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#22 of 54 Is it Transmission Problem or Due to Accident
Mar 15, 2008 (7:47 pm)
Got an 98 LS automatic model with 75k miles in Florida 2 years back for 6k.I used to race with other cars at 90 to 110 MPH from Jax to Miami frequently. When my car reached 90k I replaced timing belt and did 90k full service for $1100.Its acceleration was very quick.
When I moved to NJ, I drove my car non stop from FL to NJ for 15 hrs.
I love my car as it never let me down, I drove entire FL and even to key west at 90 mph and I used to enjoy a lot.
The first day of NJ when I was driving at 25mph I met with a small accident as I do not know that NJ is full of traffic and people can stop anywhere on road. I had to replace my left head light and airbags for $1500 and checked my dashboard wires.There was a minor scratch on my front bumper.
now, my car was not running as before and it used to shake when it reached 80mph and rpm used to shoot between 2k to 6k frequently and when contacted the mechanic, he replaced transmission fluid and asked me to warm my car before driving and I used to do the same.
But, no Change, rpm was frequently fluctuating and there was delay in gear shift
For NJ DMV inspection,I had replaced gas filter, distributor, val cover gasket, new spark plug,NGK igni wire set, for $1000 and also replaced transmission fluid
same problem with rpm and it was more consistent
one day there as a lot of noise from dashboard as if some wire was struck between odometer and the next day onwards there was no noise.
last week my car broke and I towed it to mechanic and he replaced thermostat, gasket, new heater hose and the mechanic said its due to Anti freeze liquid leakage
the next day when I drove my car, it wobbled and vibrated a lot while driving and there was delay in gear shift from 2nd to 3rd and I immediately slowed my car
but, suddenly it broke on main road and did not start, even if it started it used to stop and after 15 min it started.
But I donít want to take chances and towed it to Mechanic and he did Check Engine diagnostics and said its a Transmission problem and advised me to sell my car.
Now, it has 105k miles on it. When I came to NJ it was exactly 100k
I donít know what to do,
I have three options
1. Sell my car? KBB fair value is 3600, for how much I can sell?
2. Show it to Acura Dealer and fix Transmission it. If so, how much I can spend
3. Continue as it is?
#23 of 54 Re: Is it Transmission Problem or Due to Accident [santoshmanya]
Mar 16, 2008 (11:56 am)
All in all, integra automatic transmissions are known for going bad after some time. If you really do want to keep the car, get the transmission changed. It costed roughly $600 for a jdm transmission with installation up here in toronto on my 95 db7. It all comes down to whether you want to keep the car or not.
#24 of 54 96 Integra hard shifts
May 09, 2008 (9:14 pm)
Just bought a 96 Integra to save on the gas bill, love the car, runs great except for the tranny. Read through the other posts here and didn't really see what I am experiencing, so I thought I'd put in a post. My car has 153,000 miles on the original tranny, previous owner lived down a fairly rough dirt road, and drove it pretty hard. The trans is the 4sp auto, it goes in and out of every gear fine, but it shifts excessively hard in all gears. It does seem to lessen if you just ease into the gas and slowly accelerate, but it may shift good 1-2nd, then wind up to 3000-3500 rpm to shift to 3, and or 4th. Next stop light it may shift bad 1-2, good to 3rd, bad to 4th. It does seem to get worse with more stoplight to stoplight driving. Now on the flip side if you gun it and take off hard it winds up high in each gear but doesn't kick as hard when it goes in gear, but I don't like doing that because I'm afraid it's not gonna shift one day and blow it up. My question is this, could this be a bad tranny all together, bad converter, bad computer, bad shiftcable? Also what is the make and model of the trans? Engine is the 1.8 dohc. Any current price, or ball park range on a new (or rebuilt) trans installed, in the midwest, or abroad for that matter? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
#25 of 54 Automatic transmission dipstick cant be removed
Sep 28, 2008 (2:59 am)
My acura was leaking auto trans fluid. I went to check the level
The dipstick is sucked down its retaining hole and there is one hell of a vaccum holding it in place. The only part visible is the ring at top. I called my mechanic who said dont pull it out. I need a new used tranny. I have a yearning to somehow get it out of there. Any advice or prior experience with this.
#26 of 54 Re: Automatic transmission dipstick cant be removed [esilsbee]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Sep 28, 2008 (6:21 am)
If you're replacing the tranny I'd say just leave the dipstick where it is. It's not a vacuum that's holding it in but the ring got cured into the tube from corrosion, heat, or whatever. If you try to force it out and chunks of "stuff" go down the tube into the transmission, that's not good.
#27 of 54 Half shaft problem
Oct 11, 2008 (11:19 am)
I have a 96 gsr (manual) and Some times when I get on it, the passenger side half shaft will pop out of the tranny. I can get under the car and pop it back in and it drives fine. I replaced both half shafts and my motor mounts are fine. Any ideas on what this could be or how to fix it?
#28 of 54 Acura integra 1992 gsr transmission
Jan 30, 2009 (9:28 am)
I have a 92 acura integra gsr. The third gear kind of grinds when I shift to it. should I keep driving it, or should I do something about it? This is the first time I have own a manual, so I'm not sure what to do.
#29 of 54 Re: Acura integra 1992 gsr transmission [mouaxiong]
Feb 06, 2009 (7:39 pm)
i wouldn't worry about it the 90-93 integra trannys had a problem with that and third got it the worst because its the most used gear but they fixed it in 94 if you want to get one a used tranny is from like $300-$1000 depending on if you get usdm or jdm and if you get type R GSR or LS the LS being the least expensive.
but the 94-01 trannys are hydralice and the 90-93 trannys are cable so you would have to convert it
PS. the 92-93 GSRs are VERY RARE so take care of it and lock it up because the motor is a one of a kind
#30 of 54 Re: 96 Integra hard shifts [sixftfour]
Apr 20, 2009 (5:51 am)
I had the same issue as you, on a 2001 Integra. Just recently, while I was on the highway (probably in fourth gear), it started revving up like it was in neutral -- its at the shop now. Started looking on these forums and its seems like there is not other solution other than replacing the tranny. Has anyone come up with a cheaper/less drastic way of fixing this problem??
#31 of 54 Re: Integra 5 speed tranny problem [vtracer]
Aug 31, 2009 (7:57 pm)
Well i have a 1990 ls integra manual transmission and i was driving normal and i went to go into 3rd gear and it went in fine but it didnt grab, like my car was in nuetral. a place told me it could be the throw out bearing , can some one help me with this please thxs Doug or email me at hyperguyy99yahoo.com