A: They sell universal catalytic converters that don’t have bolts. Just cut off the old one and weld on the universal. If you can’t do that yourself then you can buy the manifold and cat all one piece from the dealer but you will pay a lot
Q: Exhaust Manifold for a 1998 Honda civic lx?
I have been looking online (because it is cheaper) and it is pretty cheap, but my main concern is of to will work and fit, and what all I need to buy, also some of them talk about the California emission standards, being I live in Ca what would happen? And help would be very muck appreciated
A: As long as you have the correct engine and vehicle information, you should have no trouble getting the correct part. Since you live in CA, chances are pretty good that it has California emissions. To be sure however (yes there is a difference), take a look at the underside of the hood. There should be a sticker that says “This vehicle conforms to the CALIFORNIA (or) FEDERAL emissions for 1998. If it says Federal and the word California is NOT on there, then it is not a CA car. If you see the word CALIFORNIA, then it is a Cali car.
Q: What alternator do I need? 1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe – 4 pin? 3 pin?
I am looking for an alternator for my 1998 Honda Civic EX coupe…
The hardest thing to do is find one online, for an OK price ($70 – $130, not including core, high output, 130 amp, 150 amp, or 170 amp)
The problem is that I do not know how many pins I need. I need to decide between 3 and 4 pins. I guess I am getting a reman alternator because the new ones are way too expensive.
If you have answers to either questions please please tell me where the best place is to find something like that. THANKS!!
(I blew my alt and battery because I have a 1200 watt amp, idk)
A: I looked at www.advanceautoparts.com and it shows it being a 4 pin. Their prices vary between $110 and $180.
I don’t know a lot about the bad effects of amps, and stereo systems … but if everything is wired correctly, should your amp mess your alternator and battery up?
I would think that in the worst case scenario it would pull more current than your alternator can put out causing it and the battery to die. With higher wattage systems, it puts more demand on the cars electrical system … so I guess it could cause the diodes inside the alternator to give out after a while.
I would do one of the following:
1. Replace alternator and battery with the OEM ones, and keep the bass turned down.
2. Upgrade the alternator to a higher output and replace the battery with a higher output one.
I would even consider adding a capacitor if you don’t already have one. Then maybe even order a ground wire kit for your motor.
Hope that helps some. It always sucks when you have to spend more money, but at least you won’t have to worry about it again.
Q: 1998 Honda Civic ex transmission ?
how much would a standard transmission cost for this honda… where can i look at them online?
A: U could prob get them cheaper out of a salvage yard. or ebay…craigslist an so on. but on average bout 100-300 bucks depending where u get it
Q: Cost to replace catalytic converter and/or oxygen sensor in 1998 Honda Civic LX?
My check engine light came on about two months ago and I haven’t had the time or money to get it into a shop to fix it. I have, however, done a lot of research online and figured out the light could be caused by at least one of two things: the catalytic converter or the oxygen sensor. I will take it to Auto Zone within the week to have a reading done on it (not the psychic kind) so I will be able to find out what is wrong with it officially. But in the meantime I thought I’d pose the question as to how MUCH it could end up costing me. I have heard that it could be as much as $1000 or as little as $100-500 to buy the part and have it installed. Can anyone (preferrably a mechanic) tell me around how much I am looking at spending? Thanks!
A: Catalytic converters can be fairly pricey. You’ll probably be looking at arount 300-500 just for the part plus the shop time of around an hour to an hour and a half around so 80-150 at a dealership. The O2 sensor will run around 80-130 and then the shop time on that as well…around half hour, so 40-50 bucks. So all said and done, around 800 bucks.
Q: is the 1998 mitsubishi eclipse good? Are camaro’s good? Honda civic?
they are selling me a mitsubishi eclipse year 9c it looks amazing from the outside and the inside looks really good too but I don’t know much about cars. Are this cars reliable and decent. Also saw some camaros and honda civics online are they goods? Thx also what car would you reccomend
A: The Camaro is in another class compared to the Eclipse and Honda, especially the LS1 Z28 or SS. I have a 95 Eclipse RS and from the week of purchase till now its been nothing but trouble. Head gasket, o ring, cooling tubes, and tires have blown and been replaced. Long and behold its in the shop right now getting its fuel pump replaced since that too broke two days ago… Ill have it back tomorrow. Ive only had this car for 6 months and this is everything thats happened plus the clutch is grinding now. We had a 2000 Civic before the Eclipse but we wrecked and had to get the latter. No problems with the Civic besides it being slow.
Q: I need tips with making my honda civic better!?
Alright, so I have a 98 Honda Civic LX. It looks like out of factory so nothing has been done to it, but i want to fix it up so it can look real nice. I found some pictures online can anyone help me figure out the parts to this? Well I just want to know the body of the car, like bumpers, spoilers, etc.? Thanks it would help a lot!!
Here are some pics of what I want mine to look like.
Alright, so I kinda looked a little more and I keep getting something JDM?
A: Ok, to start of with the JDM stands for japanese domestic market, but it used in the tuner world as a term for ”JDM style”, which is modifying the car with subtle japanese parts. the one in your pictures is JDM styled. JDM parts means they come from japan, and are often found standard on the japanese spec cars.
