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In the video above, we show you how to fix minor oil leaks in your 1997 Honda Civic. We will show you specifically how to determine if the fluid leaking from your Civic is oil, check your oil level and fix the oil leak using stop leak. Extremely low oil levels can critically damage your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the 1997 Civics with the 1.6 liter engine are often due to a bad seal in the drain plug - the metal washer in your drain plug can only be tightened a few times before it loses its ability to seal and should be replaced periodically to prevent leaking. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your Civic, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim.
Fixing minor oil leaks is fairly straightforward, but first, make sure that your engine is cold and that your Civic is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low. Check our What is Leaking? video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your Civic if you are unsure.
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If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
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Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.