My sweet little 1996 Honda civic EX Coupe is dying at stops and
sometimes during turns. I donít know if it is the clutch or what. As
I shift down from 2nd to 1st, the battery light will flash and it will
just die as I come to a stop. Sometimes if I brake hard and give it
gas it will sputter, but not die.
Also, it has died out in sharp turns, where I shifted down and held in
the clutch during the turn. Itís done this about 5 times in the past
month. Thatís very scary.
Also, two days ago, I parked at work on an incline and went to put it
reverse and the gears started grinding and I couldnít put it into any
gear. Did it again yesterday. Really scary. After reading some other
posts, I guess that I could say it doesnít have great pressure.
I am getting ready to get a new car, but I donít even really want to
trade the Civic in like this. Furthermore, I could get about $1500
more from an private buyer, but I wouldnít want to sell it like this.
Also it has 184,000 miles and has been a GREAT car. No major engine
Third I am thinking of taking the car to my hometown mechanic to check
it out. He is honest, good and cheap and actually checked this car
out when I was buying it from a used dealer. The mechanic had ALREADY
checked it out because the dealer is his uncle. Anyways, he said he
really wanted to buy the car himself, but didnít have the extra cash.
It IS a great car. I think he MIGHT buy it, but that is sticky.
Any advice on any of this?
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