My 94 Honda Civic Overheated Last Year And It Affected The Transmission…$600 To Fix…keep Or Get Rid Of It

Posted in Internal Engine Parts | Asked on Jun 30, 2011

My hubby has already put in over $800 on the overheating issue. The shifting is rough and the transmission fluid smells burnt (according to the mechanic – we’re having it changed). We never changed the fluid after the overheating incident. Should we continue trying to fix this car or chalk it up and save for another car?

There are 6 Answers for "My 94 Honda Civic Overheated Last Year And It Affected The Transmission…$600 To Fix…keep Or Get Rid Of It"

  1. Sylvanias says:

    If you keep continue fixing that car than you just burn your money on that car.. just get rid of it and buy or financing a new one.. because the fixing price and and the sell price is not worth it..

  2. Nakeeyta86 says:

    I think you should start saving for another car, i know Honda’s are great cars but once things like that starts happening other big things start to break, i know this from experience

  3. Hjbergel says:

    It depends on the overall condition of the vehicle.If the rest of the vehicle is in good-excellent shape then I say fix it.But if the vehicle is in not so good shape then I might get rid of it.Another way of deciding what to do is to weigh how much fixing all the vehicles problems against the cost of buying a better vehicle. Honda’s are very reliable vehicles and have been known to go over a half a million miles with routine maintenance so let that also figure into your decision.

  4. Wulfgar_117 says:

    600 dollars for transmisison fluid?? wow. If you have to replace the whole transmission that’s a different story though. But if you fix that i don’t see how many other major parts could go wrong.. if it has over 125 thousand miles i would get rid of it, if it has less than75 thousand miles i would keep it

  5. Itrat N says:

    Start saving for another car

  6. John Doe says:

    Just make sure he changes the filter as well and if that doesnt solve the problem definitely get rid of it. ive been there many times lose my a** on cars trying to fix them after others didnt maintain them. comes a time when you gotta cut your losses and chalk it up to a learning experience. remember the lessens hardest learned are the most difficult ones to forget!!!!

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