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2002 Honda Civic repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 248 repairs.

2002 Honda Civic engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (34%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 67 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

127-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

109000 mi

US $756
Vibration coming from transmission due to bad motor mount Mounting bolts tightened, solved problem 
181000 mi

US $800
Replaced water pump and timing belt 
190000 mi

US $648
Radiator cracked; was replaced with new unit. 
125000 mi

US $680
replace water pump, timing belt and tensioner 
135000 mi

US $35
replace fuel cap that was not sealing properly which caused car to fail smog test 
154000 mi

US $1500
Car overheated. Radiator cap tested bad. Overheat eventually caused blown head gasket with coolant slowly leaking into 2 cylinders- caused rough idle at start up for ~30 sec. Water pump leaking slightly so also replaced. 
158700 mi

US $690
Replaced one bad ignition coil 
168000 mi

US $785
Engine warning light on. Identified and replaced Purge Valve Solenoid Cracked Exhaust manifold/catalytic converter combination (functions combined to one part on Civic). Manifold/cat was removed, crack was welded and re-installed with new gaskets. 
183000 mi

US $150
Overheat in stopped traffic after long driving on Freeway. Mechanic couldn't recreate problem. Had them replace radiator fan relay based on my opinion that an old relay might cause this intermittent. Not successful. 
184000 mi Based on online research, I put the car on a hill with the front end at the higher point and ran the engine for about 30 minutes with the radiator cap off and the heater on. Air was trapped in the coolant. I repeated this 3 more times, no more bubbles. 

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2002 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

117-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

76260 mi

C $1565
Leaking seal on fuel injector.  leaking fuel around injectors, replaced all injector seals and replaced timing belt at the same time 
141000 mi

US $880
Crack in exhaust manifold. Manifold, with integrated catalytic converter, replaced. 

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2002 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

80600 mi

C $1500
Front engine mount replaced. 
186000 mi Oil leak. Cannot determine where it is leaking from. Originally they replaced a seal, but this did not correct the problem. 

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2002 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

127-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

140000 mi

US $50
Replaced exhaust manifold due to the noise 
174000 mi Replaced water passage gasket 

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2002 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

138000 mi However, the shop did notice a small leak in the catalytic converter, not affecting the car. 

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2002 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

40500 mi

US $800
Rear Oil Seal 
41000 mi

US $100
Also replaced leaking engine seal from last repair visit (no charge for replacing seal) 
78000 mi

US $243
Oil change and replaced oil pan gasket, exhaust gasket. Showing signs that was starting to go. 

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2002 Honda Civic 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

85000 mi

US $3000
Timing Belt Tensioner Broke. The Whole Bottom of my engine needed to be rebuilt. Bent Cylinders.  

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2002 Honda Civic Engine Problems

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