Honda Car Forum


Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 13 Oct 2009, 09:01 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 6
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?

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 13 Oct 2009, 09:16 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2

It could be problems within your ECU. Do you have a CEL on?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 13 Oct 2009, 09:31 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4

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.

if you already have these im not trying to make you feel stupid just trying to help

stock honda civics do accelarate slower in higher gears until your vtec hits
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 13 Oct 2009, 09:46 pm
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 31

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
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
integra loses power at around 6k rpm? i love dian(: Honda Technical 5 15 May 2009 06:50 pm
Crx d16 Civic swap loses power at about 3500 rpms, what could this be? troy Honda Technical 1 12 Feb 2009 10:01 pm
Acura Loses all power. Help!! bonsaiisuperstar Acura Technical 0 17 Dec 2007 02:23 pm
I HAVE A 1990 HONDA CIVIC it loses power gooing up hills but flies on a flat surface? James B Honda Technical 9 08 Sep 2007 04:40 pm
'88 Accord loses power rickspel Honda 3 2 28 May 2004 06:23 am

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 pm.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.