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Hi,

I could find a relevant section to upload my post , so I thought this might the next best place.

I’ve just purchased a 2008 Honda Civic 1.8 semi Automatic and after driving it for a few days in automatic mode , when the gears shift at about 20 mph and 30 mph , there feels like a jerk movement especially if you put your foot down.I can tell this is happening on when gears change .

The car has done about 80k and having looked at the service history receipts ( only 1 previous owner from new ) I couldn’t find anything to say that the transmission fluid was replaced.

Also when putting it in reverse I sometimes hear a clunk noise , I’ve driven many automatic cars and you sometimes whenit doesn’t feel right.

I am planning on getting the transmission fluid replacement, which I’m hoping should help - however having searched high and low does the car also have fluid transmission filter that needs replacing and where is it located ?

If anyone has had similar problems and would like to share their solution, would be happy to listen .

thanks .
 

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Hi,

I could find a relevant section to upload my post , so I thought this might the next best place.

I’ve just purchased a 2008 Honda Civic 1.8 semi Automatic and after driving it for a few days in automatic mode , when the gears shift at about 20 mph and 30 mph , there feels like a jerk movement especially if you put your foot down.I can tell this is happening on when gears change .

The car has done about 80k and having looked at the service history receipts ( only 1 previous owner from new ) I couldn’t find anything to say that the transmission fluid was replaced.

Also when putting it in reverse I sometimes hear a clunk noise , I’ve driven many automatic cars and you sometimes whenit doesn’t feel right.

I am planning on getting the transmission fluid replacement, which I’m hoping should help - however having searched high and low does the car also have fluid transmission filter that needs replacing and where is it located ?

If anyone has had similar problems and would like to share their solution, would be happy to listen .

thanks .
You sound on track there. My ex wife had an automatic that she crawled through town in and even if she got onto a dual carriage way always drove sedately. The auto box used to play up. I used to get the engine warm, take it on the dual carriageway and thrash it. Lots of kickdown and some manual gear changes. The gearbox would be silky smooth after this, returning to lumpy over the following month when the crud would return to settling in all the wrong places. I changed the oil abd cleaned the filter. This is best done when the oil is warm and you need to take great precautions as it can scald you. It made a big improvement. But over time the monthly 'burn out became required again.
 

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Hi Brian,

Thanks for your sharing your experience. Did you manage to get a permanent solution to your problem ?
 

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Hi Brian,

Thanks for your sharing your experience. Did you manage to get a permanent solution to your problem ?
ATF and filter change helped. The car had been owned by 2 old dears who drove like my wife. Anything more than I did would have meant gearbox out and to a specialist - who would have cleaned out all the tiny fluidways etc. It wasn't worth the cost and effort. In addition to improving the gearbox smoothness my monthly thrash also improved the fuel consumption by burning off some of the carbon fouling caused by all the short slow trips on a cold engine. It was a full automatic BTW .
 
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