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Honda Civic DX

The DX is a rebadged sixth-generation model of Honda Civic, manufactured from 1996 to 2000. Then available as a coupe, hatchback or sedan, its features included an AM/FM radio and tilt steering.

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Crankcases and PCV Valves
Honda Civic DX
Honda Civic EX

Where is the pcv valve on 1998 Civic DX?

I have never worked on a 1998 Civic but I have worked on a lot of Hondas. I have worked on 88,90,91,92,93 and a 95 Civics. the pcv are right under intakes.

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Auto Insurance Claims

How much money do you get if your car is totaled?

You will receive the fair market value for your vehicle. An insurance company is only required to compensate you at the fair market value. This may be more or less than is still owed on a vehicle if it is still under a finance note The amount still owed on any finance note has no bearing on the current market value of your vehicle.

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  • The easiest way for a layman to determine the fair market value is simply to look around at other similar or preferably same type vehicles currently for sale in your area. Look for same type vehicle with similar options, similar mileage and wear. After finding several vehicles for sale, determine the average sale price of those found. You will generally find that the amount offered will be near that average. Should your offer be less, then you should negotiate the settlement price with the adjuster.
  • Never what you owe or what it will cost you to replace it. So the answer to the problem is GAP insurance! Small amount to pay for peace of mind that pays you the difference between loan/cost and adjusters appraisals, (which start at the bottom, wholesale)The haggling is what the adjuster is paid to do, not to be fair, but to save the insurance company the most they can, they are not your pals! Wife rear ended, she's ok totalled car retail $20,000, offered $15,500.
  • You should get ACV (actual cash value) Do your homework before settling with the adjuster. Check newspaper ads, dealers etc., to see what a car like yours, similar condition and like mileage is worth in your area. Have 3 or 4 bona-fide local examples to take with you and show the adjuster. A new car should not be a problem unless you have over-financed.
  • Some folks borrow more than the vehicle is worth to pay off an old one and you are what is termed to be "upside-down", meaning you owe more on the vehicle than its worth. If this is your situation and the car is totalled, you will be paid off the value of the vehicle but not what you over-financed.
  • Having been in this situation in WVa, the insurance people have a standrd which is used. Usually it involves the the NADA book value. The low value - a certain amount if the the engine milege is 100,000 or more = settlement. My experience was not good as I did not receive enough to pay the vehicle loan principle, even though the loan was for less that the purchase price.
  • So I have just been told by the Claims Agent that my car it totaled. In my case to repair the damage would cost $3500. The value of my vehicle was only $4200. If it cost more than 70% of the total car value to fix, it is considered totaled. So now I have two things to do. 1)Check the value of my car for myself. 2) Locate what it would cost to replace my exact car in the market today. For the first item I will use these three websites and take the best results to use as a basis for determining what I will expect to get paid from my Insurance Agency. Kbb.com, Edmunds.com, and Nada.com. Be sure to include your milage and all your vehicle features before caculating a price with these sites. Also, always use the RETAIL price that they generate because that is what you will have to pay to replace your car in the open market. The second item takes a little more leg work. But thankfully for the internet this process is now a lot easier. Use the website Autotrader.com. This will allow you to locate your specific car to see what people are actually selling it for. Most often is will be selling for more money than what your first step revealed.

Note: If you are having trouble locating a vehicle within 200 miles of where you live, then try and find a similar replacement vehicle you are interested and use that as your leverage. I have been told that by law, your insurance company is only require to pay out the wholesale price of the vehicle. This is usually at least half of what the blue book value is. So don't get your insurance company mad at you, but also stick to your guns when trying to get more money to replace or fix your vehicle!

  • I recently had my car totaled. We got rear-ended. Based on the condition of your car, you can negotiate a little to get a fair price for the vehicle. Honestly, the insurance company has already a price in mind. They will stick to it once they have decided the price. In my case, I got almost what I was targeting for a price. You should closely look at the features of your car and ensure that the Insurance company is comparing an apples to apples comparison. The Insurance Company looks at Actual Cash Value. This is a lot of legwork required on your end. All in all, I was able to settle with the Insurance Company on the Totaled price within a month for the property damage settlement portion. Also, it is easier to negotiate with your own Insurance Company as compared to the other party's insurance company. You can negotiate with your insurance company and firm up the price. Then, the other insurance company can provide you the deductible.
  • I have to say that my experience of dealing with insurance company to settle my total loss case was very unpleasant. The other party's insurance company wasn't straightforward with me at all, and they were the at fault party. I know a lot of folks who work in insurance industry will disagree with me, but from my own experience, insurance company's interest is not aligned with consumers at all regardless if you're at fault or not.
  • I didn't buy into the "fair market value" estimate -- it's just an arbitrary number determined by a "3rd-party" authority. I challenged this number, and was able to negotiate $1000 more back. My recommendation is not to accept the initial offer from insurance company, and always negotiate. You've nothing to lose, but have a lot to gain.
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What is the firing order for a 1989 Honda Civic?

