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Old 11-02-2011, 08:32 PM
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whats going on with my car????

So I have a 99 auto with 80k miles on it. Today when I was going to work my car started messing up on me. First it my speedo dropped from 60 to 0 and would jump up to the speed I was going randomly. Then my abs light popped up and after that my tac dropped to 0. Then I lost my little clock radio and all my electronics died (not sure about lights was in a hurry). I turned off the heat and continued to drive. I tried turning on my running lights to see if I had dash lights and it popped my car into neutral while driving down the road and when I turned off my running lights it went back in the right gear. Then my D4 light started blinking just for a few seconds then stopped (which I heard was a bad tranny). So I come to a stop sign and when I go its light it cant shift right and I pull into a parking lot and turn it off. I go to put it in park and it wont go in park until i fully turn the car off. I try to restart it and its like the battery is dead. I come back 4 hrs later and it starts up and the tac works temporarily but the speedo doesnt and then the tac soon stops working and still not shifting properly.

I have talked to a couple ppl and think its the alternator but would that affect the shifting?

Advice please and thank you.
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Re: whats going on with my car????

Man I have never heard of anything like that...
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:04 PM
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Re: whats going on with my car????

check your battery connections. I had the same symptoms when my negative terminal was loose (minus the D4 thing because mines a standard)
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:10 PM
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Re: whats going on with my car????

^ this. if it doesn't work, check the altenator like you were previously instructed, and also the main relay.
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Re: whats going on with my car????

Yea i have checked the terminals and they were tight i also carry a little wire brush took them off and cleaned the inside terminals and retightened it but no change

im gonna check the alternator and main relay tomorrow but would either of those cause my tranny to shift all F'ed up? like i had to drive it like a mile down the road to my dads office so it wouldnt get towed over night and when i took off from a light it wouldnt shift into 2nd without me taking my foot completly off the gas...
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Re: whats going on with my car????

Edit: just read your first post again



sounds like the dreaded auto trans failure to me
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I'm not sure man. How old is your clutch?
its an auto not a 5 spd

and its never done anything like this before...

i take care of it not dogging it and never using the tip-tronic...
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sounds like the dreaded auto trans failure to me
F**k.... i was hoping to be told otherwise... like some bs vss sensor or some ****

guess im going tranny shopping :(
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Re: whats going on with my car????

IMO this sounds more like a wiring/ computer issue. YOu need to remember that your transmission is controlled by a computer. would a bad transmission cause your battery to act dead? no. Would a bad transmission cause your speedo and tach to be all will nilly? possibly. But still, I remain unconvinced. If you re read the problems this guy is having, ite all electronically related... "I turned off my running lights it went back in the right gear" unless your hearing horrible banging and clanging when shifting, i suggest looking into a more electrical solution. dont give up! there remains to be ALOT of hope for that tranny. IMHO
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Re: whats going on with my car????

This does not sound at all like the tranny symptoms. My money is on wiring.
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Re: whats going on with my car????

Well I just put in a new alternator and its running smooth everything went back to normal.... Idk why it was shifting funny... Maybe wasn't getting efficent electricity for it to shift properly... Not sure...
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Re: whats going on with my car????

glad you got it figured out. and also glad it was electrical.
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Re: whats going on with my car????

Yea me to but I didn't think alternators were so expensive for our cars... Beats having to do a 5 spd swap right now tho
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Re: whats going on with my car????

Yea, good rule of thumb for you whenever it comes to troubleshooting your car. Start with the small/cheap/easy things and then work your way up to the expensive stuff. Saves money and time. It is amazing how much a vehicle is controlled by with the electronics now adays. One little fuse can shut your car down completely, a low charge cause everything to go hay-wire. Glad you got it fixed.
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Re: whats going on with my car????

At first I was gonna say the VSS bc that's what happened to me but then your story got way more interesting as I read on!!

But IMO as well as others that it dont sound like your AUTO tranny going but rather that you have some faulty fukked up wiring going in your Lude!! Sounds like you have a Prelude ghost!!!
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