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98 Honda Accord V6 automatic transmission irregular shifting. Works in L1 just fine and will take off in D4 but will often not 'grab' 2nd gear & just flares up. Once I get it on the highway it will upshift and downshift just fine. I have finished flushing the fluid and adding 8 oz of Lube Gard additive. Ohm tested and energized both pressure control solensoids (5.9 ohms warm) and shift solenoid C (24.5 ohms warm). Shift solenoid B ohm tested the same as shift C but could not reach it to energize. Shift solenoid A ohmed out at approx 35 ohms and clicked when energized. Am I fighting a losing battle? Are all of these transmissions junk? Is there hope? thanks, Khan Powell

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  • Khan Powell Sep 10, 2009

    Thanks, but I don't think that I can do much with either of your generalized tid-bits. Every Honda automatic transmission that I have worked on is lacking a bottom pan like on most domestic automatics and they usually employ an internal screen that is not serviceable unless an overhaul is performed. Also, there are no vacuum lines going to this unit. It seems to be purely electronically controlled. Any other ideas that would be specific for the '98 Honda Accord V6 that I am working on?

    Thanks,

    Khan

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You need to check to resistance of all solenoids of this transmission.
If you are referring to the solenoids on the front lower portion of the transmission, a 10 mm socket with a 3 inch extension and a ratchet will remove the solenoids. you can check them out of the vehicle. if one is out of spec, you must replace both b and c shift solenoid. Note Honda refers to these solenoids as solenoid and solenoid B. One more thing, if you disconnect the battery and take the battery and battery tray out, if is very easy to get to all the solenoids. Make sure you have the security code for the radio, or it may not have full function when powered up. Good Luck

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Did you change the filter? You should also test the vacuum controlled actuator with vacuum tester. Ohms seems in range as they should be. It is a common problem with these trannys. The servos go quick as well

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