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  • Ammar
    Ammar - 2014 Honda Civic - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/7/2014
    Metallic sound when shifting at low RPMs and releasing clutch. Can't seem to find a balance between release and throttle
    Hello, i have recently bough a Honda civic 2014. it only has 800 miles on it, and still under warranty. But before i take it in, i want to know if it is just me or is it something abnormal? It is a manual transmission, first of all all of a sudden i feel like my ...
     
    • Jimm
      4/7/2014 Jimm
      Simple answer - first read the vehicle owners manual to make sure the shifting and clutch action is fully understood.

      Typically, with any new car under warranty any strange clutch sounds or noises would qualify for the dealership to diagnose and repair the problem - you will want to have the issue repaired / corrected as soon as possible with the vehicle having only 800 miles.
  • AutoMD User
    AutoMD User - 1997 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/11/2014
    My clutch pedal on the floor
    my clutch pedal on the floor and I just replace my clutch
     
    • Jimm
      3/11/2014 Jimm
      Check the following components; clutch linkage, weak or disconnected clutch return spring, faulty clutch master or clutch slave cylinder. Any one of these may cause the low clutch pedal.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1990 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/7/2014
    To move the shifter i have to put the key in the shift lock release. when it is in drive it will not engage first gear.
    i have to manually shift it in to D2 or D1 to engage it in first gear. everything else with the transmission seems fine, it will up shift through all the gears. it just won't engage first gear while in D4. any suggestions will be much appreciated. thank you
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Honda Passport - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/6/2014
    SUV drives weird when not in 4 wheel drive
    When I turn the 4x4 off and drive when its time to shift it does but its really ruff, kind of like a hesitation and a boom. But when I engage 4x4 it doesn't do it.
     
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  • ish lane
    ish lane - 2008 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/5/2014
    What is wrong if oil is leaking into the altenator
    my milage is only 49,000 can the valve cover gasket be the issue
     
    • Jimm
      3/5/2014 Jimm
      Check the engine valve cover gasket for obvious signs of leakage. The valve cover gaskets are easily and inexpensively replaced.

      Have the altenator and charging system tested for free - at any local auto parts store - then post a reply with the test results.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the valve cover gasket set from around $32.00 for your vehicle.


  • ish lane
    ish lane - 2008 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/5/2014
    What is wrong if oil is leaking into the altenator
    my milage is only 49,000 can the valve cover gasket be the issue
     
    • Jimm
      3/5/2014 Jimm
      Check the engine valve cover gasket for obvious signs of leakage. The valve cover gaskets are easily and inexpensively replaced.

      Have the altenator and charging system tested for free - at any local auto parts store - then post a reply with the test results.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the valve cover gasket set from around $32.00 for your vehicle.


  • ish lane
    ish lane - 2008 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/5/2014
    What is wrong if oil is leaking into the altenator
    my milage is only 49,000 can the valve cover gasket be the issue
     
    • Jimm
      3/5/2014 Jimm
      Check the engine valve cover gasket for obvious signs of leakage. The valve cover gaskets are easily and inexpensively replaced.

      Have the altenator and charging system tested for free - at any local auto parts store - then post a reply with the test results.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the valve cover gasket set from around $32.00 for your vehicle.


  • ish lane
    ish lane - 2008 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/5/2014
    What is wrong whit my honda accord 08 if oil is leaking into my alternator. Is it coming from the valve cover gasket.
    my honda has 49,000 miles its starting to turn off on me. All the lights on the dash are coming on. all of the power is going off. All of my numbers on the radio are going off. Can i ask if my alternatoer is going bad. What is the key, how can i get a tech to finish ...
     
    • Jimm
      3/5/2014 Jimm
      Check the engine valve cover gasket for obvious signs of leakage. The valve cover gaskets are easily and inexpensively replaced.

      Have the altenator and charging system tested for free - at any local auto parts store - then post a reply with the test results.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the valve cover gasket set from around $32.00 for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1986 Honda Civic - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/3/2014
    What can cause a noise in manual transaxle just when cluth is released. Cluth slips.
    Clutch disc, pressure plate, bearing and oil were changed, no noise before the change.
     
    • Jimm
      3/3/2014 Jimm
      Transmission mounts give off many possible signs that they are weak or wearing. The first may be an awkward "clunk" or metal creaking sound when you change gears. This may or may not be accompanied by a jolt or what feels like a transmission slip when you switch gears.
      Possibly may be related to clutch master or slave cylinder - as these component also control the clutch disc engagement and release.

