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    derekpigeon1 via CarKB.com
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    Default Erradic automatic shifting '94 Integra

    Here's another one for you...I've had this 94 integra for a couple of years
    now, and since day one it has shifted funny. I guess you could call it a
    "spike" in the shifting - where the rpms come way up, then drop and allow the
    transmission into the next gear...really annoying. Local mechanic couldn't
    figure it out, so I more less just drive it like a manual and avoid excessive
    acceleration. Other than this the car is perfect, and even this problem
    doesn't seem to be the end of the car. love to hear if you've heard of this
    before.

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    "derekpigeon1 via CarKB.com" <u9232@uwe> wrote in
    news:708ba1a130d10@uwe:

    > Here's another one for you...I've had this 94 integra for a couple of
    > years now, and since day one it has shifted funny. I guess you could
    > call it a "spike" in the shifting - where the rpms come way up, then
    > drop and allow the transmission into the next gear...really annoying.
    > Local mechanic couldn't figure it out, so I more less just drive it
    > like a manual and avoid excessive acceleration. Other than this the
    > car is perfect, and even this problem doesn't seem to be the end of
    > the car. love to hear if you've heard of this before.
    >




    What you describe is known as "flaring".

    Drain and fill the fluid at least three times with genuine Honda ATF-Z1.
    Drive the car for a minute or so between changes.

    If this does not cure the problem, you have sticky pistons inside the valve
    body, or shift solenoids that are operating slowly.

    Any lights on (or flashing) on the dashboard?

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    derekpigeon1 via CarKB.com
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    Tegger wrote:
    >> Here's another one for you...I've had this 94 integra for a couple of
    >> years now, and since day one it has shifted funny. I guess you could

    >[quoted text clipped - 4 lines]
    >> car is perfect, and even this problem doesn't seem to be the end of
    >> the car. love to hear if you've heard of this before.

    >
    >What you describe is known as "flaring".
    >
    >Drain and fill the fluid at least three times with genuine Honda ATF-Z1.
    >Drive the car for a minute or so between changes.
    >
    >If this does not cure the problem, you have sticky pistons inside the valve
    >body, or shift solenoids that are operating slowly.
    >
    >Any lights on (or flashing) on the dashboard?
    >

    No dashboard action - I was looking for the "D4" flashing, but that wasn't
    the case...However the "d4" on the dash does not light up at all any more,
    but that has JUST happened.

    I'll try draining and filling 3 times - you say to drive a minute or so
    between each time, I am assuming after FILLING each time, take it for a spin.

    Also is this fluid specific to dealer or can I find it elsewhere? Thanks

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    Tegger
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    "derekpigeon1 via CarKB.com" <u9232@uwe> wrote in
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    >
    > I'll try draining and filling 3 times - you say to drive a minute or
    > so between each time, I am assuming after FILLING each time, take it
    > for a spin.



    And when you check the level, check it within one minute of turning the
    engine OFF. Honda automatics are a bit different from others.

    You should check the level now. Is it low? That might be all the problem
    is.


    >
    > Also is this fluid specific to dealer or can I find it elsewhere?




    The REAL stuff is only available at the dealer, and is worth every penny.


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    Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in news:Xns990FB0788E6E2tegger@
    207.14.116.130:

    > "derekpigeon1 via CarKB.com" <u9232@uwe> wrote in
    > news:708db89bf99f0@uwe:
    >
    >
    >>
    >> I'll try draining and filling 3 times - you say to drive a minute or
    >> so between each time, I am assuming after FILLING each time, take it
    >> for a spin.

    >
    >
    > And when you check the level, check it within one minute of turning the
    > engine OFF. Honda automatics are a bit different from others.




    More precisely:

    1) Drive car until engine is fully warm
    2) Shut engine off
    3) Within one minute, check transmission fluid level.

    Yes this is correct. The engine is NOT running when you check the automatic
    transmission fluid level.

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    derekpigeon1 via CarKB.com
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    Tegger wrote:
    >Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in news:Xns990FB0788E6E2tegger@
    >207.14.116.130:
    >
    >>> I'll try draining and filling 3 times - you say to drive a minute or
    >>> so between each time, I am assuming after FILLING each time, take it
    >>> for a spin.

    >>
    >> And when you check the level, check it within one minute of turning the
    >> engine OFF. Honda automatics are a bit different from others.

    >
    >More precisely:
    >
    >1) Drive car until engine is fully warm
    >2) Shut engine off
    >3) Within one minute, check transmission fluid level.
    >
    >Yes this is correct. The engine is NOT running when you check the automatic
    >transmission fluid level.
    >

    Right on. I'll check her out and post again. Your help is appreciated.

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