1994 Honda Civic changing gears

Tiny
JOHNNIERP
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  • 1994 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
My honda civic, when trying to kick, a into forth gear, hesitates, after it goes to 4000 rpm and give it a tap on the gas pedal, then it goes into 4th gear. Could it be a pressurwe sensor?
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 AT 1:12 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi JOHNNIERP,

Check the trans throttle pressure cable adjustment.

Other possibility is a failing 4th cluth. Does the reverse seems slip at times?
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 2:43 PM
Tiny
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After I put in drive and step on the gas, it won't come out of the first gear, unil it goes up to 4000- 5000rpm, and 25mph, the next gears after it reaches 25mph, are changing fine. You said it might me the throttle cable adjustment, Is it losing hydraulic pressure somewhere?Thank you.
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Thursday, December 18th, 2008 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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Hi JOHNNIERP,

No, I don't think it is losing pressure. Rather the shifting time might be too late due to throttle cable adjustment being too short resulting in a higher pressure required to unpshift to next gears.

If all the gears tends to upshift with a jerk, ( intensity depending on accelerator pressure ) then the cable requires some adjustment.

THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE

NOTE: Before adjusting throttle control cable, ensure throttle cable connecting accelerator pedal to throttle body linkage has .39-.47" (10- 12 mm) deflection with throttle closed. If deflection is not as specified, loosen lock nuts and adjust throttle cable.

1. With engine idling at normal operating temperature (cooling fan comes on), loosen throttle control cable adjustment lock nuts at transaxle control lever bracket.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_ThrottleCable94Civic_1.jpg



2. Adjust lock nuts to synchronize movement of transaxle throttle control lever and throttle body throttle lever/linkage. Tighten adjustment lock nuts.
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Friday, December 19th, 2008 AT 6:03 AM
Tiny
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Friday, December 19th, 2008 AT 3:42 PM

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