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1990 Honda Accord Transmission problem

Tranny seems to slip out of gear/engine revs very high only while making a turn or taking a curve like an onramp, either direction. If you keep it down toward idle rpm it maintains drive capability. if you try to accellorate it "slips" and revs high.

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Check transmssion fluid because it ffail when u turn

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Sounds like bands in trans are worn take to trans shop sometimes they can adjust bands and cure if it aint too late and time for rebuild

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Engine starts, will shift into gears but car won't move, engine only revs on 1992 honda accord

If it isn't moving then it is NOT shifting into gear. The lever may shift up and down. But it does not mean the transmission is engaging. Might want to check your transmission fluid. I am assuming this is an automatic. Hopefully you didnt burn up your tranny.

May 23, 2014 | 2001 Honda Accord

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A/T or M/T (auto or stick ,we dont know)
n moving in drive, reverse or Low or 1? or 2? (me too lazy to look what tranny you have)
it can be 2 things
1: lack of engine power
2: bad clutch or transmission

who do we tell? easy
you step on gas , RPM goes way high and MPH dont. (slips)
tranny slip.
you step on gas, RPM tracks with MPH, good ,
you then do the 5second max. tranny stall test in every car FSM made. and see the stall speed, with brakes hard set.
too high is tranny slip
way to low, engine power POOR. has all this on tranny. stall speed.
the FSM turn to on car A/T service, see STALL test.
or youtube the vast number of videos on topic, stall.

wont move at all ,can be :
brake drag (passes stall test)
but first , the tests are, for bad engine or trans,
pick the one it is , state so, and we can go much farther.

Nov 26, 2013 | 1992 Honda Accord

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95 accord v-tec was slipping when warmed up put a used tranny in and did the same thing then the next day it wont even go anywhere in drive revs like it is in neutral surely it not two trannys with the...

is this a transmission question
the A/T will not do what.
there are like 100 faults symptoms on any A/T
tell what it does right and wrong?

my guess is all forward gears and reverse are dead
and sure it slips, if in 1st gear or REV.and ar dont move
and engine is at 3000 rpm ,its slip city
this transmissing is shifted electronically
the Model of the tranny ends in E, means that.
so the first test (all this ever word is in the FSM under slips)
you see if the TCM (tranny brain) has errors stored.
that is in the FSM. (factory service manual)
most old cars with TCM have flash codes for engine and tranny separate. so do that.
you do know the transmission must be perfectly grounded
or the TCM will not be able to send commands to the trans , right?
seen many cars with the Factory trans ground strap missing. too many.
if the TCM is happy, we then make sure that
the shift solenioid lines have the correct logic, to get in to say
drive or Reverse (you pickone,)
then measure it with a voltmeter, (all this is in the FSM)
make 100% sure the voltmeter neg. lead id ground to the transmission casing (so i can see the ground fail)
i take my 3 or 4 readings, for each sol. line.
and say they all pass. 0v,. 0v , 12v test. that means
the TCM has told the Trans what to do,
if it trans slips the trans is bad or the clutch is dry or bad.

in fact, ive made up a switch box with toggle switches,
that plugs in to the tranny and and shift it like a manual trans, all day long. 1 switch for each sol. line
100% sure way to prove what end is bad. TCM or gear box.

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Honda accord transmission slipping

That is a worn out clutch pack, the tranny needs rebuilding.

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I have a 91 honda accord with an automatic trans. & when i shift into reverse it refuses to engage & makes a high pitch gear slipping grinding sound ! NOT GOOD ! ,I just replaced the transmission con

Definitely not good. The transmission is slipping internally due to worn gears and clutch packs. It will have to come out for rebuilding, IMO. Have a transmission shop check it out.
Good luck.

Dec 23, 2011 | 1991 Honda Accord

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I have a 91 honda accord ex when cold it works fine its only when it warms up it feels like the tranny is slipping and needs high rpms to get it to go in any forward gears reverse works fine all the time...

Try haveing the transmission filter and fluid replaced. most shops do not want to do this. I may solve your problem. If you take it to a shop make sure you can watch this being shops will not change the filter others add water to make the trans worse. If their on the up and up it may solve your problem

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Sluggish Tranny through 1st and 2nd, when I get to 3rd it is fine?

Transmission seems to be slipping and may need to be rebuilt. This transmission may be stuck in a high gear and the on way to repair is to have it rebuilt. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA

May 14, 2009 | 1993 Honda Accord

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Car won't move in reverse gear

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Slips between gears.

well I guess I will say change the fluid again and change the filter- you simply do not have enough miles to be transmission failure- so my guess wil be the shift solenoid as well - contact dealer to confirm.They will have to change with solenoid anyway.I sold my last honda with 275,000 miles and it had a hard life- no issues ever

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