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Bunker Hill, WV
Have you had a transmission shop do the diagnosis or were the parts guesses? If your doing your own work , at this point I would strongly recommend buying the factory service manual.NOTICE I did NOT say haynes or chiltons, although they do come in handy for some stuff.FACTORY MANUALS generally have step-by-step trouble shooting guides in them.May be more usefull and cost less than continuing to replace parts.Good luck.
Has anyone done a current draw test on it yet?you may have something as simple as the trunk or glove box light staying on.(although most honda/acura glove box lights work with the headlights)Or you may have a relay stuck on.
First question to ask is , how much do I like this car? Second is what shape is it in overall? Then get it diagnosed.It can be anything from poor valve adjustment to bad rings and many things in between.If the correct diagnosis can be made in an hour or so , would the car be worth paying a REPUTABLE shop in your area to diagnose it?Who did the compression test , and which cylinder is it?
Yes there are two but before you let anyone replace either converter , make sure ALL updates on your hybrid (and there were plenty!)were done , because several updates pertain to faulty sensor readings that in turn set 'false' codes.VIN 'status' can be done at any dealer at no charge! What's the mileage on your civic?
Yes , common problem on that type of fluid level sensor.sludge build-up causes it to stick. that's why many honda dealers recommend flushing the brake system every 30K. Good idea for any make of car.
If your going slow (10-20MPH) and the steering wheel wobbles side-to-side on it's own AND you might have a slight up-and -down feeling in the seat,it's most likely a bad tire. go to an independent shop ask to put on lift and visually observe all 4 tires for high and low , or excessive side-to-side movement .Also how many miles on tires and make sure the rims aren't bent.PLEASE expect to pay a small fee for lift/diagnostic time & maybe let them know in advance you don't expect free ...just a legitimate diagnosis if possible. Reply with the cars VIN # and I can check for any bulletins or warranty extensions involving those symptoms.
Bad combo switch.
May have wrong code .radio may need to be pulled out to check the serial number and acura can get you the code .you just need proof of ownership .that's why they call it an anti- theft code ...see?
DON"T "FLUSH" THE TRANSMISSION!!!! Do a drain and refill with HONDA fluid.Have the 'overheating diagnosed (inop fan, thermostat , clogged radiator -- again flushing not worth it in the long run--may cause more problems than it solves.JUST MY OPINION , however I work at a honda dealership and see the results of flushes frequently, usually ending up with junking the car.good luck............old saying ...............If it ain't broke- don't fix it!! Just enjoy the ride while it lasts!! To answer your $$ question , my northern va. area is $120.00/hr.figure avg. 2 hrs. labor for trans service (drain&fill), coolant service (again, drain & fill) and tune up - plugs ,wires, cap&rotor,air filter(fuel filters are generally not an issue , and at this point unless your the original owner and know , it's probably already been changed ).Maybe $250.00 in parts (HONDA) parts --AGAIN, experience both aftermarket and dealer,I've seen much better results with factory parts -especially oil filters....Anyhow figure around $550.00 or less with taxes, hopefully prices in your market area are less ...
Look around the back of the trans bell housing from the top , down below the thermostat housing.look for an electrical connector where the speedometer cable would normally be.