Mechanics

CAR SHIFTS HARD AND BUMPS WHEN DOWNSHIFTIN

1997 Honda Civic

Transmission problem
1997 Honda Civic 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

My 1997 Hondas civic shifts hard and bumps when it downshifts, could you suggest what this might be? It has always shifted fairly hard.
Thank you
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Dalemccaw
October 23, 2010.



Hi dalemccaw,

Problem is most likely to be due to the shift solenoids.

Is the D4 indicator blinking while driving?

KHLow2008
Oct 23, 2010.
No lights are on, it just shifts hard and bumps when it downshifts

Tiny
Dalemccaw
Oct 23, 2010.
Get a scan done to see if there are any trouble codes. If none, get the shift solenoids checked.

KHLow2008
Oct 23, 2010.