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Old 24 Oct 2011, 09:01 am
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Default Is my Transmission bad on my 99 Honda?

Ok, so i received this car as a gift from my grandmother (She bought it for me). So its a 1999 Honda Civic EX. Has 122,000 miles on it. Now today i was driving and i decided to give it some gas... So i was doing about 90-95 MPH today and then when i went to park it cut off on me. So then now it makes a sound when it reaches 3,000 RPM's. And before this happen the Oil light came on and off it does it randomly... It needs to be serviced at 134,000 miles or 11/29. It goes in reverse and switches gears with no problem... I hope my transmission isn't bad...

BTW!!! its an automatic
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Old 24 Oct 2011, 09:31 am
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Check all your fluids.If your driving a car that hard that has so many miles on it.It will burn more oil or leak it.Stop giving it hell or you'll be walking soon.
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Old 24 Oct 2011, 09:46 am
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I hope you check the oil before you drive another 12000 miles. Like check it tomorrow morning. I am more worried about the engine than the transmission.
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Old 24 Oct 2011, 10:31 am
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You are not supposed to go that fast in a old honda civic, obvioulsy your transmission has gone bad, and some of the fluids in engine and transmission migt have gone bad too, next time be carefull and dont drive a honda harshlly itx supposed to be driven smoothly. itx not a sports car!!!! yeah your transmission is okay but some fluids might have gone bad, get it serviced and everything will be fine!! hope you dont have a big prob!
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Old 24 Oct 2011, 10:46 am
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Before anything else you need to fix whatever is making the oil light go on and off. Your engine is one step away from serious destruction. The good news is that most of the time it is a bad sender but you can't make luck part of the plan. Before you even start it again, verify the engine oil level is between the marks on the dipstick and if it is not, add oil until it is. The marks are one quart apart. If the oil level was okay a mechanic needs to see the car. My approach is to blindly replace the oil pressure sender. The labor is about the same as checking the oil pressure, the part is an inexpensive item with a high failure rate, and if replacing it fixes the problem (usually does if the oil level is good) all is well.

The other symptoms don't sound like transmission trouble. I am very concerned that they may be symptoms of oil starvation, and running at high speed with insufficient oil is a Bad Thing for any engine. The damage oil starvation can do would make you wish it was just a bad transmission. If your oil is low the engine probably quit because there was not enough oil to lubricate the rings and they seized against the cylinder walls. At this point all you can do about that is make the oil level right and see. And check that oil level every time you put gas in the car.
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