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My honda civic has high RPM's on the gauge but the motor sounds fine

My honda civic rmp gauge revs up past the red line when im not even going fast, yet the motor sounds fine, what does that mean?

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If its doing it when your accelerating, you have a transmission slip, if not you probably have a bad shift solenoid and its not switching gears

Posted on May 16, 2014

Testimonial: "thank you for getting back to me i just bought the car and i am super stressed out about it, the rpm gauge started acting crazy yesterday and today its way in the red line when i accellerate and some time s not even when i am driving ....but thank u for answering me you are awsome"

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    rachael May 16, 2014

    does this mean i need to repalce the tranny? or shift solenoid?

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    rachael May 16, 2014

    omg thank you guys so much!!!! that makes sence

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Yes it looks like it. Provided you installed the thermostat in the correct direction, Here's the test, remove the radiator cap, start the car and wait for the engine to warm up, When you can see the temp begin to rise on the gauge the thermostat will open. While reving the engine look for turbulance in the coolant/antifreeze in the radiator opening.
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