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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Honda Civic

1996 Honda Civic

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1996 Honda Civic Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

On certain models the windshield wipers will not park in the proper place or won't shut off. The wiper motor must be replaced to repair this issue.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Cracked exhaust is common on both exhaust manifolds and manifold/catalytic converter combination. Replacing the cracked component will repair the problem.

1996 Honda Civic Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 21, 1999

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Honda has recalled certain 1996-1998 Civic accessory floor mats because they could become mispositioned on the floor, causing interference with the accelerator pedal. This could cause the accelerator pedal to stick. Dealers will install a positive floor mat retention system to secure proper fitment of the mats.

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Brakes, September 24, 1996

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Honda has recalled certain 1996 Civics to repair a sticking brake booster check valve. If the check valve is sticking, power brake assist may not function. This could result in reduced braking performance, leading to a potential accident. Dealers will clean the check valve by washing the vacuum hose with hot water.

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Drive Train, May 24, 2000

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Honda is recalling certain passenger vehicles because the accelerator pedal may feel rough or notchy when depressed, causing the vehicle not to respond properly when traveling at low speeds. Dealers will replace the throttle cable.

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1996 Honda Civic Questions and Answers

hmoob_liab, 1996 Honda Civic, Sacramento, CA

my check engine light came on, and its my o2 heater sensor. i change my o2 sensor, i i reset my ecu, but my check engine light is still on and its still read as my o2 sensor

nande, 1996 Honda Civic, Arrey, NM

I have a 1996 hatchback civic vti

cevlev, 1996 Honda Civic, Brandywine, MD

Car stalls at nearly all stops and some slow downs. Then it doesn't re-start right away. After sitting for 10-15 minutes it will start and drive again

gwenfire, 1996 Honda Civic, Everett, WA

A mechanic that checked my ac said the "leak" was under the dash inside the car. But he was vauge about what it might be. Is it the ac evaporator that has a leak? Because that would be...

gwenfire, 1996 Honda Civic, Everett, WA

I have yet to get an answer for the window handle on driverside. window handle is striped, for lack of any other term. Its obviosly a manual window Im talking about. So the glass does not go up a...

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I love this vehicle, very easy to maintain and a lot of options available for different parts. Easy to modify or just keep stock, Honda scored big time with this vehicle.

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