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Bunker Hill, WV
Bring it to a different (GET references) shop and have them investigate symptoms and cause (may need to pay diagnostic$ , but keep detailed receipt , you may want to bring it back to the other shop if the cause is from their neglect or improper workmanship).
The failed part(s)............NEEDS to be inspected to determine the CAUSE of the malfunction.
Do you see the letters "VVT" on top of engine?...........What code?...????
What kind of noise? Does A/C still cool? Yes most likely able to change just clutch/coil assembly , but may not be worth it.
I am not in the least concerned , but it's not my 'matter'...................
...................nevermind , reply if you want it repeated...........
Just to clarify....Trans HOT , and on LEVEL ground? ...Not ideal to be that high , but if it's that high with it cold , then I'd drain and refill to proper level. Start with 2&1/2 Qts. run it 5 min. , then check , add to lower line then drive 10 miles and re-check. (Honda rec. the 10 miles to ensure it's at operating temp.)
Check compression as # 1 says , most likely you have several bent valves (this is an interference motor. GOOD used engine will probably be the most economical repair , without knowing the condition of the rest of the engine.
JUST to be an a------------- (spelling's not my strong pointt , next time it's cold and you KNOW it won't start unless you were to puor gas in it , instead ,try this -- WITHOUT letting it crank , 'bump' the starter (to energize fuel relay) and wait three seconds--you should hear the fuel pump hissing if the circuit is working. Repeat this four times , on fifth time go ahead and let it try to start........post results.ALSO if you don't hear the fuel pump running when you do this , maybe there is a problem with the fuel pump circuit while in crank position (ignition switch? Pushrod?)........