1996 Honda Civic - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Get the whole muffler be checked by any of the exhaust system repairing shops.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Dec 03, 2018 | 1,097 views

A bad TPS causes a hesitation in the same spot when you accelerate. It's like a dead spot.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Feb 12, 2018 | 62 views

check the light switch on the stalk. Also check the relay it will be under the bonnet . Voltage should be supplied t0 the relay when light switch turned on and then relay should click on and voltage 12 v should be switched to the headlight from the switched relay contacts. Suspect worn light switch . You could run a wire from 12v to contact on relay that powers the coil on the relay to prove if relay works and switch is cause of your problem

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Jan 12, 2018 | 45 views


Not good.

Wrong filter, damaged filter or filter not tight enough.

Double check.

Did you get an oil light on dash (2 quarts low).
The computer may have shut the engine down before engine failure if you are lucky (oil light). If you did not blow your engine (sieze) and you fix the filter problem put some 'lucas' oil in your engine to help with excessive friction caused by low oil level.

I hope this helps.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Oct 31, 2017 | 45 views

You may need to bleed the slave cylinder. If that doesn't work, replace the master cylinder.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Sep 13, 2017 | 52 views

probabbly the transmission mounts, or if its standard it could be that the Synchros if it has any is damaged, or your clutched is totatlly messed up

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Aug 18, 2017 | 56 views

Might have air in the system. With engine cool, take radiator cap off and start car. Let it come to operating temp and ensure fan kicks on/off as it should. Keep hands clear of rotating parts - fans, belts, motors. Replace cap and make sure there is water in the overflow reservoir.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on May 25, 2017 | 68 views

the "dimmer switch" is part of the combination switch. They wear down, internally - I've taken apart a used one, so I know. Also, the headlamp connectors like to corrode on that model year ( I also have 96 civic, and had to replace a headlamp connector). https://www.hondapartsnow.com/parts-list/1996-honda-civic-4dr_ex-ka-4at/combination-switch.html (parts 8 and 9)

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on May 03, 2017 | 110 views

Disconnecting any sensor will cause a non working car to work suddenly.I would check two things. 1. The Transmission control module- vary rare issue. 2. the ignition control module. These break down a lot in Honda's. In the 96-98 model of the civic, the dash uses the tach built into the ignition control module. the 99-00 model doesn't use the ICM tach signal, but uses the same module. Test your ICM with a digital multi meter ($5 @ harbor frieght), before dropping $60- 140 on one.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on May 02, 2017 | 44 views

my guess would be that the wiring that runs from the car to that door is probably shorted inside the rubber boot. pull it back and check the wiring in there

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Apr 14, 2017 | 53 views

You have a loose harness plug that goes into the back panel of the meters under the dash. Make sure it is plugged in well. You can use a long wood dowel to push it in. Make sure the other connections you can see anywhere are good an tight also'

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Apr 05, 2016 | 67 views

The fuel pump is controlled by the PGM-fi main relay. If there is no power to the fuel pump,check this relay


1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Jan 29, 2016 | 385 views

This vehicle should be fuel injected and has no choke

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Jan 05, 2016 | 127 views

You have a problem with the automatic choke. It is not shutting off.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Nov 18, 2015 | 112 views

you can see if you can get a frame section from the wreckers and replace it or take it to either a welding shop or body shop and have it weld repaired.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Aug 05, 2015 | 102 views

Reasons for popping noise:
Popping noise could occur due to the malfunction in the ignition system, leaky valves, weak cylinder compression, carbon accumulation in the combustion chamber or lean fuel.
1. Ignition system malfunction (Misfire).
- The ignition timing.
- Spark plug gaps.
- Use colder type spark plugs.
- Ignition module and ignition coil.
- Distributor cap and rotor.
- Spark plug high tension cords.
2. Cylinder compression:
- Check valves clearance.
- Perform cylinder compression test.
3. Fuel system (For lean state).
- Check fuel filter for clogged.
- Check fuel injectors.
- Check fuel pump pressure.
- Check fuel regulator.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Jun 11, 2015 | 167 views

Change your ignition module. The distributor is a weak point of the Honda, I will always change out the whole thing than just try the coil.

1996 Honda Civic | Answered on Jun 19, 2015 | 343 views

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