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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
145,234 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 112007

(reported on)

Civic EX 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,234 miles


I guess there is a problem with the civic engines and accord engines getting a Lifter tick at startup. Truthfully i dont know if its the lifters or what but when i start my car up cold, there is a ticking and after about 2 minutes of driving, it goes away. Im sure its not gonna kill my engine but it is gradually getting worse. It started about at about 140,000 miles and hasn't got any better and now i have 165,00 miles.

If anyone has this problem and know possibly what it is give me some feedback on it.

- , Willis, MI, USA

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