I have a 1997 Civic HX that has started to shake a little when I take
off from a complete stop. It's like the car goes over rumble strips.
It just happens for a couple seconds and then everything is fine. Like
I said, this only happens when going from a complete stop. I had my
mechanic look at it and he could not find anything. His only thought is
that it's in the transmission, and he doesn't do transmissions though.
Any thoughts on what it could be? Has anyone run into this problem? I
would hate to think about expensive transmission work. The car has
about 118,000 miles on it. Thanks.
Yep. You don't want trouble with a CVT. I'd spend the extra and
drain-n-fill it three times, a day or two apart. There's something
special in that Z1 that the CVT needs to have smeared around it's
innards.. Here's a thread about the Honda HR-V which has a similar tranny:
Please check with your dealer which fluid to use.
Thanks for the suggestions and help. The motor mounts look fine, so I
will schedule a transmission fluid drain and fill with the nearest Honda
dealer as soon as possible. Unfortunately, none in town. I assume I
can forgo the multiple changes if the dealer does it. Do you see any
problems using it until I get that changed?
Have the dealer put it on the bus to you. When you DIY, you know it was
done, and it's easier than changing your oil. I don't know much about
the insides of the CVT, but the torque converter on a 'normal' tranny
holds about half of the total liquid volume. Since you can never get it
all out, you take it out 1/3rd at a time and do it three times.
Why not sign in and use the SEARCH feature at the link I provided.
You're talking about a life-n-death issue with your vehicle (the
Thanks Curly. I will look into that for the next time. I came to find
out I have to leave town tomorrow. I was actually able to get the car
in tomorrow morning for the fluid change. For $65 I figured it was
worth paying them this time. I'll let you know if it helps. Thanks
again for your help.
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