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Shifting problem 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.

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TRY TO DRIVE IT SLOW TO NORMAL BUT DO THE MANUAL IF ALL THE GEAR WORK WITH OUT SLIPPING I WOULD SEE IF THERE A CABLE THAT GOES TO THE TRAND THAT WILL ADJEST THROTTLE PRESURE BY MAKING CABLE LONGER OR SHORTER . CABLLE IF IT WORKS DONT DEAT IT CAUSE ITS GETTING TIRED

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Jus re-built my transmission, jus before the gear changes the engine accelerate about 200 rpm

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Sounds like it may be either a converter problem or u got some bad clutches in third in the case you need to go to a tranny shop.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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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

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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