Im having a problem with my car's shifting. ive been having the same problem for about 20,000 miles. it takes a while to go from 1-2nd gear. the rpms go to about 4000 and then it finally catches. i never had a check engine light come on except for the oxygen sensor which has been changed and no more lights. i hear a whining noise. i dont know if that's the same problem or not. i actually bought it to honda and they told me that there's no problem. i found on another website something about the linear solenoid. but before i spend 200.00 i want to know what the linear solenoid does. so i can have some idea whether or not it would work. thanks
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Re: 1998 honda accord 4cyl. linear solenoid?
The linear solenoid is what links the gears to eachother. When you go from one gear to another it acts as a bridge to cross over without hesitating if you had to tread through the water before getting to the other side. What you might want to try first before that it to change the fluid out and the filter as well if you haven't already. (fill back up with Lucas transmission oil prefered)
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I have seen this be caused by a clogged up internal filter. Low pressure upstream of the filter won't let the transmission engage. Unfortunately you have to open up the trans to fix and replace it. It might be time to just get it in for an overhaul when that happens. Hope this helps
The clutch lining worn out n the lining powder stuck on the transmission filter so transmission fluid pass through the filter clogged.. Only way is to repair the transmission or replace the whole transmission.
i would start with an oil change for the transmission this should help, the oil should be changed about every 30,000 miles, if that doesnt help try some trans x, it helps automatic transmissions shift better
A clutch issue youtend to have more of an engagement problem with 1st and reverse gear for a small time period before you notice other gears.You want to check the clutch hydrolic system for any leaks(clutch slave at transmission,clutch master,which you look for leakage on interior above clutch pedal)and at fluid resevoir.you also want to double check condition of trans fluid. strongly recommend using only HONDA BRAND MANUAL TRANS. FLUID when doing maintinance,fluid should be replaced every 30k on this car.The Honda brand fluid is like night and day on these cars,it WILL make a difference in shifting!!TRust Me on this point! Sorry now back to your main clutch issue,when driveing and you go to shift gears and normally notice grinding,with clutch pedal in shft out of gear and before engageing it into next gear do a double pump of clutch pedal then see if when continuing to next gear if it engagees smoother.if so you know you have without a dout a clutch pressure plate/disc problem. I can tell you that in twenty years the only manual transmissions themselves that ever had problems were due to outside influences(gear oil in transmission,improper driveing,etc.)let me know what you find and we can go from there..JOEL
This transmission have shift solenoids that are mounted on the outside in my personal experience I have rectified shift problem with these transmissions by simply change a solenoid or two. My recommendation is to put this vehicle on a code scanner and find out what is at fault first. If its a solenoid just replace, they are a dealer only part and that should take care of your problem. Good Luck and thanks for using FIX YA