08 honda civic low rpms while driving

rmac25
0

Asked by Dec 01, 2012 at 01:49 AM about the 2008 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently bought a 2008 honda civic lx, I'm having an issue with the RPM's bouncing for example ill be driving then the RPMs usually will bounch from 2k-2.5k down to 1.5k, and after giving it a little more pressure on the pedal it will correct the RPM's back to 2.5k ... but it doesnt take long for it to do it again. it seems after it drops the RPM's the car isnt as powerful and will gradually gain speed but RPM's stay around 1.5k... if i allow it to stay at 1.5k there is sometimes a vibration until i give it more gas. this happens with my foot on the pedal not changing my pressure. it also will bounce the RPM's while its set to cruise control.. any ideas??? im pretty worried it could be something serious

5 Answers

DavidH25
Not Active

Can you feel it shifting gears? It sounds like it's going in and out of overdrive, try turning O/D off see what happens

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
aztec626bf
10,465

I would get linked to a live data engine analyzer and see what is happening.

Jonathan Ford
3,255

when was the last time you had a tune up? is the check engine light on?

rmac25
0

I checked some of your ideas, there are no problems in 3rd(d3), it only happens while in drive (d). I dont see an overdrive button and cant find any information about overdrive on 08 civics online. There are no lights on I've driven the car approx 400 miles since I purchased the car so even if the computer was reset i imagine the lights wouldve turned on by now. I've owned automatic cars before and I've never had a similar issue, maybe it could be something honda did intentionally, only thing that really gets me worried if the rpms get really low(a little under 1.5k) the car will vibrate until more pressure is given to the pedal.

Robert Headley
0

I'm having the same problem.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Honda Civic 2008 High RPM 1 answer

    I have a Honda Civic 2008 automatic transmission. Yesterday I was driving over the road and i heard a sudden increase in the RPM. I stopped changed the shfts to P and then D again, and since then when...

    2008 Honda Civic

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1999 Honda Civic Dies while driving 76 answers

    i have a 1999 honda civic ex which has 165,000 miles. Within the last few months the car will shutoff while driving. i have no power steering, nothing. i have to pull the car to side of the road an...

    1999 Honda Civic

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Honda civic Manual transmission 7 answers

    Currrently i am trying 2 repair a clutch that was said 2 be workin / Honda 20001 civic lx has 229 k and clutch had been prior replaced stated by owner/ there is a vibrational rattle sound that was ...

    Honda Civic

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why is my heater not working well in my Honda civic 15 answers

    I have a 2005 Honda civic. My heater only works when I drive about 30 mph or more, but not always. Sometimes even while moving it will blow non heated air.It blows cold air at stop lights or when g...

    2005 Honda Civic LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Anyone have a/c problems with Honda Civic? 227 answers

    We have two 2010 Honda Civics and have this problem with both of them! After the car sits for a while in the hot sun, the a/c won't work when you start the car. It does start working again after you d...

    2010 Honda Civic Coupe LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Civic
Looking for a Used Civic in your area?
CarGurus has 59,306 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:

Search Honda Civic Questions

Honda Civic Experts

#1 Takoda Fraser
Takoda Fraser
Reputation 850
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 680
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord"
600 Great Deals out of 71,759 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
202 Great Deals out of 9,121 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Corolla"
740 Great Deals out of 74,612 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Camry"
943 Great Deals out of 75,850 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima"
796 Great Deals out of 84,457 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V"
583 Great Deals out of 61,497 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
302 Great Deals out of 30,779 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Accord Coupe"
110 Great Deals out of 9,465 listings starting at $3,980
Used Hyundai Elantra"
510 Great Deals out of 45,128 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Sentra"
490 Great Deals out of 44,979 listings starting at $1,950
Used Acura TL"
183 Great Deals out of 6,365 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang"
323 Great Deals out of 47,462 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford Focus"
788 Great Deals out of 78,888 listings starting at $650
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
512 Great Deals out of 32,753 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Maxima"
311 Great Deals out of 25,728 listings starting at $1,750

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Honda Civic LX For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 2,853 listings starting at $12,697
2014 Honda Civic LX For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 1,678 listings starting at $10,995
2013 Honda Civic LX For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 2,736 listings starting at $9,974
2012 Honda Civic LX For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 3,181 listings starting at $6,500