My husband owns a 1999 Honda Accord, automatic transmission. When I recently started driving it, he warned me about a little "problem" that it has: when I put the car in Reverse to back out of a driveway, parking space, etc., the car will begin moving backward then stop - as if the engine power is no longer moving the transmission. I shift to neutral then back to reverse, and it moves again. Sometimes I must shift from neutral to reverse 3-5 times just to back completely out of a parking space. It does NOT seem to happen during the first drive of the day - that is, after the car has sat idle all night. Mechanics have thrown up their hands. The local transmission repair chain offered to diagnose the problem - for $700!! Any thoughts?
Sounds like the car is just slipping out of gear. Keep your hand on the shifter when you back up next time. See if you can feel the shifter move when the car comes out of gear. If the shifter moves up when it happens keep pressure on the shifter holding it back like you dont want it to move forward. And of course if the shifter moves back when it comes out of gear, put forward pressure on the shifter so it doesnt slip out. This might work for now but but i know i wouldnt want to spen 700 for that ****. Let me know how it goes.
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If it isn't moving then it is NOT shifting into gear. The lever may shift up and down. But it does not mean the transmission is engaging. Might want to check your transmission fluid. I am assuming this is an automatic. Hopefully you didnt burn up your tranny.
Unfortunately your transmission has worn clutches and all the old clutch material is inside the transmission and you can't clean it out because on this model, Honda does not provide the traditional removable pan and filter like most cars. There is a filter inside the transmission and as you drive initially, it starts to get plugged with all the debris that is suspended in the fluid. Eventually the debris covers the filter and the pump starves and is unable to provide pressure to the clutches so the car stops moving. If you leave the car, off, sitting for twenty minutes, the debris falls off the filter and allows you to drive again until all of it is sucked back up and plugs the filter again. You have to take apart the transmission to fix it.
Sounds like transmission is screwed. Worn sun gears due to lack of proper care in the transmissions earlier days. Must have run dry & lost teeth on gears. New car time.... Cheaper for a used transmission to be put in then have the current one fixed.
i had the same thing...It's the transmission. It's REALLY noticeable shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. I was able to get my transmission fixed for 900 bux. That wasn't even a replacement so i can imagine how much it would cost to get it replaced. The shifting will get worse. By the end of my "experience" it wouldn't shift from 1st to 2nd for about 5 minutes until i drove it around for a bit. THen it would "warm up" to the idea of shifting to 2nd gear.
fluid lever should be full if it is / smell the fluid , is it smell burnt if not you may have a bad axle with 1 axle broke the car will not move .check the half axles called cv joints transmission apply's power to the tire that spins always so if 1 is broke it will spin and do nothing / doesnt move . it might not even be the transmission . good luck
It sounds like you have one of a couple problems. First, for the D4 light to be on and flashing, there is a problem the TCM (transmission control module) is seeing. If this is a V6, these transmissions are notorious for having problems internally, and need to be rebuilt at a transmission shop, or replaced. There is also a chance that either the third or fourth gear pressure switches have gone bad they will be the black and brown switches bolted to the top of the transmission. These can also cause this light flashing to occur. I dont understand the rest of your post. If you could clarify what you mean i could try to answer you question a little better
im so sorry to say that Honda has a bad transmission line in the 98-02 accord models.. there were severe recalls on this very matter..I only got rid of my 99 accord V6 because the shop who changed my motor mounts crushed my transmission line and blamed it on me..if you had motor mounts or timing done or serpentine belt(i forgot if it has both or just 1),then check to see if transmission line is crushed it can be seen right underneath the battery..