1998 Acura Integra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 228300 miles
My 98 Acura Integra GSR had about no acceleration last week. I checked under the hood and saw the (automatic) transmission fluid dipstick was loose. I put it back in place after checking and found that the fluid was about gone, added more fluid (dexron6 from auto supply store) plus Rislone transmission additive and this fixed the acceleration problem. I noticed the coolant reservior was empty and filled it too. I've since noticed the coolant is definitely leaking from a corroded hose connection which looks like it can be fixed w/a new hose.
The real problem is that I've noticed a decline in acceleration and when I put posterboard under the car (gravel driveway, wanted to catch & see what's leaking) I saw what looks like red-brown transmission fluid. With the automatic transmission, I don't know how to check for any leaks because I can barely get to the dipstick and not sure of what to check on the transmission itself.
Thursday, April 10th, 2008 AT 4:02 PM