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Your integra automatic transmission shifts rough .what can it be?

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2012-07-14 19:13:27
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Check your Transmission Fluid level. If it is low add just enough Acura A/T fluid ATF DW-1 to reach the full mark. Warning: Do not overfill and use only genuine Acura ATF DW1 fluid and nothing else. Check it according to the owners manual instructions. If it is full then you need to seek professional help and have the fluid filter changed. Insist they use only Acura Fluid and no substitute which they may try to use or your transmission will not sift properly.

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It may just need a fluid/filter change and then again it may be a more serious problem. My advice is to take it to a Acura/Honda dealer or trusted transmission shop for service immediately. Continuing to drive in this condition may do serious damage to the transmission.


After the mechanic finds that the transmission is shifting rough, he will inform the customer of the problem and do further tests to determine the cause of the problem. After that he will take the appropriate steps to resolve the issue.


Use nothing but OEM Acura or Honda ATF DW-1 automatic transmission fluid. Do not use any other fluid that claims to be a replacement or you will suffer rough shifts.


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Using any other fluid other than genuine Honda fluid or a fluid that meets the exact requirements of Honda fluid will cause rough or harsh shifts.


Honda transmission fluid is specifically formulated by Honda for the transmission they designed and built. Using any other fluid will cause rough shifts. That is why you should only use genuine Honda fluid.


Use nothing but genuine Honda ATF DW-1. Do not use any fluid that claims to be a substitute or you will have rough shifts.


Wrong type A/T fluid installed or a internal transmission problem. Have the fluid changed and use nothing but genuine Honda ATF. The use of any other fluid will cause exactly what you are experiencing, rough shifts.


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I'm assuming your in an automatic transmission. The only thing that i can think of is your in the rough range where you transmission thinks it needs to shift then doesn't or vise versa. Check gear ratios and timing.


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That'll be dependent on how well the car is maintained, how rough/easy it's handled, and how lucky you are.



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