I recently bought a used 1996 Civic (first car in my life). Everything
is fine except that the transmission shift (from 1 to 2) is a bit rough
when the engine is warm. In a cold engine, it shifts smooth (not as
smooth as it does for 2-3, though).
I've noticed that if I press a little hard on gas pedal from stop
position, the transmission shifting is pretty smooth. A friend of mine
drives the same year Toyota and the shifting is not at all noticeable.
I don't know which ATF is there (as the dealer (not a Honda delar) I
bought from did not tell me that; also I was not experienced enough to
ask for it) but when I took it to a Honda deader recently they said the
transmission fluid is good in color and transperancy.
I was wondering if the problems I have mentioned is normal with 1996
Honda. Would a transmission flush wih genuine Honda ATF make any
difference? I know there are many experienced Honda users in this
group. I would appreciate if you provide any suggestion.