Same here man......I haven't had a problem lately besides what I mentioned above.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by slickshifter:
I "grind" sometimes when I'm not even going fast though. But as in past posts, I determined part of the problem is weather related. I live in SoCal and while the weather here isn't too cold, my 'lude is very tempermental. Below 65 degrees, it's easy for the shifting to feel very clunky, chunky, coarse, or whatever. Especially going from 1st to 2nd., getting into 5th is okay and getting into REVERSE is a complete ***** sometimes. I do the normal cycle of putting it into other gears first, then into Reverse, and it still won't go sometimes. Once I tried 5 times, got pissed and rammed the sucker in there. I won't do that again, but geez, I don't think anyone else has these problems. Oh, and of course, the dealer says its operating normally.
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by preludeprincess:
i figure you're a female according to your username... it's not alot of female's driving preludes... what year is your car? i have a 97 black with SS... i have the same problem with i drive it automatic... it lags shifting from 1st to 2nd... i brought it to a honda dealer and they told me it's the solenoids.. but some people say i need to change the fluid... </font>
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Rogue:
I know mine is a bit notchy when I first start out, but as it warms up it gets a lot better. Before I go I hold my clutch in and work through 1st and 2nd a few times. It seems to be really bad when going back into 1st when I have to start out from a stop. Can you explain when it is most noticable?</font>
Sounds like it might be fluid, then, or the clutch fluid. If you've gone 30k miles or more more, flush the tranny with Honda MTL and then the clutch line with something good, like Valvoline Synthetic. The Honda fluid is good but I think it breaks down too fast.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by PreludeGirl:
It does it after I have been driving it for about 20 minutes. It is fine anytime before that though. Then it will start to do it when I accelerate fast. Then after about 45 mins. it will start to do it all the time weather I am accelerating fast or not. Then it will do it downshifting into 3rd and goint into 5th.