Is my tranny gone?

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  1. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    For those that don't know, 2000 Honda Accord v6, 4AT. But yea, I seriously hope it's NOT gone because if it is, this is the worst possible time for this to happen to me financially.

    Prologue:
    Two days ago I drove my car to work like I would any other day. I parked, set the alarm and walked away into the office. For lunch, I went to my car to go out, turned the key and "click" is all I heard. I couldn't hear the fuel pump prime the engine.

    Long story short, the problem was the starter. Had it replaced and my car started up no problem.

    Symptoms:
    1. My D4 light blinks. I know already that isn't a good sign.

    2. My car doesn't seem to accelerate very quickly anymore. The best I can explain is as if the car's computer is forcing the car to stay in 4th gear.

    3. Shifting my car manually, it seems that I couldn't get the car to forced into 1st gear, only 2nd gear. Shifting manually, I also noticed the following:

    • Shifting from D2 to D3 makes the car shift hard
    • The hard shifting from D2 to D3 seems to shift the car into D4 rather than D3 as there is significant RPM loss between the D2 and D3 gears when manually set

    4. My code scanner detected a P0763 for the CEL. It described it as a "Shift" error. A quick search for that code, all I found was "A/T concerns" in the CEL code thread, and one pertinent thread that says it could be solenoid.

    D4 is blinking, but it's not typical of a blown tranny. - 6th Gen Accord DIY and Performance forums

    Possible solutions / Questions?:
    1. Could this be related to some sort of sensor somewhere? I know there are a few sensors located on the exterior of the transmission. Could one of these have gone out?

    2. Could the starter having gone out and being replaced have something to do with this since the starter is attached to the tranny and flywheel?

    3. If it's a solenoid issue, does that mean I have to drop the entire tranny. Does the tranny need to be rebuilt? Is there any other major work that should be done to the tranny?

    History:
    The tranny was rebuilt at 129k and my car now has 197k, so that's 68k miles on the rebuilt tranny. I had done the ATF drain and fill procedure at the 30k interval and was planning on doing another one soon as it was due for it.
     
  2. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    From what i've seen... and have learnt

    Unless the tranny oil is looking a little bad.. never ever drain/change the oil in a tranny.... even after 100km.... it's strange and bizarre beyond all relative reasoning but it always seems that after a few thousand k, weird things tend to start happening and things fly appart.

    It's like a jinx.... doesn't make sense..


    Anywho.... doesn't sound like anything is wrong with the tranny persay (if the oils good)..... but depending on whom might have changed it is another story..

    Another interesting fact is that when some starts go, there is always a possibility of it effecting something else. Personally i'm aware of a case in which the starter got stuck turning over with the engine running which ended up getting the wireing and some of the ingnition hot.. hot enough and messed up enough that it confused the computer or took out some of the sensors..

    If you can replicate the same exact symptoms repeatedly with no change at all.... then you have a case.. but if there is any form of a intermitence..... it'll be a tough one to sort...

    I've actually had similare symptoms simply because a spart plug wire was grounding out on the engine which cause the car to shift irratically and for my gauges to register improperly... if a similare senario is happening due to a failed starter that got things toasty enough to melt the plastic/rubber coating off in places and allowing those wire to ground out.. you could be having a similare case where there is actually nothing wrong with what the sensors are saying is wrong.... and are reporting incorrectly and the computer is trying to "adjust/compensate" for these issues which is causing havic..

    Personally.....i'm kinda sick of the total crap floating around in cars, i'll stick to my mechanical fuel injection and carborated cars.
     
  3. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Maybe whoever replaced the starter messed up the wiring for the tranny solenoids/sensors...... In other words didn't plug them back in properly or loosened them without noticing. Typical for all the wires to run in a bundle, starter wires and tranny wires are probably all in the same bundle.

    Hard shift, no first gear, poor performance could all be the engine computer saying "somethings wrong, I'm not going to let you beat on me until it's fixed". All the newer cars are doing this now. Years ago they called this a "limp mode".....
     
  4. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    i guess i have to talk to my dad then since he replaced the starter for me :p

    and yea, that's what i've heard - "limp mode" :lol:
     

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