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.

Faulty head gasket may cause oil and coolant leaks

Certain models can leak oil externally or allow coolant into the combustion chamber due to a faulty head gasket. The head gasket needs to be replaced to correct this problem.

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.

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1991 Honda Civic Questions

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...

1991 Honda Ballade DOHC 16V automatic. It has problems changing gears from 1 - 2 (2 answers)

any suggestions on what we can try to fix this. We have changed the spark plugs, made a slight difference, but still not changing correctly. Goes up to 4000 rpm in 1st gear, if you slack on the accelerator, it then changes gear, and will change again in the higher gears, but once back to 1st gear...

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1991 Honda Civic Recalls

Recall 95V103001

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1991 Honda Civic Reviews

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.
We bought our 1991 Honda Civic back in 1996. We wised up and have been keeping up the basic maintenance. It's now al bit over 120 thousand miles and going strong. We did upgrade the AC to the newer type which should keep our cost down for refilling the coolant. It's now March of 2010 and we're extremely happy with our choice of car and we hope the old Bear Car will keep going for a long time to...

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