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Adding engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) to your 2001 Honda Civic is pretty easy. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Civic is located and how to add coolant. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Hondas, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. Some coolants will come premixed-that is, you don't need to add any water. These coolants will typically say 50/50 or pre-mixed on the front of the coolant bottle.
Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Civic. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Civic for head gasket leakage
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2001 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)
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)
Don't be the guy with your third brake light burnt out2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4 Cyl. Coupe (2 Door)