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Old 13 Dec 2008, 11:01 am
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Default Automatic transmission in a 1998 Civic LX has a shifting problem between 2nd and 3rd. gear....?

VIN: 1HGEJ6678WL022623; LX Sedan 4 Speed Automatic Transmission in a 1998 Civic LX has a shifting problem between 2nd and 3rd gear. The shift will be not smooth and takes a second to engage into 3rd. Though if I drive harder and have it shift over 4500 RPM into 3rd, it will shift cleanly. I did a quick look at the transmission fluid, the level looks fine, the color is light red. The transmission jumps/surges when it shifts from 2nd to 3rd, but only if it shifts below 4500 RPM. It is not a clean shift into 3rd. It will rev up a little before going into gear....Any ideas?????
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Old 13 Dec 2008, 11:16 am
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First, take out the VIN from your post. People can use that to find out more about you than you may be comfortable with.As to your transmission problem, it could be anything from a leaky vacuum hose to a transmission on the verge of failure. It's one of those things that difficult to diagnose without being there and examining it. You're probably going to just have to take it in to a transmission shop for diagnosis.
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Old 13 Dec 2008, 11:31 am
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if the engine is flaring (rpm increases during the shift) then the transmission is slipping internally. You could have a pressure loss that is causing that slow or slipping engagement.the first thing to do is to change the transmission fluid. be sure that you only use the hondamatic fluid as non-honda fluid could cause this condition.if the problem does not go away with the transmission fluid change then you'll need to have a pressure test done on the transmission. a pressure test can isolate the cause.it is typically not a problem with one of the shift valves or the electronic controls if the check engine light is not on. it could be caused by a blocked or restricted passage for the shift valve and that's why draining and refilling the transmission fluid is my first recommendation.hope that helps
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