1996 Honda Civic Problem Reports
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On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.
The engine rear main oil seal can leak. The transmission has to be removed to replace the seal to stop the leak.
On certain models the windshield wipers will not park in the proper place or won't shut off. The wiper motor must be replaced to repair this issue.
Evaporators can collect mold and give off a foul smell. Disinfecting the evaporator or replacing it will address this issue.
On certain models the upper windshield molding vibrates at a higher speed causing a noise. Back filling the molding with silicone sealer will eliminate the noise.
Some models have an issue where a faulty thermostat does not allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature and because of that the computer will not allow the torque converter to operate in the lock-up mode. Replacing the thermostat will repair this issue.
The evaporative emission control solenoid can fail in areas of the country where salt is used on the roads during winter. The solenoid needs to be replaced to correct this issue.
Primary oxygen sensor
heater failures can cause a Check Engine light. Replacing the sensor is required to repair this issue.