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What are the effects of overfilling motor oil by 1/2 quart (Honda Civic) and what do you recommend to do?
I have a 1998 Honda Civic, a 5-yr old in a booster seat, and a baby on the way (Oct 30th, 2006!) My husband and I want to use the latch on the infant car seat, but since our car was made before 2002, it does not come equipped with a latch support in the back. We are considering adding a hole and using the adaptor our Honda dealer sold us, but are not ...
How much does it generally cost to have a wheel bearing replaced on a four door Honda sedan? (New bearing and installation). I think I'm being ripped off.
My 1996 Honda's A/C is gone--I've replaced the compressor (twice), the expansion valve, schrader valves, and I don't know what all else (the compressor died the day before Thanksgiving while I was driving to my sister's near Yorktown, Va. from Falls Church, and the Alexandria Exxon Car Care place had to redo the work in March when it failed again--and it ...
Is the Honda Civic hybrid a good car?
What are the ratings on the Hybreds?
Who else makes them besides Toyota and Honda?
I am in the market for a new car. I currently have a Honda Civic, which is my second Honda.
I would like a car that's a bit on the sporty side, maybe a hatchback, something that's good in the snow, great gas mileage and finally extremely reliable. I keep buying Honda's because I never have any problems with them and I don't have to worry about the ...
I need help! I read about AskPatty.com in the NY Times, and I thought, what a great idea! I think I may have been fleeced more times than a Merino ewe. I just have had many, many bad experiences with auto mechanics, and though I'm a journalist typically more than comfortable with confronting injustice, I'm shy about doing it without solid information ...
I purchased a 2006 Honda Civic in January. I drive for work and the car now has 30,000 miles on it. I took the car in for service and an oil change today and was told that my car needed the 30,000 mile checkup to the tune of $489. When I asked what the service included some of the highlights: flushing the transmission fluid, changing the air filter, ...
My 03 Honda Civic needs a new timing belt. (Mileage is now at 71k and I've always heard this should be done by 60k, oops). I'm having trouble getting estimates because mechanics want to know engine size and specs. The owner's manual doesn't seem to have this info in an obvious place. What details do I need to know about the engine to get an estimate? And ...
My husband is a huge comparison shopper, but I have found a Honda I want to buy without comparison shopping because 1) it*s a good price since it*s a new 2006 leftover and 2) they are giving me financing without a co-signer, even though I do not work. (Something Toyota was unwilling to do). How do I know if the rates they offered are decent? 36 mos for ...
I just received my license last week and is so ready to purchase a car, I looked into the cars magazine and saw some used cars but its to pricey for my budget. I work part time and make less than $17,000 a year. So I don*t really want to fiance the car, I want to purchase it off the lot. My instructor told me about going to an auction to bid on ...
I am looking to buy a new entry level compact car. I am considering a Toyota Corolla, a Honda Civic, a Mazda3 or a VW Jetta. Which of these is the best choice considering I need an inexpensive car that is reliable, easy to repair/order parts for, and can do a lot of mileage on as little gas as possible?
do I need a transmission flush on a 2000 Honda civic with 50,0000 miles?
I am looking for a used car, probably a Honda Civic. Do you recommend going to CarMax?
My 89 Honda Civic DX, Manual, all of the sudden started sputtering like it\*s making popcorn. I added fuel injector cleaner, and water remover for the gas, and checked the spark plugs. It still runs, but poorly, is it my fuel injectors?
I purchased a 2006 Honda Civic in September and was wondering when do I go for my first oil change. Do I go every 3,500 miles?
I\*m a stay at home mom and my husband is an art teacher. We have never purchased a new car. Both of our cars are 10 years old and we are anticipating having to buy a new car soon to accommodate a new addition to the family. My husband drives a 1998 Nisson Sentra. Currently, I am driving a two door 1999 Honda civic. I love the car but hate ...
