The Consumer Also Had Difficulty Starting The Vehicle And After 10 Seconds, The Vehicle Would Start. They changed my fluid and I am still having the same problem. I do need to clarify my comment on the Honda specific fluid vs Castrol fluid etc. After 1000 miles 3rd gear seemed difficult to engage or sometimes refused to engage at all and popped out when attempts were made. As owners brought in their cars to the dealers the same story like a broken record was heard in many cases, dealers suspecting abuse or refusing service due to modifications.
Car was taken into the shop and is currently being repaired. Ever since I purchased the car I have been having transmission problems with it. When the engine overheated and stalled, he lost power steering and brakes. But moving away from the S2000 problems we come to the released in 2003 for the first time with a 6 speed manual. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more, see our about us page: link below. I drive conservatively and perform regular maintenance.
The dealer finally claims its a computer issue, and we are waiting on parts. Whether Honda dealership can replicate it or not, this is a safety issue particularly while driving in the city were the traffic is heavy most of the time. For the next few months I could hear a faint rubbing sound from the rear end. They are telling me now that it should have fixed the problem and I shouldn't be experiencing it anymore. When it does finally go into gear it's real rough and doesn't accelerate at the speed it should, it acts like it doesn't want to go. There have been nine generations of the Honda Civic; the ninth generation began with the 2011 model. Dealer found no problem after considerable time spent with vehicle.
Rebuilt transmission and replaced torque converter. Honda has had numerous complains regarding the manual transmissions and the failures that they've had. Bought replacement tranny, had it rebuilt, and replaced tranny myself. Considering self-repair options for clutch slave cylinder. Turned out to be a 3rd gear pressure plate. I also have an issue with reverse engaging sometimes also but that is a common problem I have had with other 5 speeds with the same shift pattern. Consumer Writes In Regards To Engine Block Failure.
Dealership folks said this is a common issue. You have to do a complete flush to get the Pep Boys stuff out. I would like to have some ammo. The message boards filled up with questions on how to make these cars faster and more extreme. Mechanic recommended transmission overhaul - replace clutch packs and seals. It is an intermittent safety problem.
After a few weeks in the car, I grew to love it. I mentioned to one of the tech at the dealer when I had the struts replaced but he seemed to ignore my question. If you released the clutch pedal quickly, the pressure plate seemed to react slowly. Diagnosis of clutch pedal noise and rough feel. I have never had a clutch go bad on me.
They also say they can't duplicate the problem. Some grinding occurs when shifting at times, other times it pops out of gear. Upon doing research I see that many others are or have experienced the same problem. I had it towed to the Honda dealership and was told that my clutch in a year old car was burned out. I was told the noise whining would get louder over time and eventually fail. With additional information you could receive meaningful help.
They said Honda does not have any recommendations for this issue via the phone technical line. The 3rd gear problem is directly related to the clutch burning out. The vehicle has been diagnosed by the dealer 3 times. They changed my fluid and I am still having the same problem. The slave cylinder went out. They said nothing was wrong with it and it was due to the way we drove the vehicle, even though their technician replicated the issue.
Recall for popping out of third but mine was not doing that. The consumer stopped to the dealer, where they showed him the 4 problem areas of the engine where the leakage occurred. It sounded much like a brake pad as it hits the high spot on a warped rotor…a swish…swish , sound as the driveshaft turned. It would not shift, and he had to come to a complete stop and start in first gear. Honda denies the issue, stating that the engagement problem is caused by not fully depressing the clutch.