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2011 odyssey flashing d4, van start, moves when in drive on his own but does not accelerate

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Automatic trans cars. gotta love em....
d4 flashing is explained in the FSM.
it means it sees and has logged, errors.
so look at the tachometer. see that needle that is engine RPM
and if the engine screams (right foot action) that means the tranny is SLIPPING. if yes, its bad. so we diagose it , and not the engine
in 1second flat test that.
the FSM shows a stall test. its the same thing,
your car will in fact fail the stall test in the FSM of any car.

so why, ? well scan it. the 2011 has the TCM intergrated fully in to the
PCM and all DTC codes.
so any scan tool made can scan this PCM, so do so.
the codes will be like P07xx? 7 means tranny. or others.
scan it.
in fact anytime the car or trans acts funny, SCAN IT.
and today's cars, do that , at even a twitch of something odd.

scan it , see errors, open FSM see them same page
same DTC,
see that. it tells you what to do next and what test to do next
all cars,made. (modern)

if the FSM makes no sense to you ,then take the car in for service
there are only 2 ways, you do , or they do..

The TCM (logic) has inputs that allows the TCM to shift the car.
if the inputs are good.
and the TCM outputs are good, the tranny is bad.
make sure the tranny ground strap to frame is NOT missing or damaged or the TCM can NOT TALK to the tranny.

in some cases the tranny pan can be drooped and bad solenoids swapped easy, depends on actual tranny type there.

ever do the 60,000 mile A/T full flush and new filter,??? ooops.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

Testimonial: "thanks for your help. if I understand recommendation. the main reason why the does not accelerate is because of the tranny problem correct? this vehicle has only 70 miles. it was crash test vehicle I am rebuilding"

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    70 mile, wow. an all time fires. ok, the Tachometer tells you what is going on, as does the D4 flash. the PCM obd2 scan tool will tell you what tranny code is throwing , the FSM stall test shows how to use the tachometer to see if transmission slips. you just apply brakes, park car in front of crash dummy, or wheel chocks,, id use the dumm for chocks,,,, for geat videos, and then do the stall test, ebracks and foot brake held fast. and i press accelerator pedal hard, the tachmeter goes wild. ? BINGO tranny slip. if not say , tacho sticks at say 2000 RPm that means tranny is working or engine is weak if car dont move , un blocked.chocked.

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    my guess, is there is a fuse blown, sorry for not stating guess and not saying fuses first. geriacticizm.... the scan tool will help 100% if fuses are good. any scan tool works, any newish tool 2005 or newer scan tools do , can-bus cars easy,, just jack in and read, all auto stores loan them here.

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    My guess 2 is the TCM sees gross errors, and refuses to shift.

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    or the TCM cable to the transmission fell off. (or transmission fluid missing, OMG)

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    _-__-___-_ Feb 14, 2014

    on most car new the TCM is hidden deep in the PCM. but is still there and is 100% reponsible for all shifting all the time.

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    _-__-___-_ Feb 15, 2014

    make sure trans ground stap is in place the TCM sends data to the BIT BUCKET (nanna land)

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    _-__-___-_ Feb 15, 2014

    im sure its something easy, fuse , connector pulled. or trans not grounded. right.



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