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Old 03-10-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Hello guys I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what is making my 97 automatic accord shift hard/pull. Also doesnt want to go in reverse sometimes. Would it be the tranny going bad or could it be something else?
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First thing I always do is check the transmission oil and replace it.
Is it shifting hard in all gears or just from 1-2nd and/or 2-3rd?
I had harsh shifts on my car from 1-2nd and 2-3rd, changed the transmission oil to original Honda ATF-Z1 and shifts became alot smoother. I not sure about the reverse gear problem you're having, might be a clutch problem and linked to the harsh shifts but then again I'm not a transmission specialist.
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First thing I always do is check the transmission oil and replace it.
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Also, what color is your fluid?
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Thanks for the advice. The color is the normal reddish color. Since I have been having this shifting problem a while now, I change the transmission fluid often.
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Pull the shift solenoid off and clean it and replace the filter for it as well. The filter/gasket is a dealer only item.


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