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Car has 105K on it. Just had the transfluid changed by the dealer a few months ago. All maintenance is up to date and done by dealer.

Twice in the last week I have noticed that the trans seemed to slip (engine revs without corresponding acceleration) when under mild acceleration between the 2nd and 3rd shift. Other times it seems like that shift is longer than usual. Both times that it slipped I was completing a righthand turn but I cannot fathom how that can be related (could be wrong).

I've read on here that this is a weak point of the car but would like to know posters experience and expected cost to fix.
 

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Mine whines loudly when cold and has big time delayed engagement. Some times hangs up in 3rd. Other symptoms are slipping on shifts, clunks, CEL... My fluid has been changed more than every 30K and only has 74K.
 

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I actually bought my 03' with a fried transmission (got it for dirt cheap) and had it rebuilt for about $1000. Runs perfect now and no problems. I am assuming yours is Automatic? Could just be going out slowly...check the color of your fluid and see if you are burning it, that is how I could tell mine was fried from the get-go.
 

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My 03 V6 showed slow engagement, a bang from drive to reverse, flashing D light, and no movement when accelerating onto an onramp. Good times! Now have a 2010 and never want to have that issue again.
 

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V6 5at failure symptoms:

Excessive whine in park/neutral and when in any other gear than 1st or 2nd.

Flare into 3rd.

Neutraling around corners, as fluid is shifting around moving debris on pickup filter.

Delay into reverse when cold with slam as gear engages.

4 and 5at both will go into neutral on very hard stop, instead of going into 1st, with about a 2 second delay or rev required to get it back to 1st and in gear.

On some, replacing the 2nd, 3rd and 4th pressure switches at the instant of symptoms of flare or delay in gear engagement can stop the burning up of the 3rd gear clutches.

Look up MikeCz's posts on him replacing his switches, it seems to have stopped what he was feeling with his car's transmission.
 

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i think fredsvt pretty much covered it there in the previous post.. i just had my transmission fail recently and i did experience most of what fredsvt stated, and just like u said, right turns and corners would drop my revs and any attempt to get them back up would cause the gear to slip (ie like going into neutral)

one of THE biggest indicators of the transmission failing (besides everything already stated) for me was a grinding noise that i could hear very clearly (even with music playing at normal/not loud volume). it will sound like a scratching sound, i originally thought it was a possible exhaust leak or broken weld (as i did custom tips)

it worked with the grinding noise for some time before completely failing, after which time i drove the car "manually" using 2nd to get up to around 60km/h and then shifting into "d" and after that i was able to drive with little problems (granted not having 3rd gear means no downshifting to get up to speed properly, and even with my method of skipping the failed gear any hard revving would automatically slip as if in neutral) but i was able to get to highway speeds.. i eventually had the tranny rebuilt..

sry for the long post, i hope this helps, and good luck..
 

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what was your grinding sound? mine is gving me a bit of a whah...whah...whah.... at around 40 mph and up. most noticeable at 40 though. almost like driving on grooved pavement. notice it a LOT more on freshly paved road. thinking it was tire noise. can even feel it a tiny bit through the gas pedal. just had tires rotated and balanced. still there.. PRAYING it is not the tranny. 112k miles, 01 v6, and have done 3 of the 4 drain and fills with redline
 

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Just had mine replaced, transmission was slipping like no tomorrow. Switching through gears, you can hear a CLUNK sound. Error codes read something about torque converter... and something being stuck? I dont recall, sorry.

Also had the noticeable loud whining noise at start up. Stepping on the gas, RPMs shot up, engine revved, but didn't move.

Worse comes to worse, bring it a local mechanic and have him look at it. Might prevent a failure in your transmission - might also save you money, who knows!
 

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I have a slight grinding sound when starting from a stop in 1st gear then goes away could this mean its the tranny it's a 07 v6 with86xxx miles
 

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Car has 105K on it. Just had the transfluid changed by the dealer a few months ago. All maintenance is up to date and done by dealer.

Twice in the last week I have noticed that the trans seemed to slip (engine revs without corresponding acceleration) when under mild acceleration between the 2nd and 3rd shift. Other times it seems like that shift is longer than usual. Both times that it slipped I was completing a righthand turn but I cannot fathom how that can be related (could be wrong).

I've read on here that this is a weak point of the car but would like to know posters experience and expected cost to fix.
what year is your accord. and @ 105k miles was this your First transmission fluid change?
 

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03 V6 Coupe auto here with 79k miles. I've noticed within the last month that the car has a hesitation when switching from reverse to drive. It accelerates but at half power for about two or three seconds, then starts driving normally.

I've been coming to an absolute complete stop when shifting from reverse to drive and haven't noticed it once. Maybe I was just driving too soon after switching, but my Camry and my CB7 Accord didnt do this. And if I remember correctly, my 03 didn't for the first few months I've owned it.

Already fixed the recall (first owner never did), so hopefully it's just me and not my Honda.
 

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mine failed about 6 months ago at 97k miles.

no real warning signs. the wife was driving it for a couple months (probably harder than she shouldve been LOL) and she told me it was running funny and making a whining sound. i told her to stop driving after that day. but on the way home it was toast. ... FAIL.

2400$ full rebuild later.

the mechanic told me its typical to not get a lot of warning signs with these honda v6s. something about how the filter is positioned. ...

i hope yours doesn't fail on you.
 

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where are the filter located? are they on top of tranny ?
 

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Yes. Here's a picture of where it is.

 

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Car has 105K on it. Just had the transfluid changed by the dealer a few months ago. All maintenance is up to date and done by dealer.

Twice in the last week I have noticed that the trans seemed to slip (engine revs without corresponding acceleration) when under mild acceleration between the 2nd and 3rd shift. Other times it seems like that shift is longer than usual. Both times that it slipped I was completing a righthand turn but I cannot fathom how that can be related (could be wrong).

I've read on here that this is a weak point of the car but would like to know posters experience and expected cost to fix.
This is what mine was doing when I took it in and they had to replace it. That was @ 88k miles. Take it in and have them check it out at least. It's probably time to replace.
 
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