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1996 Honda Civic repairs by problem area

Engine (52%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 25 repairs.
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1996 Honda Civic repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (30%)

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Chart based on 20 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1996 Honda Civic

Engine not specified

Honda in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

155000 mi

US $300
driver side shock absorber had to be replaced. passenger side although still good, needed to be replaced as a result. 
Honda in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2015 - Feb 2016
Oct 2015

280500 mi

US $30
small oil leak from headcover gasket 
Feb 2016

283000 mi
windows didnt work 
Honda in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

130000 mi

US $600
Original cv joints finally gave up the ghost after 17 years and 130k miles. 
Honda in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

216000 mi

US $20
engine overheated. Nearby mechanic quoted too much. Towed car. Replaced thermostat. 
Honda in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

173600 mi

C $400
Rusted through muffler replaced. 

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1996 Honda Civic 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Honda in Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2009
Mar 2009

287000 mi
Broken vaccuum line; self-repair. 
Honda in Maryland, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2015
Sep 2009

202000 mi

US $1550
persistent stalling after high speed travel noisy transmission- bearing went bad. 
Feb 2010

205500 mi

US $150
flange at rear of "j" pipe broke, allowing a exhaust leak 
Honda in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2011

US $800
cracked exhaust manifold = meant loss of power and unsteady driving. 

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1996 Honda Civic 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Honda in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

55180 mi

C $25
Bad rubber like squeak sound from front driver's side when suspension compressed over bump. Took a long time of trial and error, but rust proof spray in all suspension parts cleared up the problem. No major issue found, though I spent a lot of time looking. Issue has not returned. 
Honda in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

151900 mi

US $400
Service the AC for the first time since owning the car 

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1996 Honda Civic 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Honda in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2011 - Nov 2012
Mar 2012

131000 mi

US $750
Replaced block thermostats and sensors since engine temperature gauge on cluster panel is not fully functioning. Turns out there's another sensor I should have replaced instead. Replaced engine block mount. Replaced windshield washer fluid sprayer nozzles, left and right. 
Nov 2012

135000 mi
I never did fix the temperature gauge problem. I never figured out exactly which part to replace. Some friends needed her so we sold her to them as is. 
Honda in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jan 2011
Oct 2009

106020 mi

C $450
Passenger side drive shaft replacement. Flex pipe broke, replaced. Brake lines burst at shop after pressure test. 
Feb 2010

108500 mi

C $1300
Throw-out bearing in transmission failed, needed to be replaced. Clutch replaced while transmission was out. 
Jan 2011

113460 mi

C $500
Failed emissions, new plugs, leads, O2 sensor, etc. 

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1996 Honda Civic 2-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Honda in Ohio, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
Mar 2012

171000 mi

US $900
Replace front rotors, calipers, pads AC recharge, replaced dehydrator 
Honda in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

90000 mi

US $100
Discovered bad engine mount. Changed also. 

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