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My honda civic 96 gear shift is locked, i need to put key in it and keep in it to shift

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SOURCE: 1997 Honda Civic EX power loss

start with the easy stuff. check the plugs. make sure they are not wet with oil leaking from the spark plug stem seals located on the rocker cover. Check your air filter to make sure its clean. Now for the slightly harder stuff. The spark plug wires should be changed every 80k or so. My suspect the reason for the power loss is most likely a clogged cat convert in the exhaust system. check your exhaust flow. Way to do that is to check the temp. of the exhaust before the cat and the temp. after the cat. If the Cat is plugged the temp before the catalytic converter will be abnormally higher than after the cat.

BUT if you are experiencing misfire of engine. I would go straight to replacing spark plugs and wires. Distributor cap and rotor.

Also check the charging system. make sure the alternator is charging the battery at above 13Volts. With all components on. ( radio/lights/highbeam/AC). Use a voltmeter and check at the battery positive and negative. if its not charging above 13 V replace the alternator.

good luck

Posted on Jan 07, 2009



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SOURCE: Hard Shifting 1997 5 Speed Honda Civic Manual Transmission

my 1997 honda civic lx is very hard to shift and when i get it to shift sometimes it gets stuck in that gear what could be the problrm and how can i fix that?

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: honda civic 96 will not start have check all electrical and pump

check the oil and make sure it's NOT black, Check air filter, oil filter, and gas filter, check engine fuse, see if spark plugs are ok, check starter, check alternator and belt. if problem still persists please contact me at

Posted on Jun 24, 2009


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SOURCE: My 1990 Honda Civic will not shift above second gear.

is it a manual or automatic...if its a manual you probably forgot to hook up the shift linkage..if its a probably didnt put the shifter cable from the shifter on top right, so itll pull the gears when you if in and out on to or back and forth..look and see if the cable has too much slack..that hooks up to the transmission(automatic)....

Posted on Jul 28, 2009


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SOURCE: my 98 honda civic Lx wont shift into gear

check your shift linkages if the bushing is worn out you may have problems shifting or it could be a bad transmission

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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