1990 Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Honda Civic

1990 Honda Civic Problems

Power Window Switch May Fail

On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.

Hood Release Cable May Break at Handle

On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.

Bad Engine Mounts May Cause Vibration, Roughness, and Rattle

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

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1990 Honda Civic Questions

cant get it to turn over somewhere its not getting spark check main places that (1 answer)

Why am I misfiring (1 answer)

the battery has been losing charge recently. Last night I put the battery on charge. I realized this morning I charged it backwards. However, the battery had a good charge and all checks out well. Battery is good as well as the alternator. The alternator did have some corrosion. I've cleaned ...

My 1985 civic bogs down in third gear and going up little hills. (1 answer)

1st gear is fine but when the RPMs get up around 4000 in 2nd and 3rd gear it starts to bog down and lose power. It occurs all the time now.

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1990 Honda Civic Recalls

Recall 95V103001
THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.
Honda Recalls 1990 Civic DX and LX Sedans with Auto Transmissions for Park Lock Issue

Honda has recalled certain 1990 Civic DX and LX sedans equipped with automatic transmissions due to a concern with the park lock mechanism. Because of an improperly machined internal shaft in the transmission, the park pawl mechanism may not fully engage. This could result in a vehicle that rolls when it is expected to be in "Park," causing a possible crash or personal injury. Dealers will install an improved park pawl shaft.

Honda Recalls 1990 Civic DX and LX Sedans for Windshield Attachment Issues

Honda has recalled certain 1990 Civic DX and LX sedans for a problem with the paint in the area where the windshield mounts. The paint may not stick in this area, which may cause the windshield to become loose. Dealers will reinstall the windshield to insure proper retention.

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1990 Honda Civic Reviews

1989 Civic, whole chassy rusted out at just barely 100K and had to junk it. Also, no a/c, some electrical issues, too, radio dead, etc. Not happy. Engine and trans were okay, not great, despite being well-cared for.
293,000+ miles and I have had brakes and tires repaired or replaced. My largest expense on this car has been having a mouse nest removed from the heating system. My highest gas mileage has been 47 miles per gallon, on cruise control at 55 miles per hour. I love this car!!!
great car just needs a few upgrades

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