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Transmission slipping when going uphill
Hi there. Your hybrid has a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which uses internal pulleys and a steel belt. The transmission control module (TCM) controls the shift pulley ratio via solenoids, while receiving inputs from various sensors throughout the vehicle. If...
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Fluid leak.
If you are positive that the fluid leaking from under your vehicle is not oil or transmission fluid, this would leave a few options remaining as to what could be leaking from your vehicle. The other fluids that your vehicle...
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No power after flat tire.
Hello, Being that the car is a hybrid, you're better off having it towed to the dealer for repairs. Hybrid vehicle have high voltage wiring that if exposed and someone touches the exposed wiring, can be severely injured or electrocuted....
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Car vibrating at high speeds
Suspension and steering component wear or damage can cause vibration and noise issues to emanate from the tire area. If the wear or damage is severe enough failure of a component can occur leading to a possible accident if the...
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Driver's side airbag not working
This question would require more information. I would need to know what indication is telling you the drivers air bag is not working? The vehicle has an Air Bag Light on the dash that comes on if a fault is...
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Battery not charging
Hello. Several things can be causing this. Have your battery load tested. Most battery sellers do the load test for free. If it is good, then check the alternator output with a meter on the battery terminals. The meter should...
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Engine shuddering and groaning
There are common problems on this car with the starter clutch in the transmission. I would recommend having the starter clutch inspected, and replaced if necessary.
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Car wont start jumped it ima brake abs lights all on car dead next morning
When the IMA light is on in the hybrid Honda Civic models, this usually means that the battery pack (not to be confused with the starting battery) is no longer charging properly. This is typically is a part that has...
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My car sounds like it has a bad wheel bearing with a loud banging sound coming from the back area.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The noise could be a loose spare tire or something in the trunk bouncing around. If not, then there could be a lubrication failure in the differential or a loose axle mount. ...
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Car screeching when driving
By your description I can assume the sound you are hearing is relative to wheel speed. If so, this could be due to brake or bearing failure. I would recommend having a trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to...
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Purchasing a used car that has been sitting for 7 years - worth considering?
If the car sat with gasoline in the tank for 7 years, you probably will have to clean the fuel system, notably the fuel injectors and change the fuel filter. The other principle issue is corrosion. Parts such as the...
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Have to jumpstart my car every day
The vehicle may be having a problem with the A/C relay staying engaged after you shut off the vehicle. Try and make sure the A/C is off and the compressor is not engaged after you shut off your vehicle to...
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When start A/C car engine not give power
This is a common sound when idle pulleys and other bearings wear out. When the AC compressor begins to fail or freeze up, this puts an excessive load on the engine causing it to knock due to the heavy load...
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My car sounds like a go cart upon acceleration and the Check Engine Light is on - possible problem with the catalytic converter
As you may know, the catalytic converter converts toxic unburnt fuel gases into less harmful gases that are released into the environment. When this is not working properly, these gases tend to back up in the exhaust system of your...
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I can feel the front of my car shaking at 65 (or so) mph, especially if I am turning.
This may be related to out of balance tires or potentially an alignment problem. This may also be related to control arm bushings. When a tire or wheel is out of balance, this will cause a shaking as you describe...
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Tire size compatibility for my Honda Civic
Hello, thanks for writing in to YourMechanic. 195/65R15 is the base tire for the 2011 Honda Civic. There were also 16 and 17" tire options offered. If yours has the 15" wheels, the tire should be compatible.
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The Check Engine Light is on but the scanner shows no codes.
The brand, type, quality, and manufacturer coverage of the scanner you bought will dictate how they read the codes. Unfortunately, not all scan tools are created equal. When it comes to hybrid vehicles, you may want to make sure you...

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