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  • avatar karjunkie 01/18/10 10:04 am PST

    If the fluid is bright red, then it is most likely one of the external shift solenoids. The linear shift solenoid is located underneath by the right front wheel side of the transmission. You should find 3 solenoids there, two for the shift solenoid assembly and one for the linear solenoid. Normally, when there is a solenoid problem you will get a code on the on board computer. Have you tried seeing if any codes are present? Most auto stores will do a free OBDII scan for you and give you the codes.

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  • karjunkie 01/17/10 5:45 pm PST

    when did you last flush the transmission ATF fluid? This should be done before you try anything else and use only Honda ATF fluid. The external 1=2 shift solenoid is also known to fail on this generation Honda Civic, so you should have it tested and replaced if necessary

  • dennisv2 01/18/10 9:31 am PST

    The fluid looks like it was just changed. Its Bright red.

  • karjunkie 01/18/10 10:04 am PST

    If the fluid is bright red, then it is most likely one of the external shift solenoids. The linear shift solenoid is located underneath by the right front wheel side of the transmission. You should find 3 solenoids there, two for the shift solenoid assembly and one for the linear solenoid. Normally, when there is a solenoid problem you will get a code on the on board computer. Have you tried seeing if any codes are present? Most auto stores will do a free OBDII scan for you and give you the codes.

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