I have a 2002 Honda Civic with 59,000 miles.Last weekend it overheated.There was water in the overfill container.I let it cool down,then added water.It stayed in ad didn*t overheat again.My mechanic thinks it could be the thermostat,but I didn*t tink that would cause it to overheat?
I recently got a new power steering pump for my 2001 civic and the mechanic put in automatic transmission fluid saying its okay. is it really okay?
My 1994 Honda Civic has ABS Brakes and the pump makes noise. The dealership told me even if the pump fails I will still have brakes. They also said it would cost over $1000 to replace the pump. My question is (1) will I still have brakes? and (2) is it worth replacing such an expensive part on such an old car?
have a 1989 4dr automatic honda civic,runs excellent but really need a wagon for next evacuation(2dogs,2cats)friend has 1988 volvo 240DL wagon about the same milage 140,000,she wants $1800 what do you think?also taking into consideration future prices on repair.was poor before katrina even more poor now and my trusted mechanic was washed away.feeling ...
For the love of Pete (or in my case Chris), we can*t figure out what is wrong with my 1993 Honda Civic LX. Five years ago we took it in (to a "reputable" repair shop) for routine maintenance as we were planning a road trip from Baltimore to Montreal to see the Canadian Grand Prix. We get the usual, tire rotation, oil change, etc. and are told ...
I just had the a/c in my 1999 honda civic repaired: new compressor and dryer. It cost me $850. But now the mechanic says I need a new condenser because the high pressure is outside of the appropriate range. The pressure now reads 350, he says it should be around 300. Is this really a problem? He thinks there may be some blockage in the condenser, and that ...
I am looking to buy a used Honda Civic sedan, automatic in Phoenix Metro area, Arizona. Have little to spend $1500.00.I had a civic and like the car. Payments are too high.
I recently had the bumper fixed on my 2006 Honda Civic. When I touched the area right under the headlight, the rubber was a little loose. I wanted to know if this is normal for a Honda civic (the headlight was replaced as part of the work done on the car).
Hi, can you tell me what causes overheating? never had that before, & what to do? thanks!
My 2004 Honda Civic LX overheats at high speeds. I have replaced the thermostat twice and the shop says that the radiator is fine as well as the water pump. They cannot figure it out. It only happens at high speeds after driving for about 45 minutes. It will fluctuate between hot and cold and then will finally stay hot and I have to slow down or pull ...
When should I have the timing belt changed on my car?
When is the best time to buy a new model car? October/November December/January?
Is a dealership willing to negotiate during November/December then October?
I recently discovered a couple of dents in the driver side door, suggestions?
are delta esteem hr P18565R15 made by cooper a good tire for a 2002 honda civic
Steering wheel shakes when i brake, got alignment and brake pads replaced and it still does it at any speed. HELP!
I was rear ended and the insurance company declared my car a total loss. The $ from the settlement is not enough to purchase a decent used car. So, I was thinking I would take the money and use it to fix my vehicle. I don
which car do you think would be safer for our daughter....a 1994 Land Rover or a 1999 Honda Civic? Both are about the same price and mileage. Thanks so much!!
I have a 1989 Honda civic 4 door. It only has 140,000 miles on it and runs great. Inside is excellent,a few small dents on the outside.I
My parents have offered their 1993 Honda Civic to my daughter, who is 16. It has around 80,000 miles on it. I think that if we take it in and have it completely serviced, it should be a good car for her. My husband does not agree: he is worried that it is not safe enough. What do you think?
Hi Patty, I have a 2006 Honda Civic. Recently, whenever I go over a bump/pothole, one of my headlights will go out. If I pass over another bump, it turns back on. Is this an indication that the bulb need to be replaced or could it be an electrical problem or short in the wire? The car is not that old. I would have thought the lamp would have lasted ...
What is the average length of time it takes to buy a used car? Including start to finish, from thinking I
Credit not that great, upside down $4,000 on current VW Beetle. Only financing that would approve me with no money down is Triad for 17% interest. Any other finance companies recommended for maybe a little better interest rate?
