1992 Honda Accord - Transmission Problem?

Tiny
DSMITH
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  • 1992 HONDA ACCORD
I have a 1992 Honda Accord with automatic transmission that has 179,000 miles on it. The transmission was rebuilt at 120,000 miles and has performed well since then. This problem just started. When driving with the transmission in D4 the indicator light started flashing and the transmission seemed to downshift to 3rd gear and the rpm's went up accordingly. Since I was close to home I turned around immediately. Since my mechanic is about 30 miles away I waited until later to take it in. When I tried to start the car 3 days later the battery was dead and had to be charged. After charging the battery I drove it to the mechanic with no problem whatsoever, it drove normally. The mechanic could not find anything and there was no code in the system either. They checked the battery under load and it is fine, the charging system is fine so I took it home. It worked fine but this morning on the way to work it did it again three times. Twice it was for just a fraction of a second. Seeming to downshift on its own. The last time was for approximately 2 miles. I attempted to shift it manually but the D4 light remained illuminated and whatever gear I shifted it too illuminated also. When starting from the dead stop it was as if I was starting out in 3rd gear. After about another mile or so the D4 light went out altogether for a moment and when it came back on the transmission shifted into 4th and there were no more problems.
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Friday, January 27th, 2006 AT 3:31 PM

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Tiny
JACK42
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Try the solenoid pack on the top of the trans
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Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 AT 5:03 PM

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