Category Archive: Acura / Integra

Acura Transmission

Car Information:
Acura
Year: 1996
Engine Size: 2.5
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
The vehicle recently started to take lomger to shift. 0-20 is fine but 20-40 RPM is hitting 4000 and over before shifting. I had the oil change in the transimission and lucas was put in there but no change. The vehicle has 205k on it! My brother in-law thinks it’s the vehicle speed sensor and transmission shift solenoid. Don’t want to change those parts for it does not resolve the issue. I want to make sure what the issue is and weigh my options. I also tried sea foam in the transmission but there was no change. It is shifting 1-2 as a side note.

Answer:
This vehicle uses an electronic shifted M1WA transmission. The computer system in this car ties the ABS, traction control and transmission shifting all into one big bundle of joy! Although you’re experiencing a late 1-2 shift it could be something other than a transmission or transmission control issue. We have seen wheel speed sensors cause this problem. If you have any other issues with this car we suggest fixing them first before spending any time or money on a transmission problem. Even though there’s limited data with the computer system on this car, a scan with a launce X 431 scan system would be where we would start. Make sure all other system are working properly first, then proceed with transmission diagnostics, if necessary.

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Acura Integra stalling

Car Information:
Acura Integra
Year: 1991
Engine Size:
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
While driving the car the radio stopped working and the AC fan was blowing very slow even on high. Then the car was very sluggish, I had to stomp on the gas to accelerate at a light.
I stopped the car and it would not restart. It turned over but died almost immediately. After waiting about 30 minutes I was able to restart and everything worked normal. But after about a mile of driving the same symptoms came back except I was able to restart after shutting the car off.
After waiting another 30 minutes it started fine and every thing worked. I have not driven it since. Any ideas what could cause it?

Answer:
Its a long shot but clean the battery terminals first, if you still have the problem you may have a bad ignition switch.

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Sluggish Car

Car Information:
Acura/Integra
Year: 1991
Engine Size:
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
While driving the car the radio stopped working and the A/C fan was blowing very slow even on high. Afterward, the car was very sluggish. I had to stomp on the gas to accelerate at a light speed. I stopped the car and it would not restart. It turned over but died almost immediately. After waiting about 30 minutes I was able to restart and everything worked normal. But after about a mile of driving the same symptoms came back except that I was able to restart after shutting the car off. After waiting another 30 mins it started fine and everything worked. I have not driven it since. Any ideas what could cause it?

Answer:
It’s a long shot, but clean the battery terminals first. If you still have the problem you may have a bad ignition switch.

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

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