Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Acura

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 24 Jun 2003, 08:02 pm
Xavier
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: they tell me my transmission is going on my 93 integra


"carl" <cds30@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:Ft1Ka.2895$OE2.408017@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
>
> nuts
> on my 93 integra they tell me the transission is going
>
> ( the s3 flashes occasionally when starting and stops next time it

starts )
>
> the only solution offered was to rebuild the transmission.
> the quote is 2100 $ canadian.
>
> if I didn't do the 900$ brake job this spring I would just let it die.
>
> anyways, I guess the question is
> 1. how much should I risk driving it until I can afford to fix it.
> 2. should I bother fixing it, or just let it go
> 3. any other advice regarding a trany job on a 10 year old integra
>
> thanks
> carl
>
>
>


1) Get mutliple quotes. 2) Driving on a faulty tranny can be hazardous -I
had one that was slipping on a old car of mine and I ended up not making it
up a hill on the way to get it fixed. An acquantance had one literally go
up in flames. 3) What is the mileage on the car?


Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 25 Jun 2003, 12:10 pm
carl
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: they tell me my transmission is going on my 93 integra

> > > nuts
> > > on my 93 integra they tell me the transission is going
> > >
> > > ( the s3 flashes occasionally when starting and stops next time it

> > starts )
> > >
> > > the only solution offered was to rebuild the transmission.
> > > the quote is 2100 $ canadian.
> > >
> > > if I didn't do the 900$ brake job this spring I would just let it die.
> > >
> > > anyways, I guess the question is
> > > 1. how much should I risk driving it until I can afford to fix it.
> > > 2. should I bother fixing it, or just let it go
> > > 3. any other advice regarding a trany job on a 10 year old integra
> > >
> > > thanks
> > > carl
> > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> > 1) Get mutliple quotes. 2) Driving on a faulty tranny can be

hazardous -I
> > had one that was slipping on a old car of mine and I ended up not making

it
> > up a hill on the way to get it fixed. An acquantance had one literally

go
> > up in flames. 3) What is the mileage on the car?

>
> Does the blinking S3 indicate a transmission problem? I've seen it a
> couple of times recently, but couldn't find any info on what it meant.
> I did notice that when it was blinking the car felt like I was driving
> thru a tub of molasses. Do you think a transmission flush would help
> at all? 92 Integra, 212K miles - runs great (I think)!
>
> Shawn...


Hi shawn,
well according to the service people after hooking up a diagnostic to it.
the flashing s3 indicates the soliniod is shorting out by pieces of metal,
indicating that service is required.
and its a gamble to do 'road trips' with.

I really tried to go for a flush and clean/or replace the soliniod, but the
mech. strongly states that 'that route can fix it for a short while' but
does not
attack the heart of the problem. so to do a 500$ tranny half-assed service
was discouraged.

I suppose the real trouble could happen ( as I discussed with the mech. ) is
that on the hwy the tranny/sol could 'short' and
drop you down a gear or two and blow your engine ( sounds very dangourous
too me / them ).

I'm getting mine fixed, though I feel like I'm buying my own car. ( only
about 3-4k value in my mind )
( I dont want to risk my/others lives over 2000$ ( which is the max, they
indicated it could be 'only' half as much, I'll let you know ) )

Carl













Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 25 Jun 2003, 01:15 pm
Mikey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: they tell me my transmission is going on my 93 integra

If the tranny solenoid is shorted, then it there are two possibilities you
really should check out before investing $2000. First off, a piece of metal
can "stick" or lock up the solenoid but that piece of metal CANNOT short it
out. The coil for the solenoid is not contacting the tranny. Sometimes
pieces of metal can get caught up in the solenoid and block it. What you
need to do is get the codes from the tranny computer on the Integra. Look up
what the codes are. If the tranny solenoids are stuck, generaly you can
clear them after you get them off the car by carefully violently knocking
them to loosen them up. Chances are your screens are also clogged and need
cleaning. It is not a huge job, and may tranny people scare customers into
big buck repairs that are not necessary. By the same token, I bet you were
never told to get your tranny changed with honda atf every year either or
ignoored it. If you're lucky, a couple hours work and you're ok that's all.
Here's an example, look for integra specific
http://www.geocities.com/jeffcody420/cai.htm

