Accord LX 2005 transmission problem

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Old 12-21-08, 07:07 PM
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Accord LX 2005 transmission problem

Hi Fellows;

I have a Honda Accord LX 2005 with only 20,000 miles on it. When I try to put it in fwd or rvrs gear, it kicks badly as if engine and transmission get engaged suddenly and the whole car shakes, the car moves in a jerky fashion when I remove my foor from break pedal. The orange light with the shape of engin has turned on too. Has anyone experienced this problem? What was the root cause? How did you fix it? How much did it cost?

I had a Honda Accord 1986 with 205,000 miles on it and was still running great when I sold it. I'm surprised that this car with such low mileage has this problem all of a sudden.

Your help greatly appreciated.

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If you check engine light is on, you need to bring it by an Autozone type store to get the trouble codes read. We can go from there. It's probably a sensor of some sort.

Also look into your warranty, most vehicles have a 5yr 60k mile warranty on drivetrain.
 
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Honda Accord LX 2005 Transmission problem

I put an OBDII reader on it and it gave me a "P0962: Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit Low" message. Is this something that I can buy from the dealer and replace myself? What part should I buy? I called the dealer and the sales lady who sold the car to me told me the drivetrain should be covered up to 5yrs/50000miles but their service center refuses to fix it under warranty. I called North America Honda and they were not helpful either.

Your help greatly appreciated.

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Hi Fellows;

I have a Honda Accord LX 2005 with only 20,000 miles on it. When I try to put it in fwd or rvrs gear, it kicks badly as if engine and transmission get engaged suddenly and the whole car shakes, the car moves in a jerky fashion when I remove my foor from break pedal. The orange light with the shape of engin has turned on too. Has anyone experienced this problem? What was the root cause? How did you fix it? How much did it cost?

I had a Honda Accord 1986 with 205,000 miles on it and was still running great when I sold it. I'm surprised that this car with such low mileage has this problem all of a sudden.

Your help greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Kevin
 
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Old 12-22-08, 06:21 PM
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Honda Accord LX 2005 Transmission problem

I put an OBDII reader on it and it gave me a "P0962: Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit Low" message. Is this something that I can buy from the dealer and replace myself? What part should I buy? I called the dealer and the sales lady who sold the car to me told me the drivetrain should be covered up to 5yrs/50000miles but their service center refuses to fix it under warranty. I called North America Honda and they were not helpful either.

Your help greatly appreciated.

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If you check engine light is on, you need to bring it by an Autozone type store to get the trouble codes read. We can go from there. It's probably a sensor of some sort.

Also look into your warranty, most vehicles have a 5yr 60k mile warranty on drivetrain.
 
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one thing I forgot to mention is the green LED next to "D" in the instrument panel is flashing no metter what the gear is in, PARK, or "R", or "D". This sound like some electrical/electronic malfunction. Any idea what's going on?

Originally Posted by aamirich View Post
I put an OBDII reader on it and it gave me a "P0962: Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit Low" message. Is this something that I can buy from the dealer and replace myself? What part should I buy? I called the dealer and the sales lady who sold the car to me told me the drivetrain should be covered up to 5yrs/50000miles but their service center refuses to fix it under warranty. I called North America Honda and they were not helpful either.

Your help greatly appreciated.
 
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It should be covered under warranty. Bring it by a Honda dealer, not some Joe Schmoe shop.

It could be the transmission clutch solenoid, loose terminal connection, etc.

2005 Honda Accord V6-3.0L - P0962
 
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is it something that I can go under the car and inspect? Where is it located? Inside the car or outside somewhere?


Originally Posted by HotinOKC View Post
It should be covered under warranty. Bring it by a Honda dealer, not some Joe Schmoe shop.

It could be the transmission clutch solenoid, loose terminal connection, etc.

2005 Honda Accord V6-3.0L - P0962
 
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I'm not really sure of it's exact location, but I will assume it's mounted on the transmission somewhere. But, if it's anything like my Nissan, the solenoid will be in the valve body, which you have to drop the tranny pan.
 
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Thanks for your notes. I'll try to take it to the dealer tomorrow. I guess it's over my head. I do simple things on the car but don't have the proper tools to do this one. I'll let you know what the root cause what, how they would fix it and how much it would cost me, hopefully not too much :-)

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I'm not really sure of it's exact location, but I will assume it's mounted on the transmission somewhere. But, if it's anything like my Nissan, the solenoid will be in the valve body, which you have to drop the tranny pan.
 
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I'd hire a lawyer to write a nice letter to your dealer. This problem is covered by warranty and they are screwing you.
 
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Old 12-27-08, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by aamirich View Post
is it something that I can go under the car and inspect? Where is it located? Inside the car or outside somewhere?
It turned out some rat has chewed up the engine wiring harness and disconnected two solenoids that sit on top of transmission box, the flat area! It's going to cost me over $500 to replace the engine wiring harness!

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