      Jimm
      3/9/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thanks Jimm for your help.
  • Virginia
     
    • jIM
      3/22/2011 jIM
      i HAD A 1986 HONDA WITH 160000 ORIGINAL BELT iD RUN IT TO 100000 BEFORE I WORRY ARE YOU SURE HE SAID TIMING BELT NOT ACCESSORY BELT, THESE ARE MORE LIKELY TO BECOME LOOSE AND ARE CHEAPER TO REPLACE
      jIM
      11/11/2013 dmicohen
      Timing belts don't get 'loose', they break!! You must mean serpentine belt, check the tentioners...
    • AutoMD Member
      2/28/2014 AutoMD Member
      Replace timing belt & related tensioners & or ldler @ recommended times. Type of mileage you can go depends a lot on whether miles are in town or highway. Zero interference engines can be expensive if timing belt & related parts are not serviced. Do it.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1992 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2014
    Awful noise when I put the gear shifter in Park or Neutral
    Hi, I am experienceing an awful whining / grinding noise when I shift into park or neutral. Drive and Reverse work fine. Also the key wont budge while in park, but it'll start up fine. I had to pull some fuses out to shut er down, then put in park and work the key ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/27/2014 Jimm
      If you're hearing whining and growling in neutral and park, it's usually the input bearings in the transmission. It's a very common noise. Even some of the remanufactured transmissions do this from the initial installation.
      Perform a transmission fluid change, check the magnet, if it has actual chunks of metal (not fuzzy) then you have a big problem.

      There was a Honda TSB on this way back in '91 (91-028). Here it is trimmed down to the important details:

      Product Update: Automatic Transmission

      Dear Accord Owner:
      Our records indicate that you own a 1990 (1991) Accord with an automatic transmission. A small percentage of these transmissions may experience a condition where a shaft flange nut becomes loose. As a result, a loud whine may occur while accelerating in first and second gear; this noise may also occur in park and neutral. While most 1990 (1991) Accords will not experience this condition and it does not create a danger or safety hazard, we want to assure the long-term durability of your transmission. Improved flange nuts and locking washers are available that prevent this condition from developing. In order to avoid any possibility of damage, please call your dealer and make an appointment to have your transmission updated at your earliest possible convenience. This update will be done free of charge. We apologize for any inconvenience this product update may cause you; however, our main concern is your continued satisfaction with your Accord.
      Respectfully,
      AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

      BACKGROUND
      A product update campaign is being conducted to ensure the long-term reliability of Accord automatic transmissions. If the transmission is not updated, a shaft nut may loosen causing noise and possible damage.

      VEHICLES AFFECTED
      1990 Accord: All with A/T
      1991 Accord: All with A/T, thru VIN:
      JHMCB76 . . MC093388 (Japan 4-dr.)
      1HGCB72 . . MA056143 (Ohio 2-dr.)
      1HGCB76 . . MA153884 (Ohio 4-dr.)
      1HGCB98 . . MA019542 (Wagon)

      PARTS INFORMATION
      A/T Update Kit: P/N 06210-PX4-305
      H/C 3996220
      • (2) Flange Nuts, RH thread
      • (1) Flange Nut, LH thread
      • (3) 24 mm Spring Washers
      • (1) End Cover Gasket
      • (3) O-rings, 7.7 mm x 2.3 mm
      • (1) O-ring, 16 mm x 2.1 mm
      • (4) Front Beam Bolts, 12 x 105 mm
      • (1) Damper Fork Bolt
      • (1) Damper Fork Locknut
      • (1) Radius Rod Locknut
      • (2) Radius Rod Self-locking Bolts
      • (1) Cotter Pin

      See your dealer for the coverage specifics of this technical service bulletin; note the bulletin #91-028.

  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1992 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2014
    Awful noise when I put the gear shifter in Park or Neutral
    Hi, I am experienceing an awful whining / grinding noise when I shift into park or neutral. Drive and Reverse work fine. Also the key wont budge while in park, but it'll start up fine. I had to pull some fuses out to shut er down, then put in park and work the key ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/27/2014 Jimm
      If you're hearing whining and growling in neutral and park, it's usually the input bearings in the transmission. It's a very common noise. Even some of the remanufactured transmissions do this from the initial installation.
      Perform a transmission fluid change, check the magnet, if it has actual chunks of metal (not fuzzy) then you have a big problem.

      There was a Honda TSB on this way back in '91 (91-028). Here it is trimmed down to the important details:

      Product Update: Automatic Transmission

      Dear Accord Owner:
      Our records indicate that you own a 1990 (1991) Accord with an automatic transmission. A small percentage of these transmissions may experience a condition where a shaft flange nut becomes loose. As a result, a loud whine may occur while accelerating in first and second gear; this noise may also occur in park and neutral. While most 1990 (1991) Accords will not experience this condition and it does not create a danger or safety hazard, we want to assure the long-term durability of your transmission. Improved flange nuts and locking washers are available that prevent this condition from developing. In order to avoid any possibility of damage, please call your dealer and make an appointment to have your transmission updated at your earliest possible convenience. This update will be done free of charge. We apologize for any inconvenience this product update may cause you; however, our main concern is your continued satisfaction with your Accord.
      Respectfully,
      AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

      BACKGROUND
      A product update campaign is being conducted to ensure the long-term reliability of Accord automatic transmissions. If the transmission is not updated, a shaft nut may loosen causing noise and possible damage.

