Car Information:
Honda Odyssey
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 3.5L
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: Problem shifting into 2nd gear. Trans waits longer than normal, then shifts hard. Doesn’t matter if it is an upshift or a downshift. If you drive moderatly, you hardly notice. Any more than 1/3 throttle and it shifts hard. You do have to baby it if you slow to 20 mph or so then accelerate again. It will shift hard down to 2nd. No problems in other gears. Was told I need a new trans, but if gently driven this one may last. Any info appreciated.

Answer:
Rich all we can do is replace the external shift solenoids and make sure the fluid is the right low viscosity. It does sound like a solenoid problem but their pricey from Honda.

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