definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1998 Honda Civic transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 032005

(reported on)

Civic EX

  • 110,000 miles


For the last 3 months I have been hearing this grinding noise and I thought I needed a clutch adjustment or a clutch! I took it in to the dealer and the service manager drove it and said it was not the clutch but the transmission. He then told the service agent that my gears were hard to shift and that the trany was shaky??? I sure did not come in with that complaint and it bothered me that he gave that description and I told him that my gears were fine and I did not see a problem with my trany. I repeated to him that I was hearing this grinding and thought I needed a clutch. I left the car to have the technical diagnose the problem and I was told I needed to have my trany rebuilt and while they were at it they recommended I change the clutch, okay, I then left the car to have it fixed and for one reason of another it took them a week to fix. I get my car and NOW I am struggling with my 1st and 2nd gear and a little on the 3rd, I never had this problem before I brought it in! I still have the grinding noise and it is mainly when I shift into 1st and 2nd gear. I honestly doubt my car needed a rebuilt trany but they did it and took my money and the problem is still there. I will be taking it back to them but now I need some feed back because I think they rebuilt my trany without needing to. What can it be and what can I do since I already paid all this money to the dealer and what they claimed to be the problem seems like they made an error, so now I believe they are going to tell me something else is wrong and continue taking my money. I do not know much about cars but I have owned two Honda's and never had a trany problem at 110,000 miles. Someone please help, I will really appreciate some feedback or possibilities of what could be the problem. Remember they rebuilt my trany and per Honda they pretty much replaced almost all of the bearings, put a new clutch and starter that accidentally the teck broke but I was not charged for the starter. What could be wrong?

- , San Diego, CA, USA

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