do i have a transmission problem or a censor problem?

Asked by Sep 27, 2014 at 12:31 PM about the 1990 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 1990 honda civic lx and about a month a go, i drove it a couple a miles away
from home, then it stopped. the car wouldnt shift but it was still running but when i
applied the gas it wouldnt move. i let it sit for a couple weeks, then i tried to drive it
again and it works finer then before, but i think i might still have that problem. do i need
to change the transmission fluid, or is it a sensor or something preventing the car from
moving.

again i can start my car and drive it, but after a couple of blocks of driving the car, the
car transmission shuts down,but the car is still running.

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assuming that the tranny just didn't puke, It could be something as simple as a TCC or torque converter control solenoid. you should get the codes scanned in the computer. obd1 can be a pain, but if its a sensor, it should throw a code.

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