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2002 Honda Civic- Car ran great and within a few minutes there was no movement forward or back. Engine still runs fine. Would the auto trans go out that completely that quickly or is it something electronic vs mechanical? I would think the trans would show signs of problems for a while before complete non operation? Fluid is fine.

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If the fluid is fine, then I would think that an electronic/mechanical breakdown has occurred.
I would have the car's computer scanned with an OBD-II Scanner in order to find out if any transmission codes have been tripped. If so, then it can be an invaluable tool to finding out what system to work on by the transmission tech.

It's likely that with the few hundred codes that are monitoring the engine and transmission, that the transmission problem will have been detected.

I would be surprised if the OBD-II system didn't detect a non operational transmission in such a late model car (1996 and above).

I can't venture to say whether it is more mechanical or electrical, but I'm leaning towards a shift solenoid or related condition.

Good luck on this repair.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Nov 12, 2010

    I'm also thinking that it could be a bad torque converter between the transmission and the engine since you lost both reverse and forward at the same time.

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