Search:
Attention Honda Civic Visitor:  Remove this block by logging in above or registering.

Welcome to ClubCivic

Club Civic is an online Honda Civic forum and community for all Honda Civic enthusiasts. Whether you own a Honda Civic Si, Ex, Type R, Dx, Lx, Cx, Dx, Vx, or even a hybrid you will find valuable information and car parts on this site. Take a look around to view Honda Civic discussion; including a photo gallery, maintenance information, tech tips, as well as ways to get better performance from your Honda Civic. Visit the member’s garage to view and rate other member’s Honda Civics. Click here to start viewing the Honda Civic Forums. Before you start posting on this site you will need to register. If you are already registered and not logged in, please login here.

Browse the forums by generation by clicking below or browse all honda civic forums.


Go Back   ClubCivic.com - Honda Civic Forum > Honda Civic Technical > Engine Tech / Drivetrain

Notices

Please SEARCH Before Posting a New Thread. ->
Ready to Post a New Thread/Question? ->  



Loose shifter even in gear?!?!?

Engine Tech / Drivetrain


Technical forums are exclusively for technical discussions.
Thread Makers: Thread titles must summarize the technical question or problem, and the first post must include the year, trim, and any mods for your Civic.
Responding Members:
Limit your posts to helpful responses, and do not tell members to "Go Search", unless you also provide some specific guidance on the technical question or problem.
All Members: Rude or flaming posts will not be tolerated, though civil debate and disagreement are acceptable.

User Tag List


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2010, 01:36 AM   #1
forcdincivic
Needs More Snail
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NH
Posts: 453
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default Loose shifter even in gear?!?!?

So i Just picked up a 93 ex coupe 5-speed. Stock tranny, motor, etc. As I drove it home I realize how loose the shifter felt. Even when in gear it felt like it was in nuetral. It would move to left and right at will with no real friction. In any gear it did this, all while still staying in gear. Are there any bolts that could be tightened? Maybe replace the linkage. I just got home and havent had a chance to throw it on the lift yet to see if anything is loose under there but just wondering if anyone else had this same problem at one point. I searched and found nothing so if anyone could throw some ideas that'd be great. Thanks
__________________
Project Boost...Slowly but surely...
Eibach-Tokico-BlackWorksRacing
forcdincivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 01:50 AM   #2
1FastEX1994
^ROFLcopter
 
1FastEX1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 23
Posts: 553
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

might be your shifter bushings
__________________
1994 honda civic EX-SOLD
1997 honda civic CX Hatchie(:


a man and a duck walk into a bar....i forgot the joke, but your mother's a whore

arguing over the internet is like the special olympics, even if you win, you're still retarded
1FastEX1994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 02:17 AM   #3
got traction
i rock the sohc
 
got traction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SpeedFactory, NW
Posts: 5,880
 

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

i would look to see if someone has replaced the "b**** pin" with a bolt. That would cause the shifter to feel loose and would cause it to move around alot. If there is a bolt i suggest purchasing a pin from your local dealership. They cost roughly 2 dollars.
__________________
"You can never have enough horsepower or ammunition"

7.91@ 196 - Outlaw B series | 9.49 @ 157.3 - Vitara D16 (retired) | 9.81@ 137 Street AM K series 8.46@ 178 - SFWD B series

Quote:
Originally Posted by redcivicls95 View Post
Yes. Im going to go buy back one of the cars i've built and drive to your s***hole to spank your single cam ass................NOT!
got traction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 11:44 AM   #4
forcdincivic
Needs More Snail
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NH
Posts: 453
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by got traction View Post
i would look to see if someone has replaced the "b**** pin" with a bolt. That would cause the shifter to feel loose and would cause it to move around alot. If there is a bolt i suggest purchasing a pin from your local dealership. They cost roughly 2 dollars.
Thanks, I will definetly check that out. Are you talking a pin underneath where the shifter connects to the linkage? Sorry not familiar with the b**** pin although I have heard of it.
__________________
Project Boost...Slowly but surely...
Eibach-Tokico-BlackWorksRacing
forcdincivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 12:26 PM   #5
RonJ
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 13,102
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 115 Times in 110 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)

Default

I think Traction is referring to the spring pin, but definitely also check the bushings.

RonJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
forcdincivic
Needs More Snail
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NH
Posts: 453
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

^Thanks Ron...that helps a lot!
__________________
Project Boost...Slowly but surely...
Eibach-Tokico-BlackWorksRacing
forcdincivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 12:44 PM   #7
forcdincivic
Needs More Snail
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NH
Posts: 453
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

If the bushings are bad, maybe it will be a good excuse to get a short shifter and new bushings :)
__________________
Project Boost...Slowly but surely...
Eibach-Tokico-BlackWorksRacing
forcdincivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 12:58 PM   #8
1FastEX1994
^ROFLcopter
 
1FastEX1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 23
Posts: 553
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

Energy Suspension Bushings FTW
__________________
1994 honda civic EX-SOLD
1997 honda civic CX Hatchie(:


a man and a duck walk into a bar....i forgot the joke, but your mother's a whore

arguing over the internet is like the special olympics, even if you win, you're still retarded
1FastEX1994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 09:13 PM   #9
got traction
i rock the sohc
 
got traction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SpeedFactory, NW
Posts: 5,880
 

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonJ View Post
I think Traction is referring to the spring pin, but definitely also check the bushings.
i couldnt remember the real name for it...
__________________
"You can never have enough horsepower or ammunition"

7.91@ 196 - Outlaw B series | 9.49 @ 157.3 - Vitara D16 (retired) | 9.81@ 137 Street AM K series 8.46@ 178 - SFWD B series

Quote:
Originally Posted by redcivicls95 View Post
Yes. Im going to go buy back one of the cars i've built and drive to your s***hole to spank your single cam ass................NOT!
got traction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 09:22 PM   #10
RonJ
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 13,102
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 115 Times in 110 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by got traction View Post
i couldnt remember the real name for it...
b**** pin is the name I know too. It's only when I refer to the manual that I am forced to remember its true name.
RonJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #11
MrSamNC
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1
 
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default

Anyone have any suggestions/information on how to remove the Spring Pin? I am trying to replace my '86 Civic Hatch's clutch but cannot get this pin out... what's the secret?

Thanks!
MrSamNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply




Bookmarks



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loose shifter obiling Engine Tech / Drivetrain 3 10-26-2011 03:24 AM
loose shifter in neutral and in gear(with VID) Reebok4146 Tech Archive (No Posting) 2 07-17-2009 04:51 PM
shifter loose slamDunk Engine Tech / Drivetrain 4 12-21-2006 03:41 AM
Gear Knob constantly loose Jipstar Tech Archive (No Posting) 9 08-22-2006 10:34 PM
Short shifter loose slamDunk Tech Archive (No Posting) 8 08-09-2006 11:36 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2007 ClubCivic.com
Best Prices on Aftermarket Car Performance Parts
Freelance Web Design

Store News:

Latest Topics:


Store Specials:

ALL
Unanswered Topics:





Copyright 2011 ClubCivic.com - ClubCivic.com is in no way affiliated with Honda Motor Company