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Old 31 Mar 2011, 09:55 am
janellelk
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Default Honda Civic 2000 -- the end or the beginning?


2000 Civic with 100,000 miles on it.. It has been sitting for 3 years
in an indoor garage.

So... Replaced the battery, muffler, ran seafoam through the system,
changed the oil, checked spark plugs and fluid, did a very thorough
check up..

After a week or so on the road, my transmission seems to be failing.
Very slow to accelerate. After driving it around a bit, it became
obvious that it was not shifting, only driving in a stuck gear (my car
is a 3 speed + overdrive, automatic)..

I'm going in to get it looked over, but my long winded question is how
much should I expect it to cost worst case scenario -- rebuilding the
transmission? The auto guy said it might just be a speed controller
thing.. which I'm guessing would cost less. My friend gave me a cost
estimate (if I have to rebuild) somewhere around 1000-1500 dollars.

Would spending that money on a 2000 Civic LX be worth it? Or should I
just cut my losses and put that money down on a new/used car? I'm
really torn.

Thanks for any feedback!


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Old 31 Mar 2011, 04:55 pm
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Default Re: Honda Civic 2000 -- the end or the beginning?

janellelk, wrote the following at or about 3/31/2011 9:55 AM:

>
> I'm going in to get it looked over, but my long winded question is how
> much should I expect it to cost worst case scenario -- rebuilding the
> transmission? The auto guy said it might just be a speed controller
> thing.. which I'm guessing would cost less. My friend gave me a cost
> estimate (if I have to rebuild) somewhere around 1000-1500 dollars.
>
> Would spending that money on a 2000 Civic LX be worth it? Or should I
> just cut my losses and put that money down on a new/used car? I'm
> really torn.


I'm not going to try to do your number crunching for you, that's your
problem<g>

What I will say is that $1,000-$1,500 for a transmission rebuild doesn't
seem out of line.

I had a transmission fail in Buick Regal circa 1997 and a transmission
rebuild on that was $1,300.

Then, again, in 2004 I had to have a remanufactured transmission
installed in a 3 year old Buick Park Aveue (see a pattern here and why I
now drive Hondas?<g>) That cost $2,450 at the GM dealership to install a
Mr. Goodwrench Certified Rebuilt that actually had a much better
warranty on it than did the original transmission as it rolled off the
assembly line. What was and remains puzzling to me was that the deal
offered by the dealership beat the snot out of a rebuilt or
remanufactured transmission from some private garages or the chain
transmission shops.

YMMV
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Old 31 Mar 2011, 10:48 pm
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Default Re: Honda Civic 2000 -- the end or the beginning?

On 03/31/2011 07:55 AM, janellelk wrote:
> 2000 Civic with 100,000 miles on it.. It has been sitting for 3 years
> in an indoor garage.
>
> So... Replaced the battery, muffler, ran seafoam through the system,
> changed the oil, checked spark plugs and fluid, did a very thorough
> check up..
>
> After a week or so on the road, my transmission seems to be failing.
> Very slow to accelerate. After driving it around a bit, it became
> obvious that it was not shifting, only driving in a stuck gear (my car
> is a 3 speed + overdrive, automatic)..


the 2000 lx is 4 speed plus lockup clutch.

and "slow to accelerate" needs more explanation. does it slip in any
ratio? does it not go into first? or are you simply used to driving a
carrera 4?


>
> I'm going in to get it looked over, but my long winded question is how
> much should I expect it to cost worst case scenario -- rebuilding the
> transmission? The auto guy said it might just be a speed controller
> thing.. which I'm guessing would cost less. My friend gave me a cost
> estimate (if I have to rebuild) somewhere around 1000-1500 dollars.


why would you pay that kind of money for a rebuild when you can get a
low mileage used jdm transmission for a few hundred? apart from
anything else, the low mileage jdm is likely going to be much more reliable.


>
> Would spending that money on a 2000 Civic LX be worth it? Or should I
> just cut my losses and put that money down on a new/used car? I'm
> really torn.


i don't see anything to be torn about. you can get the transmission
replaced for a good deal less than you'll lose in depreciation on a new
vehicle. just find someone to repair the vehicle without overcharging
you [as seems to be the case at present] and enjoy about another 200k
miles of carefree motoring.


