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Old 29 Jul 2003, 10:59 pm
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Default Re: Questions about '94 Integra

Let me give you some good advice......stay away from automatic in an acura
integra.....you would be amaze at the percentage of automatic integra's that
have required tranny jobs.
"griffin" <gryffy@BLAHBLAHshaw.ca> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I am looking at purchasing a '94 4-door automatic Integra. However, after
> testdriving the vehicle, I have a few concerns:
>
> 1. After a quick spin, the lugnuts holding the plastic wheel covers were
> like BURNING hot. I actually burnt my finger when I accidentally touched
> them. What is causing this and is it a concern? I thought, possibly the
> calipers??
>
> 2. I've never really driven automatics before (always drive 5 spd), except
> for a Toyota Corolla with no pep, so I don't have much experience with how
> they should shift. However, to get the stick from park into any other gear
> is like pulling teeth. It takes ALOT of force to move it. Is this normal

in
> these cars, is the cable messed, is it something else? Should I be

worried?
>
> 3. As mentioned in #2, I have little experience with AT's. When I make a
> quick stop in this car and then accelerate again quickly, or just
> accelerating quickly in general, it feels like the tranny is slipping. It
> kind of hesitates for a second and then goes. Sometimes the hesitation
> causes a pretty significant jolt. Are the bands messed up? Is this normal
> for these cars? This one kind of concerns me though. I can't afford a new
> tranny job - that's for sure.
>
> My dad kind of thought that one possibility was maybe the calipers were
> rubbing somewhere and causing both the hot lugnuts and the slippy-feeling
> tranny. Although, we really don't know. We have no experience driving
> Acura's, or automatics for that matter.
>
> Thanks for any help!!!
>
> griffin
>
>



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