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car shakes when i start it in the morning, check engine light blinks then stays on
If you have the engine computer scanned you most likely have a misfire code to one or more cylinders. You may have a bad plug wire or coil or spark plug. If you have not got a tune up then...
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I want to buy a used car of model 2001 Honda Civic lx. I want to know the basic problem with this type of model.
Hi there. To my knowledge, there really isn't an "issue" with the 2001 Honda Civic that would place it in a risky purchase category. Like any other vehicle that is 15 years old, there are many things to consider when...
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Why does my check engine light come on when it's close to getting an oil change
Hi there. In most cases, a service engine light will be illuminated on the dashboard when routine service and maintenance is required. The Service (or Service Engine) light is a warning light that is connected to the engine control unit...
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Whining sound accelerating and turning
This may be related to a failing power steering pump or low power steering fluid levels. As you may know, the power steering system uses a pump, normally driven by a belt. The pump supplies pressure as it is turned...
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My 2001 Honda Civic 5speed cruise control light comes on then goes off and my cruise first work
The cruise control does a self check when you start it and it will shut itself off if it sees anything wrong. One simple problem that can keep it from working is the brake lights. Get a friend to help...
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Car jerks when accelerating
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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Car jerks and signs of overheating
Hi There, It does sound like your car may be overheating and that you may possibly have a bit of a cylinder head gasket leak. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that...
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Am I being scammed?
I hesitate to say anyone is pulling a scam, but it does sound like you've been through a lot. Lets take things one at a time. To start with, it's not uncommon for transmissions to fail after a fluid service....
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Battery Keeps Dying
There are three possibilities, to start with: 1) there is a voltage drop in the wiring between the alternator and the battery; 2) the "parasitic" power draw occurs while the car is running, not so much while it is off,...
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Leaking coolant and white smoke from radiator cap
Hi there. A blown head gasket is typically the result of an overheating situation, not the cause. So, if your engine has been overheating recently, it's possible that engine damage has occurred. However, it is more likely that the radiator...
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I was driving and my dash lights and everything turned off and eventually my car started losing power
It could be that your alternator has failed and for some reason you didn't get any warning lights. Usually you can drive a car with a bad alternator for a few hours before the battery voltage is too low to...
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My car won't go past 20mph. I've gotten the codes, battery, alternator check. But after jump starting battery everything is fine.
Hi there. The job of the battery is to provide electrical power to start the engine or power accessories when the vehicle is not running. When the vehicle is running, the alternator takes over the job of supplying power. Due...
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Having an overheating problem with my civic. Changed thermostat and other stuff but still overheating
Hi there. Although this is just a guess, it's possible that you might have an obstruction in the heater core of your 2004 Honda Civic. Here is a quick way to find out if this is true. When you car...
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transmission wont engage most of the time and when it does it wont shift past 2nd gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. Automatic transmissions can be very tricky and complex. A simple flush may not correct issues that have led to a leak. Being low on transmission fluid means there is a leak somewhere, and that...
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i lost my keys to my 2001 honda civic ex coupe
Hi there. There are typically three things you can do to resolve this issue. First, you can have a professional mobile mechanic complete an ignition lock cylinder replacement. Second, you can contact your local Honda dealership to see if they...
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My car makes loud clicking noise when turning
What you're probably hearing is a CV joint. The CV joint is a ball and groove affair that allows the power to be transmitted through the axle even when the car is steering. They usually start to fail around 200...
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my gas cap keeps coming loose causing car to shut off. This only happens when its out side
This one makes me very curious. The car should continue to run whether the gas cap is loose or not. In fact, the car should be able to run with no gas cap at all, but the check engine light...
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My car starts, stalls, and then speeds up fast, what could be the problem ?
The first thing to check for is air leaks. Look under the hood for any large or small rubber hoses that are in bad condition and could be allowing air leakage. Any air that gets into the engine without going...
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Honda civic 2002 makes a lowd knocking noise when the compressor is activated. I replaced the compressor, added oil, vacuum tested
Hi there. Since you just replaced the compressor, it may be that the AC system is overcharged making the compressor hard to turn. It is also possible the new compressor itself is defective.The best advice we can offer here is...
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Overheating
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...

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