1986 Honda Accord Ratcheting noise

Tiny
YODERNJ
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  • 1986 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 82,000 MILES
I get a ratcheting noise occasionally while switching from reverse to drive, especially on a cold motor. Today, I also began to get the same noise and some transmission slip while it tried to shift from 3rd to 4th. What's going on in the tranny?
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Friday, October 31st, 2014 AT 8:29 AM

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Tiny
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The noise is common and not an issue. However, the slipping isn't. Are you sure the trans fluid is clean and full? Have any lights come on?
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Friday, October 31st, 2014 AT 8:41 AM
Tiny
YODERNJ
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No lights, good fluid level though I assume it's original. I bought the car with 62,000 miles and have had it for 20,000 miles now.
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Friday, October 31st, 2014 AT 8:44 AM
Tiny
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If the trans is slipping, you really should have a trans tech check it. You may need to have it rebuilt.
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Friday, October 31st, 2014 AT 11:02 AM

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