Shifting Problem 2001 civic DX - Honda Civic Forum


Fuel, Oil, Cleaners & Other Maintenance Extending the life of your Civic requires the proper fuel, oil, and cleaners, along with other regularly scheduled maintenance.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2015   #1  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 27
Rep Power: 0
vdubbin95 is an unknown quantity at this point
Shifting Problem 2001 civic DX

My vehicle has had this shifting problem for about a year now. It seems to not want to engage into the first couple gears (like there is something stopping it) then when i re-engage the gear again it goes it fine. It is always like this. it wont go in the first try but on the second try it goes in fine. There is not grinding gears or clutch slipping. the last week it has been engaging on the first throw but randomly will start doing it again.... Any ideas? I was thinking linkage. Oh and when i engage the gears, my shifter has a bad squeak.

Yes i have tried to find this problem on the forums but I cannot find a person with the similar problem. Thank you for your input!
vdubbin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015   #2  
Registered!!
 
Reverb2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 51
Reverb2005 is a glorious beacon of lightReverb2005 is a glorious beacon of lightReverb2005 is a glorious beacon of lightReverb2005 is a glorious beacon of lightReverb2005 is a glorious beacon of lightReverb2005 is a glorious beacon of light
Re: Shifting Problem 2001 civic DX

When was the last time the transmission fluid was changed? If never, do it now! Probably not a synchro problem since you are not hearing any grinding, just sounds like you are not able to move the selector off the neutral position past the synchros.

Could just be extra friction on the neutral gear.... get some new fluid in there if it's old.
Reverb2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015   #3  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 27
Rep Power: 0
vdubbin95 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Shifting Problem 2001 civic DX

I changed it last fall when it first started having the problem. This is the weird thing, everytime i jack my vehicle up or put it on a lift and put it back onto the ground, it shifts like its brand new. After a few hours of driving, it goes back to the not being able to go into gear the first time.
vdubbin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015   #4  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 27
Rep Power: 0
vdubbin95 is an unknown quantity at this point
Shifting Problem 2001 civic DX

my vehicle has had this shifting problem for about a year now. It seems to not want to engage into the first couple gears (like there is something stopping it) then when i re-engage the gear again it goes it fine. It is always like this. it wont go in the first try but on the second try it goes in fine. There is not grinding gears or clutch slipping. the last week it has been engaging on the first throw but randomly will start doing it again.... Any ideas? I was thinking linkage. Oh and when i engage the gears, my shifter has a bad squeak.
Also when i lift my vehicle and set it back down, it drives perfect for about a couple hours and then starts acting up again

Yes i have tried to find this problem on the forums but I cannot find a person with the similar problem. Thank you for your input!
vdubbin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015   #5  
Allow me to explain through interpretive dance
 
ezone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Deep in the midwest, aiming about mid-chest
Posts: 29,838
Rep Power: 402
ezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shifting Problem 2001 civic DX

Sounds like what manual transmissions do when they have wear on the gear (synchro) teeth.

If it doesn't drop into first gear on the first try, stick it into 2nd and then retry 1st gear.
If no, then try a different gear and retry 1st again.

Or put it in neutral, let the clutch up and push it down again, retry 1st gear.

Or put slight pressure on the shifter as you slightly lift up the clutch pedal JUST enough to let the lever move easily to the gear. You don't let the pedal up like to take off from a stop, you only need the input shaft to rotate a "smidgeon".

The idea is to get the shafts and gears to rotate to new positions in attempt to get gear teeth into a different alignment. They usually only need to move less than the width of a half a gear tooth to obtain smooth engagement.
ezone is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015   #6  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 27
Rep Power: 0
vdubbin95 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Shifting Problem 2001 civic DX

it always works when i try the second time. hopefully it isnt the tranny... i want to sell this thing! it hasnt been acting up as much as when the snow was here though!
vdubbin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Honda Civic Forum Replies Last Post
New-to-me low mileage 2001 maintenance questions mattdoc Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum 9 03-14-2017 12:10 PM
AC cold when driving, warm while idle/stopped TXcivic2001ex 7th Generation Civic 19 09-26-2016 06:52 PM
Difference between 2001 and 2002 the little details CapYoda General Automotive Discussion 9 11-11-2001 05:17 PM
2001 Civic Recall Lightman Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum 3 11-10-2001 06:44 PM
2k1 Civic - 2nd safest car ever! liljoe General Automotive Discussion 6 11-04-2001 01:27 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 PM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.