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Auto transmission will not shift into 2nd gear

I have had this car for 7 years and have had all maintenance done like clockwork. Suddenly I started having a problem with it going from 1st gear to 2nd gear. I can manually go down to 2nd and start in 2nd and it shifts through the other gears just fine. One mechanic told me that it was the transmission so I took it to a transmission shop. They kept it for about 5 weeks and they said that it was not the transmission...BUT they could not figure out what the problem was....any ideas??

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TCM Transmission control mod. Connects to the main computer under passenger floorboard. Find one from a junk yard first, unhook battery, change out tcm, ... if it works...good luck!

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Get a second opinion from another transmission shop. Sounds like you need another TCU.

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    Good chance a Honda shop will have a spare to replace it with for testing..(TCU=Transmission Control Unit, probably in the front passenger's floorboard.)

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A problem a lot of drivers experience is their cars won't shift from first to second gear. That could lead to number of different problems, overheating being one of them. If you think there is a problem with your transmission then the first thing you should always do is check your transmission fluid levels.


This solves a lot of transmission problems but if you still can't shift then you may need to look at your throttle cables. A faulty throttle cable that has too much slack can prevent proper shifting, or shifting at all for that matter.
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Posted on May 16, 2014

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SOURCE: 98 Civic Auto Trans Slippage

you need to replace clutch pack for that gear can be ordered seperately from parts store or dealer if you want to save money call peach street auto recycling at 1800-365-2341 for a warrantied used one! also might be time for change trans filter and fluid filter could be slightly clogged but I lean towards clutch pack I replace these alot on Hondas

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 honda accord transmission goes into limp mode

the vehicle may have a electrical problem and or mechanical problem in the trans....id try replaceing the solenoids and then the entire transmision and torque converter.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Rough shifting automatic transmission on Honda Accord from 1st to 2nd gear

it has a problem with the second gear drum it cracks and does not fully engauge the n shifts to 3rd ..many honda owners also learn the 8 bucks a quart is the only fluid to pour in a honda..but remember 3 qaurts per drain and fill the tranny holds 7q ....it will take a case to do a drain flush...a high pressure flush will ruin a automatic tranny with alot of miles or metal deposits floating around inside..DRAIN AND FILL 3 QUARTS AT A TIME NO GASKET NEEDED ITS BUILT AND DESIGNED LIKE A MANUAL TRANNY

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SOURCE: 1997 ODYSSEY AUTO TRANS SHIFTS HARD BETWEEN 1st & 2nd, 2nd & 3rd

It has nothing to do with the transmission, it's your engine mount thats bad.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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SOURCE: '93 honda accord shifting problems

its kind of hard diagnosing this kind of problem like this but i could tell u what it might be. it could be your TPS sensor. shift solenoid or something wrong with the transmission valve body. i hope this helps i love those cars : )

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