1998 Honda Civic The Car Shakes when shift from N or P >

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 107,000 MILES
I have a 1998 Civic DX
The transmission has started to clunk violently. It was only when the engine is cold when shift from N or P > R D* levels and on acceleration.

On up and down shifts the transmission seems to pause before smashing into 3rd gear. I just changed the ATF (yes with Honda ATF) and really have no idea what else it could be unless it's internally screwed.

I have changed the engine mounts but not the one of the transmission (i think still good), I believe that the shake must some bushing because this also happens on acceleration like it hit on iron

Any thoughts or insight is appreciated!
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 3:59 PM

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Tiny
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I know you said you replaced your engine mounts, but which ones did you replace exactly? You have 3 hydraulic mounts and two torque mounts. The hydraulic mounts are the most important mounts, I'd start with checking those out.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for quick answer.
I suppose that my engine (D16Y7) has 4 mounts:
1 Rear, 1 on the timing belt side, and 2 torque stopper in front.

Like I said, I have replaced:
The rear mount (back of the engine) and both torque mounts (front of the engine), but not the one that is in the timing belt side (i think it still good on simple view).

Or this can be the cause that it feel a HIT (iron on iron) sometimes between gears levels, (more noticeable with the engine cold at starting)
and the delay before 3rd gear has entering completely too?

I can upload a video in youtube for example showing the issue?

Thanks.
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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I had the same probably with my integra, pretty shakes or clunk the whole car while going into 2nd gear. The only reason it did this was because one of the motor mount wasnt tighten enough. Not sure if thats the case here since u got new mounts.
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Friday, October 15th, 2010 AT 1:17 AM
Tiny
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Yes, I was changed my mounts. But not all of them like I said.
Not the one that is in the timing belt side and same with the transmission mount (i think both still good, but not sure).
Seeing at simple view, they do not seem to be damaged.
U think that is better unscrew them and lower for verify?
To mention that my tranny driveshafts have a little play but is more noisy when I turn the wheels completely (I do not believe that is the cause)
In your integra the issue was more noticeable with the engine cold at start?

Thanks for ur help.
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Friday, October 15th, 2010 AT 8:25 AM
Tiny
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Actually my integra did it regardless of if the engine was cold or warm. You could probably try checking the fuel injectors and fuel pump.

If the drive shaft is making noise while turning, it might be the axles.
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 11:06 AM
Tiny
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Well my civic did it too. But more noticeable when engine is cold at starting, I checked the transmission mount and still good.

I have no idea what's making that issue
if I want a faster acceleration and press the gas pedal to the bottom it feel like a kick/shake in whole the car

About delay on 3rd engage, I found a (Commonly occurring problems for a particular vehicle list) and the delay issue is related apparently to a contaminated linear shift solenoid in the models 1996-2000.

I will check all solenoids (3 in my car)
to try to clean and will check the fuel pump/injectors like you recommend too.

Meanwhile continue searching for information about the shake/kick issue that's boring me.

Thanks' for help.
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 12:17 PM

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