>
> Thanks for any feedback!
>
>



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Old 01 Apr 2011, 06:22 am
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On Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:55:56 -0500, janellelk
<janellelk.4rhbaa@no-mx.forums.travel.com> wrote:

>
>2000 Civic with 100,000 miles on it.. It has been sitting for 3 years
>in an indoor garage.
>
>So... Replaced the battery, muffler, ran seafoam through the system,
>changed the oil, checked spark plugs and fluid, did a very thorough
>check up..
>
>After a week or so on the road, my transmission seems to be failing.
>Very slow to accelerate. After driving it around a bit, it became
>obvious that it was not shifting, only driving in a stuck gear (my car
>is a 3 speed + overdrive, automatic)..
>
>I'm going in to get it looked over, but my long winded question is how
>much should I expect it to cost worst case scenario -- rebuilding the
>transmission? The auto guy said it might just be a speed controller
>thing.. which I'm guessing would cost less. My friend gave me a cost
>estimate (if I have to rebuild) somewhere around 1000-1500 dollars.
>
>Would spending that money on a 2000 Civic LX be worth it? Or should I
>just cut my losses and put that money down on a new/used car? I'm
>really torn.
>
>Thanks for any feedback!


You didn't mention Tranny fluid replacement ?
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Old 02 Apr 2011, 03:45 pm
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On Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:55:56 -0500, janellelk
<janellelk.4rhbaa@no-mx.forums.travel.com> wrote:

>
>2000 Civic with 100,000 miles on it.. It has been sitting for 3 years
>in an indoor garage.
>
>So... Replaced the battery, muffler, ran seafoam through the system,
>changed the oil, checked spark plugs and fluid, did a very thorough
>check up..
>
>After a week or so on the road, my transmission seems to be failing.
>Very slow to accelerate. After driving it around a bit, it became
>obvious that it was not shifting, only driving in a stuck gear (my car
>is a 3 speed + overdrive, automatic)..
>
>I'm going in to get it looked over, but my long winded question is how
>much should I expect it to cost worst case scenario -- rebuilding the
>transmission? The auto guy said it might just be a speed controller
>thing.. which I'm guessing would cost less. My friend gave me a cost
>estimate (if I have to rebuild) somewhere around 1000-1500 dollars.
>
>Would spending that money on a 2000 Civic LX be worth it? Or should I
>just cut my losses and put that money down on a new/used car? I'm
>really torn.
>
>Thanks for any feedback!


I'm having a 2001 automatic rebuilt in Brooiklyn for about $1750. I
imagine that's high compared to the rest of the country, but it's not
out of line with experiences other people I know have had.
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Old 02 Apr 2011, 03:54 pm
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On Sat, 02 Apr 2011 15:45:57 -0500, Flatlander <flatlander47@cox.net>
wrote:

>On Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:55:56 -0500, janellelk
><janellelk.4rhbaa@no-mx.forums.travel.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>2000 Civic with 100,000 miles on it.. It has been sitting for 3 years
>>in an indoor garage.
>>
>>So... Replaced the battery, muffler, ran seafoam through the system,
>>changed the oil, checked spark plugs and fluid, did a very thorough
>>check up..
>>
>>After a week or so on the road, my transmission seems to be failing.
>>Very slow to accelerate. After driving it around a bit, it became
>>obvious that it was not shifting, only driving in a stuck gear (my car
>>is a 3 speed + overdrive, automatic)..
>>
>>I'm going in to get it looked over, but my long winded question is how
>>much should I expect it to cost worst case scenario -- rebuilding the
>>transmission? The auto guy said it might just be a speed controller
>>thing.. which I'm guessing would cost less. My friend gave me a cost
>>estimate (if I have to rebuild) somewhere around 1000-1500 dollars.
>>
>>Would spending that money on a 2000 Civic LX be worth it? Or should I
>>just cut my losses and put that money down on a new/used car? I'm
>>really torn.
>>
>>Thanks for any feedback!

>
>I'm having a 2001 automatic rebuilt in Brooiklyn for about $1750. I
>imagine that's high compared to the rest of the country, but it's not
>out of line with experiences other people I know have had.


Forgot to add that includes replacing a broken transmission mount.
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