I own a 1999 Honda accord (V4). It has 115,000 miles on it and am the 3rd owner. In general the car used to run fine, except for small delays in shifting at low speed occassionally. Last week rushing on a highway, I clocked 90mph speed for about 20-30 minutes. Since then I am having major problem with the transmission. Now, when I start the car, the engine revvs up to 4k rpm even to reach 20mph speed. It just doesnt shift the gear at all. Once the engine temperature comes up I can reach 40-50mph. Even then the pulling is not like before. I took it to a mechanic, he found P0730 code for incorrect gear ratio. He wants me to come back next week to check and replace solenoids if necessary. I know this model/year of Honda has transmission problems. I dont want to get ripped off doing unnecessary tests/replacements. Is solenoid check/replacement a valid solution? What is the best option for replacing a tranny? If I want to buy a used tranny, what should I look for and what questions to ask? Please reply as soon as possible. I need to take my car back next week. Thank you very much for your help.
have the same problem?
Saturday, November 20th, 2010 AT 3:29 PM