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91 Accord baffling tranny problem

This has been a weird problem. One day, transmission started acting like it was in nuetral. I had no go power (complete sliipage.) I would turn car off and back on, and problem would be rectified (for about 1/4 mile.) Took a long time to get home. Then, for nearly a year, no issues .Other than, transmission will slip a little when shifting into 2nd gear. It is automatic. I have found, that if I let off of the accelerator when it wants to shift, all is fine. If I am on the accelerator, then it tends to slip This problem (Acting like nuetral -no go power, has come back. Additionally, it has started surging real bad.

This vehicle is a "flood" vehicle, but I have had no problems other than transmission. Uses/leaks about 1 qt. between changes with 200,000 miles 29 MPG.

I have been told, that there might be some sludge in convertor, that is creating this havok. I have changed fluid once, and did get a little sludge out. Also added some Transx, which I have found to be a good product.

Car is acting up again......not rectifying (except occasionally,) when I turn off and back on again. I can't help but think that there might be an electronic connection to this problem. The surging is new, and seems to have started with the re-newed trans problems.

I have also had an occasionalm hard start problem that I havde been told is relative to fuel injection relay. Is this possibly connected.

The slippage mentioned is fairly constant even when there is no significant (won't move at all problem.) I am thinking that these two conditions are ubnrelated, but I do have a tranny that slips in second gear. (The first time that it wants to shift.) Please help this is a good car with at least another 100k _Or so I would like to think.) Tahnk you . . . .James Morris 615-364-5592

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  • jameslmorris Feb 02, 2009

    I did what was recommended, but unfortunately did not rectify problem. Helps a little initially.....then back to the slipping.


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When you changed the transmission fluid, did you drain it just once? When it is drained, you only get about 2 quarts out, but the transmission holds six quarts. In order to change most of the fluid, it has to be done several times, driving it a short distance between changes. One change leaves 66% of the old fluid, two changes leaves about 44%, three changes gets you down to about 28% of the old fluid.

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