Question about 1997 Honda Accord
The Green light indicator for drive in AT is flashing during driving, while it should be not flashing, what seems to be the problem
Did you replace the Transmission Fluid with Honda ATF-Z1 or GM Dexron III? Hondas, like Toyota and now many other brands use very specific Transmission Fluids to get the fuel efficency proper shifting. GM Dexron III can not only prevent proper shifting, but also damage the Transmission. Honda Transmission fluid service is recommended every 30,000 miles with ATF-Z1.
DO NOT FLUSH the transmission, it WILL damage it. Google "Flushing Honda Transmissions" and you will see more about this, Express/Quick Lube places are in the news about that rip off.
Before you take to some transmission shop, recommend you take either to a Honda Dealer or a Aftermarket Shop that works only on Honda/Acura that is ASE Master Tech Certified. THey should have the correct tools and information to properly Diagnosis the problem.
Be warned, a Flashing "D" light often means they are going to have to replace the transmission. If that is the case, I would recommend only the Factory Honda Reman Transmission which comes with a 3yr/36k mile warranty good at any Honda Dealership. Had bad luck recently aftermarket supplied transmission's and they had shorter warranty periods.
Posted on May 04, 2009
Initially, would be a transmission problem. But if the car drives normally and no other faults are exhibited other than the flashing "D" light, then it could simply be a sensor sending erroneous triggers. You may want to check the transmission sensors. Wiggle the connectors and pls see if any corrosion, rust, or coolant leak has gotten to the terminals/sensors/pins/wires.
If the above initial test is not sufficient to diagnose/detect the problem, you may need to have your car's computer scanned for error codes.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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