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  • Pia
    Pia - 2005 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/25/2015
    While driving two days ago, I lost power--it sounded like I'd changed gears and suddenly the accelerator was unresponsiv
    My vehicle has almost 150,000 mi. I have never had issues with this before. The check engine light is on, but I was told by my mechanic that it's the catlytic converter. It's a Sunday--no code reader in sight! More details: I was going around 30-35 mph. I heard a ...
     
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  • Honda owner
    Honda owner - 2003 Honda Pilot - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/20/2014
    Check Engine Light - Error codes P0705, P0706
    Check engine came on so I had someone pull the codes. They came up P0706, P0705. The print out lists it is a short in transmission range switch circuit. It lists possible causes as faulty transmission range switch, open or short circuit condition, poor ...
     
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  • Rudy300
    Rudy300 - 1999 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/14/2014
    Replaced transmission but gives a delay when shifting from 3rd to4th gear.
    I recently replaced my transmission which is used on my accord 1999 with approx 120,000 km and my 1st and 2nd gear shifts are fine with no trouble but, my 3rd and 4th is delayed where my engine over revs and then shifts after 10 seconds of changing gears. Is it ...
     
    • Teddy B
      12/14/2014 Teddy B
      Having once owned a trans repair shop

      I don't think installing a used unit (transaxle) is
      very a good choice

      Your basically removing junk & replacing it with the same
      another worn out unit

      Solenoids maybe
      Dirty Valve body-maybe

      The odds are 90% it is worn out inside
      Hardened Seals,etc,thus the delayed shifts

      We used to at least open them up if they were used
      & that was what a customer wanted to install

      I can tell you we did that once or twice only-- in many years

      Always rebuild yours or get a reman with a warranty

      Try some web sites & You Tube Video as well as the Honda Forums
      for the problem

      Try trans parts sites to see what the updates are,
      there you will see the issues you have as well

      Google the question-still has to come out to
      try something & if it is burned inside or seals
      hard, your done
  • Rudy300
    Rudy300 - 1999 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/14/2014
    Transmission is changed but there is a delay in gear when shifting between 3rd and 4th.
    I recently replaced my transmission which is used on my accord 1999 with approx 120,000 km and my 1st and 2nd gear shifts are fine with no trouble but, my 3rd and 4th is delayed where my engine over revs and then shifts after 10 seconds of changing gears. Is it ...
     
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  • EricB
    EricB - 2011 Honda CR-V - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/7/2014
    Noticeable vibration entire vehicle when stop in traffic or light. RPM drops below 700. What's the cause(s)?
    Only 36,000kms [17,000 miles]. Happens only when vehicle is warm. Started noticing this when the vehicle turn 2 years. No check engine or other warning lights on. I owned 2 of the same model and only one showing this issue. The manufacturer said its normal and is a ...
     
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  • robin grigsby
    robin grigsby - 1990 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/29/2014
    While in drive mode S lite comes on panel
    wont shift into regular gear within regular DRIVE mode.
     
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  • HelpWithHonda
    HelpWithHonda - 1995 Honda Civic del Sol - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/25/2014
    Warranty and parts issue. Advice desperately needed.
    In 2012 a Honda dealership replaced my engine after they blew the original. I recently found out that a transmission part that they would have been replaced by them is too short for my vehicle. I understand that my warranty has long since expired, but this isn't a ...
     
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  • tfritz
    tfritz - 2004 Honda Civic - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/18/2014
    Car's transmission seemed to be stuck in a low gear when in drive
    its very cold, and snowy and wet. I went to drive my car, started it, and proceeded to clear off the snow and ice. when i went to drive it, it backed out of the spot without issue, and went forward without issue. But as my speed increased, the RPMs went up, but ...
     
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  • VN1600A1
    VN1600A1 - 1994 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/9/2014
    Transmission shift mechanism alignment?
    I had to pull the transmission to do a clutch job, something I read told me to take off the shift selector (mechanism/box) from the top of the transmission so it would clear the inner fender. Now I have it put together but the gears aren't lining up, I just need to ...
     
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  • James
    James - 2002 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/4/2014
    How do I change the transmission filter on my vehicle?
    I was told by a mechanic friend that i could easily change my transmission filter to help improve the kick that occurs when switching gears in my automatic. Feels more like a poorly driven standard at the moment. I cannot find any helpful videos online like I was ...
     
