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Over a period of 4-6 months my automatic transmission began having shifting....

(1990 Honda Accord)
in Land O Lakes, FL on March 01, 2015
...problems and ultimately failed. It began slipping when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear (eased off the throttle at shift point to capture gear). Performance continued to degrade, soon slipping also occurred shifting from 2nd to 3rd. A short while later (3-4 wks), after the engine warmed the symptoms; 1st - 2nd slip and 2nd - 3rd slip ended with total failure - 1st gear drop out, no forward movement. Reverse gear ok. After 2 hrs, cooled down to ambient temp (low 60's), drove car home .6 miles(slip; 1-2,2-3). From the beginning, transmission did develop a whine noise before/when symptoms began to occur. Tried trans additive - no help. Next, I will do a basic function/electrical check of solenoid valves. Then, I will add/replace all trans fluid (honda brand, always & only) by separating cooling lines and introducing new honda fluid, using PX4B's internal pump to remove and uptake trans fluid. Any thoughts or ideas appreciated. If a rebuild is the possible solution, I have the original trans already removed (230,000 miles service,before similar shift problems occurred). I would entertain the thought of performing a rebuild in my garage but struggle to find knowledge/support to tackle this job (first time). Thank you for any help / information you can provide.
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of Wray's Auto Service on March 02, 2015
Sir: Call me, & I can recommend a very experienced qualified independent rebuilder for that unit.
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