The Honda Accord is notorious for their transmission problems, and specifically the 2004 Honda Accord is one of the most common vehicles we see brought into the shop. Usually, transmission repair issues start happening before the vehicle has reached 80,000 miles.
Here are three signs your 2004 Honda Accord transmission may need a transmission repair or transmission rebuild. (Should you witness any of these signs, it’s time to bring in your Honda Accord for a Free Transmission Diagnosis. We are Charlotte’s best Transmission Repair and Transmission Rebuild shop. Call us at 704-821-3460 for an appointment.)
Sign #1: Your Honda Accord transmission is slipping gears. Of the three signs in this list, this is probably the most serious; 2004 Accord owners on various automotive forums on the internet state that when the transmission starts to slip, total transmission failure quickly follows. The moment your transmission slips gears, in order to avoid a dangerous breakdown, call us at 704-821-3460 immediately. (We offer Free Towing throughout the Charlotte NC area if your car is not safe to drive directly to our shop.)
Sign #2: You have problems shifting gears; the gear shift may get stuck. This sign can sometimes occur independently or can occur at the same time as Sign #1 on the list. This is also a sure sign that your Honda Accord needs a transmission repair or transmission rebuild.
Sign #3: The transmission fluid is black or dark brown. If you suspect that your transmission is about to fail, check under the hood. When you check the transmission fluid levels, a normal color is anywhere from very light brown to a nice solid red. Black or dark brown fluid indicates that the transmission was neglected or is malfunctioning. If the transmission fluid is dark and dirty, you’re going to need repairs.
There are other signs that your Honda transmission may need a transmission repair or transmission rebuild; should any of these occur, call us immediately at 704-821-3460.
Common signs your 2004 Honda Accord Transmission needs Repair include:
- A chemical, burning smell in the car
- A dragging clutch
- Leaking transmission fluid
- The “check engine” light is on
- The gears grind or your car shakes
- The car makes a racket when it’s in neutral
- A lack of response.
The signs listed above are also some of the most common signs a transmission of other makes and models may need repair. As Charlotte’s best transmission repair and transmission rebuild center, we have repaired over 2000 transmissions per year. We offer Charlotte’s Longest Transmission Rebuild (go on ahead, call around and check 🙂 ) with a 3 year and unlimited mile warranty on all transmission rebuild repairs. We are experts in Transmission repair and offer quality service for a great price. Call us at 704-821-3460 for a free transmission repair diagnosis.
While there are some universal signs that indicate your car’s transmission is failing, the 2003 Acura TL has some specific warning signs when it comes to transmission failure. When your Acura TL Transmission starts to have problems, you will see some of the signs detailed below. If you are experiencing any of the listed transmission problems, please call us immediately at 704-821-3460. Transmission problems worsen over time and can result in complete transmission failure.
Here are the three signs of impending transmission failure in a 2003 Acura TL:
Sign number one: The transmission slips from second gear to third gear. This can be a very scary situation if it happens while driving on speedy I-485 in Charlotte NC. The first time this happens, you need to call us or bring the vehicle in. (As explained above, transmission problems worsen with time – to avoid costly repairs, bring your Acura TL in at the first signs of a transmission problem.)
Sign number two: The transmission slips from fourth gear down to third. This can be horrendously dangerous as the car will slow down far too rapidly, possibly causing an accident. If this happens once, it’s one time too many.
Sign number three: A burning or chemical smell is in your car while you’re driving. This means that the transmission fluid is low and/or the transmission is overheating. Your transmission may simply have a leak or the transmission fluid might be dirty. Whatever the reason is, you should immediately call Charlotte’s best transmission repair shop, and bring your vehicle in to avoid costly repairs. (Over 90% forget about common transmission maintenance, such as changing the transmission fluid. Do not let this small maintenance allow damage to your transmission.)
There are other signs that your transmission might be failing, such as the transmission refusing to get into gear and making a lot of noise while in neutral. A dragging clutch might also indicate that it’s time to consider not just a transmission repair, but a transmission rebuild.
A transmission rebuild on your Acura TL transmission is usually necessary to fix all of the problems listed above. The transmission rebuild involves removing your transmission from your vehicle, disassembling the entire transmission unit, inspecting all parts inside and then cleaning and repacing necessary parts. Transmission rebuilds can bring your transmission back to an ‘almost new’ state.
We are Charlotte’s top rated Transmission Repair and Transmission Rebuild center. We specialize in all make and model vehicles, including the Acura TL transmission. Call us at 704-821-3460 for a free transmission repair diagnosis and estimate — and don’t forget to mention our $200 OFF coupon (valid on all transmission rebuilds). We also carry Charlotte’s best Transmission Rebuild Warranty — 3 Years / UNLIMITED MILES.