1990 Acura Integra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles
My acura integra will idle fine but when I place it into drive or reverse it immediately dies. I can place my right foot on the gas pedal, and left foot on the brake, rev it to about 2500 rpm and then slam it into gear and it will stay running, but it runs very rough. Once I get it going it it shifts and runs good thru 3rd gear but will not shift into 4th gear. I of course have to keep my foot on the gas as I approach stop signs or it will die. Seems that the transmission is not releasing when slowing and stopping. I do not know when the transmission fluid was changed last, or how it was maintained, as I just bought the car less than 4 months ago. It seemed to be shifting ok and did not die when I placed it into gear before my most recent round of maintenance I had performed on the car. Not sure if maybe a sensor was left unplugged during the maintenance. Here is the work I had performed.
- timing belt
- New plugs, wires, dist cap, rotor button, along with coil
- timing was set
- Right CV axle replaced as it was clicking horribly
- Oil change and coolant changed
From what I have read it sounds like the lockup solenoids could be coming into play here? I'm not sure but need help. What should I start with on trouble shooting? Change fluid first and then pull the lockup solenoid valves and check function?
A transmission repair shop said that it sounded like the torque converter is locked/stuck and probably needs a full rebuild.
Any recommendations on trouble shooting would be greatly appreciated.
Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 AT 5:32 PM