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2003 Honda Civic Question: Is my car worth repairing? need advice



KennethLKnowles, 1.7L 4 Cylinder, Anaheim, CA, April 30, 2014, 06:12


I have a bit of a lengthy question and would like some honest advice I have a 2003 honda civic ex coupe manual trans with 3k left on my loan @ 6.5% apr with 189$ a month payments blue book is 5000-6000

Current repairs needed
Catalytic converter ($500)
Wheel bearing replacement($200)
AC condenser ($225)
Left power door lock actuator($100)
Engine ground problem car randomly loses power and battery wont stay charged even though new alternator and new battery and a used honda certified engine were just installed 2 weeks prior (81k miles on engine) While driving the SRS light turns on and then the dash lights go dim with the car still running ive checked all fuses and engine is grounded properly? Should i just trade this car in since the parts + labor + payments cost more than a new cars payments would be?

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    ziptie12 April 30, 2014, 09:49

    Check the ground on the transmission also. PULL bolt(s) out of body side , clean any corrosion and re-install. More than one engine ground , make sure ALL are clean and tight. As for the last part of your question , which do you like more the '03 , or (more) new car payments?

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