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Old 24 Jul 2010, 03:46 am
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Default Why is my automatic transmission behaving this way?

I have a 2006 Honda Accord LX, 2.4, 4 cyl, 35k. I purchased the car back in January of this year. About 2 months after owning the transmission starting jerking while shifting. I checked the fluid level and it was low so I added more and kept an eye out of any leaks. I am happy to report that no looks are present and the fluid level has not changed. I think what happened was whoever last checked the tranny fluid did not put the dipstick all the way down into the tube so I think anyways in time the tranny fluid evaporated. My problem however is when I am driving down any sort of incline and I take my foot of the gas it halts the speed I am going at. If I apply the brake it slows the vehicle down and downshifts with a one jerk and then smooth the rest of the way down to 0 mph. I took it on a road trip through PA last week. It was not fun driving it down all those hills. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? Should I get the transmission fluid flushed? I may have put too much transmission fluid in. What that cause this behavior? 10 points to the best answer!!
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 04:01 am
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tranny fluid doesnt evaporate,. only thing that does that in youre car is brake fluid and gas. sounds like you need to flush it and get the fluid changed
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 04:16 am
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As a Honda owner the first thing I can tell you is DO NOT FLUSH THE TRANSMISSION. Honda strongly advises against using a flush machine on their transmissions as they put out more fluid pressure than the transmissions internal seals were designed to handle.

Next if you have overfilled the transmission it could be building more fluid pressure than what it should be, causing the transmission to stick in gear until it jerks out. To correct you should drain and refill the transmission with the appropriate fluid type. Honda puts a drain plug on the front passanger side of the transmission.
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 08:07 pm
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Default Re: Why is my automatic transmission behaving this way?

sounds like maybe you have put in the wrong kind of tranny fluid. your speed sensor could also be going out. Ford has the same problem except its the opposite, their trannys dont want to shift

anyways, take it to a dealer or transmission shop and have them look at it

oh and dont put it off to long, those stiff shifts are hard on the clutches and bands
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