I have an MY98 6cyl Accord with less than 100000kms which i think has gone into limp mode. There are no fault codes appearing for any of the sensors, but the transmission seems to be limited to only D2 or D3 and reverse which intermittently works.
When driving the gearbox will jerk as if hunting for gears and reverse can only be selected once after turning the ignition off for a few seconds.
Has anyone had a similar problem with these American built accords?
I'm not convinced its a transmission problem as the car is well maintained. I suspect it might be the PCM failing or something else related to the electronics / control unit.
If anyone knows about these accords and its gearbox issue could you pls drop me a line
Thanks for your replies guys. Not sure when the last transmission fliud change was, but its possible its hasn't had one since new.
SiReal, do u know how often it should be?
Just an update if anyone is interested. Recently drain a bit of transmission juice to get a sample to send off to a lab - they check for metal bits i think. Not sure of where, but a guy at work is helping me with that. Will post details when i find out.
Also went back to playing with the electronics. The ABS light keeps blinking what appears to be a code 11 (long flash + short flash) in diagnostic mode. Does anyone know what it actually means? I suspect it means LIMP mode. I pulled out some sensors and the approriate codes flashed when the diagnostics circuit was connected.
Love Hondas and have never had a problem this annoying before. Its frustrating
Did a bit of googling the other night. Found that gearbox problems were common with these accords in the US, as mentioned by SiReal. Apparently Honda offerd to extend the warranty. Pity nothing like that was offered here
Your Accord should have its ATF fluid changed every year if possible. Even the 4-cyl's autobox is not immune. Our 94 Accord auto had its gearbox die after about 7 years. And it had its ATF changed every 3 years.
most likely your tranny is stuffed. You might wanna start to look for one from the wreckers. I did trans fluid change in every 20ks, still the gear is a bit clumsy. It was getting rougher at about 120ks.
I have mine changed every 10,000kms. and i dont drive it hard.so its still fine after 80,000kms. i can occasionally feel it slipping (once in a blue moon), when that happens, i just take my foot off the accel and let it sort itself out and then keep going.