While not as common in Canada as automatic transmissions, several Honda models are equipped with manual transmissions. These stick-shift vehicles require the driver to shift gears with the clutch and gas pedals. In most manual transmission Honda models, the engine, clutch, and gearbox are all connected. Manual transmissions can have three to six gears, with most having five or six, though a manual transmission can have as many as ten.
Hondas have a reputation for being easy to maintain and cost-effective. Manual transmissions can amplify these qualities because manual transmissions tend to require slightly less maintenance and repair than automatic transmissions, and they usually get better mileage. However, they do require more work from the driver and they’re not perfect.
For example, many drivers of Honda manual transmission vehicles complain about their transmissions slipping gears. This seems to happen most often when trying to shift into second gear, especially in cold weather or in stop-and-go-traffic.
The technicians at Mister Transmission can often tell what’s going wrong with a Honda manual transmission just by listening to the driver describe the symptoms. Some common signs of a problem with n Honda manual transmission include:
Manual Honda transmissions need regular service and occasional repairs just like any other transmission does. The clutch is a common fail point. The clutch is integral to a manual transmission, and it goes through a lot. If you own your manual transmission Honda for long enough, you’ll likely need to replace the clutch eventually.
Today, Honda vehicles come with onboard computers. Even though manual transmissions must be operated manually, computerization is still key to helping them function. Onboard computers can make transmissions more efficient and help with diagnosing issues. At Mister Transmission, we can connect your Honda’s onboard computer to our diagnostic equipment to determine your transmission problems. This generates a code telling us where to look. A further road test, lift inspection, and/or pan examination may be necessary.
At Mister Transmission, we are experts at Honda transmission service, repair, and maintenance. With 60 years of institutional experience, Mister Transmission provides up-to-date training to our technicians so they can service any Honda transmission. We can fix a synchronization issue, replace a manual transmission clutch, and perform any other service you need.
Whether you’re experiencing problems with your Honda’s transmission or it just needs some routine maintenance, you can contact Mister Transmission. Our Multi-Check Inspection can find any problem your manual transmission may have.