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1991 Honda Civic Question: My 91 Honda Civic transmission slips when going from 1st to 2nd.Whats the cause?

 

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Motleyn, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Petersburg, VA, May 03, 2013, 16:14
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Problem just started happening. Haven't had prior problems with transmission. Mileage is at 224,000.

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    May 03, 2013, 19:03
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    What trans. Auto or manual?

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    Motleyn, May 03, 2013, 19:09
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    Automatic

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    ziptie12, May 03, 2013, 19:31
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    When is the last time you had the fluid changed? At any time did you notice the "D" light flashing? There may be trouble codes stored in the trans control module , might want to have it scanned at a shop with a scanner that can communicate with it.(generic code readers won't do it) Use only Honda ATF. Drain & refill only -NO FLUSH! If fluid is really old & burned , Do 1 drain & fill(about 2&1/2 quarts) , drive it for maybe 20 miles & drain & fill again.

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    Motleyn, May 03, 2013, 19:41
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    Oh okay. Its been two years since I've had my transmission drained and refill. The D light has not flashed.How soon do I need to have it drained and refilled?

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    ziptie12, May 04, 2013, 18:23
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    Every 30K has been a good interval ,from my experience.

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