    • underdog
      11/4/2014 underdog
      Honda Civic does not have a transmission filter.
    • RhodeApple
      11/4/2014 RhodeApple
      Most automatics have a filter inside the transmission oil pan. The fluid will have to be drained if there is a drain plug, then the pan removed (the fluid will drain when the pan is removed if there is no plug), remove and replace the filter, reseal and reinstall the pan, then fill the transmission to the correct level. Be sure to use the correct fluid specified by the manufacturer.
      RhodeApple
      11/4/2014 RhodeApple
      Like underdog said your transmission may not have a filter. In that case you might just want try changing the fluid.
  • Mikebacker
    Mikebacker - 2006 Honda Odyssey - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/29/2014
    Ongoing issue with van
    two separate incidents, approx. two months apart - both occurred during highway driving - 1. Car stuttered, ck engine light came on (code 720), speedometer went to 0 - trans slipping - got off road and let cool -was able to drive home - mechanic checked no symptoms ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/29/2014 Jimm
      The P0720 diagnostic trouble code is detected when Transmission Control Module (TCM) does not receive the proper voltage signal from the speed sensor.

      Symptoms
      - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
      - Speedometer improper reading
      - Possible shifting problems

      P0720 Description
      The speed sensor detects the revolution of the idler gear parking pawl lock gear and emits a pulse signal. The pulse signal is sent to the TCM which converts it into vehicle speed.

      A faulty speed sensor will cause transmission shifting problems.
  • Mikebacker
    Mikebacker - 2006 Honda Odyssey - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/29/2014
    Can't get to bottom of this?
    2 separate incidents (195k miles) - both on highway, both occurred after 120 straight miles of highway driving - 1. speedometer went to zero - ck engine light (code 720) - trans slipped bad. allowed to cool - drove back home without a problem - had checked no ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/29/2014 Jimm
      The P0720 diagnostic trouble code is detected when Transmission Control Module (TCM) does not receive the proper voltage signal from the speed sensor.

      Symptoms
      - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
      - Speedometer improper reading
      - Possible shifting problems

      P0720 Description
      The speed sensor detects the revolution of the idler gear parking pawl lock gear and emits a pulse signal. The pulse signal is sent to the TCM which converts it into vehicle speed.

      A faulty speed sensor will cause transmission shifting problems.
  • Adina
    Adina - 1998 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/18/2014
    My car only moves forward in "2", what could be my problem?
    Transmission fluid is still red and doesn't smell burnt. It treats D3 and D4 as if they are neutral if I try to accelerate while in them RPMS just shoot up, unless I have shifted once in "2". After that I can change gears into regular drive and drive normally MOST ...
     
    • Zpaxson
      10/16/2014 Zpaxson
      Sounds like the synchronizer rings for 3 and 4 may be broke, the gear teeth may be ground down, or the mechanism isn't engaging the gears. 3 and 4 probably use the same shift rod so that may be your problem. its hard to tell without tearing it apart. It definitely sounds like a transmission problem though.
      Zpaxson
      10/16/2014 Adina
      Someone proposed it could be a tcu problem do you think that could be that? And do you know how I can maybe disarm my alarm ppermanently? I've tried all the solutions I could find online but I can't seem to make them work. I've taken the horn fuse out to stop the noise
      Zpaxson
      10/18/2014 Zpaxson
      That could be possible. I don't know why it wouldn't affect all the gears though. To disarm the alarm will take some wire tracing. You would need to get a diagram of the system to see where you can disconnect it safely from the system. To do so you will also have to open up the wiring harness. The confusion to find the correct wires may not be worth the time to "do it right." If the horn fuse is out and you are happy without the noise I would just leave it.
    • Adina
      10/18/2014 Adina
      Thank you. I had someone look at it they unplugged a wire and it was off for some hours but it's back at it. But I have a solenoid C code now after I disconnected the battery and unplugged and plugged back in the solenoids
  • cbn02
    cbn02 - 2007 Honda Odyssey - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/17/2014
    What's source of car noise?
    recently got 2 new tires. now hear wub-wub-wub when breaking. noise stops as car stops. Sounds like front left wheel. New tires are on the front. Could it be tire? Dealer inspected brakes and found no problems.
     
  • cbn02
    cbn02 - 2007 Honda Odyssey - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/17/2014
    What's source of car noise?
    recently got 2 new tires. now hear wub-wub-wub when breaking. noise stops as car stops. Sounds like front left wheel. New tires are on the front. Could it be tire? Dealer inspected brakes and found no problems.
     
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