1,3,4,2 starting at the lower left of the distributor cap and rotating clockwise. the cylinders are numbered 4,3,2,1 left to right.

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What does the service code B1 mean on a Honda Civic?

It means: Oil & Filter change and a Tire Rotation

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Will 96-98 Honda Civic sedan tail lights fit a 99 Honda Civic sedan?

yes, tailligths are the same years 96-99

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WWE World Wrestling Entertainment
The Undertaker

Are Triple H and Shawn Michaels still friends?

Well in real I'm sure they are, but in WWE its like they are enemies and they still hate each other.

Yes, although the storyline is they hate each other. In real life they are good friends.

I believe that Shawn Michaels and HHH are friends in real life, but not in the WWE. I think this because if you are big rivals in the WWE you need time to plan out the match so they probably make the HHH vs. HBK match and let the WWE profread it and then they pratice it. You have to be good friends to make a story (or a match) and then present it in front of almost half the world.

Yes. I was watching the Wrestlemaniaxx DVD extras and I watched something backstage of WM 19. I saw HHH and HBK talking and laughing.

Yes, they are. The HHH/HBK hatred is a pure storyline. In fact, Shawn Michaels was present at HHH's real marriage to Stephanie McMahon.

They're actually best friends outside WWE.

YES

In the stoylines, Triple H is basically enemies with everyone, but behind the scenes they are. Although in read some where, Ric travels with HBK, not Triple H, even when HBK and Evolution were ememies!

Yes, they are still friends. Matter of fact Shawn Michaels was his best man at the wedding along with the Undertaker.

They are friends. Trust me on that one. The are always going to movies with each other, going to eachothers houses and eating dinner with their families. The are 100 % Friends. It is just the WWE story line.

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Chevy Corvette
Honda Civic DX
Ford Escort LX

Where is the oil temperature sensor on a 1986 Corvette?

It's above the oil filter and below the ground bolt on the side of the block.

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Car Fuses and Wiring
Honda Civic
Honda Civic DX
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Honda Civic LX

Where can you a fuse box diagram for a 1993 Honda Civic?

I bought the fuse box cover as well as the small decal that shows all of the fuses at the local Honda dealer for my 92 Civic for about $10. Check with them. Don't forget that there are two fuse boxes for the 1993 Civic; one is below and to the left of the steering column, the other is in the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger's side.

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Crankcases and PCV Valves
Honda Civic DX

Location of the PCV valve on a '98 Honda Civic DX?

Mine is Civic DX 97. Believe it's the same. Get under your car, take off your oil filter, your PCV valve is right above your oild filter. It's recommended to replace it from there. Good luck!

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Alternators
Honda Civic
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How do you replace the alternator on a 1988 Honda Civic DX?

the best way is to bring it up and back along the firewall accross the back of engine to the right side and up by air filter out of the car.

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Can you put any Civic springs on a Civic hatchback?

To retain proper spring rate and handling, one should keep the springs within chassis year ranges (i.e. 88-91, 92-95, 96-00, 01-05, etc.). Any Civic model within those year ranges should share springs with other submodels within the same year ranges.

install 88-91 springs in any 1992-00 civic and you will retain factory ride quality with about 2.5" of lowering. Your camber adjustment will be out just like lowering springs though.

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What is the procedure to replace an oil pan gasket and shifter seal on a 1997 Honda Civic EX 4 door model?

Oil pan - you need to get under the vehicle and remove the engine support that runs under the engine from front to rear. Remove all the screws holding the oil pan. Clean off the old gasket from the oil pan and engine block completely. They may need to be scraped to get them clean, but don't scratch the surfaces. Use a little silicone sealant (rtv) to stick the gasket to the pan. You may wish to put a little sealant on the block side as well. Then put the pan back in place and attach the screws loosely. Tighten them up slightly in cross patterns (not in a circle). Then tighten them a little more in a cross pattern. Then tighten them all up a final time. Wait a few hours before you put new oil in.

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Transmissions and Drivetrains
Clutches and Flywheels
Honda Civic DX

Is converting a automatic transmission to manual possible on all cars without an onboard computer?

