1998 Honda Accord transmission issues

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
Transmission problem
1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My honda accord gearbox gives me serious issues firstly in the morning when I engage gear if it dosent delay then jumps forward what it does is it takes about 5mins then lurches forward after that is done, I move on accelerating it now revs seriously without changing gears and after a while jumps into gear. My mech had a look at it we cleaned the sensors drained the oil cause it smelt like there was a burn, still the violent shuddering oh yeah and when I slow down and its coming to a stop it lurches violently had to change my engine seats to have some cushion. Okay so now some other gear expert has opened and repaired the gearbox. But it takes forever to change then jerks forward but the slowing down seems better. Want to knw there are like four switches on the gear box two infront and two by the side under the battery bracket. Also there is a switch on the engine that regulates the engine and stuff. Is it an electrical problem what can be changed without dropping the box again. Am about tired of this whole thing.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 1:48 AM

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Tiny
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Hi decipher,

The symptoms seem to be caused by solenoid controls and those can be tested, removed or replaced without trhe necessity to remove the trans.

The symptoms do seem to indicate faults with the shift controls. Are there any trouble codes stored in the PCM?
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 8:39 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the response. Nice to know someone cares.I know bout my car but what are solenoid controls and where's the PCM. My car is the honda accord 98. So dont really know. Would be grateful if you could give me some clarity.

Thanks in anticipation
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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 AT 9:32 AM
Tiny
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Of course there would be people who cares and would be most willing to help you get the problem resolved. That is the reason we have this site. Only problem we face is the overwhelming number of questions coming in and we are not able to answer each and every question.

When a control/solenoid fault is detected, a trouble code would most likely be recorded in the PCM and at the same time, the D4 light would be blinking when ignition switch is turned on or while driving. Do you have this indication? If yes, the you should get the trouble code retrieved so we can understand which component is causing the problem.

From the symptom description, if you do not have any trouble codes, the most likely cause would be a faulty Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). The TPS is located on the throttle body and depending on the type, some can be replaced separately wereas others requires the comple throttle body to be replaced.

Would you be able to do testings with a DVOM?
You can retrieve the trouble code with the aid of a paper clip to bridge the SCS connector and turning on the ignition to count the D4 blinks to get code number.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 AT 6:32 AM

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