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My 1998 Civic-EX: After filling up the tank, parked/running on even ground, won't show tank as FULL... it shows as about 3/4-4/5 FULL. Pulled the back seat, removed wiring harness, jumpered across sending unit wires and watched as Gauge rose to FULL. AHAH! So I pulled the Sending Unit/Float Assembly, raising the float manually to see if the Fuel Gauge moved to FULL (it did), and I noted that there was a little fuel in the Float so I figured it was "water logged" with fuel. I replaced the SendingUnit/Float Assembly, testing the new float to make sure the gauge read Full when manually moving it upward. It did. I reassembled the sending unit Assembly with a NEW ONE and even took some sand-paper to the terminal ends that plug into the SendingUnit Assembly to make sure I had a good connection. Even after filling up the tank, the Fuel Gauge still doesn't show as FULL. It's not as bad as it once was, but I am back to using the Trip Odometer - knowing that I should probably fill up around 300mi. I hate "Trial & Error", ie- admitting that I may have made a mistake, but the float DID have some fuel in it. The connection at the Fuel Gauge is the only thing left (besides trying to track down the entire circuit line to see if it has insulation cracked off, slightly shorting out the line). Any suggestions? (before I begin taking the fuel-gauge assembly out of the dash) Thanks!

Suddenly, upon start up, the engine roars and revs up to 1500rpm (2x normal). 5 speed manual transmission continues to roar especially when shifting up or down. When speeding up, shifting must be done faster than normal (i.e-when speed reaches 40mph, engine roars ever louder, and requires shifting up from 3rd to 4th gear when engine gets up to about 2000rpm instead of normal 3000). The engine isn't overheating, and no other signs of major engine failure (no backfiring, smoke or exhaust, etc.). Just sounds like a loud sports car or motorcycle with any muffler). Thought maybe just the muffler or valves but what could explain the need to shift up so quickly, loss of power in general)? Thanks

Noise comes and goes. Loudest in lower gears and in downshifting. Once it starts, it can be heard when shifted to neutral, but stops once clutch is depressed. Often clicking noise can be stopped by depressing clutch and re-engaging gear. Clicking is not loud. Does not sound like a mechanical grinding or rubbing.

Was told by mechanic that one of cylinders is low on compression. Said most likely scenario was that it would take a valve job to repair. Estimated cost at around $1,300. Seems a bit on the high side. Wanted to know what the average cost for this repair is to determine if this is reasonable.

I have a 1998 Honda Civic LX and was told by dealership that rear control arm bushings needed to be replaced. Was trying to lookup estimated cost for this type of repair on repairpal but it was not listed. Thought it might be same as ball joints.

In my 1998 honda civic i got engine light
on. During starting it give some abnormal
noise also. I check the code and find out
code P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire). I replace
all four spark plug. Now engine start
smoothly, but still engine light is on
and shows the same code (P0301). What should
i need to do. Does engine light turn off by
itself? or i need to reset it with OBD scanner?

Engine squeels slightly when the car is in neutral and high pitched squeel disappears with the use of belt dressing. If the car is in gear, noise returns and increases with increased RPM. The car has 185K miles on it. Timing belt was replaced at 125K. When noise first appeared AC was NOT on-rarely use AC.

TO REPLACE IT

One mechanic told me I need to replace 4 mounts and another mechanic told me that they do not need to be replaced.

FOR SOME REASON I GET THE WIREING TO DO THE FULL TUNE UP(98 HONDA EX)...BUT THE WIRING DON'T CLICK ON THE SPARK PLUGS. THEY DONT REACH ALL THE WAY FOR SOME REASON?? WHAT MIGHT BE THE ISSUE...

I have a '98 Civic with 180k miles. DTC 108 after warmup, the idle jumps around. It also seems to have some trouble coming down in rpm (parked).

no cold air when a/c is turned on &
no hot air when heater is turned on?

I was told my rack and pinion bushing mount (hope I said that right) was bent and needs replaced. They showed me where it's bent and it very obvious.

Check engine came up. I reset it with the ODB diagnostic tool then it comes back.

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