1996 Honda Civic - Strange Transmission Symptoms - Revs high, slow to accelerate

Discussion in 'Civic' started by moktarino, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. moktarino

    moktarino Guest

    My civic has been treating me great until about six months ago. About
    that time it started with this strange grumbly whining sound whenever
    it was in gear and driving, mostly when accelerating. About a month
    ago, I noticed that I had a very small range of accelerator-pedal
    motion in which I could accelerate. If I pushed the pedal past that,
    the engine just revved like it would if the clutch pedal were
    depressed. About that time I noticed that the grumbly whining sound
    went away. Since then, on only one occasion, the grumbly sound
    returned and my acceleration returned to normal.

    So, basically, it takes me about 20 seconds to get to 60mph from zero,
    and I have a hard time getting much past 70mph on the highway. The
    engine is running fine, the issue is that it seems that not much power
    is getting to the wheels. Can anybody help me?


    moktarino, Oct 2, 2006
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    What's the mileage, how long have you had it and where have you ever had
    the tranny serviced?

    'Curly Q. Links', Oct 2, 2006
  3. moktarino

    moktarino Guest

    Oops, it has 168k and when I first got it I had a "roller bearing"
    replaced in the transmission. It made a bad-bearing noise when the
    clutch was depressed.
    moktarino, Oct 2, 2006
  4. Unless I'm missing something here, it sure sounds like a worn-out clutch. I
    assume if you pop the clutch the engine doesn't stall and the wheels don't
    spin; it just revs and gradually moves forward?

    Michael Pardee, Oct 3, 2006
  5. moktarino

    moktarino Guest

    Yep, that's what it is. Thanks guys for your help!
    moktarino, Oct 3, 2006
  6. This has been a test of the obvious problem diagnosis system. Had
    this been an actual obvious problem, the OP would have replaced the
    clutch months ago. This concludes this test of the obvious problem
    diagnosis system.
    Gordon McGrew, Oct 7, 2006
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