My 2006 Civic needs to have the Cabin Air Filter changed, but the manual doesn
My brother recently acquired a 1995 Honda Civic, Ex Coupe. He would like to have an Owner Manual for the car and was told by local dealers he could only get it on line. I have searched the Honda sites and am at a loss of how to get it. Can you help? Thanks, Patricia Call
How do you put air in a tire?
Are there dealerships with certified female sales people?
How do I get the odor of mildew out of my car? Somehow the carpet in the back seat and under the driver's seat got wet while it was parked for two weeks at the airport, and now you can smell it from a distance.
Would you please tell me where the lift points are on a 1999 Honda Civic Coupe for a two post hydraulic lift? Are they the same as the floor jack points?
My 2003 Civic (with 105k miles on it) recently had an oil change and brake work. At the time, the mechanic said an inspection showed the cars front and rear struts need to be replaced. Parts and labor together will cost $1,055 for this work. He said the replacement does not have to be done immediately (good thing!) but did not want me to wait more than ...
I was in a car accident last week and there is structural damage to my car. I am in a position where I have to decide whether to fix my car or purchase a new one. Note: my insurance covers the other partys damages, but not mine. To make things easier, here are the details:
1) Honda Civic EX Coupe (2000)
2) Mileage: 85,000
3) Front left ...
Our 03 Civic, 116k miles, needs new struts. Mechanic says it will cost $1,000+, not counting replacing tires that may be too worn due to the old (original) struts. Also that with strut replacement it will need new alignment. 1. Is all this true? 2. Is $1,000-$1,200 fair or a ripoff?
I am having problem with my 1998 honda civic dx the check light is on my book say it mean engine emission control system may have a problem what do you think the cost may be?
I have a 2000 Honda Civic with 193,000 miles. I want to get a tune-up before the hot weather sets in this summer. What is usually included in a tune-up?
Looking to boost my horsepower in every way and still stay legal on the streets. What parts would I need to complete this work?
My 2004 Honda Civic VP has almost 70,000 miles on it. I am going to go in and get a few things checked out, but the one thing I cannot get a straight answer to is when do I change my timing belt? Some say 60,000 miles, my manual says 110,000 miles. I drive under "normal" conditions, I live in California, and my car is pretty well taken care of. Any ...
Hi ~ I fired my dealership on Friday and want to find a good mechanic. I have not had a woman mechanic since I lived in Boston/Cambridge. Are there listings or is there such a thing as a woman-owned garage in Philly??
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I have a 98 honda civic with 125K on it. 80% of my driving is city. I usually change oil every 3000k. it that the best interval for me? also, when do I need to change transmission fluid and coolant?
I deliver pizza so I start my 2004 Honda Civic up 20-60 times per day. Am I ruining my car? What can I do to minimize any damage?
Hi, It seems that anyone with a wrench and a cash register can call themselves a mechanic. Is there a website or some other source used for rating mechanics so you know you are dealing with reputable people? I do not always find the BBB to be reliable and they do not always list businesses I am interested in.
In 2009 I was financed for a 2009 Honda Civic coupe. In April of 2010 I was in a car accident that resulted in the total loss of my car. My insurance company has stated that I never had comp or collision insurance on the car. I was never notified by the dealership or my finance company that my insurance was not sufficient. Legally can you leave a dealership ...
What is you opinion about extended warranties or service contracts for used cars? Thank You
What are the best windshield wipers for a Honda Civic?
My 98 Honda Civic needs bumper fix. What would be the best price estimates for new both front and rear. I got range of 600-700 incl. paint for new and just fix 300.
Is that too high considering fact that I do not want to invest so much on my car?
If I wanted to trade it in for another car what would cost me and I do not need anything fancy too.
Hi I have a honda civic coupe which needs new tires. Currently tripletreds are on the vehicle but goodyear no longer makes them. Is there an equivalent tire you would recommend ? THanks for your help,
I have been leasing a Honda Civic LX 4 door Sedan for several years now. The lease is almost up so I have been looking at 2012 cars to start a new lease.
