I have a 2 door Honda Accord Hatchback with extreme low mileage (98K), and overall the car drives great, but I notice when accelerating and deccelerating the car "jolts" around 2nd gear and smooths out in higher gears. Should I be concerned for the near future or is this normal for this car? Also, what could I potentially do to smooth out the shifting for the long haul, as I intend to have this car for some time? Thanks
I have a similar problem with my auto trans making rough, elongated, grinding shifts from 1st to second under fast acceleration, but makes normal shifts when normal gas peddle is applied from a stopped position. According to my mechanic, the 1987 auto trans has a design flaw on a weak 1st-2nd, and 4th-OD shift drum that causes this problem, and can cause a total shift failure. That diagnoses was made 8 years, and 50,000 miles ago, and ever since I've merely practiced easy starts with no critical trans failure. Hope this helps some of you.
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The idle speed for my 88 accord lx is 700-850 rpm for standard idle speed. The stalling is a seperate issue. When were plugs, wires, air/gas filters and distributor last checked? How long has engine been running for when you stall? Is the temprature gauge high? Any lights coming on when stall occurs? I am not a mechanic, but a DYI'er. These are common questions I am always asked when troubleshooting my Honda. :)
It's hard to understand when you say it feels like a manual shift. Noise? Feel? I do know that the 87 auto trans does have a weak 1st to 2nd shift drum (as explained to me by my mechanic) that makes a grinding, elongated shift under heavy acceleration when it starts to wear. Under normal acceleration, 1st to 2nd shifts were normal (crisp, immediate). Since that day 8 years ago, I've avoided starting off to quickly, and so far have saved myself a tranny overhaul.
hi, its best you get this looked at soon as possible the chances are it could just be that you need the fluid topping up and will need checking for any leaks. The problem is if it gets to bad then replacing an auto box is very expensive and is hard to do so its best you get it looked at before it gets beyond repair. Taking it into a garage will be your best option as they will have a special tool for testing the pressure in the auto box and also the fluid level. If it has got to bad and cant be solved by fluid alone then the cheapest option would be to get a reconditioned box and getting this fitted as a new one will cost a fortune. Hope this is some help to you let me know how you get on or if you have any questions ok