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1987 Honda Accord Jolts When Shifting up and down to 2nd

I have a 1987 Honda accord with Automatic Transmission that seems to Jolt into 2nd gear, but more so when braking and downshifting to 2nd. The car seems to "clunk" or "jolt". As the car warms up, the upshift jolt is not as noticeable, but car still clunks when braking close to or around 2nd. Shoudl I be worried about the transmission? Thanks

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    While on cruise control car down shifts and clunks into a lower gear. The RPM go way up and the tool sensors goes on. When off cruise control the car goes from the hi her gear to lower gear with a clunk.

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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

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I have a 1987 honds accord, automactic trans, it shifts late out of first 4500 rpm, it does slip, I can take my foot off the gas and shift it, sometimes if I dont wait for a second for it to come fully out it goes back in first? I do not have a throttle cabe\le for the trans. the speed. odmeter is not working, I changed the fulid. but it still shifts the same late out of first sometmes if shifts wrong in other gears? but the first gear shift is the main problem , any suggestions,, also my choke sticks when I firat atart the car it takes a bit for it to idle down

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