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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:15 am
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Default 03 honda civic kicks when its shifting?

hi when im driving normaly my automatic honda civic kicks between gears 2 and 3 i think it revs a lil higher then drops into gear and drives normaly what can this be the car has 130,000 on itthe fluid was just changed about 10,000 miles agohow can i fix it if its slipping and how much should i expect to shell out
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:18 am
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The transmission is slipping. When is the last time you checked the fluid? The fluid should be bright red, clear and "sweet" smelling. If it's a smoky dark color, or has a burned odor, a complete change is needed, but the damage may already have been done.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:22 am
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tranny could be slipping from low fluid...it could have a little dirt in the valve body of the transmission... when was the last time the tranny was serviced? a tranny flush or filter change may help to correct the problem
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:24 am
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either your tranny is slipping or when you changed the tranny fluid, you didn't use honda atf fluid. try changing the atf fluid first since it's a cheap fix. your car is out of warranty, so if it's the tranny, open up your wallet.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 10:27 am
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Wrong fluids would generally cause problems in all gears and leaks. Assuming you had the filter changed with the fluid, it comes down to actual mechanical issues. There are a series of solenoids that control shift points in automatic transmissions, as well as a series of speed sensors. These can be easily checked with a computer to see if they are in range, the scan usually runs $60-$110 and should be done by Honda or a nationally certified trans shop. If these aren't the problem the unit will have to be broken down to find the problem, and you'll have to pay $300-$800 just for them to find out whats wrong, plus parts and re-installation labor. Transmission work is never cheap
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