engine light does come on while driving then goes off with the key and does not come back on until its driven again
my 1995 1.6l civic ex does not shift until it gets up to about 3500 rpm. the flu on 1995 Honda Civic
Next time the CEL comes on, dont shut it off and have the codes read, this will give you a starting point.
Hitman, find a shop that is able to scan your obd1 honda and go from there...you should answer your question once you find that trouble code.