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98 Civic Auto Trans Slippage

VIN: -->1HGEJ6678WL022623; LX Sedan 4 Speed Automatic

Automatic transmission in a 1998 Civic LX (w/145k) has a shifting problem between 2nd and 3rd gear. The shift will be not smooth and takes a second to engage into 3rd. Though if I drive harder and have it shift over 4500 RPM into 3rd, it will shift cleanly.

I did a quick look at the transmission fluid, the level looks fine, the color is light red. The transmission jumps/surges when it shifts from 2nd to 3rd, but only if it shifts below 4500 RPM. It is not a clean shift into 3rd. It will rev up a little before going into 3rd. Otherwise, the other shifts, 1st to 2nd, 3rd to 4th, are smooth.

Tried a bottle of Lucas OIl- no help!

Anybody have any ideas????

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  • opauly Jan 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. I own a Civic LX 98 automatic transmission and it takes a few seconds to engage 3rd gear. It makes driving very uncomfortable, yet I havent tried it over 4500rpm. I dont want to think its the whole transmission I have to replace...

  • 46jdh Mar 12, 2009

    I have the same problem of the slippage between 2nd and 3rd. I took it to a trans. shop, they said they have to get into the trans. to fix it which would be costly. They told me to drive it until it gets worse. That was at 97K now I'm at 212K and it is not any worse. Most of my miles are highway.

  • Adam
    Adam May 11, 2010

    Dose it have any issues down shifting from any gear where it causes the car to **** at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    lights at shifter don't turn on and revving 2nd to 3rd shift

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Have Honda civic 1996 vtec,wen the engines at cold temp.it shifts normally from 1st to 4th gear,but when it reach the hot temp(1/2 at the temp.guage) it won't shift anymore ,up shift or down shift nothing.its likely stock at second gear.turn off the engine let it cool down about an hour to have it shift again.what could be the problem?is it the shift solenoid or something els?lol thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    trans not shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear sometimes if you run up rpm;sand let off gas it will shift into 3rd but not into 4th

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You need to replace clutch pack for that gear can be ordered seperately from parts store or dealer if you want to save money call peach street auto recycling at 1800-365-2341 for a warrantied used one! also might be time for change trans filter and fluid filter could be slightly clogged but I lean towards clutch pack I replace these alot on Hondas

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I have a 1997 Honda LXI (Philippine dealer). The automatic transmission (specially for reverse) takes a while to engage. Sometimes you have to rev up before it engages

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