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Slips between gears.

Began slipping between first andsecond gear but only when the engine was cold, i had the tranny flushed and service which seemed to help. But after a long driving trip it began slipping between each gear no matter what the temperature was. A mechanic told me to change out the motor mounts because the originals were wearing out. so i did. it still slips between gears, no another mechanic is telling me it is the shifting solenoid or the transmission linkage. i fear the worst (new tranny) hope for the best, any advice?

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  • nolanwilson Dec 17, 2008

    its a 1999 accord, its got close 200000 miles, i'm the second owner, had it for 8 years, i've treated it pretty well as far as maintainance, oil changes and the such. its gone alot of miles though.

  • nolanwilson Dec 18, 2008

    is the solenoid something i can change myself or is that something for a shop?

  • jah_ling Feb 09, 2009

    i have the same problem right now wat to do?

  • 42windowman May 11, 2010

    Ok - first off it is not the motor mounts and do not go back to this mechanic. I would suspect the torque converter or belts are shot in transmission which essentially means it is done. What kind of car how many miles and how has it been treated??Wait to hear from you



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Well I guess I will say change the fluid again and change the filter- you simply do not have enough miles to be transmission failure- so my guess wil be the shift solenoid as well - contact dealer to confirm.They will have to change with solenoid anyway.I sold my last honda with 275,000 miles and it had a hard life- no issues ever

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what does stops, mean.?> .. skids to stop?
fails hot or cold engine or both? ever to the Full flush service every 50k?
its an A/T and as such , is very complex. (buy M/T?)
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there are only 2 ways, ask, for DIY or read the FSM.
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and MPH lags. called slip or in tranny lingo FLARE !

Did you insert the tranny diagnostic jumper and look for flash codes. per fsm? (on new cars this moved to PCM DTC's)

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if this fails, the tranny needs to be changed out. (in most cases)

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