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Honda Accord Transmission Questions



  • Hello Everyone,
    I am back again asking for help. You all were so helpful with the brake problem I had maybe you can help me again.

    I have a 1996 Honda Accord Anniversary Edition, for the last few weeks the SRS light would flicker on and off now it stays on continually. Does anybody know what I can do about this. Is it a serious problem?

    I will wait for your responses.

    Thanks again.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Try the 1994-1997 Honda Accord maintenance and repair forum. This particular forum dedicated to transmissions, while the one I have linked you to is for all maintenance and repair questions for your particular vehicle.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Great suggestion and link (but don't forget to take off the post number which follows the last slash ;))!
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    D'oh! Sorry about that, I did it in a rush!
  • dp76dp76 Posts: 1

    I have an 08 V6 which lags when shifted into drive but otherwise seems normal.
    I have seen this mentioned on other forums for Honda vehicles, so there must be
    many other Accords that exhibit this behavior. I would like to know how common
    this is and if it is any indication of tranny problems down the road. I searched through the Honda service bulletins and can't find any mention of this in them for any Honda vehicle. Does anyone have any detailed info on this problem?
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I have two Accords, a 1996 and a 2006, both 4-cyl, both automatic. Both have about a 1 second delay from the time they are put in gear to the time they actually go into it.

    Neither has exhibited ANY transmission problems, and the '96 has 180,000 miles on it. The 2006 has 31,000. Both are daily drivers, and both see high-rpms from time-to-time; no problems.
  • robert103robert103 Posts: 4
    Hi, I have a 2001 4 cyl Honda EX with 44K miles purchased used at 43K. Drove 1K miles and the transmission made some weird noises. So, I learned of the warranty extension on 1999-2001 Honda transmissions in this forum and had it replaced under the warranty. Apparently they updated the transmission because now it shifts very smoothly where the replaced trannie was very harsh when cold. I had an '89 SEI whose transmission went 307K miles without a peep. I'm expecting similar performance with the current transmission. I've had Honda cars since 1975 and can't imagine having any other brand.
  • banksaccordbanksaccord Posts: 11
    Hello anyone that can help. I need help installing a door handle for a 1996 Honda Accord Anniversary Ed. The handle part broke off but everything else is in place. If it is not hard to install, I will try to do it myself.
  • robert103robert103 Posts: 4
    I'm not surprised that you've not had any trannie problems. It was in the years 1999 through and including 2001 that Honda trannie problems surfaced. The reason given by a Honda dealer is that Honda farmed out the transmission manufacturing to a Japanese vendor during the years mentioned above. As a result of poor quality, Honda returned to in-house manufacturing. Hence the transmission recalls.
  • I have 65,000 miles on my '05 V-6 Accord, no shifting problems. Did this year model have many issues?
    I can't decide whether to keep it for the long haul, but the prospect of a diesel Accord sometime in the next year or two is attractive. Any good info on this?
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I don't think it will be the Accord diesel. From what I've heard it's going to be the Acura TSX diesel (in the US).
  • baralesbarales Posts: 3
    I have a 1997 Accord with 2.2 vtec, auto, car starts out find, but as soon as it starts to warm it, transmission looses all gears. once you let the car sit for a while and "cool" off, transmission works again, til it warms up again, any ideas?
  • blazin01blazin01 Posts: 1
    i have a 1990 honda accord 4 door lx.
    there is a green light next to the speedometer with the letter s in it.
    there is a button on my shifter that can turn this light on an off to make my transmission shift of lately when I turn the car on the green light stays on for a minute, when i put the car in drive, it car will not move. when the light goes off. the car acts normal, i can drive it with no problem.

    What is causing this problem ? and what can i do to solve it ?
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Could be your transmission computer, or just the switch. Read this link. Good luck
    If it is your computer, I suggest trying to find a used one, or repairing the old one. A new one would cost plenty.
  • xxyuxxyu Posts: 1
    Hi, everyone out there,

    I need some help. My 2000 Honda Accord V6 will not switch, it's locked. I took it to shop, they said the electronic switch solenoid is bad and want to charge $270 to replace it. I then called the nearby Honda dealer, they said there were multiple switches in the transmission. They wanted to charge $99 just to find out the problem. Somebody here said here that there was a transmission recall for that year model. Can somebody help me to find out about the recall?

    Thanks so much.
  • The 2003 - 2006 Accord V6 transmission doesn't have a filter or a screen. Usual is a filter or a screen and in some cars, magnets.
    The same years, 4 cyl, have a diagnostic inline screen for tech trouble shooting purposes.
    Honda's recommended 120,000 mi or 6 years is a stretch given the cost of overhauling an auto 5 speed.
    I use a color test or 20k miles. The color test is a drop of A/T fluid from the tranny dipstick on a white paper towel compared to a drop of new Z1. Should be red in color and reasonably close to the Z1. If dark or black needs drain fill.
    Since no filter, no pan to drop. Honda has provided a common torx star drain plug in the aluminum pan. 3 qts Z1 and new crush washer. Done as needed at the annual oil change. I bought a case of 12 Z1 at a local auto parts store for $92.
  • If you look at exploded diagrams of both the 03-06 4 cyl and 6 cyl transmissions, you will find reference to oil filters for both cars.

  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I just recently found out that my 03 V6 has a transmission filter. :surprise: I can't imagine why there is no mention of this filter in the owner's manual, or even the Honda service manual maintenance. :confuse: I guess it's supposed to last the life of the car. :confuse:
  • My son drives a 96 Accord 4 cyl w/ automatic transmission and 128,000 miles. The transmission has never shifted really smoothly but now when it goes to shift from 1st to 2nd and on up it fails to engage the next gear and the engine revs. You have to release the gas pedal to get it to engage. I have stopped him from driving it and plan to repair it.

    Before taking it in for service I wanted to see if someone could give me an idea what is the most likely cause of this problem.
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    Try a simple drain and fill of the ATF using ONLY Honda brand transmission fluid.
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