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Auto Tranny Questions

Trans is slipping from first to second gear, and I wanna keep my prelude an automatic. 5 Spd swap is not an option for me. 97 automatic base model.

I heard an accord trans will bolt up to the h22a, is this true? Is it an auto or manual, or both? Do they still have sportshift?

I got quoted on a rebuild for 1200 + parts.. Trying to find something cheaper. I can buy a tranny from jdmenginedepot for $600 and get it installed for free.. That's my best bet, but no warranty. If anything goes wrong, I'm **** outta luck.

I'm not selling the car to buy something else, I already tried that and it's not working lol. I love the car, just stick isn't an option for personal reasons. I went as low as $2k and no one was interested.. This has been going on for weeks. I can't go lower than that, whatever I sell this for is my down payment on something new.

Should I get a trans cooler? Will that even do anything? I tried stop slip and it did pretty much nothing. I bought it used with 115k on it so I don't know if the tranny fluid was ever flushed but the slipping is so bad it seems like that wouldn't fix anything anyway.
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Re: Auto Tranny Questions

Slipping usually indicates that your clutches are needing replacement. The auto tranny uses hydraulic pressure to work, controlled by various shift solenoids that activate your clutches for each gear. You could try cleaning or replacing the solenoids but I'm not guaranteeing anything. If it still slips then I'm sorry to inform you that you're out a whole lotta $$
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Re: Auto Tranny Questions

accord tranny will work.. but it'll drive like an accord. ie no get-up-n-go like a prelude.
see the transmision issues thread. or check similar threads below.

bottom line is 5th gen auto tranny sux. 97&98 are the worst. now you can have it rebuilt and get a couple years out of it if you drive sane. say daily driver stuff. but if you wanna be michael shumacher it'll give out quick like. all of this i know from SEARCHING this forum.
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Re: Auto Tranny Questions

It's either swap it or prepare to spend LOTS of money and never ending work on it. Im swapping to 5spd soon and can't wait to get this dreadful peice of crap out of my car. Don't waste your money rebuilding it or even trying to fix it. Sorry it sucks but I had the same thought in mind as you but there's no way around it without a huge bill.
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accord tranny will work.. but it'll drive like an accord. ie no get-up-n-go like a prelude.
see the transmision issues thread. or check similar threads below.

bottom line is 5th gen auto tranny sux. 97&98 are the worst. now you can have it rebuilt and get a couple years out of it if you drive sane. say daily driver stuff. but if you wanna be michael shumacher it'll give out quick like. all of this i know from SEARCHING this forum.
I've searched plenty, I had a few questions left that I didn't find answers for. If you have a problem with me making a thread asking questions, stay out of it. I came to this forum for help, not smartass remarks.


If it was the shift solenoid going bad or getting dirty, wouldn't it be hard to shift in all gears? It's only from first to second, and it doesn't happen nearly as much when using the sportshift.

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Re: Auto Tranny Questions

Mines doing the same exact thing yours is. I really haven't bothered testing the solenoids though it may be one of them being bad. You can dry cleaning them and testing them. Though there like 100-200 bucks new online you can try a junkyard.
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Also, no CEL if that means anything.
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Re: Auto Tranny Questions

You can try the green pressure switch thats hard to get to. Sometimes they fail and can cause a delayed or harsh shift. Its on the TC case by the engine in the back. Dual linear solenoids can also cause this but its expensive. Better to see if you can find a friend with a good one. ( most models use this same solenoid). If it doesnt work, PM me. I can atleast try to save you some money and steer you in the right direction.
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I've searched plenty, I had a few questions left that I didn't find answers for. If you have a problem with me making a thread asking questions, stay out of it. I came to this forum for help, not smartass remarks.
wasn't trying to make 'smarta$s' remarks there. actually the opposite. many people have asked the same type questions you've asked in the short time i've been a member. i think you've decided to keep your auto tranny and that's cool but they are trouble proned. plain and simple. i'm not a tranmission guy but i do know some folks who are. they all say once they go you're stuck with a money pit.
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Re: Auto Tranny Questions

If you need another solenoid you could try these guys OEM Solenoids | USA Industries
I can vouch for them. They shipped us a reman dual linear solenoid that honda quoted us $250 for
$ 98 when we were rebuilding the transmission in our 2003 odyssey . idk about the prelude but it never hurts to try!

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Re: Auto Tranny Questions

The linear solenoid is the same between the prelude and odyssey. I don't agree with these being junk once they quit on you. Most of the time its just clutch failures and fairly easy to fix. I'm about to start on my own prelude transmission rebuild this week hopefully. Don't plan on doing it twice!
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