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Honda Civic, Honda S2000, Coupe, Sedan
#19 of 93 2002 Civic EX- Transmission Failed
Feb 28, 2007 (7:56 am)
I love Honda. I had plans on buying more hondas someday. However, I'm really upset- I bought a brand new 2002 civic ex. This month I finally paid it off, and wouldn't you know, the transmission just died. It has 58K miles on it. It is at the dealership now, who has offered to pay the price of the transmission, but not for service or "freight". Has anyone else heard of this issue- transmission problems in civic 02s?
#20 of 93 Re: 2002 Civic EX- Transmission Failed [megrnc]
Mar 01, 2007 (1:06 pm)
A failed transmission at only 58k miles is very unusual on a Civic. If you are saying the dealership will pickup the cost of the tranny while you pay the labor, it seems fair since you are well out of the warranty. I would do some checking aroudn on the internet just to make sure there are no TSBs or recalls.
#21 of 93 transmission noise
Mar 15, 2007 (4:37 pm)
I got my civic about a year ago. In august my mileage was about 7k . I began noticing that whenever i was parking and changed from drive to reverse and vice-versa, the transmission makes this loud "CLANK" noise. If anybody's had this issue or knows anything related, please share your knowledge.
#22 of 93 Re: transmission noise [buffdizzle]
Mar 29, 2007 (12:47 pm)
If it's what I am thinking, it's normal. Both my S2k and Impreza do this.
#23 of 93 Re: transmission noise [buffdizzle]
Apr 02, 2007 (2:31 pm)
I have the same noise you're talking about on my 2007 civic SI . I don't think it's a problem, b/c I heard similar noises on other cars. You can always talk to your mechanic when you get your car serviced again.
#24 of 93 2007 civic SI transmission
Apr 02, 2007 (2:33 pm)
Anyone have a problem with the popping out 3rd gear or transitions from 1->2 gear and 2->3 gear and then 4->3 gear? I heard from many people that changing the transmission fluid with GM syncomesh works and gets rid of the grinding/popping/shifting problems.
Also, what's the best transmission fluid should I be looking into?
#25 of 93 Re: 2007 civic SI transmission [xmontx]
Apr 03, 2007 (11:10 am)
I use GM synchromesh FM in my S2000 and the shifting quality was improved because of it. I never had popping issues and grinding only occured in the cold mornings but overall shifting quality was "smoothed up".
Research has told me that the SM is the best one. Redline makes a fluid but I believe it's tempermental in the hot weather.
#26 of 93 Re: 2007 civic SI transmission [anythngbutgm]
Apr 04, 2007 (8:29 am)
By switching to GM synchromesh, will that void my warranty? Also what does "FM" stand for in GM synchromesh? Is it a higher transmission fluid?
#27 of 93 Re: 2007 civic SI transmission [xmontx]
Apr 06, 2007 (8:40 am)
I've got the same question. My s2000 is going into the dealer on Monday because of rattling in the transmission. Will they be able to tell that I've put in GM Syncromesh FM? The car is still under warranty and I'm worried they'll us the fluid as way out.
#28 of 93 Re: 2007 civic SI transmission
Apr 16, 2007 (8:23 pm)
The Civic SI tranny is most likely the same or close to the same as the RSX-S tranny. Which many people have had some big time trouble with. If the problem gets worst and continues use the lemon law. And as long as the GM Syncromesh oil is the recommended weight it won’t void a warranty. But I would recommend better oil... try Amsoil Syncromesh (they ARE the best). Go here for REAL oil syntheticperformance.com then click on Online Product Application Guide.">link title