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Old 13 Oct 2009, 09:01 pm
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Default civic loses power in 3rd gear?

my car is a 1995 civic ex (1.6L vtec) 1st and 2nd gear have good power but as soon as i shift to third it has no power at all it, i push the accelerater down and it just very very slowly accelerates. what could this be?















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Old 13 Oct 2009, 09:16 pm
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It could be problems within your ECU. Do you have a CEL on?
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Old 13 Oct 2009, 09:31 pm
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five speeds are geared funny sometimes civics do have pretty good acceleration in 1st and 2nd but can lose power in higher gears. One of the reasons for this is your vtec doesnt kick in until higher rpms usually 5000 rpm area, but if you are looking for a little bit more power with little expense try looking at aftermarket intakes or exhaust systems.































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stock honda civics do accelarate slower in higher gears until your vtec hits
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Old 13 Oct 2009, 09:46 pm
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it sounds like the cluth is wet of oil if the car slips and push the gas all the way down yea its the rear seal that is leaking or the tranny its gone
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