2002 Honda Accord check engine light

  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 90,000 MILES
After sitting out in the cold (15-25 degrees) for 8-10 hours. Car is started, shifted onto d4 and start out of parking lot, car never shifts to 2nd gear but instead around 15mph the d4 light on dash starts flashing and the check engine light comes on. Car is drivable but feels like it is stuck in 4th or 5th gear and never shifts gears as car slowly accelerates. If car is stopped and shut off then restatred the transmission resets itself and is driveable normally. But when restarting I must feather the gas and rev to get engine to turn over and start. Transmission shop read the codes as suggesting replacing both linear and lock up solenoids which was done. Now 3 days later another very cold day and the same thing happens again. I read where 2002 accords have had "major trans problems" this is the first for me. Ever heard of this? Suggestions? The first trip cost me $660 for the parts and still have the same problem. Please don't tell me I need a new $6000 transmission!
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 8:40 PM

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Well. Where I would begin if I were you is to take it back and have them recheck their work. IF they say it needs a tranny, ask them why it wasn't suggested last week. Lock up solenoid was my thoughts as I was reading this and flashed back to a conversation with my transmission rebuilder about another trans we had in the shop. The big thing was keeping the fluid fresh. How often was it changed over 90,000 miles?

Find out what specific codes are in the computer. Not the description, but the numbers and post them.

EDIT: Call Honda and ask about an extended warranty for your situation, I found some information about a suction screen being clogged.
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 4:51 AM

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