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Honda Civic, Honda S2000, Coupe, Sedan
#77 of 96 Re: 2002 Civic Auto Trans [s1bro]
Sep 02, 2009 (7:13 am)
I have seen the correction and I know it is a 2007 Civic and the short answer is "no" there is no device that inhibits ones ability to inadvertently place the transmission into other than D (of course there is a lock-out to prevent insertion into R or P ). Automobile testers have noted this "flaw" in their tests of the recent Civics and I think Accords as well...maybe all Honda products with auto transmissions. Only deliberate attention to which gear is selected works, sorry.
#78 of 96 Re: 2002 Civic Auto Trans [targettuning]
Sep 02, 2009 (7:20 am)
OK, so I'll spend some time tinkering in my garage to come up with one. If it works I'll let you know, right after I patent it.
#79 of 96 Re: 2002 Civic Auto Trans [s1bro]
Sep 02, 2009 (8:40 am)
Does anybody have any info on a device that prevents the driver from slapping the tranny directly into 3rd (bypassing "D") ? I could swear that my daughter is not making sure that she is in the proper gear placement and is therefore wasting gas.
No, she is not a hot-rodder, she probably is just not paying attention.
Any device or other ideas would be appreciated.
Make her drive manual. If she is not paying atention what gear she puts her automatic in, then she is probably not paying attention to her driving either. Driving stick will force to pay attention to the vehicle and the road.
#80 of 96 Re: 2002 Civic Auto Trans [blueiedgod]
Sep 02, 2009 (8:53 am)
I agree that driving a manual causes the driver to pay more attention, one is more "connected" to the car than just sloughing about in "D". However, my daughter has not been trained to drive a stick, even though I have been doing so since I first learned to drive. Additionally, as you can see in post # 77, even auto "experts" have had the same problem with the Honda auto. On the rare occasion that I have driven her car, I too, have found myself banging it into 3rd before leaving my driveway.
#81 of 96 Civic Tranny noise?
Aug 04, 2010 (2:27 pm)
I have a 1999 Honda Civic w/5 speed. The transmission seems to make a noise when in gear and at certain mph speeds. I checked the fluid level and added a little to top it off but it still makes the noise. Should I worry about the noise and is this something to worry about? Thanks!
#82 of 96 1993 civic AT trans slipping
Oct 14, 2010 (6:53 pm)
Have a 93 Honda civic with AT trans. I had replaced the motor a couple of months ago and the tranny was out as well. Trans goes in/out of gear easily/quickly, BUT slips when you start driving and as it's shifting, sometimes it does work good though. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
#83 of 96 Honda Civic transmission question
Oct 15, 2010 (7:10 am)
I'm thinking of buying an automatic transmission 2001 Honda Civic with about 79k. The guy who's selling it told me that he has only changed some soft parts of the transmission when fixing the car but he didn't rebuild the transmission. Does anybody know if this is a serious issue or it's something that can be replaced and the transmission will work with no problems.
The other thing he changed is the speed sensor which I don't think it's a big deal. The car is priced about $5k. What do you think about the price considering the age etc of the car. Carfax is perfect with no issues.
It's gonna be my first car and I'm really nervous.
#84 of 96 Transmission question
Jan 07, 2011 (11:06 am)
I have a 1988 Honda Civic Hatch 1.5L 16 valve carb/fuel injection technology auto transmission (so it says), when I first turn it on and it's cold I then put it in reverse or drive and the idle wont go down for the gear to go in and the gear slams in kind of hard. When the car is warm everything is fine, the issue is only when its cold. Is there anything I can check/replace to make the gear go in better when the car is cold.
#85 of 96 08 Civic LX - Vibration b/w 25-30 and 35-40 mph
Jan 13, 2011 (7:07 pm)
I got a 08 Honda civic lx 37k miles last month. It used to be smooth during initial 2 weeks but after that when winter /snow started I started noticing an intense vibration in steering and gas pedal b/w 27-30 and 37-40 mph. If I slightly press the gas pedal the gear downshifts, sound changes and becomes smooth. During this vibration the rpm nears 1000. But I noticed after driving for 20-30 minutes I am not feeling this vibration much.
I took it to the dealer (mine is Honda certified and also I got the extended warranty) , we went for a test drive and I replicated the vibration. The technician said itís because the torque converter is locking up the gears for fuel efficiency and this is normal for all Hondas with 4cyl. He also mentioned since I am driving slow and steady you will feel this. Finally he gave me the report as working as designed.
I am wondering is this normal for Honda? Or its due to winter temperature drop.
Thanks in Advance
#86 of 96 Re: Auto shift lever stuck! [cam2003]
May 07, 2011 (8:31 am)
I have the same problem with a honda civic hybrid 2005. did you get this resolved? if so what did you do?