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1998 Acura CL Questions

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I'm replacing gas filter and would like to correct procedure.

Tranny disengaged on freeway. No fluid on stick. Added fluid it now engages & drives for a minute then disengages. check engine has been on for a while. Is the transmission is salvageable?

The other day I got on the freeway and it began reving to really high rpms and not engaging. We checked the transmission fluid and none was registering on dip stick. We have now out 7 and a half quartz into it as the manual says it should have and it appears to be at the proper level. It will go into all gears and drive however only for a short period of time. Then it won't kick into any of the gears at all. It appeared to be leaking fluid after we filled it up but that may be overflow or something. The check engine light goes off and on sometimes but had been on for a couple days prior to the transmission problem. Is there any chance the entire transmission does not need replaced?

The other day I got on the freeway and it began reving to really high rpms and not engaging in drive. I pulled over and started it again. It went into drive long enough for me to exit on the next exit and some homeless people kindly pushed it into the closest parking lot. We checked the transmission fluid and none was registering on dip stick. We have now out 7 and a half quartz into it as the manual says it should have and it appears to be at the proper level. It will go into all gears and drive however only for a short period of time. Then it won't kick into any of the gears at all. It appeared to be leaking fluid after we filled it up but that may be overflow or something. The check engine light goes off and on sometimes but had been on for a couple days prior to the transmission problem. Is there any chance the entire transmission does not need replaced?

I just bought the car 3-4months ago. Shortly after I noticed the transmission was slipping a little occasssionaly. The other day I got on the freeway and it began reving to really high rpms and not engaging in drive. I pulled over and started it again. It went into drive long enough for me to exit on the next exit and some homeless people kindly pushed it into the closest parking lot. We checked the transmission fluid and none was registering on dip stick. We have now out 7 and a half quartz into it as the manual says it should have and it appears to be at the proper level. It will go into all gears and drive however only for a short period of time. Then it won't kick into any of the gears at all. It appeared to be leaking fluid after we filled it up but that may be overflow or something. The check engine light goes off and on sometimes but had been on for a couple days prior to the transmission problem. Is there any chance the entire transmission does not need replaced?

I just bought the car 3-4months ago. Shortly after I noticed the transmission was slipping a little occasssionaly. The other day I got on the freeway and it began reving to really high rpms and not engaging in drive. I pulled over and started it again. It went into drive long enough for me to exit on the next exit and some homeless people kindly pushed it into the closest parking lot. We checked the transmission fluid and none was registering on dip stick. We have now out 7 and a half quartz into it as the manual says it should have and it appears to be at the proper level. It will go into all gears and drive however only for a short period of time. Then it won't kick into any of the gears at all. It appeared to be leaking fluid after we filled it up but that may be overflow or something. The check engine light goes off and on sometimes but had been on for a couple days prior to the transmission problem. Is there any chance the entire transmission does not need replaced? I was reading some of the info you had online about the check engine light and the transmission. Is there any possibility the transmission needs a new update or is salvage able without spending a lot of money. I just simply don't have it and desperately need my car to get to work each day!

Will stall while accelerating. No matter how fast I'm going.

Hard to find OEM. Mechanics have replaced twice in 2 years. Acura only has remans.

Is the shield bent or has the mechanic done something when he replaced the wheel bearings?

Car hard shift 2nd gear

It started happening today while driving home. I was about to take off from a dead stop and all of a sudden when I went to accelerate the RPM's went all the way up but it would not jump into gear it was like when I was stepping on the gas it was barely go in the RPM's were running but it just it was not slipping into gear and then when it did slip into gear it did it with a big trunk and you could just hear the engine working overtime and it still wouldn't do it, when all of a sudden my car wouldn't accelerate as I press the gas. I noticed that tachometer number keeps going up and I can hear a loud engine noise. My car keeps moving, but only 20mph and my car still has not been overheating at all that day nor had he been acting any stranger I checked all the fluids and I'm good on all of that as well

You can still hear it clicking when you press the steering wheel. Also, the security alarm isn't on anymore. Are they related? Is it the relay?and where is the horn anyway??? behind the grill?

Thanks everyone!

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