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#63 of 94 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 94 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 94 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 94 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 94 '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 94 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 94 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.
Jul 25, 2009 (10:45 pm)
I have a 97 civic DX, manual transmission. Lately when I am in 3rd gear and I take my foot off the gas pedal it makes a groan/hum sound that may sound a bit like metal. The sound is audible at about 26 mph. The sound doesn't last long and I have not experienced any problems with performance. I'm worried it may be my transmission. I may have heard this sound in 2nd gear too, again only when I release my foot from the gas pedal. Any ideas? I love my car! It has nearly 210,000 miles and I haven't had any major problems with it, only routine stuff for a car with so many miles! Thanks so much! I want to save my Civic!
#71 of 94 Transmission fluid drain and fill vs flush
Aug 04, 2009 (5:06 pm)
I am interested in if draining and filling transmission fluid is just as good as flushing it at a mechanic's shop. I'm figuring instead of paying a shop the extra labor on top of the cost of the expensive Honda trans fluid I could drain and fill more often. Any experience advice would be appreciated.
#72 of 94 Re: Transmission fluid drain and fill vs flush [carollee3]
Aug 04, 2009 (7:07 pm)
A drain and refill is good enough.