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#5787 of 5868 Transmission?
Jan 29, 2012 (12:07 pm)
I have a 2005 Accord LX 4 cylinder with the 5-speed automatic. It only has 30,000 miles on it.
I had the recall done in fall regarding the transmission programming.
Now I'm noticing every time the temperature is below freezing, the first shift from 1st to 2nd gear is very sluggish. It's not a slip, but it's an uncomfortable sluggishness. This car NEVER EVER missed a shift since I bought it new. The dealer said the recall shouldn't have anything to do with the shifting but suggested replacing the transmission fluid. I had the fluid drained and replaced. The new fluid reduced the sluggishness, but still the first shift from 1st gear to 2nd is sluggish. When the car is warmed up, it runs perfectly fine and shifts even smoother with the new fluid. Has anybody heard of this sluggish shift between 1st and 2nd before? I hope the transmission isn't going at 30,000 miles---C'mon this is a HONDA, it shouldn't be doing that!!!
#5788 of 5868 Re: Transmission? [tom017]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 29, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Could be normal for below freezing temperatures. You might consider using synthetic transmission oil.
MOBIL 1 SYNTHETIC
REDLINE is another company that makes this type of oil.
#5789 of 5868 Re: Transmission? [tom017]
Jan 31, 2012 (6:17 pm)
This is a normal thing for a lot of transmissions when the weather is below freezing. The transmission has to warm up and the fluid has to heat up. The fluid is thick when it is that cold. You don't have a problem.
#5790 of 5868 2007 idle issue 4cylinder LX
Feb 01, 2012 (10:52 pm)
42,000 miles on car.. seems like when it idles it is noisier/rougher than it used to be.. RPM at 7 to 800. Is this normal? Been like this for at least 15,000 miles.
#5791 of 5868 ...spark plug life...........
Feb 05, 2012 (7:56 am)
........for the J30 series V-6 using OEM factory Iridium plugs.............
1. The NGK plugs special thread plating obviates anti-sieze goo
2. The COP ignition system/fine wire plug design permits extended life
3. Folks (by either design or cluelessness) are reporting impressive longevity. I have seen on various Honda websites 129,000 to 186,000 on the factory Iridium spark plugs. What is more interesting is that some of these unreal numbers are achieved without MPG drop, throwing codes, hard starting, poor idle, degraded acceleration, missing et al.......
Comments? (I'm at 114,000 and plan install new NGK Iridium #6994 circa 120,000 this summer)
Feb 05, 2012 (11:06 am)
I replaced mine at 120k and the old ones looked fine still.
#5793 of 5868 Re: - [dudleyr]
Feb 05, 2012 (12:52 pm)
..Senor Dudley, you always make my day! Thanks. Were those plugs difficult to get free of the aluminum head at 120,000? all the best, ez....
Feb 07, 2012 (2:14 pm)
They came free pretty easily.
#5795 of 5868 Steering Wheel Shakes at 70MPH
Feb 08, 2012 (8:02 pm)
Okay - -I have seen this post before. When driving on highway, the steering wheel will shake at speeds of 70MPH. It does this randomly - when it feels like it. Would appreciate if anyone has ideas as to what this is, and how to fix.
#5796 of 5868 Re: Steering Wheel Shakes at 70MPH [slacker10000]
Feb 09, 2012 (9:16 pm)
check the wheel balance 1st