Honda Civic 2000 -- the end or the beginning?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by janellelk, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. janellelk

    janellelk Guest

    2000 Civic with 100,000 miles on it.. It has been sitting for 3 year
    in an indoor garage

    So... Replaced the battery, muffler, ran seafoam through the system
    changed the oil, checked spark plugs and fluid, did a very thoroug
    check up..

    After a week or so on the road, my transmission seems to be failing.
    Very slow to accelerate. After driving it around a bit, it becam
    obvious that it was not shifting, only driving in a stuck gear (my ca
    is a 3 speed + overdrive, automatic)..

    I'm going in to get it looked over, but my long winded question is ho
    much should I expect it to cost worst case scenario -- rebuilding th
    transmission? The auto guy said it might just be a speed controlle
    thing.. which I'm guessing would cost less. My friend gave me a cos
    estimate (if I have to rebuild) somewhere around 1000-1500 dollars.

    Would spending that money on a 2000 Civic LX be worth it? Or should
    just cut my losses and put that money down on a new/used car? I'
    really torn

    Thanks for any feedback
    janellelk, Mar 31, 2011
  2. janellelk, wrote the following at or about 3/31/2011 9:55 AM:
    I'm not going to try to do your number crunching for you, that's your

    What I will say is that $1,000-$1,500 for a transmission rebuild doesn't
    seem out of line.

    I had a transmission fail in Buick Regal circa 1997 and a transmission
    rebuild on that was $1,300.

    Then, again, in 2004 I had to have a remanufactured transmission
    installed in a 3 year old Buick Park Aveue (see a pattern here and why I
    now drive Hondas?<g>) That cost $2,450 at the GM dealership to install a
    Mr. Goodwrench Certified Rebuilt that actually had a much better
    warranty on it than did the original transmission as it rolled off the
    assembly line. What was and remains puzzling to me was that the deal
    offered by the dealership beat the snot out of a rebuilt or
    remanufactured transmission from some private garages or the chain
    transmission shops.

    Unquestionably Confused, Mar 31, 2011
  3. janellelk

    jim beam Guest

    the 2000 lx is 4 speed plus lockup clutch.

    and "slow to accelerate" needs more explanation. does it slip in any
    ratio? does it not go into first? or are you simply used to driving a
    carrera 4?

    why would you pay that kind of money for a rebuild when you can get a
    low mileage used jdm transmission for a few hundred? apart from
    anything else, the low mileage jdm is likely going to be much more reliable.

    i don't see anything to be torn about. you can get the transmission
    replaced for a good deal less than you'll lose in depreciation on a new
    vehicle. just find someone to repair the vehicle without overcharging
    you [as seems to be the case at present] and enjoy about another 200k
    miles of carefree motoring.
    jim beam, Apr 1, 2011
  4. janellelk

    Clete Guest

    You didn't mention Tranny fluid replacement ?
    Clete, Apr 1, 2011
  5. janellelk

    Flatlander Guest

    I'm having a 2001 automatic rebuilt in Brooiklyn for about $1750. I
    imagine that's high compared to the rest of the country, but it's not
    out of line with experiences other people I know have had.
    Flatlander, Apr 2, 2011
  6. janellelk

    Flatlander Guest

    Forgot to add that includes replacing a broken transmission mount.
    Flatlander, Apr 2, 2011
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