http://www.transonline.com/transdige...%20Pointers/in
dex.html

"carl" <cds30@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:aRjKa.3877$Fe3.625012@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
> > > > nuts
> > > > on my 93 integra they tell me the transission is going
> > > >
> > > > ( the s3 flashes occasionally when starting and stops next time it
> > > starts )
> > > >
> > > > the only solution offered was to rebuild the transmission.
> > > > the quote is 2100 $ canadian.
> > > >
> > > > if I didn't do the 900$ brake job this spring I would just let it

die.
> > > >
> > > > anyways, I guess the question is
> > > > 1. how much should I risk driving it until I can afford to fix it.
> > > > 2. should I bother fixing it, or just let it go
> > > > 3. any other advice regarding a trany job on a 10 year old integra
> > > >
> > > > thanks
> > > > carl
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > 1) Get mutliple quotes. 2) Driving on a faulty tranny can be

> hazardous -I
> > > had one that was slipping on a old car of mine and I ended up not

making
> it
> > > up a hill on the way to get it fixed. An acquantance had one

literally
> go
> > > up in flames. 3) What is the mileage on the car?

> >
> > Does the blinking S3 indicate a transmission problem? I've seen it a
> > couple of times recently, but couldn't find any info on what it meant.
> > I did notice that when it was blinking the car felt like I was driving
> > thru a tub of molasses. Do you think a transmission flush would help
> > at all? 92 Integra, 212K miles - runs great (I think)!
> >
> > Shawn...

>
> Hi shawn,
> well according to the service people after hooking up a diagnostic to it.
> the flashing s3 indicates the soliniod is shorting out by pieces of metal,
> indicating that service is required.
> and its a gamble to do 'road trips' with.
>
> I really tried to go for a flush and clean/or replace the soliniod, but

the
> mech. strongly states that 'that route can fix it for a short while' but
> does not
> attack the heart of the problem. so to do a 500$ tranny half-assed service
> was discouraged.
>
> I suppose the real trouble could happen ( as I discussed with the mech. )

is
> that on the hwy the tranny/sol could 'short' and
> drop you down a gear or two and blow your engine ( sounds very dangourous
> too me / them ).
>
> I'm getting mine fixed, though I feel like I'm buying my own car. ( only
> about 3-4k value in my mind )
> ( I dont want to risk my/others lives over 2000$ ( which is the max, they
> indicated it could be 'only' half as much, I'll let you know ) )
>
> Carl
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 25 Jun 2003, 01:29 pm
Mikey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: they tell me my transmission is going on my 93 integra

There's also the possibility of just the vehicle speed sensor that is going,
but check for the codes that flash on the computer
"carl" <cds30@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:aRjKa.3877$Fe3.625012@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
> > > > nuts
> > > > on my 93 integra they tell me the transission is going
> > > >
> > > > ( the s3 flashes occasionally when starting and stops next time it
> > > starts )
> > > >
> > > > the only solution offered was to rebuild the transmission.
> > > > the quote is 2100 $ canadian.
> > > >
> > > > if I didn't do the 900$ brake job this spring I would just let it

die.
> > > >
> > > > anyways, I guess the question is
> > > > 1. how much should I risk driving it until I can afford to fix it.
> > > > 2. should I bother fixing it, or just let it go
> > > > 3. any other advice regarding a trany job on a 10 year old integra
> > > >
> > > > thanks
> > > > carl
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > 1) Get mutliple quotes. 2) Driving on a faulty tranny can be

> hazardous -I
> > > had one that was slipping on a old car of mine and I ended up not

making
> it
> > > up a hill on the way to get it fixed. An acquantance had one

literally
> go
> > > up in flames. 3) What is the mileage on the car?

> >
> > Does the blinking S3 indicate a transmission problem? I've seen it a
> > couple of times recently, but couldn't find any info on what it meant.
> > I did notice that when it was blinking the car felt like I was driving
> > thru a tub of molasses. Do you think a transmission flush would help
> > at all? 92 Integra, 212K miles - runs great (I think)!
> >
> > Shawn...

