TRANSMISSION SHIFTING HARD IN REVERSE

1997 Acura RL

Tiny

phoenix1

January, 10, 2008 AT 12:35 AM

Transmission problem
1997 Acura RL 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 128000 miles

I got a 97 Acura RL that I recently bought. When I put the car in reverse the tranmission shifts pretty hard, but not all the time. The car drives smooth, but also shifts " funny" while driving normally, but not all the time. I am concerned this is very bad and would result in an overhaul, but keeping my finger's crossed. Anyway, I hope you can give me some good news.

1 Answer

Tiny

computermedic

April, 24, 2009 AT 4:51 PM

I have a 1997 RL that does the same thing. My mechanic tells me that the transmission mount is broken. He says that the mount itself is fairly inexpensive but the labor to change it is expensive. The transmission is held captive within the mount and it is not necessary to change it if you can live with the clunk. I've been waiting until I have an extra $400 and I'll have my mechanic change it. Hope that this helps.

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