Urgent Urgent help with 1995 Honda Accord

Tiny
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  • 1995 HONDA ACCORD
  • 200,500 MILES
About 3 months ago my speedometer went in my car, Which is a 1995 Honda Accord Ex and well I it had 199,875 miles on it when it went out so its well over 200,000 miles now. For about 2 weeks I have heard a rattling noise coming from my car when it idles, and during acceleration I don't hear it to much when im driving it. It has always shifted kind of hard since the day I got it, had it checked and everything was fine. 2 days ago I was backing out of a parking space and it started to reverse and it paused, as if it needed a minute to catch up. Then continued on into reverse. Yesterday it was hesitating to shift gears, it was almost like I was revving the engine in neutral, took like 4 seconds and it shifted over. Then the temperature spiked and I was about 4 houses down from mine and the check engine light came on and I noticed that the light around D4 was blinking. I know there is a code that you are supposed to check but I don't know how to go about doing so. So basically my car is in major need of help and I know nothing about cars to know where to being. I need a car and I don't know what to do. I haven't driven it since.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 12:40 AM

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Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Hi you can have your car scanned for free at most auto parts stores. Unfortuneately this really sounds like a internal transmission failure. So you will be faced soon to make decissions as rather to have transmission repaired/ replaced or get a diff car.
Sorry I don't have better news but it is what it is.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 12:48 AM
Tiny
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I was afraid that it was going to be something major, I completely forgot about going to get it scanned, thanks! My whole issue is that I have no clue what im looking or hearing for and since I am female I don't want to get taken advantage of when I take it somewhere.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 12:52 AM
Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Hi yes I totally understand. The scan may not give you all the answers you need but first make sure the fluid is full. Then scan if no luck at scan then go to a reputable shop for diagnosing. Talk to your friends neighbors. Etc see who they reccomend. But make sure fluid is full auto parts store will check that for you also.

If you have any more questions we are always here to help. Good luck Billymac
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 12:57 AM
Tiny
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In your opinion with the year and miles on the car would it be more beneficial to try and buy a somewhat cheap car or would you try and fix the transmission if that is the problem
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 1:54 AM
Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Well there are a lot of high mile honda's on the road very few have major probs. I would have to assess the car if it is in bad shape with more issues then the trans. Then I would say replace it. However if it is in good shape then I would probably find a mechanic and have him /her find me a good used transmission and install it.

You see it just really depends on the overall condition of the car.A used trans with a warranty of 30 days standard warranty. Should be able to be bought for 500 dollars you should be able to get this installed for 300 dollars labor. This is a ball park and will vary a little from state to state. So if your estamates are over this negotiate and if they won't come down RUN find another shop. Check fluid level before you do anything else. Good luck and please feel free to ask any questions ask us before you agree we can help. Have a great day. Billymac
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 2:04 AM

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