CV axle change and now no start

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Cole, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Cole

    Cole Guest

    90 Civic EX (auto transmission)

    I replaced my passenger side CV Axle today and replaced a small amount
    of transmission fluid with DEX3 and now the car won't start. It
    cranks and sounds like it wants to start but it doesn't turn over.
    Could it be from too much transmission fluid? It's a tiny bit over
    the top of the operating range on the dip stick.

    I guess what my question is, would it prevent the vehicle from
    starting by having too much transmission fluid?

    Thanks for your help.
    Cole, Jan 28, 2007
  2. its not transmission fluid. and you should use Honda OEM fluid.

    you must have done something while monkeying around with the driveshaft.
    Which one did you remove?

    loewent via, Jan 28, 2007
  3. Cole

    motsco_ Guest


    Maybe it's flooded. Read the manual for how to start a flooded Honda.
    There's no connection between the two things you did...

    You need to do a drain-n-fill with Honda Z1. Don't put anything else in
    there. Don't 'flush' a Honda tranny.

    motsco_, Jan 28, 2007
  4. Cole

    jim beam Guest

    drain the transmission fluid before you do any damage and refill with
    honda fluid. dexron makes the shift feel like a door being slammed on
    your ass. and it seems to shorten the life of the transmission too - i
    know both these from personal experience. yes, we know the old manual
    says use dexron, but formulation today is different to how it was when
    the manual was first written, and the only stuff available to original
    spec if genuine honda fluid.

    regarding the no-start, it's not related to the shaft change. do the
    no-start diagnostics outlined at
    jim beam, Jan 28, 2007

  5. Could he have inadvertently disconnected a safety interlock?

    Grumpy AuContraire, Jan 28, 2007
  6. Cole

    jim beam Guest

    can't imagine why they'd do that to change the axles - it's completely
    jim beam, Jan 29, 2007
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