im changing out my transmission fluid today. ill have my wife push in the clutch while i check out the cmc. i hope i can find out this damn problem. ill update when i get my diagnostics complete..... here we go :beer:
Both great ideas!Open your flywheel inspection cover on the bottom of the trans - it is black and is held on by two 10 or 12 mm bolts. See if anything good falls out or if you can see any odd stuff up in there. Quick and easy check.
The vibration damper springs are the springs in the clutch disk itself.
I had something every similar happen to me. But I was shifting fast 1st - 2nd gear and then I hear a grinding sound all the way home.. Very scary!i always hated the feel of our cars shifting. cables suck so much and feel super mushy. i had a hard time getting in and out of gears for a while and then 7k miles later my tranny blows shifting into 2nd gear at 10 miles per hr... like while i'm pulling out of my friends driveway... its still mind boggling to me how easy my tranny blew considering i don't drive my car hard. i think i just got a bad tranny from the factory, or i shouldn't let other people drive my car...
This.My main point was that sinrigi should make sure what the issue is before going after the trans or clutch. I would suggest that he changes the transmission fluid and seeing if any plastic shift fork, brass synchro parts, or other oddities pour out.
I love my Civic but yes, I took a $2,500 hit for the transmission that may of changed my mind when buying the car in the first place. 290k later - I'm OK.
I've tried multiple trans fluids - I don't feel any magic difference. My new ACT flywheel seems to help. Downshifts like a dream but 2nd gear lockout is still a nightmare. I'm going to replace the shift cable bushings and try a short shifter next to help the shifting feel.
That's another good idea!Update:
My mechanic bled the clutch fluid and replaced. He assures me everything is working fine. I haven't had a chance to drive it yet. I'll update once I do.
I had gears 3 + 4 replaced already because they failed :sadbanana:
But ever since dude did the swap.. Car does not shift into gears well. At the same time he replaced the clutch with an Exedy Stage 2 clutch. I love it!
He is a mechanic at a local Acura dealer.
But car doesn't shift very good anymore.. I can't get anywhere near my redline (most times) and it is just notchy when I'm tryna be a cool guy and vtec sometimes inkcorncry: