Replacing Civic Manual Transmission

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Plinkerton, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Plinkerton

    Plinkerton Guest

    I have a 97 Civic with a manual transmission and about 160,000 miles.
    It's been recommended by a mechanic that I replace the transmission.
    (Tried replacing the fluid, and the symptomatic noise didn't go away.)

    What is the fair cost one should expect to pay for replacing this?
     
    Plinkerton, Oct 9, 2006
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    Tell us everything about the NOISE. Mechanics sometimes have hidden
    motives.

    'Curly'
     
    'Curly Q. Links', Oct 9, 2006
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  3. Plinkerton

    Plinkerton Guest

    Performance-wise, the car runs fine. (Accelerates just as fast,
    downshifts fine)

    A noise is noticible in 1st, 2nd, and sometimes in 3rd. (Not at all in
    4th or 5th.) Not sure how to describe it. It's kind of like a high
    pitched grinding. It sounds like one of those gyro-wheeled toy cars
    that you rev on the ground and let go and they still keep going. The
    noise is more noticible when I hold the stick. When I let go, it often
    goes away.
     
    Plinkerton, Oct 9, 2006
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  4. Plinkerton

    TeGGeR® Guest


    Sounds more like your shifter bushings are worn out.
    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/shifter_sketch.jpg
     
    TeGGeR®, Oct 9, 2006
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  5. Plinkerton

    Plinkerton Guest

    Are those something that can be replaced easily/inexpensively?
     
    Plinkerton, Oct 9, 2006
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  6. Plinkerton

    TeGGeR® Guest


    About $50 for parts, and lots of crawling around under the car. I have
    raw photos of the procedure, but haven't got around to writing a page
    for it.
    <http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/bushing_kit/>
    They haven't Photoshopped yet, so they're kinda dark.
     
    TeGGeR®, Oct 9, 2006
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  7. Couldn't it also be input shaft bearing? That makes noise on my ancient
    Civic and my cure is to turn the radio up a little...

    JT
     
    Grumpy AuContraire, Oct 10, 2006
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  8. Plinkerton

    jim beam Guest

    yes, but make sure you find a different mechanic that's not trying to
    rip you off! honda transmissions are usually good for 300k+
     
    jim beam, Oct 10, 2006
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