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#5588 of 5901 2003 Honda Accord automatic transmission is out
Apr 06, 2011 (12:32 pm)
I was coming home the othe day on the interstate when I noticed the car slwoing down so I pulled off to the shoulder. The car would not move when I pushed down on the acelerator. I put more transmission fluid in it and could drive it to the mechanics shop, 2 miles away with much trans slipage. He said the transmision is gone and will need a new one. I see this Lucan transmission product that says it will fix a slipping transmission. Has anyone tried this? Does it really work? 2003 Honda Accord, 4 door, LX, automatic 3 speed, 214,000 miles.link">
#5589 of 5901 Re: 2003 Honda Accord automatic transmission is out [shula]
Apr 06, 2011 (1:00 pm)
Your transmission is dead and needs to be rebuilt. The fact that when you added liquid it actually moved, means you lost all liquid over time. That means you have a leak. This is either due to too much pressure inside, or one of the seals is gone. I have a 2006 Accord, auto 4cyl with 147k on it now. I had to get tranny rebuilt 40k ago. Had one of parts inside wore out and caused vibration which loosened the seal enough to loose all liquid. Cost me slightly over $2k to rebuild it.
Once you have parts inside that have worn out (for whatever reason), no liquid will restore them to working condition. These parts need replacement.
#5590 of 5901 Re: 2003 Honda Accord automatic transmission is out [shula]
Apr 10, 2011 (5:09 am)
The previous reply could be "right-on", however, you owe it to yourself to try something else--B4 a rebuild job! You're no worse off--right? Besides, it might buy you a little time! However, I would try a Lube Guard transmission additive, B4, Lucas. I've tried both--and I've gotten better results w/ Lube Guard. Also, Lucas additive, will also swell and eventually dissolve your seals, over a sustained period of time. Also, Lube Guard is the only product I've seen in transmission shops. What does that tell you? Good luck!!
#5591 of 5901 Heater stops heating when stopped
Apr 10, 2011 (7:51 am)
During the winter while I was driving the heater was working just fine. However whenever I stopped it would stop heating. Now with the winter it doesn't seem to be doing the opposite (or maybe it just started getting hot outside so I may hpnot have noticed it yet)
Any idea what might cause that?
#5592 of 5901 Auto Trans Shifting
Apr 11, 2011 (12:18 pm)
This question only applies to the 2003 to 2007 6 cyl. Accord 4 door with automatic transmission.
At light to moderate acceleration, at what speed (MPH) does the transmission shift into 5th gear?
Please state the year of your Accord when answering.
#5593 of 5901 Re: Auto Trans Shifting [Honda30]
Apr 11, 2011 (12:06 pm)
2006 4 cyl. Mine between 55-60MPH
#5594 of 5901 Re: honda airbag [jake90]
Apr 22, 2011 (12:13 pm)
I have the same question, did you get any advice..?
#5595 of 5901 2005 Accord EX-L Coupe
Apr 25, 2011 (10:56 am)
I bought my accord new. It has 106,000 miles. For those of you with high mileage accords, when did you change the struts or have you had to change them?
#5596 of 5901 Re: 2005 Accord EX-L Coupe [temj12]
Apr 25, 2011 (11:08 am)
I have a 2006 4 cyl Accord with 149k on it. I did not yet change my struts. Does not feel like I need to. Tires wear fine, no leaks, no excessive shaking/grunts/creaks, etc.
#5597 of 5901 Re: 2005 Accord EX-L Coupe [fw_man]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 25, 2011 (11:11 am)
Degradation of struts is usually so gradual that a driver wouldn't notice how much they've degraded unless they replaced them. So yeah, it makes no sense to replace them unless they are misbehaving, even if they might not be performing "as new" anymore. If there are no clunks, no visibile leakage upon inspection, no unusual tire wear and no lose of control on bumpy roads, then you might as well not worry about them.
Often it's the people who carry passengers or heavy items in the trunk that notice strut degradation first.