      VEHICLES AFFECTED
      1990 Accord: All with A/T
      1991 Accord: All with A/T, thru VIN:
      JHMCB76 . . MC093388 (Japan 4-dr.)
      1HGCB72 . . MA056143 (Ohio 2-dr.)
      1HGCB76 . . MA153884 (Ohio 4-dr.)
      1HGCB98 . . MA019542 (Wagon)

      PARTS INFORMATION
      A/T Update Kit: P/N 06210-PX4-305
      H/C 3996220
      • (2) Flange Nuts, RH thread
      • (1) Flange Nut, LH thread
      • (3) 24 mm Spring Washers
      • (1) End Cover Gasket
      • (3) O-rings, 7.7 mm x 2.3 mm
      • (1) O-ring, 16 mm x 2.1 mm
      • (4) Front Beam Bolts, 12 x 105 mm
      • (1) Damper Fork Bolt
      • (1) Damper Fork Locknut
      • (1) Radius Rod Locknut
      • (2) Radius Rod Self-locking Bolts
      • (1) Cotter Pin

      See your dealer for the coverage specifics of this technical service bulletin; note the bulletin #91-028.

  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1992 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2014
    Awful noise when I put the gear shifter in Park or Neutral
    Hi, I am experienceing an awful whining / grinding noise when I shift into park or neutral. Drive and Reverse work fine. Also the key wont budge while in park, but it'll start up fine. I had to pull some fuses out to shut er down, then put in park and work the key ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/27/2014 Jimm
      If you're hearing whining and growling in neutral and park, it's usually the input bearings in the transmission. It's a very common noise. Even some of the remanufactured transmissions do this from the initial installation.
      Perform a transmission fluid change, check the magnet, if it has actual chunks of metal (not fuzzy) then you have a big problem.

      There was a Honda TSB on this way back in '91 (91-028). Here it is trimmed down to the important details:

      Product Update: Automatic Transmission

      Dear Accord Owner:
      Our records indicate that you own a 1990 (1991) Accord with an automatic transmission. A small percentage of these transmissions may experience a condition where a shaft flange nut becomes loose. As a result, a loud whine may occur while accelerating in first and second gear; this noise may also occur in park and neutral. While most 1990 (1991) Accords will not experience this condition and it does not create a danger or safety hazard, we want to assure the long-term durability of your transmission. Improved flange nuts and locking washers are available that prevent this condition from developing. In order to avoid any possibility of damage, please call your dealer and make an appointment to have your transmission updated at your earliest possible convenience. This update will be done free of charge. We apologize for any inconvenience this product update may cause you; however, our main concern is your continued satisfaction with your Accord.
      Respectfully,
      AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

      BACKGROUND
      A product update campaign is being conducted to ensure the long-term reliability of Accord automatic transmissions. If the transmission is not updated, a shaft nut may loosen causing noise and possible damage.

      VEHICLES AFFECTED
      1990 Accord: All with A/T
      1991 Accord: All with A/T, thru VIN:
      JHMCB76 . . MC093388 (Japan 4-dr.)
      1HGCB72 . . MA056143 (Ohio 2-dr.)
      1HGCB76 . . MA153884 (Ohio 4-dr.)
      1HGCB98 . . MA019542 (Wagon)

      PARTS INFORMATION
      A/T Update Kit: P/N 06210-PX4-305
      H/C 3996220
      • (2) Flange Nuts, RH thread
      • (1) Flange Nut, LH thread
      • (3) 24 mm Spring Washers
      • (1) End Cover Gasket
      • (3) O-rings, 7.7 mm x 2.3 mm
      • (1) O-ring, 16 mm x 2.1 mm
      • (4) Front Beam Bolts, 12 x 105 mm
      • (1) Damper Fork Bolt
      • (1) Damper Fork Locknut
      • (1) Radius Rod Locknut
      • (2) Radius Rod Self-locking Bolts
      • (1) Cotter Pin

      See your dealer for the coverage specifics of this technical service bulletin; note the bulletin #91-028.

  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1986 Honda Civic - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2014
    Noisy transmission when engaged.
    Mannual transmission, already replaced clutch system; disc, plate, bearing and oil; when engaged makes a click noise and slips, when disengaged noise is gone.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1986 Honda Civic - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2014
    Transmission noisy when engaged.
    Replaced clutch system; disc, plate, bearing and oil in transmission, when is engaged the transmission makes a click noise and slips, when disengaged noise in gone. No problems when shift.
     
    0 answer