02 Honda Accord 197K miles shifting problem form 1st to 2nd auto tran. engine code error P0740


#1

2002 Accord, auto tran., 197K miles. The problem is when the car is shifting from 1st into 2nd the car’s trans. hesitates between gears then kicks in. There is 1 or 2 seconds that the car is between gears then it moves into second which at times causes the car to then lunge forward. The engine error code is P0740 I looked in the manual and that is auto transaxle malfunction or torque convertor malfunction. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


#2

Error code P0740 indicates a Torque Converter Lock-up Solanoid Valve problem.

Have you checked your transmission fluid ? If it is low I’d advise using the correct Z1 ATF, this is Honda’s proprietry fluid and it’s avalable only from honda’s dealers. other generic ATF’s are not suitable for your transmission.


#3

The transmission fluid level is good.


#4

TCC lockup has nothing to do with the 1-2 shift problem. These are two different problems. With that kind of mileage, you probably have a leaky 2nd clutch.

transman


#5

highway miles, 197,000.