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Honda Civic Torque converter may not work due to faulty thermostat

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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000

Drive Train Affected: Automatic Transmission

Average Mileage: 186,666 mi (135,000 mi - 234,000 mi)

Some models have an issue where a faulty thermostat does not allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature and because of that the computer will not allow the torque converter to operate in the lock-up mode. Replacing the thermostat will repair this issue.
  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 135,000 mi

    Torque converter does not work due to faulty thermostat. Replacing the thermostat solved the problem.

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