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Old 03-08-2011, 09:52 PM
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Transmission acting up

This is on a 1998 prelude base model Auto trans. (yes auto trans, dont hate lmao)

So I went to go pick up the lude after getting the new motor installed, everything was going great for the first 5 miles then things went to shiz. I was in 3rd gear and it dropped to 2nd on its own then after pulling over and starting to go again it wouldnt get out of first. I had to drive it back to the guys house with it in first and half way there it finally decided to kick into 2nd and 3rd. When I got it there he ran a scan on the motor and found it was throwing a error code with a connection with the trans. he looked at it and it had water in the connection. He then blew it out with a air compressor and hooked it all back up. after going for a test drive for about 10 miles everything was fine. He figured it was the connector being wet that made it have a bad signal and had it acting up. Only other thing thats going on weird is the d4 light starts to blink after you drive it for about 3 minutes. He said he was going to look into it for me because it might just be a bad sensor or something. Anyway, i feel better that its working better now, the motor is very strong compared to my last one and things are looking good, just wondering about the blinking D4 light.
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Wouldn't have to worry about a d4 light if you went manual...lol
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Wouldn't have to worry about a d4 light if you went manual...lol
Haha true that man!

But seriously save up for a manual swap
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5 speed is the way to go no sensors at all lol...
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Re: Transmission acting up

yeah only problem is im broke right now. I know the trans is fine bc I had no trouble with it bf I got motor installed then we had the issue with the D4 light. Blowing the water out of that one connector fixed allot of the problems (rough shifting, down shifting on its own, not wanting to get out of 1st) but still has the D4 light on. would love to do a manual swap, just not in my price range right now. I've been tempted to sell the car while its still running properly or after i get the D4 light fixed
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i had my 5th gen auto trans rebuilt and a couple days after i got it back the d4 light started blinking and it was because the solenoids connections were dirty. go and get you some electronic cleaner, not brake cleaner or carb cleaner....electronic cleaner! lol and take off the connections on the outside of your transmission and clean them all out and make sure when you connect them back together that you hear them snap together and see what happens. good luck man
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i had my 5th gen auto trans rebuilt and a couple days after i got it back the d4 light started blinking and it was because the solenoids connections were dirty. go and get you some electronic cleaner, not brake cleaner or carb cleaner....electronic cleaner! lol and take off the connections on the outside of your transmission and clean them all out and make sure when you connect them back together that you hear them snap together and see what happens. good luck man
thanks man, yeah I take it all my problems were from bad connections. The one with water in it scared me and made want to cry. Ill try all the connections and see what happens.
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Re: Transmission acting up

no prob hope that works for ya, let me know what you find out
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no prob hope that works for ya, let me know what you find out
I will, my buddy has a super nice scanner which helped us pinpoint that wet connection to begin with. Hes suppose to get back with me on his thoughts on why its blinking as well. Since he didnt take the trans out of the car or mess with it we are wondering why it would blink. like you stated with connections, thats all we are going by as well. should fine out shortly


how costly was it to get your auto fixed???
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Re: Transmission acting up

a freakin buttload of money, close to 2k to get it rebuilt...i've since then found a couple places that have good prices on remanufactured autos that come with a really good warranty, imo its never really worth the money to get one rebuilt when you can get a reman for close to the same price and with a much better warranty. but we all know the real solution...get a 5spd! lol
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yeah man, if for some reason my goes bad im doing 5speed swap. I already got a good mechanic that does good fast work for me. Isnt bad on prices either, cost $600 to put new motor in for me.
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