Possible? yeah, it is possible. But is it worth the trouble? That is another question.

not worth it unless your building a racer stay with the auto

I would agree with the answer above me partially, a manual is better for faster accel and more accel control, it is also better if you live in a cold weather state where automatics can be damaged by driving them cold, or trying to jostle them out of snow and ice. But if you don't know how to drive a manual, and aren't a fast learner, stick with the auto, there is nothing worse than someone with a big truck they don't know how to drive rolling over the front of your RX-7 or other small sporty car. ^_^

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Why does the engine rev up while sitting in park?

malfunction? Did you turn the car off?

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What would cause a 1995 Honda Civic to lose power only when it is warm outside?

It's possible it's sucking hot air from the engine compartment. If you've got a stock air intake - see if you can't find a better location for the intake below the filter box. Obviously hotter air means less density, means less air, means less power.

It sounds like your car may be getting a to hot(overheating).

Check fuel pump relay plug/switch (not sure of location on '95 but located on '92 model under dash near fuse box on driver's side). Heat from inside the car, over time, may have degraded connections which is noticeable on warm/hot days.

Check the ignitor inside the distributor. If the car shuts off after driving all of a sudden, then its most likely the ignitor. Most people replace the whole distributor for about $250, but the ignitor can be bought for around $110.

also, depending on the mileage, you may need to do a fuel and emission system tune up (refer to your owners manual). PCV, EGR, O2 sensor(costly), etc.... those hot emmission gases are recycled and burned again for economical reasons.

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this is a bad main relay. common Honda problem

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Alternators
Honda Civic DX

How do you replace the alternator on a 1998 Honda Civic?

i replaced mine twice, you can bring it out through the top end of the car but get it has a bolt from underneath the car, you need to take off the intake (plastic part) as well as the brake cylinder, as it is a tight fit, however it only comes up out of the engine and cannot be removed from the bottom, don't forget to disconnect battery before working on the car.

Actually this is not completely true. It is very possible to remove the alternator from the bottom of a 1998 Honda Civic. In order to replace the alternator you must remove the plastic air hose and air filter box (make sure to stuff the throttle body assembly with a clean rag). Next remove those brackets that are in your way holding the electrical connections near the alternator so that you can get your hands in there. After this is done you are ready to start removing the alternator first remove the top two bolts holding the alternator and the adjusting mount, and remove the negative connection to the alternator. Then jack the car up and remove the driver side tire (this will give you access to the lower mounting bolt). Next get under the car (after securely raising your Honda) and remove the small screw from behind the alternator. Then remove the lower alternator bolt, alternator with a long screw driver (to pry it out) and move the belt. Then remove the alternator mount (there are 2 bolts there). This is the tricky part turn the wheel all the way to the driver side. Then get the plastic molding covering the drive belts out of the way and start lowering the alternator so that you can make it side in to the opening the turn it until you get it out.**** To install do the reverse but make sure (*****) to push or pull (how ever it will work for you) the spacer on the mount, so that the inside of the mount where the alternator will go is flush (?? this is key).

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1) I took of the neg connect on the battery.

2) Put the car on jack stands and removed the drivers side tire

3) Removed the five or six 10mm bolts that hold the plastic air duct in place.

4) Pulled the air duct or whatever you want to call it out. Make sure to put this back in, the car will be noisy and may not cool as well without this part.

5) Removed the wires from the alternator.

6) Took out the two bolts holding the alternator in

7) Removed the two bolts holding the mount bracket in.

8) The Alternator was loose but could not be removed.

The wheel and the drive shaft were not a problem for me but the alternator would not fit between the engine and the frame.

9) I put my floor jack (with some wood) under a solid lift point on the engine and jacked the engine up about ½ of an inch. This made enough room to remove the alternator.

Slipped the new one in and did the above steps in reverse. This car has about 210,000 miles. Not bad for an alternator, not bad at all.

The cost: Two pieces of pizza, four bud lights, one broken finger nail and about 60 minutes. Oh and $130 for the new alternator.

THIS IS HOW I DID IT

This is a general overview of how I replaced the alternator in my 1997 civic LX. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery. Jack the car up, position your jack stands, remove the driver's side tire. Remove the two bolts from the top of the alternator (12mm & 14mm). Unplug the green connector from the back of the alternator. Remove the terminal wire (the one protected by a black rubber boot) which is held on by a nut.

From the bottom, remove the small bracket (used to keep wiring in place) connected to the alternator by a screw or small bolt. Remove the long slide bolt from the alternator (14mm I believe). The alternator should now be free, from the bottom, push it out of its bracket and position it out of the way. You'll now need to remove that bracket that held the alternator in place (14mm I believe).

Remove the car's oil filter. You'll now be able to slide the alternator out from the bottom. It's a tight fit but it should come out. Before installing the bracket back in the car, make sure the new alternator fits inside of it. The new alternator may not fit and you'll have to adjust the spacers. I used a hammer to do this.

