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2012 Honda Civic Sedan DX 4dr Man

2012 Honda Civic Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
28 (Est) mpg city / 36 (Est) mpg hwy
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July 18, 2013, 11:58 am


Question: Weird sounds/vibrations during idle

One thing I notice about my 2011 Civic is that when it's on idle (going drive-thru), the engine periodically make a loud vibration (hard to explain since i'm not really mechanically trained), but it sounds like a fan was spinning faster for like a second or two, then it goes back to normal, then about 15 - 20 seconds later it would do the same thing. I can hear/feel this even with the windows close, just wanna know what's going on.

July 18, 2013, 8:10 pm

Richard W
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It could be the cooling fans going on and off. But to be sure I would have the dealer look at it. You should still be under warranty.

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