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Old 30 Nov 2011, 09:02 pm
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Default my 98 accord 4cyl autotrans delays from 1-2 gear by 2 sec and changes with a jerk?

it happens everyday when the engine is cold but is smooth after long rides. what happens is the transmission changes to 2nd gear but not before the revs on the car go to 3000 and it then suddenly engages with a sudden forward jerk that you can feel like the car accelarates all of a sudden for like a split second.

on stop a go traffic i have to basicly keep it to like 20-25mph after take off and till the 2nd gear engages then i can keep up with traffic. i changed ATF twice with Honda ATF in 2 months,that kinna helped with the degree of severity ,i also added "Seafoam Trans Tune" for transmissions but that didnt bring any change.

from my novice stand point it feels like a loose clutch but this is an Automatic. could it be my

@ TCU Or is from data from sensors (such as the transmission NM/NC speed sensor)


i also read that it could be the

@ adjustment at the transmission throttle cable

plz help i dont know where to start and dont have money for a trans rebuild

i also get extremely poor MPG 13 city and 21 highway which i plan to take it in to the honda dealer for a fuel system check and diagnosis
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Old 30 Nov 2011, 09:46 pm
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2nd gear clutches may be worn. It is a very common problem with Hondamatics. However, get the vehicle scanned first. I believe Autozone offers a FREE diagnostic scan.
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