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Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 2001 Honda Civic is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 1.7 liter engine should be cool to the touch when you check it. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Civic is located and how to check the coolant level. If you need to add anti-freeze, be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of coolant to add - in Hondas, it usually located in a section titled Fluid Capacities towards the end of your manual. See our video on how to add engine coolant for tips on adding coolant to your Civic.
Always wear safety goggles when working on your Civic. Taking off the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to up explosively and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Civic for head gasket leakage.
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)