Repeat the process to install the new alternator. To tighten the belt, you'll be using the top 12mm bolt. Using a long tool or crow bar, you can push the alternator towards the fire wall, once you have the correct tightness of the belt, fully tighten the top 12mm bolt. Before starting the car, replace the oil filter and add oil if needed!

Word of caution, I tried two different "remanufactured" alternators from the big car parts store down the street. Both were bad, do yourself a favor, and don't get a remanufactured alternator! Spend the extra money and get a new one, I got mine from KOI/Savage. Best of luck!

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Cars & Vehicles
Car Stalling Problems
Honda Civic DX

Why does a car stall if not warmed up in cold weather and how can this be fixed?

I'm not really qualified to go into the whys; there are a number of possibles. Try using a winter oil (5W-xx or 10W-xx) and run a tank of super unleaded through it. run gas line antifreeze in tank if it's really cold, also if you have fuel injection it may be a faulty temp. sensor, if it's a carburated vehicle it could be the atomatic choke not working as it should, but yeah 5w30 oil is good for the cold season :)

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Windows and Mirrors
Honda Civic
Windshields and Wipers
Honda Civic DX

How do you change the windshield washer pump on a 1990 Honda Civic DX?

I am just working on my Civic 1997 and I have found it on the reservoir. On mine the reservoir is on the left side under the fender. You have to remove the fence. Then I saw the reservoir, I pull on the pump which is just fit in a rubber ring. Sorry for my English.

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How do you adjust the headlights on a 1999 Honda Civic DX Coupe?

Actually if you look at the back of the headlight you will see an arangement of platic gears ... by turning those gears you can ajust the light possition. How exactly you might go about setting it right is up to you. Cheers, JFL

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Cadillac DeVille
Honda Civic DX

What is the gas tank capacity of a 97 Honda Civic 2 door coupe?

This can be found in your owners manual. If you do not have one, I suggest you get one at a Salvage yard or order one from the dealer. 45 litres or 11.9 US gallons.

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How do you get to the hood latch on a 99 Honda Civic to repair or replace it if it is not catching?

my hood latch did the same thing, and i found the only way to make it catch is by manually pushing the hood release button BACK IN before closing the hood and then it seems to work fine

If you have to manually push the release back in to operate the mechanism, you have one of two problems. The spring on the hood latch is broken or the hood latch or release cable is corroded and sticky. Locate the hood latch near the radiator and spray it liberally with a penetrating lubricant, visually check to see if the return spring is broken. If the spring is good and the lubricant doesn't fix the problem you will need to replace the cable, which looks much like the brake cables on a bicycle.

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Will springs for a 95 civic fit on a 98 civic?

Yes 92-00 Honda springs are interchangeable

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What is the exact angle when you adjust the ignition with a timing light on a Honda Civic engine type D15Z4?

there is no exact angle on your timing light you just shoot the light on the main pulley& tune the distributor cap to the rpms u want to be turning over in that particular engine 12 degrees BTDC (before top dead center), normally the crankshaft pulley has 2 indicators on its side, the single line ( marked color white) and 3 lines together with the center line marked color red. The 3 lines together is your indicator to get the correct timing angle of your engine.

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Transmission Fluid
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What are tips for driving a Honda Civic 1998 with automatic transmission or more precisely how to use the E and S button?

You must be kidding. D means go forward, R means back up, and P means park. N is neutral, and 1(or L) and 2 are for forceing the lower gears, but you only use them for climing very step hills or for a faster take off at lighs (not recommended) Some have an "over drive" (mitshbishi) button pressing it will select one gear down. The "E" and "S" (as well as the normal "Drive" )settings describe different operating envelopes that you can switch between, depending on your driving style and/or driving situation. The "S" or sport position gives the driver access to the full performance ability of the vehicle as-is. The "D" or drive position restricts the performance (notably acceleration) of the vehicle a bit, which tames the beast significantly and improves fuel economy because lower RPMs are commanded by the ECU for any particular throttle opening. The "E" or economy position reduces the beast to a pussy-cat, with corresponding improvement to the fuel economy for the same reasons given above. Note though, the pussy-cat is still capable respectable performance. I normally use the "E" position almost exclusivly and switch to "S" in situations where i anticipate a need for a "turbo-boost".

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Honda Civic
Ford Ranger XL
Honda Civic DX

How do you remove the horn assembly on the steering wheel on a 1991 Honda Civic?

well ther are four skrews behind the steriing wheel u can feel them or see them if u can fit ur head in between ur steering wheel and dash if u r planning on putting a new steering wheel in then i sujest u just yank the hell out of it it will mak the horn sound just intil u pull it out .

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