Question about 1991 Honda Accord

2 Answers

1991 honda accord S light flashes

When driving the transmission skips 3rd gear , the S light flashes when that happens.

Posted by on

  • BoDean_LP Feb 08, 2009

    Mine acted similarly, except it started in 2nd and skipped third. The (S) light was constantly blinking. I replaced the AT control unit (located under the carpet on the front passenger side). Now I have all gears and it shifts smooth and great. Unfortunately, it is still stuck in sports mode, and doesn't come out of second until about 3500 to 4000 rpms. Oh well, atleast I'm not manually shifting between two gears anymore. Oh yeah, you can also completely remove the ATCU, use the shift lever release key-hole-thing to put it in neutral, and then start it and drive around on only 2nd and 4th gear. This will work in case you ATCU completely fries and you can't go anywhere. (ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES) Keep in mind, the car will not let you take it out of park unless you use the key to release the shift lever.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

There is a common problem with these transmissions. Mine has the same problem. The most common explanation involves the ECU, which involves the actual electronic control of the shift pattern. A new one is 187 bucks, but I'm going to try my luck at a pull-it-yourself junk yard. Replacing this will be A LOT easier and cheaper than a whole transmission replace job. Hopefully the car I pull it off of isn't in there for the same problem. Also, try disconnecting your battery for about 15 seconds, then reconnect it. This kinda sorta sometimes might possibly have a chance of maybe almost temporarily fixing the problem, for a minute or so, or less. Hope this might almost kinda sorta help fix your car.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

  • BoDean_LP Feb 07, 2009

    Actually, let me correct my previous statement, I think it's a TCM (transmission control module), not an ECU.

  • BoDean_LP Feb 08, 2009

    Wait, no, it's definately an AT Control Unit. It says this right on the faulty box, which I replaced yesterday, thus completely fixing the car's transmission problem.

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 90 Answers

The gear slips at 3rd gear. The S light shows that there is some problem, if you have the diagnostic tool you can know exactly what the problem is. You may want to flush the transmission fluid and fill-in the new one. That's the cheapest try n error, if it doesn't work then the best thing to do is to replace the whole transmission with reconditioned set.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 1999 ford ranger shifts hard from 2nd to 3rd gear what is the problem I recently changed fluid and filter but shifts hard !


Auto Trans not shifting correctly from 2nd to 3rd - Ford Explorer ...

www.explorerforum.com > ... > Under the Hood

May 8, 2004 - 19 posts - ‎9 authors
Auto Trans not shifting correctly from 2nd to 3rd Under the Hood. ... Become an EliteExplorer. Lithuania. 1999 5.0. Join Date: Jun 2003. Posts: 107 ... When this happens, the transmission will skip to the next gear like you said.

Transmission Harsh shifting - YouTube

? 3:59
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAoiL4vR8Qw
Jan 13, 2013 - Uploaded by James Burns
... Doctor, explores the causes of harsh shifting in automatic transmissions. ... Early diagnosis is important to ...

Hard Tranny Shift between 2nd & 3rd - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

www.ford-trucks.com > ... > Super Duty & Heavy Duty
Feb 24, 2012 - Hard Tranny Shift between 2nd & 3rd Super Duty & Heavy Duty. ... I just got a new to me 99 f250 5.4 V8 SD XLT 4x4 Auto Trans longbox 118k miles. ... it out and said it was solid except for a hard shift between 2nd and 3rd gears. ..... Hard shift between 2nd and 3rd, Brenda Lamka, Explorer, Sport Trac, ... hard shift 2nd to third gear only 4r100
Dec 26, 2012
hard shift into 3rd
Nov 4, 2009
4r55e 5r55e Ranger / Explorer Transmission Problems - CLICK ...
Mar 15, 2007
00 Expedition trans shifts late and hard

Jan 01, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 honda crv d light flashing won't go into 3rd gear


The light is flashing to alert you to the fact that the transmission control module has detected a fault in the operation of the transmission. You now need that fault ID-ed by a shop and repaired.

Sep 24, 2012 | Honda CRV Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Mitsu 3000GT Auto Transmission


Im having the exact same problem, word for word, with my 1995 3000gt! Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it please???

Feb 09, 2012 | 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT

1 Answer

Transmission skips 3rd gear then gears down into proper gear


no transmission stated, of the 5 possible that year.
find another shop, find ASE rated shop
no DTC, no joy here, why post with the key fact missing?
vague, sure, P0700, is the common vague (means see DTCs from TCM )
that code means your lame shop has a TOY grade scanner
that can't scan all jeep codes, see all TCM errors.
the shop manual lists them all.
its free to read.

x2 grounds.
x2 service it , full flush.
x2, scan it right this time,,,

BTW
some TCM skip gears in LIMP-IN mode.
in failure mode, you need to fully scan the
TCM. it could be valve body, or, TCM doing it on purpose because VSS is funky or other inputs to the TCM are wrong.
if you dont learn all TCM errors, you will never know ,will you?

worst yet, no transmission stated
30RH
32RH
42RE
AW4
44RE (For the big block 5.2L)
NO ENGINE STATE EITHER AS ENGINE AND TRANS MATCH. HELP US SEE WHAT YOU HAVE,


to get help , first learn what you have
then tell that first.

Mar 10, 2017 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My s4 light on my 1989 honda integra is flashing and car only will start when light stops flashing whitch happens when ever it likes 2


I found this one the www.hondacarforum.com
http://www.hondacarforum.com/honda-technical/28562-i-have-1989-honda-integra-can-any-one-tell-me-what-s4-gear-stick.html

You have a couple of choices on this Honda transmission... D and S modes. Consider the D as the normal Drive mode and the S for Sport mode. The difference between the two is that in "D", the transmission will shift through the gears all the way to 4th gear and at lower rpm shift points. In "S", the transmission will shift at higher rpm levels and will go no higher than 3rd gear and light S3 on the dash. Once the vehicle is in 3rd gear (S3) you can then press the S4 button and the transmission will go into 4th gear (when conditions dictate). I believe there is even an S4 indicator on the dash signifying the trans is in 4th gear

The last line looks like it is the key here though.

If the car thinks its in 4th gear when you are trying to start it, obviously it wouldn't start...you could probably hunt around and see if there is a sensor on the transmission stick that runs the "D" vs "S" mode

Mar 04, 2009 | 1989 Honda Accord 4 Door

Not finding what you are looking for?
1991 Honda Accord Logo

218 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6879 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...