98 Civic DX Automatic Transmission Issue?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Spurr, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Spurr

    Spurr Guest

    I have a 98 Civic DX, automatic and recently I have been noticing what
    appears to be strange shifting. For instance, when I roll up to an
    intersection and the light turns green before I stop or when I make a slow
    speed turn (into a driveway for instance) and then get back on the gas, the
    transmission shifts down with a bit of a clunk (nothing too loud, just
    abrupt/rough). Also, when coming off the highway onto a ramp (and on the
    brakes) the car seems to be abrupt/rough when it downshifts (from 4th to

    Does this sound like a fatal transmission problem or might it be an issue as
    simple as new honda tranny fluid? Any suggestions? Thank you for your
    Spurr, Jun 9, 2005
  2. Spurr

    motsco_ _ Guest


    Knowing your mileage would be a big help, and you didn't say when you
    last changed your ATF, but it sounds pretty normal behaviour for a Honda.

    Change the Z1 tranny fluid twice, and keep going.

    motsco_ _, Jun 9, 2005
  3. Spurr

    mopa Guest

    if you had a manual, it would be easy to say it was the clutch. As
    Curly said, Change the Z1 tranny fluid twice.

    mopa, Jun 9, 2005
  4. Spurr

    jim beam Guest

    and do the changes a couple of weeks apart
    jim beam, Jun 9, 2005
  5. Spurr

    Spurr Guest

    OK. I'll change the fluid then. By the way, the car has approx 140,000kms.
    Thanks for your help everyone.
    Spurr, Jun 10, 2005
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