There is some damage to the Civic. Scratches on the roof and side and a deep scratch/dent on the left side lower panel. This is causing concern for the dealers who see my car. If I fix the damage to the ...
When I shift into gear my Honda Civic bogs down really bad and the car does not want to go. What could be causing this problem?
car is smoking from the time it is started,clouds of hot white smoke.idle is high and wont drop,fluctuates from 1 to 2 rpms.i have a 180i Honda ballade
I have a l998 Honda hatchback with 18,000 miles that has only been driven in lower california (cool weather). I have never changed the transmission fluid, which looks clean and fine..Should i have a normal service... Dr Smith
I hear a rattling kind of noise in the front of my car, I have a manual. It's loudest when in slowing down to turn or when idling.
On May 28, 2013 I took my car to a Patti certified shop for a lube and oil change before I left on a road trip. I was told my Honda civic was due for a new timing belt and that it was recommended to also replace the water pump. I approved the work and it was completed.
On May 31, 2013 I left for my trip. 15 miles south of the shop my engine light came ...
MY 2001 Honda civic LX with 135,000 miles has developed a very pronounced low pitched hum in the left [drivers] front side. It begins at 35-40 mph and increases with road speed. It is not related to engine speed. When I've shifted the automatic transmission from drive into neutral and coasted- the sound stays constant. Turning the wheel left or right does ...
Hi! My 2010 Honda Civic sucks (excuse the french) in the snow. I need new tires but can only afford 2 right now. I figure I will put the new ones in the front and have them put the best two out of the ones right now on the back.
Where is the best place to go to get new tires? I don't want to get ripped off b/c I am a single woman. I have a great ...
Do you have a list of Woman-owned auto repair shops in Tucson AZ or a source for that information?
The check engine light on my Honda Civic comes on anytime I reach 55 mph & the car will drop out of o/d.
#1. My 2007 Honda Civic is at Honda dealership having front windshield glass and trim moldings/seals replaced. I have a Hondacare extended warranty, but was told that this isn't covered. Price quoted approximately $400. Is this average in Dallas, TX area? Service technician is someone I've dealt with in the past year, then discovered he wasn't honest ...
I OWN A 2013 HONDA CIVIC THAT HAS NEVER HAD MUCH POWER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THAT IS THE NORMAL FOR CIVICS NOT TO HAVE MUCH POWER? THANKS. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT I COULD DO TO IMPROVE ITS POWER?
Will the radio bracket for a 1963 Honda Civic fit into my 1964 Honda Civic?
Or will the radio for the 1963 fit into my 1964 Honda?
Someone ran into my 1994 Honda Civic above the right rear tire. It did not affect the rear bumper or anything to do with the tire. Can it be pulled out? How much does that usually cost? Someone quoted me $2100. ($85 for parts, $600 paint, the rest is labor)
Hello I have a 2006 Honda Civic ex and this morning I was driving down the street when I hit a pothole and now my radio completely shut off and I was wondering what could have caused it to shut off and how can I be able to fix it?
My 1989 honda civic lxi window has come off, how do I fix it?
Do I need to flush the power steering system hydraulics on my Honda Civic? My car has 70,000 and I've had no steering problems. During a routine oil change, the mechanic said it needed to be done.
Also, he said I needed to clean and adjust the rear brakes....I had my brakes flushed in 2014. Is he just trying to make some $ off of me?!
I drive a Honda Civic and live in Phoenix, AZ. Temps are mainly above 90F. My owner's manual says 2 different things on 2 different pages regarding changing timing belt.
On one page it says to replace it at 60K in very high temps over 110F.
The other page for Severe Conditions (driving in extremely hot [over 90F] conditions) says 110K or 7 years. That ...
Hi. I got involved in an accident in my Honda Civic and I have to change my front bumper. Do you have an estimate how much that will cost me.
