1993 Honda Civic

  • 1993 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 112,000 MILES
My car drives, but doesnt switch into 4th gear overdrive. The reverse only works after it has cooled all the ay down. Someone at advance autoparts instructed me that it is most likely the lock up solenoid that sits atop the transmission case, I spent $300 to replace it and it did not work, do you know what is wrong with my car?
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Sunday, July 12th, 2009 AT 8:21 PM

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It is not a good idea to replace parts on advise. It sounds like you have an internal problem. I worked on Honda cars for 18 years & repaired hundreds of Auto/Trans. Before Honda started there A/T Rebuild plant. The best thing for you to do now is have fluid checked. Ck. For proper level & color. If it's brown & smells burnt, theres a problem, it should be red. You need to take it to a Honda Dealer. Ask to have a/t cable checked for damage & proper adjustment. If thats o.K. Then ask for a "Pressure Test". This test is done w/a gauge set that has hoses connected to ports on the trans.. This is the only way to avoid replacing several parts that do not need replacing.
Ask for a Tech. That has experience with a/t repair. Ask for their readings from press. Test if done, ask them to write down readings & show you results compared to Honda Service Manual & what the reading results show to be bad in trans.. You have the right, and if you do not ask them these questions, you may get ripped. This could take an hour or two to diognose & it's miticulus & agrivating to the tech.. They will not even do it if you don't ask. Be carefull purchasing "used" transmissions also. Make sure it comes from a place with a warranty. If you plan on keeping the car & it does need a trans, I would purchase a rebuilt Honda Trans.. Good Luck.
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 5:29 AM

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