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Old 03 Feb 2013, 12:01 am
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Default 2002 Honda accord problems?

I have a 2002 Honda accord lx sedan. Automatic and with a 2.3l engine. It was having problems about a week ago but the next day they where gone so I didn't worry. On Friday I was driving on the highway and the engine light came on. Then I noticed it was having trouble shifting into 3 gear or second I couldn't tell. The rpm went a little bit higher then usual. I took it in to the auto parts store to see why the check engine light came on. It said it was one of the torque converter solenoid. The car has 113k and was great with no issues till now. We bought it from a older gentalmen and he took great care of it. How much will this cost me?
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 12:16 am
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ask him
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 12:32 am
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Torque converter allows or blocks fluid to the servo that applies the torque converter clutch. As far as the engine shutting off when put in gear yes it could be caused by this solenoid not fully shutting off the flow of fluid which causes the clutch to engage when it isn't supposed to. If you have ever driven a manual trans car you know that letting out the clutch too fast at idle from a stop kills the engine. Normally the torque converter allows enough slip to allow the engine to idle while in gear and stopped but if the clutch is engaged there is no slip and since there is no way to control how fast the clutch applies once you put the car in drive you can't get going from a stop.

I guess you have to consult to local Auto shop for the price as its very from model to model.
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 12:46 am
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Sorry I don't know much about cars .
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 01:01 am
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u can get a used one on ebay for about a 100$ a new u looking at 200-350$ check the wires that goes to the solonode i would take it to honda and ask them sound like u gona need a rebuild
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 01:16 am
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You are giving the description of a slipping transmission and a torque converter issue due to light ,, don't think I'd want to spend money to replace a torque converter on a transmission that's slipping from on the 1-2shift, sounds like it's time for remain trans,
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