Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Honda 2

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06 Jul 2008, 05:20 pm
Peter Kemp
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default 03 Accord trans shifting

2003 v6 Accord with 120,000 miles. Recently the gas mileage hasn't been
what it used to be and I noticed when I drove it the other day (it's my
wife's car) that the transmission wouldn't hit 4th gear until 45-50
mph. When driving aorunf town the tanny appears to stay i 3rd and the
tach is reading around 2000 at 40. Seems like it used to (and should)
hit 4th even when driving the neighborhoods at 30-40 mph. Can someone
please tell me if their Accords are in 4th at low speeds.


Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06 Jul 2008, 06:59 pm
Howard Lester
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 03 Accord trans shifting

"Peter Kemp" wrote

> 2003 v6 Accord with 120,000 miles. Recently the gas mileage hasn't been
> what it used to be and I noticed when I drove it the other day (it's my
> wife's car) that the transmission wouldn't hit 4th gear until 45-50 mph.


Mine's an '04 I4 (which I believe has a transmission different from yours),
and I can sometimes get it into 5th at 40 mph while "cruising." As long as
I'm not accelerating hard, it'll get into 4th long before 40. So it does
seem that something is wrong with yours.


Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07 Jul 2008, 01:55 am
motsco_
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 03 Accord trans shifting

Peter Kemp wrote:
> 2003 v6 Accord with 120,000 miles. Recently the gas mileage hasn't been
> what it used to be and I noticed when I drove it the other day (it's my
> wife's car) that the transmission wouldn't hit 4th gear until 45-50 mph.
> When driving aorunf town the tanny appears to stay i 3rd and the tach is
> reading around 2000 at 40. Seems like it used to (and should) hit 4th
> even when driving the neighborhoods at 30-40 mph. Can someone please
> tell me if their Accords are in 4th at low speeds.


----------------------

Top up your rad and your reservoir and check it again next day. Repeat
until the level stops dropping. The computer won't allow the tranny to
shift at the usual points when the coolant has been allowed to run low,
since it can't tell if the engine is up to temperature when its sensor
is high-n-dry,..

'Curly'
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08 Jul 2008, 08:39 am
jim beam
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 03 Accord trans shifting

motsco_ wrote:
> Peter Kemp wrote:
>> 2003 v6 Accord with 120,000 miles. Recently the gas mileage hasn't
>> been what it used to be and I noticed when I drove it the other day
>> (it's my wife's car) that the transmission wouldn't hit 4th gear until
>> 45-50 mph. When driving aorunf town the tanny appears to stay i 3rd
>> and the tach is reading around 2000 at 40. Seems like it used to (and
>> should) hit 4th even when driving the neighborhoods at 30-40 mph. Can
>> someone please tell me if their Accords are in 4th at low speeds.

>
> ----------------------
>
> Top up your rad and your reservoir and check it again next day. Repeat
> until the level stops dropping. The computer won't allow the tranny to
> shift at the usual points when the coolant has been allowed to run low,
> since it can't tell if the engine is up to temperature when its sensor
> is high-n-dry,..
>
> 'Curly'


i second that. and if the coolant system is good, replace the tw
sensor. i recently had the same problem with my civic and it was the tw
sensor. beware: it appeared to test good, but replacing it was the
cure. $25.
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
Honda w/ 345K mi. Would a bad trans ecu mimick a trans that appears to be going out (i.e. high... 345,0000 and counting Honda Technical 2 09 Sep 2011 08:53 pm
I have a 91 accord auto trans. How can you bypass the sport switch on the trans. My comes on when... juan s Honda Technical 2 13 Dec 2007 01:16 pm
would a 2.2 auto trans from a 1990 honda accord bolt right on to a 1994 accord trans? M C Honda Technical 3 29 Oct 2007 10:09 am
would a 1993 2.2 accord trans fit in a 1994 2.2 accord trans? M C Honda Technical 3 28 Oct 2007 01:27 pm
Accord Shifting Shredder Honda 2 2 10 Mar 2005 01:48 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 am.


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.