7th Jul 2005, 20:17
It's the tranny itself that is the problem. It's the same tranny on the 98 Acura CL which I purchased in Feb 2004 with 66k. It's slipping at 85k and has been for 10k miles. It's covered under extended warranty that I purchased, but when I took it in to Acura, it acted fine. So I have to take it back when it's really bad.
The first to second shifting is interesting - sometimes smooth other times jerky. My main concern is when passing or accelerating around 45 mph. Several times at exactly 62mph, the car stops accelerating! Takes about 5 seconds or so to shift up. Very scary.
I knew about the Honda trannys for those years being bad which is why I chose the CL. But I didn't realize it was the same tranny...
10th Jul 2005, 23:12
Well, I had nothing, but problems with my last Accord with manual tranny. Clutch slipping at 75,000 due to oil leak in pilot shaft seal, A/c problems, leaking trunk and sunroof, bad door locks, warped rotors, body rot/paint, etc.
On the other hand, I did get 236,000 on a 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1 auto. No engine problems (never used oil), no tranny problems, the rear brakes were a pain, I had to fix them 3 times. No other problems other than regular maintenance. It did not have any rust on it, but it had a tough life going from the 'burbs to NYC everyday, so I couldn't stand looking at it anymore (dents, paint damage). IT WAS STILL RUNNING GOOD WHEN I GOT RID OF IT. I liked it so much, I bought another, that one only has 158,00 on it.
23rd Feb 2006, 12:25
I Also Have a 1998 Honda Accord Lx, It has a VTEC engine I would say after a year that I had purchased it it started slipping between first and second gear. First that had told me it was my torque converter and then they said that the 2nd gear had gone out on the transmission which I thought was weird. When I went I found out that the transmission for 98 accords were recalled and they will not be able to replace it, my only way would be to rebuild it and that would cost me $1500. I've never mistreated any or my cars, this was a bad car made from the beginning.
29th Apr 2006, 13:12
The Accords have a problem with the transmission because there is no filter in the transmission, so it builds up particles inside. When I found this out about my car, I have had the fluid changed every 35,000 miles. I am now at 122,000 miles in my 1999 V6 Accord, and have no problems.
21st May 2006, 21:34
To that person with his Accord that died at 232,000 miles. I have an American car, a Plymouth Neon in fact, and it has 232,000 and still going strong. We just got the clutch replaced about 3,000 miles ago. How many times did you have to replace your clutch?
31st May 2006, 10:25
I have a 1999 Honda Accord EX and noticed my "check engine/emissions" light go on a couple days ago. The next day, my car would jerk b/w 2nd and 3rd gear, and mostly from 1st to 2nd gear (like some of you mentioned before). I have approx 104,000 miles on my ride and after diagnostic testing at the Honda dealership, they said I have a "transmission failure" and my whole tranny should be replaced. Luckily, my dealer called Honda and asked for assistance. Essentially, Honda agreed to buy me a new transmission as long as I pay for labor, which is $1100 (downtown chicago prices). Regardless, I love my Honda accord and hopefully this will give new life to it and many more miles to come.