Transmission Surge -'91 Accord
I have a 1991 Honda EX Accord, which I bought new back in the autumn of 1990. I have only 59,000 miles on it. That's not a typo; I don't need to drive very much. Back around 2005, I had an unexpected surge of my automatic transmission as I eased into a parking space. My mechanic was unable to find anything wrong with it. But he did disable the cruise control as a precaution. He was sure that it was a case of "operator error." After four years, it has begun to reoccur, requiring me to move the T-bar to neutral to avoid losing control. Does anyone have a good answer for what is happening? But please don't offer only speculation. I'm hoping that someone has encountered this problem and found a remedy. I want to keep this car. Thanks.
Mr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,482Why would you lose control? Can't you just step on the brake?
When you have put the vehicle in neutral and your feet are off brake and pedal, does the engine still race?
If so, then you have a sticking throttle plate or damaged throttle cable, or your gas pedal linkage under the dash is defective.5
Mr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,482I'll have to think about this one--I can't figure out any connection between shifting into neutral and the engine revs suddenly ceases to race--unless you are also hitting the gas in neutral in an attempt to decrease or release the throttle.
In any event, careful inspection and lubrication of the gas pedal assembly and throttle cable and throttle body seem to be in order here.5
Thanks again. I'm not sure about the revs dropping off in neutral. Frankly the experience rattled me enough that I could be mistaken. In any case, I'll pass your comments on to my mechanic on this coming Tuesday when I bring the car over to him (safely I hope). In the meantime, if you have any further thoughts, I'd welcome your information. I appreciate your efforts.