TRANSMISSION

  • Tiny
  • sajepo
  • 1994 Honda Accord
  • 175,000 miles

I slammed on my brakes while driving my 1994 Honda Accord (automatic transmission). Since then, my car has had a real hard time shifting gears. It will rev-up at 2nd gear and if its not going fast enough the transmission won't shift into 3rd.

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 AT 3:43 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Check the transmission fluid level and condition.
Check for trouble codes.
Have the throttle position sensor tested.
Is the speedometer working correctly?

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 AT 6:11 PM
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The speedometer has been acting up for a long time so I didn't think that it could be a problem.

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 AT 6:51 PM
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Oh also, How do I check for trouble codes and have the throttle position tested? Go to a mechanic?

Thanks,
Steve

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 AT 6:53 PM
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http://www.2carpros.com/articles/honda-car-1990-1995-obd1-code-retrieval-procedure-and-definition-table

Above link shows how to retrieve trouble codes.

A faulty vehicle speed sensor would cause the speedometer to fail and a failled VSS can affect driveability and transmission shifting irregularities.

To test the TPS you would need a DVOM and follow some procedures.

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 AT 5:59 AM

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