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#12884 of 13114 Assistance Required
Nov 16, 2005 (9:19 pm)
I have a 1992 Honda Accord and just recently the engine died on me while driving, without any warning what so ever. i got it towed back to my house tried to start it again and it started, unfortunately it made some weird noise as if it were reving normally in idle then it dies down then revs then dies down, i tried to drive it and the engine just shutdown again. as i was talking to the tow truck driver he said it might be the fuel pump or the oxygen sensor? but recently i have changed the oxygen sensor and the EGR unit i believe it was, for the car to pass an emisions certification test...what else could be wrong? and also my transmission occassinaly does not gear shift down (automatic tranny) must i replace the tranny as well?
#12885 of 13114 Re: Accord 2005 LX V4 Very Low MPG [altair4]
Nov 16, 2005 (9:44 pm)
It is automatic transmission. Sometimes I feel like lack of pressure compare to other Accord that we have during increase in road speed.
During the the first oil change I had actually called Honda and Honda had directed dealer to check the car. But end of the day they said everything is fine and wait till break in period. So I waited till now but I do not see any improvement.
#12886 of 13114 Re: Accord 2005 LX V4 Very Low MPG [user777]
Nov 16, 2005 (9:51 pm)
I plan to call Honda next week and I would mention your comments.
#12887 of 13114 Re: accord transmissions [haefr]
Nov 17, 2005 (3:41 am)
yeah, I had two 1994 camrys and they both had the pan trans with filter inside. My new 2005 also has the same design and the 1994 and 2005 models have that differential drain plug separate from the trans.
As for the accords, my drive shaft leaked at 6K or so and we took it in. he said that the trans doesn't have a separate differential so when you change the trans fluid, you don't have to do a separate differential as it's all housed together. I'm almost certain that he said there isn't a filter to change either as I was suprised cause this is my first honda (loyal toyota person) and the camrys did have one. I bought that $87 shop manual for my car but can't read it till weekends (at home and I travel during the week). I'll look at it more closely and get back. Another way is to check the autozone and advanced auto websites for the 2003-2004 model years (they're the same as the 2005 I believe) and if they don't list a trans filter, then there isn't one. I'll get back after I look at the book this friday/saturday. Thanks for your reply. I really doubt it has a outside filter like an oil filter. that would be easy to spot.
#12888 of 13114 Re: accord transmissions [mrbill1957]
Nov 17, 2005 (3:47 am)
yeah, like I just posted, I'd be shocked to see one outside the trans but maybe I'm used to the camry model being inside. Can't remember my two grand ams I had in the 80's. But then again, lots of manufacturers are going the way of canister oil filters (the european makes and hyundai is too). I don't understand that cause the spin ons are great - easy off and on and not too much mess cleaning up the housing and putting a new gasket on etc... What I don't like is that you really have to do 4X drain and refills at $5 a quart. But then, the camry filter was $15 and that's avoided. I never did that procedure with the camrys and I'm sure it had fluid hung up in the torque converter and I used dex III instead of this new syn blend ATF. I might just do two drops and get to 76% new fluid and do that every year or so. Trying to avoid what my brother in law did with his trooper and $4K trans rebuild cause he didn't change the fluid yet on a 3-4 yr old vehicle even though it had less than 60k miles I think. And if it's just drain and refill, that's a piece of cake vs. taking the pan off, draining the fluid, taking off the filter and putting on a new one and then putting the pan and gasket on. what a mess but I'll have to do that with my '05 camry.
#12889 of 13114 Re: accord transmissions [user777]
Nov 17, 2005 (3:50 am)
yikes, it looks like it's inside?? I'll have to look this weekend and check the shop manual I have. Thanks. Wonder if anyone changed it yet??? wonder why the shop manager said no filter??? thanks for the post. confused!!!
#12890 of 13114 RE: my car is having difficulty starting [klh7]
Nov 17, 2005 (4:30 am)
I had a car that did that. It turned out that my timing belt was failing.
#12891 of 13114 Re: Noticeable shifting [rosemary3]
Nov 17, 2005 (7:17 am)
It sounds like your transmission is just downshifting to a lower gear. Are you in Drive or Drive 3?
#12892 of 13114 Re: accord transmissions [chevymalibu]
Nov 17, 2005 (8:49 am)
you mean, looks like it is on the outside, right?
#12893 of 13114 Re: Noticeable shifting [goodegg]
Nov 17, 2005 (10:47 am)
I am in Drive. If it is downshifting, it is more pronounced than downshifting from other gears. It's kind of annoying because the ride isn't smooth.