My wife's 98 honda crv will not go into gears. When you put it in any gear, the car will not move. All you hear is the engine revving. I changed the tranny fluid with honda fluid but no luck. When she told me about it, it was still driveable. Then I changed the fluid, and now it's non driveable. Do you think it could be the transmission control solenoid? If so, where is it located and can I changed it without tearing the tranny apart. Is there a way to check it cause it is kinda pricey? Or do I just need another tranny?
I went to start the car today and tried it out. Its working and I tried driving it around the house. Don't want to take it on the streets yet incase it dies out, but will try. Any ideas on what it could be if it works again?
January, 2, 2011 AT 3:42 AM
Today I took the car on a road test. It seemed fine until the check engine light came on and rpm reved up to 4000 and it it would not change gears. There was smoke from tailpipe when it happen cause wife follow and saw it. Came back home and parked it. Going to find code and see what it is, but still curious what it could be. Any help here before I replaced tranny?
January, 2, 2011 AT 6:13 AM
Get the code retrieved and let me know what it it is, I mean the EXACT code, not the description.
Most likely it is a control fault and it could be due to bad solenoids or their wireharness connections.
January, 2, 2011 AT 6:44 PM
Got code P0730 when scanned. It read "gear ratio incorrect". There was only one code.
January, 3, 2011 AT 1:59 PM
This is not good. The code usually results in the transmission requiring replacement.
Here are the diagnostic procedures.
DTC P0730/FLASH CODE 41: SHIFT CONTROL SYSTEM (1998-99 MODELS)
1. Using scan tool, retrieve A/T freeze data. Clear fault codes and road test vehicle under same conditions freeze data was recorded. If fault code resets, go to next step. If fault code does not reset, problem is intermittent, check transaxle and PCM connections.
2. Road test vehicle at greater than 12 MPH for more than 30 seconds in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear. Using scan tool, check for any other DTC. If no other DTC are present, go to next step. If any other DTC are present, repair those DTC first, then recheck for DTC P0730/FLASH CODE 41.
3. Test clutch pressure. If clutch pressure is within specification, go to next step. If clutch pressure is not within specification, repair hydraulic system as necessary.
4. Replace linear solenoid valve assembly and shift control solenoid valves "A" and "B" assembly. Turn ignition off. Clear codes. Road test vehicle at greater than 12 MPH for more than 30 seconds in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear. Recheck DTC. If DTC P0730/FLASH CODE 41 resets, replace transaxle. If DTC P0730/FLASH CODE 41 does not reset, system is okay.
February, 16, 2012 AT 3:21 PM
Similar problem! My 1998 Honda CRV, RD1, automatic transmission will not change gears when I drive it for about 100m. When I switch off engine for a minute and restart, it shifts 1-2 but not any other. Diagnosis give the result as: TCC solenoid valve A (failure P1753). Do I need to buy a new gearbox with this problem as adviced by several mechanics who do not know how to deal with the problem, I need help.