pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
125,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. icu module was out (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1990 Honda Accord transmission problems

transmission problem

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1990 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012009

Accord EX 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles


I just was looking on autobeef because my son has my honda and is away at school.He called to tell me that the sport light is on in my car and it is not shifting gears,plus it bangs when you put it in reverse. I may think that I will have to replace the trans and I just don't have the money right now. So I was looking to see if anyone else was having the same problem.

- Gayle B., Spring City, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 232007

Accord Ex 2-door 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

Took car in to have the oil pan gasket fixed, after the timing belt was done at 89k something was wrong with the oil pan seal, anyhow while in for oil pan fix something happen to ICU. Service adviser says that "green" shift light was on when pulled unit into garage. I believe he hit the shift mode button which is easy to do. The next part is odd something happen and when I got the car back, it would not shift into first gear only 2nd and 3rd and green sport mode light would not go out. Dealer says it just happens however I believe the light was on and the mechanic left key in the ON position while working on unit then disconnected battery and reconnected the battery will key was ON position which shorted out ICU under dash. The ICU apparently controls the sport shifting function of the transmission. The car is 18 years old and it could have just gone out however it was odd timing if that's the case.

- melloyellowmoore, Shelbyville, KY, US

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