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Most reported 1997 Honda Civic problems
Trailing arm bushings can crack and break resulting in a clunking or rattle noise over bumps. Cracked bushings will require replacement.
The AC idler pulley can fail causing a growling noise from the engine. A new idler pulley will be needed.
A faulty regulator on some models will cause the head lights to change intensity. The alternator needs to be replaced for this issue.
On certain models the ignition switch binds. The ignition switch needs to be replaced to repair this issue.
Engine oil mixing with coolent due to headgasket leaking oil into coolent. First time was at 128000 miles. I removed the head & had machine shop rework the head about $300.00 . While i had the head off i pulled the engine (d16y8 v-tech)& trans.from my 1997 civic ex coupe.I replaced both axles along with engine mounts,clutch,heater hoses.vac. lines,cam & crank seals,pan gasket,belts rad hoses,plugs & wires, I was planing on no repairs for a lon...