So before I drop my car off at a transmission shop felt like asking here first for the he'll of it. A while ago before this civic transfered from my wife's dd to mine is had it for a week and got a cell and lost 5th gear. I don't recall the code but it was for the solenoid on the exterior of the trans that controls the 5th gear shift. It would work fine after I cleared the code and maybe a day or two it would do it again. It was suggested to do a triple drain and fill throughout a week. After that I had no more problems until this past Saturday. Probably about 15,000 miles ago. I was pulling out from a light still enjoying the extra sound from the intake so I was pretty heavy on it. It made a hard jerk and a thump and wouldn't up shift into 5th again. This time I had no cel or the blinking d indicator like last time. However after parking the car at my destination for about an hr it was working correctly again. So I'm pretty sure it's about toast. I'm going to drop it at a local Trans shop this week but I'm looking for #1 opinions on it and curious if I want to attempt it myself. I've only ever done 1 engine and transfer swap on a fwd but that was a while ago. Does this setup get dropped out the bottom or do you pull it out the top.