Thank you very much for your concern. Slave cylnder replacement was over 4 years old, so arguably not shop's fault, but part did not last nearly as long as original. I thought my problems were over until September 11, 2003 when my car started racing for no reason. This situation was dangerous because I was in the middle of the intersection with no power. I have had trouble shifting into 3rd but did not think anything of it.
Now it won't stay in 5th gear on its own it will if you hold the shifter in place. A week ago the truck lost its pickup speed in forward gears, It take twice as much time now to get up to speed, and makes it difficult to enter busy traffic at higher speed. Transmission began to shift will excessive force needed. Any repair to an automatic transmission can be complicated and expensive. Look on the internet and you will have hundreds of complaints of the very same thing on this model car. The car's transmission suddenly died completely on a major road in traffic. It is now 6 months later.
Dealership was advised to change fluid, which seemed to work for very few miles. I have seen so many people with the same problems as I have had and I think it's about time Honda did the right thing for their owners. . To take an unbiased approach there were many stories I have read where some of these owners were very negligent. But it failed in December, with the mileage at about 67,000, as he tried to merge onto a busy highway. As of today, Honda has not agreed to replace the entire transmission, but seems only to be willing to replace part by part as they fail.
In repairs again replacing 1st and 2nd gears -synchros one additional gear unknown , oil seals, shift fork for 1-2 gears and part of the transmission case. The 3rd gear problem is directly related to the clutch burning out. Had a trans fluid change using Honda fluid. This past decade has been one exciting time for Honda owners. The service dealer, heritage Honda - towson Maryland, has told me that it is a transmission problem and that they will have to order parts to replace reverse gear. No idea why this one went. Much better after its warmed up.
Mechanic recommended transmission overhaul - replace clutch packs and seals. A rebuilt transmission will not. Around 80,000 miles, my transmission began to slip out of gear, with no real warning, in the middle of a highway. I was told the noise whining would get louder over time and eventually fail. It's something that I notice, but I don't put much thought into it because it doesn't feel abnormal.
Now at almost 48k miles, somethin broke in my transmission while I was driving in the middle of the road and I almost got hit by around 10 cars. I have been doing research and found my problem not to be so far fetched. This creates a very serious safety issue as you may not be able to avoid an oncoming car. The failure mileage was less than 5 and current mileage was 12,000. My car was technically out of the range but affected by the problem.
I take very good care of it and usually just drive it to work and back. When it does finally go into gear it's real rough and doesn't accelerate at the speed it should, it acts like it doesn't want to go. Is it brownish in color? I got to work like any other day and everything was fine. Do not know if aftermarket axles for this vehicle are safety issue or if it caused damage to trans requested another used trans. Recurring symptoms: Popping out of gear into neutral, sticking when trying to put it into gear, squeaking during shift, and squeaking clutch pedal. If the clutches are getting worn out from slipping they will create heat which will turn the fluid a brownish color.
Main reason I sold the car. So, if you get a new trans you get another 10 years. Also tried without pressing the clutch all the way in, same thing. In both cases, the car came to a an unexpected standstill on a highway which we considered very dangerous. When it stalled the vehicle lost power steering and power brakes.
It started slipping, gradually got worse, then failed completely. Unrepairable, the car was junked. I took my car to two mechanics and I was told that my transmission should be covered longer than 3 yrs and my transmission should be good up until at least 150,000. It's the fact that I can feel the gear catch as it is engaging through the shifter. What could possibly act so quickly.