Parts, the civic in the picture has the following
Standard front facelift bumper with mugen/jun style front lip
JDM Civic VTi front fog/spot lights
”Championship white” re-spray (standard JDM civic/integra type-R colour)
door mirrors, trim, side skirts sprayed white
front window wind deflectors
Carbon fibre bonnet
Not sure on wheels, but considered JDM stlye, ie. not big 18” chrome wheels
badgeless ”ek9 style” grill
Red EK9 recaro sports seats
as far as i can tell thats all!
Q: wat size rims goes good with a 98 civic?
Im getting rims for my 1998 honda civic ex coupe and my dad says that 17’s would be to big so he says i should get 16’s but i just saw a car online thts my car and it has 18s and looks good so wat should i get??
A: Your Dad’s right. I wouldn’t go any bigger than 16″.
17″ or 18″ on that car is just asking for trouble. They’ll attract thieves, not to mention crappy ride and expensive new set of tires you’re gonna need every 20K or 30K.
Get something reasonable in 15″ or 16″, but get good tires with them. That’ll give you decent upgrade in ride quality without breaking the bank.
Q: 1998 driver side interior door panel?
where can I get a driver side interior door panel for a 1998 honda civic dx. My panel is brittle and cracking. Please help. some place online.
I know how to search the internet. Now what I want to know is, is there some site that is hard to find or I dont know about because I could not find anything. Please do not post stupid answers such as try searching the internet or try google. That does not help peple. Thanks
A: try jcwhitney, or google, interior car parts dot com
Q: What paint/supplies do I need to paint my bumper cover?
Ok so cracked up my bumper… Going to buy a new one online and paint it with my buddies paint sprayer. What type of paint should I buy? I have a 1998 Honda Civic? I mean I have the color code and stuff but I know there are like different kinds… Do I need hardener??? All that stuff… Thanks!
A: you need sandpaper, primer, body filler and paint. the hardener comes with the body filler when you buy it. i fixed a honda last fall like that and it,s still holding.
Q: Whats wrong with my 1998 Honda Prelude? I have a Catalytic Efficiency code…?
I have seen this code before. When I first bought the car I put a bottle of fuel injector cleaner in my tank and WHAM! the light came on. The code was Catalytic Converter efficiency. They cleared it and I did not see it again for over a year (about 20k miles). So, about a month ago I put another bottle in, hoping a different brand would not cause the same problem. Sure enough, as soon as I started driving the light came on. I understand, you dont keep doing things you know the result to if you dont like it, so I had them check the code and clear it, same thing. Only this time, a week later (200 miles), the light is back on. I have a 2 in Magnaflow 53004 I bought for a civic, and I never used it, will it work on my car? Also, I ran across a post online that said to check for a PCV stuck open (what is that?, how do I check? Also read to drive the MIL off? Whats that? How do I turn it off? Is this all the result of a faulty O2 sensor? Check for leakage onto harness sensor? Where? Thanks!
I cleared the code and it did not come back on again. I even added some premium “Preston Complete Fuel System Cleaner”, its FREE after rebate, with a full tank and it didnt even come back on. How much should I expect to pay for a new catalytic converter? Is this hurting my fuel economy?
A: What that code is saying is ‘everything on the engine is operating as expected, but the downstream O2 sensor is seeing a richer than normal reading coming out of the catalytic converter. This usually means the converter is failing. I would have the code cleared and see if it comes back later on, but eventuially the converter will need replacing>
Q: 185/65/14 tires vs 185/70/14 tires?
I got a set of snow tires (Michelin X-Ice XI2) for my 1998 honda civic coupe. The stock tire size is 185/65/14. The set of snow tires I got are 185/70/14. Based on online tire calculatores, the difference in diameters is bout 3%. Is my new set of snow tires ok to use on my car?
A: Yes the difference is negligible.
The stock size is 23.4″ and the snow tires are 24.1″ so were are talking about roughly 3/4″ height difference, you’ll be fine.
Q: Is a door lock assembly same as actuator?
My mechanic has advised me to order a door lock assembly for my 1998 Honda Civic. I have power locks, and my driver’s side door will not open without him having to use a Sawzall to open it, and he will have to replace the lock. While looking online, I see lots of power lock actuators. Can anyone tell me if this is what I need? Is there a difference between a lock assembly and a lock actuator? I have already ordered and received the striker, because that is what will have to be sawed to get the door opened. HELP!
A: WTF kind of mechanic are you working with there hun…….if he was any kind of a decent mechanic hewouldn’t have to use a sawzall to get your door open….there are other ways to accomplish this without damaging your car in any way…….personally I would question what is actually wrong as this guy obviously has no idea what he is doing………more likely it is nothing more than a loose rod in the door causing it to not open!!!!
BOTTOM LINE: take it to another mechanic to check out and open your door the proper way!!!!!!
PS: the actuator is what makes the electric locks work…..the lock assembly is the actual assembly that your key goes into!!!!!