>
> Hi shawn,
> well according to the service people after hooking up a diagnostic to it.
> the flashing s3 indicates the soliniod is shorting out by pieces of metal,
> indicating that service is required.
> and its a gamble to do 'road trips' with.
>
> I really tried to go for a flush and clean/or replace the soliniod, but

the
> mech. strongly states that 'that route can fix it for a short while' but
> does not
> attack the heart of the problem. so to do a 500$ tranny half-assed service
> was discouraged.
>
> I suppose the real trouble could happen ( as I discussed with the mech. )

is
> that on the hwy the tranny/sol could 'short' and
> drop you down a gear or two and blow your engine ( sounds very dangourous
> too me / them ).
>
> I'm getting mine fixed, though I feel like I'm buying my own car. ( only
> about 3-4k value in my mind )
> ( I dont want to risk my/others lives over 2000$ ( which is the max, they
> indicated it could be 'only' half as much, I'll let you know ) )
>
> Carl
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 26 Jun 2003, 10:15 am
shawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: they tell me my transmission is going on my 93 integra

"Mikey" <%noospaam)mikling@eol.ca> wrote in message news:<7ZkKa.21219$yy3.5081@news.primus.ca>...
> There's also the possibility of just the vehicle speed sensor that is going,
> but check for the codes that flash on the computer


I found the S3 Codes in Chapter 14 Of the Helms manual. Now I just
need for the light to come on again and count the blinks. In the
meantime, I'll think I'll spend the $94 for the flush - its long
overdue. While I'm getting that done, I'll have the mechanic check the
diag codes. Isn't the last code saved, even though my S3 light is no
longer blinking? I'm not real excited about taking the front panel of
my dash off to get to it ...

Shawn - sorry for the top post...


> "carl" <cds30@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:aRjKa.3877$Fe3.625012@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
> > > > > nuts
> > > > > on my 93 integra they tell me the transission is going
> > > > >
> > > > > ( the s3 flashes occasionally when starting and stops next time it

> starts )
> > > > >
> > > > > the only solution offered was to rebuild the transmission.
> > > > > the quote is 2100 $ canadian.
> > > > >
> > > > > if I didn't do the 900$ brake job this spring I would just let it

> die.
> > > > >
> > > > > anyways, I guess the question is
> > > > > 1. how much should I risk driving it until I can afford to fix it.
> > > > > 2. should I bother fixing it, or just let it go
> > > > > 3. any other advice regarding a trany job on a 10 year old integra
> > > > >
> > > > > thanks
> > > > > carl
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > 1) Get mutliple quotes. 2) Driving on a faulty tranny can be

> hazardous -I
> > > > had one that was slipping on a old car of mine and I ended up not

> making
> it
> > > > up a hill on the way to get it fixed. An acquantance had one

> literally
> go
> > > > up in flames. 3) What is the mileage on the car?
> > >
> > > Does the blinking S3 indicate a transmission problem? I've seen it a
> > > couple of times recently, but couldn't find any info on what it meant.
> > > I did notice that when it was blinking the car felt like I was driving
> > > thru a tub of molasses. Do you think a transmission flush would help
> > > at all? 92 Integra, 212K miles - runs great (I think)!
> > >
> > > Shawn...

> >
> > Hi shawn,
> > well according to the service people after hooking up a diagnostic to it.
> > the flashing s3 indicates the soliniod is shorting out by pieces of metal,
> > indicating that service is required.
> > and its a gamble to do 'road trips' with.
> >
> > I really tried to go for a flush and clean/or replace the soliniod, but

> the
> > mech. strongly states that 'that route can fix it for a short while' but
> > does not
> > attack the heart of the problem. so to do a 500$ tranny half-assed service
> > was discouraged.
> >
> > I suppose the real trouble could happen ( as I discussed with the mech. )

> is
> > that on the hwy the tranny/sol could 'short' and
> > drop you down a gear or two and blow your engine ( sounds very dangourous
> > too me / them ).
> >
> > I'm getting mine fixed, though I feel like I'm buying my own car. ( only
> > about 3-4k value in my mind )
> > ( I dont want to risk my/others lives over 2000$ ( which is the max, they
> > indicated it could be 'only' half as much, I'll let you know ) )
> >
> > Carl
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
95 acura integra transmission rsann@tmail.com Acura 1 08 May 2007 12:40 am
1994 Integra Transmission haysr Acura 2 24 Nov 2003 12:04 am
Re: 88 Integra transmission swap George Macdonald Honda 3 2 30 Aug 2003 12:40 am
Re: 88 Integra transmission swap CArnold Honda 3 0 29 Aug 2003 09:14 pm
Re: 88 Integra transmission swap Franz Bestuchev Honda 3 0 27 Aug 2003 02:29 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 pm.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.