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#127 of 332 Regarding the AC issues
Aug 29, 2008 (3:19 am)
We bought a 2006 Civic EX sedan new in Oct 2005 and while the AC seems to work well at cruise speeds I too have noticed the compressor cut off at idle (as in waiting at stop lights) and it will start to blow warm to hot air out the vents. Apparently Honda has only now addressed the problem with this TSB and dealers are still trying to convince owners this is "normal". It may be but I won't accept it now that a reflash is available. So, what we have is 2006-07-08 cars with this issue and Honda may have finally acknowledged it though individual dealers may not have.
Regarding the rear tire wear, that may be one of the few "problems and issues" our early built 2006 Civic does NOT have though the tire wear of the Bridgestones seems poor being more than 1/2 worn 17K miles.
Aug 30, 2008 (3:18 pm)
Had this done last week, even though never felt this particular issue, along with the water pump recall and the rear control arms replaced. I still need to send my tire receipts to Honda in hopes that they'll send me back some $, but doubt that they will. Besides that, car's humming along nicely at 16.6k on the odo. Got her detailed on Wednesday and looks great...having the kids drive it for their vacation in August left the inside too messy for me to deal with.
Bought her a new chrome extender for the tail pipe also and even though it looks like the old one, a bit more finished looking. The one last thing I'd like to get is some kind of clear rubber mats to just go over the carpeted one's that came with the car. Is there such an animal like the nice one's i saw in my boss's RX350 today? Hers fit over her carpeted mats just fine. Anyone know where these can be purchased?
#130 of 332 Re: 2008 Civic Engine Revving/Noise? [nortcron]
Aug 31, 2008 (4:13 am)
We purchased a new 2008 Civic EXL loaded and have done about 1400 miles. We are very satisfied with the car but had noticed occasionally going downhill that the engine seemed to be braking the vehicle, which I thought might be a good thing. Most other vehicles I have owned seemed to gather speed going down hill which required pedal braking. Other than this I have not experienced the other engine speeds you talk about. We were amazed at the gas mileage on our first round trip of 600 miles 600 miles ago we got between 34 and 40 MPG mostly cruising at 68 MPH with ac on, about 45 miles of this was around town. I have not encountered air conditioning problems as I have read about on other forums.
#131 of 332 Re: 2008 Civic Engine Revving/Noise? [jnp1941]
Sep 02, 2008 (7:00 am)
The downhill engine braking you refer to is the "grade logic" function/feature of the automatic transmission. The Civic has had this since 2006 I believe, at least our 2006 has it as well. The vehicle senses a downhill (uphill as well) drive and the transmission shifts down a gear or more than one depending the severity of the grade and keeps the car in that gear or possibly upshifts one gear if the grade lessens. On downhill runs this reduces the need to use the brakes, on uphill runs it minimizes gear hunting (or downshifting then quickly shifting up again only to downshift once again over and over).
#132 of 332 Engine very loud and altinator problems?????
Sep 02, 2008 (8:10 am)
So i took my honda civic in for the regular 10,000 mile service car was running great just needed the called for maintence. I Got my car back later that day and i found that i had to have my car jump starte 4 times in 2 days. and i pushed started it a few times because of it being stick. I hooked it up to a battery tester at work and that was fine but when you start the car The altinator is not charging correctly. When the car is running it has a very rough and loud idle and almost sounds like an old diesle vw or benz. I took to dealer ship and they say nothing is wrong with it. so i fill it up the other day and i got about 10 mpg and now the gas gauge is not working properly. IE car is full but reading quarter tank or half tank. and noise has gotten louder coming from engine. Im very dissatisfide with this car at this point. i have bad treadwear as everyone has spoke of. Im just to the point were i take the car to the dealer and they look at me as if im stupid because im a girl but i drive a tow truck and work on my own cars. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM?????? if so what was wrong and how do i get it fixed
#133 of 332 Re: Engine very loud and altinator problems????? [shelley2605]
Sep 04, 2008 (12:55 am)
I just bought a new honda civic 08 about 3 weeks ago. I took it to the dealership yesterday because when i crank up the car, i can feel a vibration which never happened before. After I took the car back the next day, it took me longer than usual to start up the car. The dealership said that is probably because they haven't start the car in a long time, but I went to Vegas over the weekend and didn't touch the car for 3 days and it didn't happen to me. Right now I will just wait and try the car for a couple more days to see what is happening to it. Let me know how is your car doing. Thanks
#134 of 332 Re: Engine very loud and altinator problems????? [ricetick]
Sep 04, 2008 (3:15 am)
Weak alternators might be the reason for the power distribution issues that hamper the performance of the Air Conditioners also? The engine compartment is so small I wonder if they had to engineer a fitted model that cannot output the amperage needed?
#135 of 332 Re: Engine very loud and altinator problems????? [shelley2605]
Sep 04, 2008 (7:27 am)
I have an 07 but last winter one day the car wouldn't start. Granted it was like 20 below but I didn't think something like that should have happened. It started later in the day and I took it to the dealer. They couldn't figure it out and said the battery checked out fine. After talking with them a while they decided to replace the battery anyway. It's never "not started" again but what I've always noticed with this car that after it sits for a long period of time say over night, it always takes more cranks to turn over. It gets to the point where I think it won't start. Could this be an alternator issue? Or maybe a starter issue? Anyone have any ideas. Thanks!
#136 of 332 Re: Engine very loud and altinator problems????? [will26]
Sep 04, 2008 (10:11 am)
hard starting is a touchy subject with mine I wanted to say it was the altinator wich i still think it is. I have yet to get my car working correctly. I do believe that the altinator has an issue it makes clicking noises. But yeah it is definatly an annoying quirk the car has.