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02-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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Posted By mrkcohen

Re: 03 civic hybrid 5spd 135k

I had the same problem and was lucky enough to find a shop in Johnstown, NY that installed a new bearing/seal kit for about $850. The transmission comes out like any other manual Civic.

NOTE: I...
10-18-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,623
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Honda Hybrid over 260,000

I'm coming up on 280,000 miles on my 2003 HCH with manual transmission. The IMA battery has never been replaced even though the IMA/CEL lights have been on since about 175,000. I don't get much...
06-26-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 52,856
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Check engine and IMA light problem.

The former. If I recall correctly the lights started coming on with around 160,000 miles on the odometer. I am now over 267,000 and counting.

Keep in mind I have the manual transmission. If (when)...
06-05-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 52,856
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Check engine and IMA light problem.

Anytime the CEL comes on the car's computer stores a code pointing to the cause. If you don't have access to a code reader most auto parts stores nowadays will let you use theirs for free or you can...
06-05-2012, 12:08 PM
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Views: 52,856
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Check engine and IMA light problem.

Have you pulled the codes yet? I would expect at least a P1600 and P1447 or P1449.

The red battery icon lighting isn't good though as it means your 12V battery isn't being charged and once it dies...
05-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,223
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: hybrid-battery.com -- Is this a scam?

Your mileage may vary of course.

I'm coming up on 265,000 miles on my 2003 HCH and have never replaced my IMA pack. The CEL/IMA light has been on (P1600 and P1449) for close to 100,000 miles. I...
04-13-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,452
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: what is it like to drive the HCH without the IMA? part 4. Good news/bad news

Does your 2003 HCH have the manual or the automatic transmission?

If it's a standard I might be interested depending on location and asking price...
03-16-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,880
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Tires for 2003 HCH

I've had pretty good luck with the Dunlop SP20 FE. They seem to be a good compromise between fuel efficiency decent traction. I drive them year round and have never been stuck in the snow. And only...
01-20-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,723
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: 2003 HCH-I A/C problems

I didn't realize the noise was present without the clutch engaged. I can understand your concern. I once had an idler pulley seize up on me (long time ago, not my HCH) and the belt smoked in a matter...
01-19-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,723
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: 2003 HCH-I A/C problems

The shop is probably right as the compressor doesn't turn until the AC is turned on and the compressor clutch engages. As long as the AC is off the compressor is stationary, and if the noise isn't...
01-13-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 74,957
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Honda Civic Hybrid recall / product advisory ~oxygen sensors and catalytic conver

I can't be the only here who has received a reimbursement check. Anybody else get theirs yet?
12-29-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,323
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: 2009 Civic Hybrid Tires/Mileage - Help!

I always do my tire shopping at tirerack.com. The problem with going to a tire store is most of the time you end up with something they have in stock, which might not be the best tire....
12-15-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,085
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: May buy an HCH, important questions for you guys!

First of all I would be EXTREMELY wary of a car where the odometer has been tampered with. Mostly for legal reasons. What kind of trouble might you run into getting the car registered and inspected?...
12-14-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 74,957
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Honda Civic Hybrid recall / product advisory ~oxygen sensors and catalytic conver

The packet I received only mentioned the secondary and third oxygen sensors so the dealer wasn't lying.

That's fairly low mileage though so you should check your warranty book for coverages. I...
12-08-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,690
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: need FCC ID for 2003 HCH-I keyfob

Not sure about the VIN but here's the numbers:

2815
11-28-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,092
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Thoughts on buying an 03 HCH

How much do they want? Is it a 5 speed or the CVT?

My 2003 HCH recently turned 250,000 miles. I still have the original IMA battery which is throwing codes (P1600 and P1449) but has been for more...
11-17-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,136
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Went to the dealer to get a key made.

I'm still trying to get over the fact you drove 32,050 miles to get to a dealer.

What did you do, pull a Forrest Gump and go coast to coast a few times before getting to the dealer?

:)
11-07-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 29,175
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: 12V not charging after replacing it!!!

Since your problems started when you changed the battery that is where I would start.

Pull the battery back out and check the negative cable all the way down to where it connects to the...
10-31-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 74,957
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Honda Civic Hybrid recall / product advisory ~oxygen sensors and catalytic conver

I received my reimbursement check on 10/29. For some reason it was about $5.00 less than I expected, $1137.61 vs the $1142.90 I submitted, but there was no explanation of benefits, only the check. I...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,350
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: 1 year anniversary

Assuming you had another SUV/truck to tow the boat previously, how does the hybrid mileage compare to the mileage of the prior vehicle?
10-17-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,393
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Just bought civic IMA 2004 having problems

I finally got around to checking the clutch switch. Sure enough I adjusted it a bit and I no longer have to mash the pedal to get it to start.

There are two switches by the clutch pedal. The lower...
10-09-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,420
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: 06 HCHIII @ 180k

Welcome to the "My HCH isn't perfect but I'm keeping it anyway club"

My 2003 Civic hybrid has had the IMA light on since about 170,000 miles but it just keeps going and going. I also get frequent...
10-04-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,319
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Oxygen Sensor Recall?

I don't think there was an actual recall on these issues. At least there is no information at Honda's owner link that I see regarding these issues.

Apparently Honda sent out packages to certain...
10-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 119,898
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Failed IMA Battery Owners!

The $9000 difference you claim between the standard and hybrid model Civic isn't realistic.

When I purchased my 2003 Civic Hybrid in November 2002 I compared the difference between the hybrid and...
09-28-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 74,957
Posted By mrkcohen

Re: Honda Civic Hybrid recall / product advisory ~oxygen sensors and catalytic conver

I got four separate notices in the package I received:

1) Product Update: ECM Update to Improve DTC P1420 and P2000 Detection Threshold

I had this done yesterday when I brought the car in for...
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