly affect what the transmission controller 'sees' as speed, load, engine RPM, etc. And I will bet that in 11 years, your driving style has changed a bit as well.
A good tune up and general maintenance refresh may be just the fix you need. Regardless, it certainly won't hurt!
#79 of 410 Intermittant speedometer
Oct 02, 2007 (12:06 pm)
I have a 1993 Honda Civic. It has over 120,000 miles. It runs great! The speedometer however works intermittantly. Any ideas where to start? I am believe the gage is ok.
#80 of 410 Re: Intermittant speedometer [idahocivic]
Oct 04, 2007 (6:45 am)
Probably a bad instrument cluster. Can buy one from a salvage yard for $50.00 and swap it out. Look here: www.car-part.com
#81 of 410 Re: Intermittant speedometer [terrypm1]
Oct 04, 2007 (4:52 pm)
Is there a speedo cable or is there a sending unit on the transmisson?
#82 of 410 Heater not working /Temp Gauge out of control
Oct 06, 2007 (12:08 pm)
I have a 01 honda civic, last night i was cold and wanted the heat on. it didn't work so i turned it up higher only to notice that the temp gauge was going up fast. Turned the car off and the temp gauge was okay. Turned the heat on and it went up again. Turned the heat off and it didn't go down either. Is this a connected problem or do i have two different issues?
#83 of 410 Re: Heater not working /Temp Gauge out of control [greencivic]
Oct 06, 2007 (3:38 pm)
The way that they could be related, is two different symptoms of a single problem.
If your radiator coolant was very low, you would not get heat (I assume that is what you mean when you say that the heat didn't work), and without coolant the engine would overheat and show as high on your temperature gauge.
#84 of 410 Re: Heater not working /Temp Gauge out of control [kiawah]
Oct 06, 2007 (5:10 pm)
I checked the coolant level as you stated, the reservoir is at max, and there is coolant in the radiator. are these signs of a possible water pump or thermostat failure?
a few more details of the problem:
- heater was turned on, and only ambient temperature air was vented out. shortly after, temp gauge peaked at max temp. I shut of the car for only a couple minutes and it was back to normal after starting it up again. after a few blocks, i turned the heater back on, and the temp gauge went up quickly after turning the heater back on. heater was then turned off, car shut off and restarted; temp gauge went back to normal. it spiked one more time after a few blocks and went back to normal and remained that way for the rest of the trip home. car hasn't been started since.