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Slow to engage in Reverse HELP!

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by jkwanus, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. jkwanus

    jkwanus New Member

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    I experienced a lag time in shifting gear in reverse. Mine is 89 civic wagon 4x4.

    If I move the gear shift fast (holding the left button on gear shift) from D to R without pausing on N, it starts slow to engage 4 - 5 sec.

    To avoid the slow engagement, I have to push up the gear lever (without holding left button ) to N and pause about 1 sec on (N) position before pushing up gear lever (with holding left button on gear shift )into (R) . If shift the gear D- N - R in step slowly just not very fast, then it works normally.

    Any help!

    Thanks
     
  2. hondafreak513

    hondafreak513 New Member

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    Check the tranny fluid..
     
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    jkwanus New Member

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    Previous onwer told me that he already replaced tranny fluid.
     
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    How many miles are on it..
     
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    It is 120000mile and it was rebuilt when it was about 110000mile.
    Thanks
     
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    ok Now was the trans rebuilt or the motor...
     
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    Shop removed tansmission and overhauled including rebuilt torque converter, flush tans cooler and reinstall it. Motor was not rebuit.
    Thanks for your quick advice
     
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    Then I would take it back to whoever rebuilt it , and have them look at it.. Sounds like they messed something up..
     
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    I put my wagon in garage a few days and warmed up enough by shifting gear into N, then it seemed to work properly. However, if weather gets colder and I park my wagon on a street, it starts the delay again.
     
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    flush the tranny fluid, and put some good stuff in, hopefully it works, or maybe the shifter linkage needs to be adjusted. good luck
     
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    Thanks for all opinions.
     
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