Originally Posted by glhs377
i also hypothesize Ashwin killed it by driving on cold oil.
LOL! He's not you or Krepley!
Originally Posted by SubaruWRC
Is it slipping, shudder or just leaking.
I noticed it shifting kind of hard (1-2 shift?) several months ago. It wasn't absolutely terrible but it did make me question it. He said that's how it has always shifted. A few months later he got a CEL and upon reading a P0780 code for 'shift error', I told him it was because he was granny-shifting and not double clutching like he should've been. We then checked the trans fluid level and it was below the low mark.
So I don't know if the hard shifting was due to low fluid or vice versa or unrelated.
Jason, this B7XA Honda auto transmission fails due to bad design. Period. There was even a class action lawsuit as a result! Honda admits the parts suck and would only charge people labor to fix it. Though maybe this was only during the warranty period? So getting another used transmission from the junkyard is a terrible idea. Who knows how long it will last.