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#60 of 93 Re: 2002 Honda Civic 1.7 L Problem with cold drive away [tonfamily]
Aug 26, 2008 (3:41 pm)
I have a 2002 Civic LX Automatic, with the D17A2 motor. I just started experiencing this issue as well. Were you able to find a fix?
Here is some background on my car:
Prior to experiencing the issue you described, my Civic displayed a CEL with a diagnostic code of P0420. I removed the exhaust manifold/cat and replaced it with a DC Sports header, Random Technologies Cat, and Magnaflow muffler. As well, I installed a AEM V2 Cold Air Intake. I did this because the performance dropped to less than half (making me convinced that the cat was plugged).
During my cold air intake installation, I separated the electrical harness that held the connections between motor and:
Idle Air Control
and another sensor that is adjacent to the MAP sensor.
The reason for me doing this was because the IAC sensor could not reach the new/higher grommet hole in the cold air intake.
I've noticed depreciated gas mileage and recently was a quart low on synthetic oil after 4000 miles. Today, I had the oil changed and flushed the coolant. The tempurature runs between 190-206 degrees.
One thing I noticed is that when the car is cold, my timing is advanced between 6-11 degrees. After warm-up, my timing is 0 degrees BTDC. The MAP sensor shows a slight drop before the car warms up. Cold at idle varies from 6 to 9 inches of Mercury. Warm is steady at 9.
#61 of 93 Re: 96 Civic Auto Trans Problem [jerrydupek]
Sep 15, 2008 (11:27 pm)
i have the EXACT same problem as 'jerrydupek,' the odd rattle/grind noise b/w 36 and 40 mph that i also assume is transmission related. mine's a 97 civic DX auto trans, LOVE it, gets 42 mpg highway(!), no issues except this noise. i've had two different shops look at it over the past 9 months and naturally the noise didn't happen for either. after the 2nd mechanic trip, i headed to florida for the summer, and since here it seems to happen more often-- during the (virginia) winter, it only happened occasionally, after a couple hours of errand-running on surface streets, but during the florida summer, it's pretty much every time i drive. heading back to VA next week, searching the internet for a clue as to whether i should plan to drive only during daylight hours for safety in case this means something's about to fail... anyone have any advice for me?
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#62 of 93 2004 Civic MT, problem when in 1st Gear
Feb 03, 2009 (4:02 pm)
I just recently changed the oil in my Honda Civic. It has 101K miles so I went synthetic with Valvoline, mobile 1 oil filter. Not even a week after oil change, I notice that from a complete stop, when on first gear and accelerating, I notice a grinding/shaking I think in the engine or the front tires. But when shifting to 2nd gear, the grinding/shacking goes away. Is this something related to the oil change that I just did or is it something totally isolated? I would appreciate the advice on what to do.
#63 of 93 Re: 2004 Civic MT, problem when in 1st Gear [Civic2004A]
Feb 05, 2009 (1:25 pm)
Likely it is unrelated, but who knows what got bumped while underneath the car.
I use valvoline 0-40w Synthetic and have some of the same issues. Understand, that is the oil I use in the motor and not the transmission. Manual Transmission
fluid in a Honda is not the same as the motor oil you use. This can be a common mistake as some older American cars DO use motor oil in the gear boxes.
Outside of the oil you used, there are other reasons you can feel a shudder in first gear. Here is a rundown list in no particular order:
1. Clutch is engaging and the flywheel or clutch pads have worn or have hard spots. Replace clutch and flywheel.
2. Master cylinder is low or has bubbles in the clutch fluid. Try a complete bleed and replace with synthetic brake fluid.
3. Master or slave cylinder is having a problem (air leak or problems compressing fluid). Replace whichever is leaking or both to be safe.
4. Front motor mount rubber is worn. Inspect and/or replace
5. Transmission mount is worn. Inspect and/or replace
6. Air filter is very overused and motor can't breath at low RPM. Replace air filter.
7. Axels (half shafts) are worn. Stop the car. Turn the wheel all the way to one side or another and accellerate. Do you hear a clunk? If so, you will need to replace the half shaft on the side that is clunking. It is best to do this in pairs and you won't need to replace the mid-shaft unless you are pushing up to 800hp. Half shafts usually come with the CV boot pre-installed and I don't recommend you replacing this on your own. Its a pain. If there is no clunk, check for grease in the axel area. This can be a sign of the axel grinding and putting resistance on the motor and tranny.
#64 of 93 97 CIVIC LX WITH SOME TRANS PROBLEM
Mar 24, 2009 (9:58 am)
I was replacing the axles thought that I had them in. When I took it for a ride they popped out and heard a little scrapping sound. Put it in neutral and shut the car down. Got it home jacked it up and put the axles back in checking that they were both in . Now I have no gears, no park,no reverse. What could be the problem and how do I fix it.
#65 of 93 Re: 96 civic transmission [jdesrosiers]
Apr 12, 2009 (6:30 pm)
Hey, did you ever get a answer as to what the problem was? I have the same issue on my 93 civic. it's like someone pushed a clutch in and you can't go anywhere. shut it off and back on and go...for a little while anyway. Please let me know...e-mail me direct b_a_mechyahoo.com. Thanks, Ron
#66 of 93 Re: 96 Civic Auto Trans Problem [jerrydupek]
Jun 01, 2009 (6:52 am)
I had the same problem. It was a sensor connected to the transmission that went bad that caused it
#67 of 93 '95 Honda Civic EX Auto Trans Question
Jun 16, 2009 (7:17 pm)
I have a '95 Honda Civic EX, was checking the trans fluid two weeks ago, and it needed one pint, added the pint and all was well. Two weeks later, I check the trans fluid and find out it needa three pints. Car is not leaking it out anywhere, but it does seem foamy on the dipstick. What can be causing this problem? Thanx in advance for any and all advice.
#68 of 93 Re: '95 Honda Civic EX Auto Trans Question [lmoreno3]
Jun 16, 2009 (7:24 pm)
I'm stumped. I suggest you call as many transmission shops as possible until you triangulate one with a good reputation. I've used yelp.com in the past and it worked out for me.
#69 of 93 Re: 96 civic transmission [jdesrosiers]
Jun 18, 2009 (7:33 am)
Same issues with my 97 civic ex. No issues with transmission prior to this. No noise, dragging, hard shifting etc... absolutely nothing. Car is running great, I stop at the store, get back in start driving and about two minutes in car just won't go. Engine revs when accelerator pushed but just won't go. Like it kicked in to neutral. Put the car in park and shift into drive and nothing. Turn car off re-start and goes into drive fine but only for a few minutes then same thing. Had a "shady" mechanic look at it and he said needs new trans, but all he did was drive the car to diagnose. I find it hard to believe the transmission would go just like that with no previous issues and no other symptoms. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks.