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I have a type s fn1 2008 with 97k on clock with the i-shift/**** gearbox..

Problem is sometimes when car is cold and I'm reversing off my drive it judders like no other. Only sometimes. Then it's OK but then in first gear on a hill in slow traffic it judders and shakes like mad sometimes i have to put in 2nd gear its that bad. Anyone else have this issue. Also when I'm at a stand still and foot on break, the car feels like it has auto stop and start where it sits at 0rpm for a sec then the car feels like it just came on and the rev needle hits 1krpm then drops again. Anyone else experience this? The kangarooing is common but my god it is frustrating it's a fun car to drive but Jesus christ that clunky slow gearbox is making me wanna send it straight into a tree!!
 

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My thoughts exactly when I had mine in 2007. Hated it from day 1.

These days, with the iShift being 13 to 16 years old, they can only get worse and unless you can find a specialist it's an expensive Honda job.
 

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No idea.

Mine had 2 software updates during the time I had it but it still remained unsafe in my opinion.
 

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I've had one since 2008. In that time I had a new actuator and latest ishift update (i think its dated 2012).

I found the following helps:

1. Make sure battery is in a good state (good charge).
2. Switch off AC when driving in 1st/2nd gear to test if idle is stable.
3. Get the ishift to the latest version. Contact local honda dealer to get prices.
4. You can re-learn the i-shift idle and bite points by disconnecting the car battery for an hour and then reconnecting. Then drive for 3-4 miles in all gears and it will re-learn.


Other way to re-learn and see the status of the clutch and actuator is via a honda hds.
 

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I've had one since 2008. In that time I had a new actuator and latest ishift update (i think its dated 2012).

I found the following helps:

1. Make sure battery is in a good state (good charge).
2. Switch off AC when driving in 1st/2nd gear to test if idle is stable.
3. Get the ishift to the latest version. Contact local honda dealer to get prices.
4. You can re-learn the i-shift idle and bite points by disconnecting the car battery for an hour and then reconnecting. Then drive for 3-4 miles in all gears and it will re-learn.


Other way to re-learn and see the status of the clutch and actuator is via a honda hds.
Wow, thanks mate I'll try those out. I do always have the a/c on when it happens tbh...
 
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