Hello, I have a 2002 Honda Civic ex when cold first starting up ,car will go into gear reverse & driver after about 2 mins car want do nothing in any gear what do think the problem is?
I have a 1997 Honda civic we just got a different transmission for it . you can drive it for like 10 minutes in till the motor gets warm then it lose all gears .we can let it cool off or take the battery cable off for few seconds it will run fine the same thing happens when it warms back up . what could this be ?
Should I buy a 2012 Honda civic with 155000 miles? It will come with a maintenance plan free. The purchase price is $7800.00.
My 2002 honda civic LX ha a Time Belt Motor put in at 68009 miles now at 97000 miles my honda dealer says I need a new timing belt. Are the motor and the belt two separate things?
I have a 2000 civic si. The other day on the way to work the car was driving fine, then i could not shift into any gear while the car was running. turned the car off and it could shift fine. started the car again and it wouldnt go in gear. got the towed to my house, go to check to see if the clutch is disengaging by starting the car in gear, car slightly ...
When I was getting a flat repaired recently, I was told that I should replace all the tires on my car. The cost would be between $400 and $500. Is there enough value in the car for this to be a good thing to do or would I be better off just replacing the car?
We just got the 84 civic and it turns on for a second and when it does stay on its misfiring and sounds off we thought it was the coil cause it was broken we bought a new one and it worked for 1day and back to the way it was can u help me either what is it
my camshaft pully has a piece broken off, will that throw my timing off or can i still.use it
Hi, I have a 2002 Honda Civic. When should I be worried about my car mileage?
When driving my Honda Civic, its belts squeal. it starts accelerating on its own, and my temp gauge stays on cool
Why does my car overheat when I go 65 mph?
I had a lil tap so i added a qt of lucas oil treatment now it blows white smoke when i mash the gas. If i drain it and put a new filter will it stop smoking?
We rebuilt the transmission in my 2001 Honda Civic DX. The next day after being rebuilt, it drove fine, then drove it going down the road it came out again it was still crying pulled over on the side of the road it wouldn't crank back up finally got it to go back up got it to the house as driving down the road it had no power and it was making an awful ...
How do I know what type of engine I have?
Hi there, I'm planning to use my brother's 1998 civic that has been sitting in the garage for two years. Is there any safety items or check ups or maintenance I should be aware of before I try to use this car? It was running great before he left it behind two years ago. I know the battery died so that needs to be replaced and about quarter tank ...
I live in California and my Honda Civic gets a build up of gunk on the inside windshield, had to remove and hard to see, remedies please?
Hi my fuse has blown on my battery connetion cable how do I fix?
Are all water pumps for Honda Civic 2001 the same?
If I wanted to buy a cover for my car what size should I buy ?
Hi! I got into trouble last night. I was trying to reverse down a narrow street and hit a car's front bumper quite hard. But when i checked, it has no dents nor scratches. It looks exactly like nothing happened. When the owner went down, he inspected his car and opened the driver's door and we heard a creaking sound and told us that it was from ...
Hello, Replaced camshaft and now the car is barely running (have to give it a lot of gas). I can’t afford a code scanner and I replaced my spark plugs to be sure not sure what else to look for. Can you assist?
Radiator was already cleaned, water pump was running, Fan i put to a matic when got on the key and already done for crack test and resurface to the head. I got two mechanic with a same diagnosed "HEAD GASKET" so why replace a carbon gasket but still same scenario my car getting a high temp verry easily when aircon and giving a high rev when ...
Hello! I have a Honda Civic, and I believe that my radiator cap is leaking. There is a huge wet spot inside my hood, right around the area near the radiator cap, and I believe it's rusting (?). There are wet, orange, brown, mucus-like blobs within the wet areas. I definitely want to fix this ASAP. is there anything I can do to fix this problem ...
My Civic has been fluctuating temperature when at idle. It’ll go up a couple notches towards hott and then go back down to normal once I start driving. Coolant was filled and that didn’t seem to help either.