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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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  • Phil
    Phil - 2000 Honda CR-V - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/15/2014
    What is the thumping and grinding noise coming from under centre of car?
    My 2000 crv drives beautifully but when easing off throttle suddenly makes a clunk from under floor pan between front seats. Sometimes a rubbing/ grinding sound and now a grinding sound when in reverse. Could this be a cv joint problem or gearbox?
     
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  • zakrya6665
    zakrya6665 - 2004 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/15/2014
    Problem with Transmission or Shift Solenoid???
    I have a Problem with transmitter shifting. I have Honda Accord 2004 4cyl with automatic transmission. Putting gear into D or R gives a Jerk to Car and all gears are shifting on high RPM i.E 3000 RPM. But sometimes, After Running the car for 30 to 40 min and ...
     
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  • Oceanwaves
    Oceanwaves - 2001 Honda Civic - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/13/2014
    Fuel tank is leaking from both below and above. Needs to be replaced. Buying my own parts, how much to have labor done
    Car has 242,000 miles on it and I'm trying to figure out if it's worth repairing or time to buy a new car. Recently repaired the exhaust system. I live in New England and have to park outside, lots of corrosion and salt, etc from roads. The problem with the fuel ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/13/2014 Jimm
      Use the 'Estimate Cost' and'Find-A-Shop' features on the AutoMD website. Cannot determine what other repairs maybe needed - without a thorough inspection.
  • dmarcl
    dmarcl - 1994 Honda Accord - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/7/2014
    Trans.indicator lite flashing. [D]
    speedometer inop.started sitting in traffic.
     
    • vikingtowingandrecovery
      have you used a code scaner to see what code you have causing the trans light to flash . you have a bad silinoid in the trans but the code scaner will show witch one is bad
  • Whitney
    Whitney - 2010 Honda CR-V - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/2/2014
    I don't know what's wrong?! Help
    I just bought a 2010 Honda crv with 95,000 miles on it, its a awd. When it shifts into 4th and 5th gear it seems like it bogs down and I lose a little bit of power but u give it gas to make it go back to 3rd the bogging stops just does this in 4th and 5th gear, all ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/2/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • Whitney
    Whitney - 2010 Honda CR-V - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/2/2014
    I don't know what's wrong?! Help
    I just bought a 2010 Honda crv with 95,000 miles on it, its a awd. When it shifts into 4th and 5th gear it seems like it bogs down and I lose a little bit of power but u give it gas to make it go back to 3rd the bogging stops just does this in 4th and 5th gear, all ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/2/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • Dbernard
    Dbernard - 2002 Honda Civic - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/1/2014
    My car does not accelerate and almost stalls
    When I turn my car on and put it in drive, it accelerates briefly and then as I continue to press the gas, before it shifts into second gear,it no longer accelerates and almost stalls. This does not happen in the middle of me driving or once I get driving, only when ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/1/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires