To Whom it May Concern,
I just purchased a 1991 Honda Civic Hatchback with 225,000 miles on it.
I bought it from a classmate and he put a new transmission and greddy clutch kit in because the old transmission had a chipped tooth in 3rd gear.
After a few days of driving the civic, it became increasingly difficult to shift into 1st gear, especially when stopped. 2nd gear is tough, but not nearly as bad as 1st. Reverse also grinds sometimes.
All the other gears work great. It seems to be a releasing problem. I adjusted the clutch cable, and it seemed fine for three or four days. Now it is back were it was.
It doesnt seem to be getting any worse, and it is better when the engine is cold. But it is a problem I would like to fix. Being a student, and father, I cannot afford to take it to a transmission shop unless it is really necessary. Im not sure if this makes a difference, but it needs a new CV Shaft on the passenger side. Please point me in the right direction.
Monday, January 8th, 2007 AT 11:20 AM