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Prelude 2.2 vti W reg auto automatic tiptronic gearbox slipping

My tiptronic gearbox (from cold) jolts into gear from a stationary position when Reverse, D4, D3, D2 or D1 is selected. When the vehicle is moving there is a late shift between 1st and 2nd with a jolt. The gears slip but not so much from 1st to 2nd, 3rd to 4th seems to be by far the worst especially if you put your foot down. Once the engine/transmission gets hot the problems seem to improve quite a bit, almost disappear, still slight jolt and almost no slippage. My local Honda dealer drained and refilled the transmission X 3. The drained oil was black in colour with no burnt smell. The oil change made no improvement what so ever. The vehicle is a 2000 W plate 2.2 vti Tiptronic with 104,000 miles on the clock. If anyone has any sensible recommendations it would be much appreciated.

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    Same prob here bud,EXACT SAME THING. When cold, it is very hard for my transmission to go into 2nd and 3rd, and it will shift gears with big jolts untill it warms up. after the tranny warms up everything is fine! I believe mine is lack of transmission fluid tho. I keep replacing the transmission fluid, but after about 2 days it is completely gone. I will find the leak and replace any seals that need be replaced and will let you know if it works.

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Hi there. Although the Dealer has changed the oil, did they do a 'Stall Test' whilst the gearbox was cold and again when at normal running temperture? If not, that's what they must do firstly. This will identify whether you have a slipping clutch/s. The Honda autobox also includes what is known as accumulators - these control how each clutch is engaged during acceleration. For example, if you are accelerating slighly/smoothly, you want each gear to be engaged gently and smoothly, whereas, when accelerating hard, you need the gear engaged quickly and hard to aviod clutch slippage. Thus, the fact that you are experiencing a hard engagement might mean that an accumulator/s is seized. If that's the case, it will mean that the autobox will need stripping, cleaning and be checked for worn components. Hope this helps, Scottech.

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THIS WILL COST NOT LESS THAN £400 IS IT WORTH,
THIS COMMON PROBLE WITH HONDA TRIPTRONIC GEAR BOXES

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