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wont shift out of 2nd gear

i have a 2000 honda civic ex coupe and i just changed the transmission fluid when i take off driving it will go from 1st to second gear but it will not shift out of 2nd to 3rd or 4th what could be my problem? ( I JUST CHANGED THE TRANSMISSION FLUID ECT)
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Re: wont shift out of 2nd gear

check your shift linkage
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Re: wont shift out of 2nd gear

where is that located at this is the first time i have ever owned any kind of car
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Re: wont shift out of 2nd gear

the big metal bars that run underneath the car from the shifter to the trans.
could also be broken inside the trans
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Re: wont shift out of 2nd gear

You changed it or a shop?

Was OEM honda ATF used?
Was it drain and filled or was it force flushed?
Any issues before the fluid change?

Is you're ATF fluid on full? (Remember to check it with the engine off, on flat ground)
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Re: wont shift out of 2nd gear

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i have a 2000 honda civic ex coupe and i just changed the transmission fluid when i take off driving it will go from 1st to second gear but it will not shift out of 2nd to 3rd or 4th what could be my problem? ( I JUST CHANGED THE TRANSMISSION FLUID ECT)
Car has automatic trans, yes? (just a wildass guess it's not a manual trans)

It already had these problems before you changed trans fluid?
You changed fluid, hoping those problems would go away?

Fluid level is too low? Too high?
Do you know the correct way to check trans fluid level? (trans fluid hot, engine must be OFF, check within a minute of turning engine off, etc)


If a shop did the work, what did they say when you took the car back for them to double check their work?
Did you demonstrate the issue to them?

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You shifted but went too far past D?

Car has how many miles?

Got fault codes?
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Re: wont shift out of 2nd gear

Crystal, still there? Wondering if your problem was resolved. Like the last reply, I'm thinking this is an automatic, no? If miles are high and fluid rarely/never changed, changing it can actually cause malfunction.
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