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Old 28 Mar 2008, 01:16 pm
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Default What do I need to do to my 1997 Honda Civic?

I've had it for about a year and all i've done is get an oil change. I don't know what im suppose to do to maintain my car! What am i suppose to look out for or change?
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umm have you only had 1 oil change in a year? your suppose to change oil every 3k miles check and change all fluids regularley
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if i was you i would change the oil the spark plugs and air filter
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It all depends on what the current mileage is on the vehicle and what the maintenance history was before you got the car.on the 97 the owners manual called foril changes every 3750 milesfluid inspections, safety inspections, tire pressrue adjustment etc every 3750 milestire rotation every 7500 milesclean and adjust brakes every 7500 milesair filter every 15000 milesspark plugs every 30000 milesvalve adjustment every 30000 milestransmission oil change every 60000 milestiming belt every 90000 miles(water pump, coolant and other drive belts are changed when the timing belt is changed)distributor cap and rotor as necessary but usually every 100,000by far the most critical adjustment in terms of the performance and fuel economy on that car is the valve adjustment. that is certainly one thing you'll want to dothe fuel filter is in the gas tank and doen't require replacementuse the above as a guide to what you should do. if you don't know what was done before you got the car, divide the mileage by each of the intervals (3750, 7500, 15000, 30,000, 60,000, 90,000) and you'll be able to see what you're due forhope that helps
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oil change every 3,000 miles, air filter 12,000 spark plugs, pcv, fuel filter, transmission fluid 30,000. also check the ignition wires, cap and rotor** if you got about 100,000 miles timing belt
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i would take it to a mechanic and have a tune up and radiator flush, trans flush the whole 9 yards bro. hope this helps.
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to remove the guestwork out of the equation, always refer to the owners manual for servicing and maintenance intervals. to know the previous maintenance history of your car, it is recorded in a laser card. every honda civic comes with a laser card and owners manual. if not you should retrieve it from the previous owner.
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Do what honda guy says...He's right...Pricey but right...I would say...make sure it has one dam good alarm...97's gets stolen ALL THE TIME!!!
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oil changes every 2500-3500 milesfluid inspections, safety inspections, tire pressrue adjustment every 3000 milestire rotation every 7000 milesclean and adjust brakes every 9000 milesair filter every 15000 miles or just get a K&N spark plugs every 30000 milesvalve adjustment every 30000 milestransmission oil change every 60000 mileswhen you do this also replace distributorchange spark plugs and wirestiming belt every 90000 mileswhen you do this also check/replace the water pump, coolant and other drive belts are changed when the timing belt is changeddistributor cap and rotor as necessary but usually every 100,000
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