I have a 2001 L4.
I purchased the car with 94K. The orginal trany had intermittant 1st and 2nd flare problems. Was quiate, and shifted good otherwize. Thare was a sticker showing the fluid changed at ~ 75K?. I changed it a ~100K.
My trany was replaced under warranty at 101K, by Honda. The new trany felt loose and sloppy. The New trany shifted late, especially in 2nd and 3rd. Whines slightly, especially, 1-3rd. Makes noise, and some time has a delay, when shifting from R to D or Vise versa. I took it back to the dealership may times. I complained to Honda America. They were no help. Eventually, the loose and sloppy feel, was ID-ed as the Honda Mechanic apparently failed to tighten subframe, to the car. This was fixed by my mechanic (not Honda). The trany thoughs a error code, ever x-months, this has happened to me twice. This error will never thought a MIL (Engine), P0700, P1739. The dealership knows about this, said that, this has to thought the MIL, or it dose not mater. According to the Factory manual, it will never though a MIL or Flashing D (see page 14-7).
Currently, the trany, whines, less. Now shifts, OK, but still I get the pinding error codes...
Bruce - AC6DN:
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