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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Nov 18, 2003 (7:18 pm)
The transmission fluid used may not have affected it, or could it have? My friend had a 1995 Civic DX coupe with a 5 speed manual transmission. We changed the fluid with Mobil 1 10w 40 motor oil (or something like that I can't remember the exact viscocity and weight) as this is a common fluid for a manual transmission. After we made the change a couple of days later he started complaining of shifting a lot more stiff than it used to be. We went to the Honda dealer and did not know they offered a special fluid just for their manual tranmssions. We drained out the Mobil 1 and put in the HMTF. The shifting improved 100%. We only let the motor oil run through there for about 150 miles or so. I would still say there might just be a computer issue or speed sensor that is having problems communicating between the tranny and the computer that tells the tranmission when to shift. I think the reason it shifts smooth under full throttle is because you are basically red lining the engine which I believe some kind of limiter in the computer will force the car to shift...but I'm not sure how true that statement is. It may not be as bad as you think, but if I were in your shoes, I would have it looked at A.S.A.P. because if it is a serious problem developing you aren't helping it any by contiuning to drive it without a fix. The sooner you have it looked at the less money it might cost you in the long run IMO. Let me know what happens..Nick
Nov 19, 2003 (12:22 pm)
Thanks Nick, I'll let you know what I find out.
#2496 of 5207 hi everyone
Nov 20, 2003 (7:00 am)
i asked this in another board too, but i don't see an ACTIVE Civic Hatchback board, so thought i would ask here.
looking at used 96-97 Civic Hatchbacks. outside of timing belt/mileage issues, what should i look out for when considering one of these cars?
Nov 20, 2003 (4:13 pm)
Only real issues other than basic things to always check for such as fluid conditions and radiator condition, would be to make sure that it doesnt overheat as the head gaskets sometimes are issues with them. As long as it doesnt overheat on a good test drive then letting it sit and idle for 5 min or so you should be good. Also if not already done the 96 and 97 Hondas have an emissions extension on them which is nice up to 14 years or 100k. Good luck
Nov 20, 2003 (5:10 pm)
Once you hown in on a particular car have pay a trusted mechanic the $50-$100 to check the car over. Worth every penny in the aggravation they typically can help you avoid. Good luck
#2499 of 5207 92 Civic fuel injection problem
Nov 22, 2003 (8:23 am)
My '92 Civic quit suddenly. I first thought the timing belt went. Compression is a little over 150 lbs. Poured a little gas into intake aircleaner hose., and tried to start but erratically..It's a 91 cid engine..any thoughts about the fuel injection circuit?...Fuel looks clean, dis-conected the fuel line and delivery looks ok....I thought maybe this is somewhat of a common problem with a relativly simple remedy
Nov 22, 2003 (11:47 am)
Need to check for the basics such as do you have spark, pull a plug wire and insert an old plug or something and see if it sparks, do you have good fuel pressure/flow, finally static timing check if you know how but chances are that you dont have fuel or spark and causes would be bad coil or igniter, or bad fuel main relay or tw sensor..See if you have spark first..good luck
#2501 of 5207 advise on clicking noise
Nov 22, 2003 (6:17 pm)
I own a Civic EX '02 model. Whenever I decelerate I hear a clicking noise around the front wheels. Sometimes there is a loud clicking sound, but mostly it has been faint. This is a pretty new car. The Honda service center has said that the problem may be because of the spurs on the axles. However, the problem still pursists. The noise has begun to trouble me. Any advise on where and why this problem occurs would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
#2502 of 5207 2003 Civic EX Coupe Tires
Nov 23, 2003 (2:44 pm)
Hey all. My Civic is fairly new and has less than 7000 miles on it. My front tires (original equipment) spin like crazy when I accelerate from a stop in wet conditions. I swear I even skidded on dry pavement while braking one time. I've got 'em pumped up to 30 psi, as suggested on the inside of my car door. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Any suggestions? I'm considering replacing the tires with BFGoodrich Traction T/A's. Think this will help?
Nov 23, 2003 (4:53 pm)
It's because they put a cheaper set of Firestones on the Civics instead of putting the Michelins on there like they do the Accords, or maybe you're a leadfoot...although not that that is a bad thing . If you're looking for more traction though I would upgrade to something better, such as maybe a Michelin or even what you are talking about would be fine.