1995 Honda Automatic Shifting into 4th

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dale & Ruth Hinshaw, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. My 95 Honda Civic will not shift into 4th until I have traveled 10 miles or
    so in cold weather. Any suggestions of how to solve this problem? Have
    110,000 miles on car.
    Thanks in advance
    Dale & Ruth Hinshaw, Jan 6, 2004
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    Brian Wright Guest

    Same on my '91 Acura

    When the weather gets cold, and the fluid is cold autos won't shift into
    overdrive until the fluid or engine have reached a certain temperature. This
    is normal.

    Brian Wright


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    Brian Wright, Jan 6, 2004
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    Jafir Elkurd Guest

    Does the D4 light come on on the dash? I've seen the switch at the base of
    the shift lever stop working right (especially when cold) on some Hondas and
    Acuras, causing funny shifting.
    Jafir Elkurd, Jan 6, 2004
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    Fergie Guest

    My '95 Civic does the same thing as does my '94 4Runner.
    Mechanic tells me this is very normal in order to get things
    up to temp.
    Fergie, Jan 6, 2004
  5. =================

    If you've checked the fluid level according to the manual, and CHANGED
    the tranny fluid according to the maintenance schedule, then you need to
    quantify the word 'cold'. It was -16F (-27C) here the other day, but our
    CRV shifts into all it's gears within the first two minutes. The block
    heater had been plugged in for an hour or two. We 'take it easy' for the
    first while because it's a way to the main highway.

    If you change the tranny fluid, use real Honda stuff. It will shift
    smoother and it's worth it.


    'Curly Q. Links', Jan 6, 2004
  6. Just like other people stated. It doesn't shift so that the rpms stay
    higher longer to warm up quicker reducing emissions.

    CaptainKrunch, Jan 6, 2004
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    Me Guest

    The Toyota Camry specifies that in cold weather the top gear will not
    engage until the engine is at normal operating temperature. This might
    be the case on the Civic as well.

    Me, Jan 9, 2004
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