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#1307 of 1859 Stuck in Park Position.
Oct 23, 2008 (1:41 pm)
I have a 1995 Honda accord ex and when it is cold outside and the car is not really warm it gets stuck in park for a few minutes.
I know it is not the brake release. It has nothing to do with the key.
What I notice is that in the dash there is no gear position. None of the lights are lighted. I can hold in the shifter button and move it in and out of park but the light does not come on so I can not get the key out of the ignition.
Is there some type of gear position sensor?
#1308 of 1859 97 Accord with 260K "uses" oil on long highway drives
Nov 08, 2008 (2:08 pm)
I have noticed that my Accord has been using oil on long freeway
drives (400 miles +)
I seem to be low 1/2-1quart after a long freeway drive.
I may also be losing oil on normal driving (but its probably less).
I don't see any leaks when the car is parked. Not sure if its being
burned or whats happening to it.
Has anyone else experienced this on their Honda engine?
Do those oil treatments help? Which ones would you recommend
#1309 of 1859 Re: Stuck in Park Position. [bowie1]
Nov 08, 2008 (4:07 pm)
Could be the shift position switch (located beside the shifter in the center console), the transmission range switch (on the transmission), or the wires going to and from them. Personally, I would have the battery tested. Low battery power can cause communication problems between the control units. My dash indicators (PRND etc) would not light, and my A/C lights would not light, and the A/C would not blow cold air, at the same time. All caused by a weak battery. It's free to check the battery. To check the rest, you would need a service manual, and a multimeter.
#1310 of 1859 Whats gone wrong with your Accord over 200K?
Nov 09, 2008 (3:58 pm)
I am amazed how bulletproof the GEN-5 Accord is.
I have 260K and I beat the hell out my car. The only things I needed to replace was the Alternator 260K, Starter 220K and Radiator 170K and EGR valve 200K. Just wondering what other problem areas are popping up (to a significant degree) over 200K. Thanks
#1311 of 1859 Re: Whats gone wrong with your Accord over 200K? [techman41973]
Nov 09, 2008 (4:08 pm)
I agree that the car is pretty amazing. I've had a few things that would be considered normal. The only recurring item was the clutch master cylinder. I've replaced two of those. The clutch itself lasted over 220k, which I found to be fantastic.
#1312 of 1859 Re: Whats gone wrong with your Accord over 200K? [techman41973]
Nov 09, 2008 (9:35 pm)
All at different times:
- Radiator cracked near the top
- Main Cooling Fan Motor failed
- Brake Master Cylinder (brake fluid wasn't changed enough)
- Rear Power Door Lock
- Windshield Wiper Motor Clutch
- Clogged A/C condenser drain caused water on pass. side floorboard
1996 Accord LX I4 Automatic, 185k miles
#1313 of 1859 94 Accord DX Transmission issues
Nov 14, 2008 (8:36 am)
I have a 94 Accord DX, auto 4, seems to be having tranny trouble. This is the wifes beater, and I don't drive it much, but she does. Noticed when shifting primarily between 1st and 2nd gear, a bit of hesitation before engaging in gear, causing engine rev. Took to local dealer, not much of one, his lot has maybe 10 cars, but he is a certified honda dealer, and had the fluid changed, and flushed. Was able to drive this vehicle to this dealer for the service, he informed me that most likely would need new transmission. Went to pick up the vehicle from dealer, and now will not move at all. Dealer said " I guess it got worse while sitting here" Can this happen?!? Also will a tranny from a prelude work in an accord?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated, thanks
#1314 of 1859 Re: 94 Accord DX Transmission issues [korbin]
Nov 14, 2008 (2:55 pm)
If this was a "power" flush, it may have done more harm than good. Pushing the fluid through the transmission with force can push metal particles into small places, where it can get stuck, stopping flow all together. Many Honda techs I know advise against a "power" flush. It's better to just drain and fill three times. There are flush machines that use the transmission's own pump to circulate the fluid (no force). This would be the best way.
#1315 of 1859 Re: 94 Accord DX Transmission issues [elroy5]
Nov 19, 2008 (7:02 am)
I am unsure if it was a power flush, the service manager said there was very little debris on the magnet in the drain plug.
Thanks for the response elroy!
#1316 of 1859 1994 accord se spark plug wires blow off plugs
Nov 23, 2008 (6:53 pm)
my check engine light came on due to misfiring. found plug wire popped up from valve cover and oil pooled in plug recess. anyone know what caused this? this is happening on two or more cylinders.