1996 Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Honda Civic
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Our experts translate recalls into plain English
1996 Honda Civic ProblemsPower Window Switch May Fail
On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.
The shift control solenoid externally mounted on the automatic transmission (non CVT) can fail and causes a harsh 1-2 shift. Replacing the shift solenoid and flushing the transmission with genuine Honda automatic transmission fluid may eliminate harsh shifting characteristics. A broken internal spring can cause the same issue. If the shift control solenoid does not repair the problem, the transmission will have to be replaced.
On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.
1996 Honda Civic QuestionsWhy am i getting oil in the air intake (1 answer)
What would cause that
Turn key no sound no click no nothing but if you push car can pop clutch and will start and run new starter new battery checked everything
Ok so my car ramdomly shakes. I cant get it to do it right now but its off and on one month it shakes to the piont of falling apart the next month it runs beautiful! !! No check engine light. I have replaced distributor air intake sensor cleaned throttle body replaced plugs and wires. No vaccume ...
1996 Honda Civic RecallsHonda Recalls Certain Passenger Vehicles Due to Rough Feeling Accelerator Pedal
Honda is recalling certain passenger vehicles because the accelerator pedal may feel rough or notchy when depressed, causing the vehicle not to respond properly when traveling at low speeds. Dealers will replace the throttle cable.
Honda has recalled certain 1996-1998 Civic accessory floor mats because they could become mispositioned on the floor, causing interference with the accelerator pedal. This could cause the accelerator pedal to stick. Dealers will install a positive floor mat retention system to secure proper fitment of the mats.
Honda has recalled certain 1996 Civics to repair a sticking brake booster check valve. If the check valve is sticking, power brake assist may not function. This could result in reduced braking performance, leading to a potential accident. Dealers will clean the check valve by washing the vacuum hose with hot water.