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Old 04-11-2010, 06:15 AM
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Default 2001 Civic EX automatic transmission problem and dilemma

I bought my Civic 4 years ago with 32k miles on it. I had read about the auto transmission failures, so I have changed the fluid every 10k miles with Honda ATF only. Well although many fail early I now sit at 108k miles with no failure. This last Winter though on cold mornings the shift into 3rd is more of a winding into gear. This only happens the first shift or two then when it warms up I never get it again. On hot days it is also fine. I kind of figure I am at that point where the trans will need redone or replaced in the next 15k miles. A local shop that is good with automatics wants $2200 for rebuild, new converter and that includes the R and R.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:18 AM
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I know they will give a 1 year warranty on the transmission. For that amount I would hope it would last at least 2 years but wonder if that will happen given these transmissions are just horrid. I just did the timing belt, belts and water pump so I kind of figure the motor has another 100k to give me. I'm still on the original starter, alternator, etc... I haven't replaced anything!
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:20 AM
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I can get a Toyota Corolla S Type with 36k miles on it for $8200 and maybe sell my Civic for $3000. Then I would have to pay $500 tax, $90 inspection and $120 in title fees. Puts me near $9000 all totalled.

Am I better off just nickle and diming with the Civic replacing stuff as it goes including maybe the transmission or let her go?
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:29 AM
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Also would one of the 8th Gen or later years with maybe less transmission problems swap in?
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:35 PM
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I am having this same exact problem on my 2003 Automatic EX. I just changed my fluid and that did not help at all. What do you suggest I do? I've read other threads where the PCV Valve was changed, the TPS was changed, the solenoids. I dont know what to do?
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:41 PM
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I am having this same exact problem on my 2003 Automatic EX. I just changed my fluid and that did not help at all. What do you suggest I do? I've read other threads where the PCV Valve was changed, the TPS was changed, the solenoids. I dont know what to do?
How many miles on the fluid? I did mine every 10k miles so seven times and it didn't save me.

-PCV valve won't affect shifts
-TPS won't either
-Solenoids I don't know. My timing is right... it calls for it just winds into 3rd instead of snapping. Only does it first two times when it is cold. I doubt this helping
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:24 PM
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I just changed the fluid, on Thursday so there is maybe 50 miles i put on it so far.... Ive read in other threads, that people have used those things and they've worked, but i dont know what to try and what not to try, i dont wanna just throw money out and guess, ya know? what do you suggest?
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:38 PM
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anything?
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:24 PM
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I am really leaning towards doing my Shift Solenoids.

I'm stripping down the trans soon. There's no metal in my oil but I can hear a metal on metal grinding or whining noise so I find it hard to believe it would be solenoids. Once I see the internals I will post back. If I do however fix this problem I will be sure to post since I am having such a hard time finding any posts of someone fixing this issue.
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