2006 Honda Civic


January, 21, 2010 AT 5:07 PM

Noises problem
2006 Honda Civic Automatic 60,050 miles

To Billymac,
thanks for that very enlightening and informative answer you gave. As to your reply and question at the same time, when they changed the suspension, they claimed the noise disappeared but my husband and I have been hearing it every now and then altho not that loud and in some occasions only when we get to drive in not so rough road. We always complained about it but they always give excuses like it came from a loose screw in the glove compartment and others. I completely agree with you about HOnda, I just need to confirm my suspicion regarding the unit I bought as brand new barely 4 years ago.
From a mechanics point of view when you say problems of car due to wear and tear due to use for 4 years at 60,050 mileage with regular maintenance check as prescribed by the cars manual with the car plant ( meaning no other mechanic has touched the unit at any time except HONDA only), does it include a bent rocker shaft?


9 Answers



January, 21, 2010 AT 7:23 PM

Hi susan. Sorry took so long, but your question went to the wrong place, but I found it anyway. In the future just hit reply it will come to me.

Ok normal wear and tear in your situation. Would not apply to the rocker shaft. There are 1000, s of honda, s on the road that have never been to the dealer and still have 200.00 miles on them, without bent rocker shafts. So no other answer. MANUFACTURE DEFECT. Honda will repair it just demand it and if the service dept will not cooperate. Ask for the honda reps phone number.

Honda does not want to lose customers like you guys.

I hope this helps. Please vote ty billymac


January, 22, 2010 AT 6:19 AM


your answers have been a big help. You answer straight to the point with strong conviction and authority and without bias. Thank you very much on both occasions.



January, 25, 2010 AT 4:10 PM



January, 26, 2010 AT 8:31 AM

Hello again billymac. You mentioned that there may be flaw in the whole engine as a result of this bent rocker shaft, so why change the rocker shaft only, don't you think that the best thing to address this is to change the whole engine itself?



January, 26, 2010 AT 9:25 PM

Hi, again.
Well, the eng and cyl head are actually two different assemblies. As in one is made at one plant and the other is from another plant, and the prob you are haveing, is a prob in the cyl head. Since you don, t mention any oil consumption, smoke or lower engine noise.

Then it would be safe to say the eng is ok, but the cyl head may have been damaged.

So as a customer of honda you should shoot for a new engine, however honda will most likely use the facts that I just posted to offer you a new cylinder head assy. And if they replace the head the eng will be fine.

So I guess what I am saying should you get a new eng? Yes. But will honda put a whole eng in, most likely not. Lol it, s a crap shoot, if you get the right rep you get everything you want if not who knows.

Good luck. Billymac


January, 26, 2010 AT 10:16 PM

Thanks again Billymac. Will put in mind all the things you mentioned. If its ok with you, I will update you on my Hondas case.

You've been very helpful. GOD bless.



January, 27, 2010 AT 1:15 PM

Absolutely, I am VERY INTEESTED in how this works out with, honda. Have a nice day. Billy


February, 10, 2010 AT 7:37 PM

Hello billymac,

i am back to ask you another important question. 2009, I had problems with my tires because their shapes changed from round to oblong(?) Because they were always parked or not used for long period according to them. Honda advised me to changed all tires, so I asked them if it is ok to change all my tires from size 16(the original size) to a size 17 with the same specs of the new Honda Civic 2009. They answered yes. So I did just that, But since then my steering wheel started to wiggle. After several check-up with them they said its the mags that's causing the wheels to wigglle. Could this be a cause of the bent rocker shaft? Had they not approved of my changing to a bigger tire size then I would have opted not to do so. Sorry for asking too many questions.


February, 15, 2010 AT 6:42 PM

This question was intended for billymac initially but since he has no reply, anybody in authority could answer, please.

I would just like to know if changing from a size 16 tire to a size 17 tire of Honda Civic AT 2006 would cause a bent rocker arm shaft?

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