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Civic pops out of gear

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Slow&Delirious, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Slow&Delirious

    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    So i have a 2001 civic that pops out of second gear frequently. I have researched it on google but there was nothing helpful. I also checked for TSBs on AllData but nothing revelent

    I did find a thread on a honda forum where a guy with an 8th gen civic poped out of gear and he went to a tranny shop and they put weights on the shift linkage and it fixed it, anyone know anything about this?

    its a really anoying problem any help or advice would be great

    thanks
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    take it to honda. are you sure there isn't a TSB? i just posted one for the 8th gen.
     
  3. Slow&Delirious

    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    i would prefer not to go to the dealer and loose my ass
    if its the tranny i can just get a used one to put in, but i am hoping someone will have had the same problem before and its someting simple, but that prolly isnt the case
     
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    dealership will diagnose for free. fix it yourself.
     
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    sounds like a shaft bearing that has play inside the trans case. either reebuild or replace, or both...
     
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    i have an oppoiment with honda tuesday to get my airbag recall taken care of, so i will get a honda tech's 2 cents about it while im there

    is there any chance that it would be shift linkage related? it wouldnt be a huge deal for me to get a whole nother tranny from a salvage yard, but i dont want to waste $100 and time if it was something simple/obvious?
     
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    pooksy64 RidetilldeathdousparT

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    Honda does not diag for free you pay a portion of the shop rate usually shop rates differ between dealerships. I would know ive work for honda and nissan.

    Fyi --usually it is the syncro gears on the main shaft of the tranny that are worn out.when u go to select the gear(s) with the worn out syncro it will allow the shift fork to engauge into the gear but will not hold while the gear is under a load(engine tq) causing the shifter to pop back into neutral. you may have a different prob but just letting you know what i have usually seen what has caused that problem
     
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  8. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Try swapping the MTF to GM Synchromech - Friction Modified. I used it on my old gsr swap and it really helped out. It has worked well with the 6 speed guys driving s2000's and newer si's with the 3rd gear issue.
     
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    My 98 kept popping out of gear randomly. Turned out to be a shifter tuning fork being bent. Fun.

    New trans, problem solved!
     
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