1998 Honda Accord Hard shifts

Tiny
MSUMNERS
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 126,000 MILES
My 98 Accord is shifting hard & with a jerk when shifting from 1st into 2nd, or 2nd into 3rd gear. Also, when I come to a stop, if shifts hard back into first gear. I topped off the transmission fluid and it still does it. Any ideas?
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 9:37 PM

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Tiny
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Hi msumners,

Is the Check Engine Light showing or D4 indicator light blinking while driving?

Did you try to retrieve for trouble codes?
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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 AT 10:22 AM
Tiny
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Just checked the codes at a repair shop - nothing came up for the transmission, only some emissions thing(ECV). And the D4 light hasn't been blinking.
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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 AT 10:54 AM
Tiny
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When no trouble codes are present, harsh shifting could be caused by the following :

Excessive Shock Or Flare In All Shift Lever Positions

" A/T Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Valves "A" Or "B" Assembly Defective
" CPC Valve "A" Defective
" CPC Valve "B" Defective
" Foreign Material In Separator Plate Orifice

Excessive Shock Or Flare During 1-2 Or 2-1 Shift

" Shift Control Solenoid Valve "C" Defective
" 2nd Clutch Pressure Switch Defective
" Foreign Material In Separator Plate Orifice
" Shift Valve "C" Defective
" 1st Accumulator Defective
" 2nd Accumulator Defective
" 1st Check Ball Stuck
" 2nd Check Ball Stuck
" 1st Clutch Defective
" 2nd Clutch Defective

Excessive Shock Or Flare During 2-3 Or 3-2 Shift

" Shift Control Solenoid Valve "C" Defective
" 3rd Clutch Pressure Switch Defective
" Foreign Material In Separator Plate Orifice
" Shift Valve "C" Defective
" 2nd Accumulator Defective
" 3rd Accumulator Defective
" 2nd Check Ball Stuck
" 2nd Clutch Defective
" 3rd Clutch Defective
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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 AT 11:26 AM
Tiny
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Thanks! I'll pass this on to my mechanic who is going to change out the transmission fluid tomorrow.
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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 AT 1:35 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome.

Hope it is nothing serious.
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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 AT 1:57 PM

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