94 Accord auto shifting problems

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  1. Jobe

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    OK so I have an automatic 1994 accord LX.

    The car starts and runs fine but won't shift into gears all the time. It will just stay in neutral. If I put it in drive there is a chance that it will work and it will stay in the gear until it shifts (if it shifts into gear) and then it has a chance to just sit in neutral. If I turn the car off and back on it will sometimes go into gear and sometimes not. Turning it off and back on seems to help. Any suggestions? ECU? Anyway I can check if it's the ECU before I buy a new one? It has 120k miles.
     
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    I'd suggest taking a look at all the wiring to the gearbox, as I believe that your ECU is sensing that you actually want it in Neutral although you have selected Drive. I believe there may be a fault with your wiring. If not, it would have to do with your ECU.
     
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    does it feel likes its in neutral or just slipping(car revs up first, then later moves)?

    if its the 2nd one, your torque convertor is probably gone.
     
  4. Chaosen1

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    slipping of gears is common with that gen of accord, how many miles are on the car? they usually start slipping around 80k.
     
  5. Jobe

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    It has 120k miles. It doesnt seem to slip out. It will only fall out of gear when it shifts (if it gets into first I can leave it in low and it will drive until it tries to shift and then the problem may/may not occur again). If it was wiring would the problem happen all of the time? Also would turning the car on and off affect wiring? How would I go about checking wiring or the torque converter? Thanks for all of your help.
     
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    I'd suggest going to a qualified automotive electrician to check things out if you don't know much about electrics.
    And yes, if there's a faulty wiring system then it will happen all the time. A rough example is a battery connected up to two wires to run a light like many people have done in school. If there's a fault with the wiring, then the light isn't going to work isn't it? Same with your situation.
     

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