I notice that if am on low speed the gear chages from 1 to 2, the car jerks and the shift to the next gear will be longer or evn slips sometimes. this usually happens about 20mins to the drive and if i stop the car and try to shift from "D" to "R", the change is usually jerky. I also observe that if i cut the ignition and switch on again, the problem stops till about 20 mins of driving. I have had the transmisson oil changed severally and the level is alrite but the probl;em persist. One of the gear switch which my mechanic feel is the culprit has been cleaned but the problem only stopped for 2wks. Please help me before i go crazy. Honda transmission is very expensive. Thank you.
If you go to the following web page:
You will find a copy of the very recent order by the National Highway Safety Administration which will require Honda to fix this problem for you. Mine just dies too. The problem is the Torque Converter, which burned your tranny fluid and caused your transmission to fail.NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V176000 John Lipkaamerisource1@verizon.net
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It sounds as if your Automatic Transmission is having issues. The first thing to do is check the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). This is covered in the Owner's Manual (should be in your glovebox??).
If the level is low, it will cause issues. Your ATF should be serviced every 30,000 miles.
This problem is caused by disparity between Vehicle speed and Transmission RPM preset for that speed. Transmission automatically shifts gears smoothly when car reaches a preset speed, set by the manufacturer. If either the shift solenoid is not responding or the Transmission is slipping JERK will be experienced. First check fluid levels and change fluid if it has not been changed in the last 45,000 miles. Since you just bought the car you have no knowledge. Do not do Transmission flush if you have over 100,000 miles. Only do drain and fill with Honda Fluid. Only Drain and fill is recommended so as not to wash away/disturb the friction material by power flushing. During drain and fill add a bottle of Torgue multiplier fluid available in Auto part stores. If this does not work then take it to a Transmission shop for them to diagnose.
So, when you punch the gas, the transmission shifts gears, and jerks when shifting? If it's a rough shift, first check your transmission fluid for proper level and condition. It should be a good pink color. Dark brown or dirty fluid with a stinky burnt odor is an indication your fluid needs draining and replacing. Actually, most manufacturers recommend replacing fluid and transmission filter every 2 years, or about every 60,000 miles, for longer life of the transmission. I hope this helps your problem. Good luck.
If that oil is transmission fluid, you may be low on fluid. That would cause harsh shifts. Make sure your transmission is full. Is it just reverse and drive that ****? Do second and third shift smooth? If so, you may have a too-high idle. If idle is good, and your transmission didn't get low on fluid, then I would suggest you drain and refill the transmission, and install a new transmission filter while you have the bottom pan off. Usually, you can buy a filter and pan gasket as a kit.
That is not recommended, as it could cause transmission damage. Since you have a VTEC you should get a power boost at around 5000 rpm which should make climbing hills easier and not need a shift of the transmission.
One possibility is that the speed sensor is going out. When that happens the computer gets bad information and thus makes bad decisions. When the car goes into 2nd all of the solenoids are actually off. That is so if there is some kind of problem the transmission gets no power, then it still has P, R, N, 2nd. It would be kind of weird, maybe, to see only the 1-2 shift being affected but I can't really think of anything else that could cause that kind of problem.