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Question Answered: Why I have oil in the radioator
October 27, 2016, 02:46 PM
Hey reneeandgary – many have described this issue and found it's a blown head gasket. Other users might have additional information to help you out. Good luck! -KB
Question Answered: My daughter owns a 2003 Honda Civic and IMA light is on. Took it to Pacific hond
October 21, 2016, 12:31 PM
Hey molokai, I'm also a 2003 Honda Civic owner (and an extremely happy one, that car is amazing). Mine has over 200,000 miles on it and has no plans on leaving me anytime soon, so I recommend holding onto it. The IMA light should definitely not be ignored, or it can be detrimental to your Civic Hybrid. It just means it's time for those batteries that are saving you gas to be replaced. If the car's been well taken care of and it sounds like it has many miles left on it, it's probably a worthy investment. The fact that they want to buy the car off of you is a bit of a red flag, so I would recommend going to some different shops in Honolulu and comparing prices. Definitely do some research on battery prices – dealerships might run you $4k, but you might be able to find better prices at other places. Those batteries aren't cheap, but they're worth replacing, especially on a Honda. Mahalo! -KB
Question Answered: This words keep popping up in my dashboard tight lid but it doesn't say wish .
October 07, 2016, 10:39 AM
Hey Martha Laura – your question is a bit difficult to understand and our community might need some more information to solve it! Can you elaborate? Question – "This words keep popping up in my dashboard tight lid but it doesn't say wish . on 1997 BMW 740iL: This words come up when I'm driving the car"
Question Answered: Is the AC system from a 2003 Jetta compatible with a 2005 Jetta.
October 07, 2016, 10:37 AM
Hey markj61 – I believe it should work, but I'm not 100% positive. There's a reddit feed about interchangeable parts in which one person mentions going to and then going through the flow (Volkswagen > Jetta > 2003 > Engine Info > Air Conditioning) and then if you click the part # displayed, it pops up with the years it works with. I clicked a random A/C compressor and it displays Jettas from 2000-2005. I would check that out for yourself though and make sure it looks correct. Good luck! -KB
Question Answered: where is the EGR valve located?
October 03, 2016, 01:23 PM
Hey phoebegeorgie – the EGR valve is located near the rear of the intake manifold on the driver's side. Some vehicles have very limited access to the EGR valve. You can find more information about the EGR valve here:
Question Answered: Are there any known steering problems?
September 09, 2016, 01:38 PM
Hey jsweat – our Dodge Avenger (2012) problems page would list any problems you should be aware of: I don't see anything specifically with steering, but you can keep an eye on that page if it helps. Thanks!
Question Answered: Price to fix transmission clutch
September 08, 2016, 02:38 PM
Hey Valerie daniels – you can use our estimator by clicking "Get Your Car Fixed" above and then selecting "Get an Estimate" If you search clutch and then select from the list, you should be able to get an idea of the price near where you live. Good luck!
Question Answered: geared to reverse out the drI've way n no brakes
September 08, 2016, 02:34 PM
Could you provide more detail to your question, Piperlee? It might help others understand the issue. Currently reads: "geared to reverse out the drI've way n no brakes on 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix"
Question Answered: Engine keeps running hot, I put coolant in and I believe it is leaking into x
September 08, 2016, 02:31 PM
Hey Gloriastean0 – that will most likely be accompanied by a thick white smoke coming out of the exhaust. Here's our troubleshooting page which could help you figure out what needs to be fixed: White smoke may be produced when there is coolant or water in the combustion chamber; this is usually caused by a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head. The coolant smoke will have a sweet smell and dissipate fairly quickly. This is generally accompanied by engine overheating and rough running.
Question Answered: Sugar in gas tank.
September 08, 2016, 09:56 AM
Hey think127479 – sugar doesn't dissolve in fuel very well, so it should just sit on the bottom of the tank (also depends on how much was put in there). Your filter should keep it from getting into your engine, but you'll definitely want to have a mechanic remove and clean your tank and replace your fuel filter. Hope this helps and good luck! -KB
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Car Review: 2003 Honda Civic
March 27, 2017, 11:03 AM
I purchased my 2003 Honda Civic LX used. It now has over 200,000 miles on it and I'm extremely happy with the car. Honda's are long-term investments – low maintenance costs, low repair costs, and great mileage. I'm beginning to think my Civic will last until the end of time!
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