1991 Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Honda Civic

1991 Honda Civic Problems

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.

Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Hood Release Cable May Break at Handle

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

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1991 Honda Civic Questions

My car won't go into 5th gear barely, I mostly have to force it in. (1 answer)

I have a 1991 Honda Civic Dx sedan manual 5 speed. Only 100,700 miles and for about a month now it's been a pain to get in 5th gear. Sometimes it'll feel like it's in and then pops out and goes in neutral, sometimes it'll go right in to 5th no problem, and then mostly it just won&...

mixture too rich: "choke" (non-choke) stays shut (2 answers)

I was getting sputtering on acceleration only after car was warm. I looked down the throat of the injector intake and noticed that something looking suspiciously like a choke was closed, so I put a wire in to hold it open and took her for a run and she ran fine. So is this controlled by a temper...

Timing Chain Seal Leak: Oil leak? How much does it cost to replace the seal? (1 answer)

I am about to purchase this car and the owner says that it has a leak from it's timing chain seal. How much would it cost to fix this? Also, would I be able to fix this or should I consult a mechanic? Please let me know asap, I need to make the decision to buy the car by this evening. Any hel...

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1991 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.

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1991 Honda Civic Reviews

Great, tough, car! Have wrecked it twice once in back and once in front and you can hardly tell if at all. Great gas mileage, about 25-30 mpg. Cheap to work on, rarely ever has problems and when and if it does it's usually minor, or just a little kink. Very reliable transportation. Fun to drive, great for learning stick shift if you're a beginner (car I learned on, had no idea how to drive 5 sp...
i just traded my 88 chevy silverado for this 91 honda civic dx 4 dr. sedan and i am very very happy for the great fuel economy i'm getting. this was the reason i did the trade. i loved my truck but wasn't using it for a truck, instead just a means to get me to and from work. and with my 44 mile round trip commute each day, it was killing my wallet. the first thing i did when i got the honda was...
I got a 1991 Honda Civic DX hatchback for free and absolutely love it. I get over 35 mpg driving around the city and over 40mpg on the highway. Not bad for a 20 year old beater! It sits 5 comfortably (7 including the penalty box), it's roomy, and it's reliable. I'm going to drive mine for as long as I can, and when it dies, I'm going to buy another one from rust-free Phoenix.

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