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Old 07 Mar 2011, 09:01 am
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I have a 2002 Honda Civic DX. It has almost 150,000 miles on it, just bought it used. I believe I may have a problem with the transmission as when it sometimes shifts in to 2nd or 3rd gear it seems like the car slows down when my foot is still on the accelerator but I hear the engine rev a little bit higher and then it switches to the next gear quickly. Is this my transmission? If so, also the fluid appears to be a little bit brown and I know it should be changed but I was told that it's already past the point of correction bc apparently the person who owned the car before me did not take care of it so changing the fluid will ruin the transmission even more. What should I do?
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Old 07 Mar 2011, 09:16 am
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new tranny time but on a honda with this many miles the cost to repair will be more then the value of the car. cut youre losses and buy another car
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Old 07 Mar 2011, 09:31 am
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Mike is completely wrong. You can put a used transmission in the vehicle for 2-3000. It's definitely worth more than that!































If does sound like the transmission is slipping between 1-2 and 2-3. This is common on 01-03 civics with higher mileage.















You have two options:















1-have a shop install a remanufactured Honda transmission. It will have a 3yr/36,000 mile warranty, its been redesigned to not fail again, and is of great quality. This will be the more expensive choice.















2- have a shop install a used transmission from an 04-05 civic. These are much less failure prone than the 01-03. The warranty will not be as good, but it will be cheaper overall. By how much, it's tough to know, it changes across the country.































Unless your car is so beat up that it's not worth the fix, I would recommend the honda unit. It will have a better life and run better.































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Old 07 Mar 2011, 09:46 am
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yea, your looking at about $2 grand to fix your tranny. Basically your getting that tranny rebuilt. The person above me is right. This is why you should go with stick. Manual tranny this would have cost you about $400. Automatics usually start dying when they get up to 200k miles and cost $2k or more to fix. I recommend getting the tranny from an autozone or similar store. They usually have rebuilt trannys and warranty then for about 30k miles or 3 years. Thats your best bet if your looking for the comfort of knowing you put a good safe tranny in your car. The cheaper option is to find a used one and swap it in. Good luck with it!
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Depending from whom you bought it, you may have recourse vs the seller for Negligence or Fraud in selling you a vehicle in which they knew, or had an obligation to know, had a bad trans and withheld that info from you.































Search the car's Vehicle ID Number, VIN, online w/ services similar to Carfax. CF is ok for a 3rd opinion.































Have a mechanic look at all the VIN locations on the car. If any VINs dont match, that greatly helps your position.































Call 10 lawyers who practice consumer law and tell them what happened and ask for advice over the phone. Have all your documentation handy including the above VIN search.































































I've represented myself successfully as a plantiff & defendant in various courts including small claims w/o a formal legal education, and I always call lawyers at the beginning of a case. They can point you to exactly the right laws, and to regulations w/ state & county consumer protection, and the state atty gen's consumer fraud div.































, Service Contract, As Is, [some states don?t allow As Is, or only w/ restrictions] & much more.































http://www.civiltree.com/filed_suit.php ?Recent Small Claims Filings & General News...?































Some Automotive Small Claims Defendants: Audi, $3.5k warranty breach. EconoLube, $6k, negligent credit reporting. Percision (sic) Tune Auto Care, $15k, overcharge on repairs. Superb Auto Repair, $1.2k, shop damaged vehicle. Auto Professionals, Inc, $2.3k, warranty breach. Sangera GM dealer, $3k, fraud. Case evaluation, finding/hiringlawyers, ask a lawyer, search. http://law.freeadvice.com/small_claims/small_claims/]www.ftc.gov
































, Service Contract, As Is, [some states don?t allow As Is, or only w/ restrictions] & much more.































http://www.civiltree.com/filed_suit.php ?Recent Small Claims Filings & General News...?































Some Automotive Small Claims Defendants: Audi, $3.5k warranty breach. EconoLube, $6k, negligent credit reporting. Percision (sic) Tune Auto Care, $15k, overcharge on repairs. Superb Auto Repair, $1.2k, shop damaged vehicle. Auto Professionals, Inc, $2.3k, warranty breach. Sangera GM dealer, $3k, fraud. Case evaluation, finding/hiringlawyers, ask a lawyer, search. http://law.freeadvice.com/small_claims/small_claims/]www.ftc.gov
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