Filed Under (Honda) by auhow on 02-03-2012
Diagnosis note: you must complete the diagnosis before attempting any cvt repairs. 1. Civic hybrid and insight only: make sure the ima battery level gauge shows at least three quarters charged. If you need to increase the ima charge, do this: • insight only: remove the eps (electronic power steering) fuse from the under-hood fuse/relay box. • start the engine, and run it at 3,500 rpm until the battery level gauge shows at least three quarters charged. • insight only: reinstall the eps fuse. 2. Connect the hds to the vehicle’s dlc, then turn the ignition switch to on (ii), and turn on the hds. 3. At the hds screen prompts, enter the vin (if prompted) and the odometer reading. 4. At the select mode screen, select honda systems. 5. At the system selection menu, select a/t. 6. From the mode menu, select snapshot. 7. Set these snapshot points: • trigger type: manual • recording time: 2 minutes • trigger point: -60 seconds 8. Find a flat stretch of road where you and an assistant can drive for 2 minutes at a steady vehicle speed.
Filed Under (Honda) by auhow on 13-11-2011
Repair procedure 1. Install a rear upper control arm kit, and replace the flange bolts: • refer to page 18-39 of the 2006–2008 civic service manual, volume 2, or • online, enter keyword upper, then select rear upper arm removal/installation from the list. Note: this procedure is not complete unless you replace the flange bolts. 2. Measure and record the tread depth of the tires on the repair order using a tread depth gauge. Tread depth is measured at one of the grooves closest to the middle of the tire, from the top of the tread blocks to the bottom of the groove (not to the wear bars). If the inner edge of the tire is worn to the point where it is heavily flat-spotted or bald, use a value of 2/32 inches instead of the actual tread depth, to determine the prorated amount on the tire replacement information chart on page 1. (see photos #1, #2, and #3 on pages 3 and 4). 3. To determine the quantity of tires that require replacement, use the tire replacement information chart on page 1. The chart also lists the percentage that american honda pays. • if three or four tires have abnormal wear, mount, balance, and install four new tires. • if one or two tires have abnormal wear, mount, balance, and install two new tires onto the rear of the vehicle. 4. Set the tire pressures to the specifications on the driver’s doorjamb (b-pillar) label. 5. Do a four-wheel alignment using the new rear camber specification below:
Filed Under (Honda) by auhow on 11-11-2011
Repair procedure note: to replace the under-dash fuse/relay box (micu), you need these items: • replacement under-dash fuse/relay box (micu) • one programmed ignition key for the vehicle • hds with software version 2.002.006 or later • pcm code (the 4-digit code is available on the in. Go to service, and select vehicle information from the left column, then select immobilizer code inquiry.) 1. Replace the under-dash fuse/relay box (micu). Note: when you replace the under-dash fuse/ relay box (micu), you must use the hds to register the imoes unit with the immobilizer-keyless control unit. If this procedure is not done after the micu replacement, the engine will not start. • refer to section 22 of the appropriate 2006 civic service manual, or • online, enter keyword fuse box, and select under-dash fuse/relay box removal and installation from the list. 2. Connect the hds to the 16p data link connector 3. Insert the programmed ignition key into the ignition switch, and turn the ignition switch to on (ii). Turn on the hds. 4. At the screen prompts, enter the vin and the odometer reading, and then verify the date and time are correct in the hds. 5. From the system selection menu screen, select immobi. 6. From the immobilizer test mode menu screen, select replace mpcs/micu/imoes, and follow the screen prompts to register the imoes unit. 7. From the pcm-code screen, enter the pcm code, and then follow the screen prompts. When the process is complete, turn the ignition switch to the lock (0) position, and then turn off and disconnect the hds.
Filed Under (Honda) by auhow on 10-11-2011
Repair procedure note: make sure the work surface and the cvt are completely clean. Use lint-free towels, and use a dedicated, clean solvent tank for cleaning the cvt parts. If you do not keep everything very clean, the repair may not be successful. 1. Soak the new start clutch assembly in honda atf-z1 for at least 30 minutes. New start clutch assembly 2. Remove the transmission from the vehicle. See page 14-304 of the 1996–00 civic service manual. 3. Cover with clean shop towels all of the openings in the transmission and anything else that might get damaged by water and cleaning chemicals (axle openings, breather, and electrical connectors). Clean all the dirt and grease off of the transmission before you start disassembly. 4. Place the transmission on a work bench with the flywheel housing facing upward. 5. Remove the atf passage line holder from the flywheel housing. Atf passage line holder 6. Remove the flywheel housing (20 bolts). Note that this bolt is longer than the others. Flywheel housing connector bracket dowel pins (retain.) flywheel housing gasket (discard.)
Filed Under (Honda) by auhow on 27-03-2012
2002 civic – exterior light bulb replacement headlight (‘01-03 models) 1. Disconnect the 3p connector (a) from the headlight. Headlight (high/low): 60/55 w 2. Remove the rubber cover (b). 3. Pull the retaining spring (c) away from the bulb (d), then remove the bulb. 4. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Make sure the tabs on the bulb align with the notches in the headlight. Front turn signal/side marker lights/parking light (‘01-03 models) 1. Remove the inner fender. 2. Disconnect the connectors (a) from the lights. 3. Turn the bulb sockets (b) 45 º counterclockwise to remove them from the headlight housing. 4. Install the new bulb(s) in the reverse order of removal. Headlight (low beam) (‘04-05 models) 1. Disconnect the 2p connector (a) from the headlight. Headlight (low): 51 w 2. Turn the bulb socket (b) 45 º counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight. 3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Headlight (high beam) (‘04-05 models) 1. Disconnect the 2p connector (a) from the headlight. 2. Turn the bulb socket (b) 45 º counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight. 3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.