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Transmission intermittently slips from 3rd to 4th gear
1999 Acura RL

Transmission intermittently slips from 3rd to 4th gear

(1999 Acura RL)
My 1999 Acura Rl transmission was slipping when it goes to 4th gear. I have the transmission serviced and it worked perfectly but a couple of months later the rear seal was leaking and the transmission I was told had to come out to fix that problem. Not long after the rear seal was fixed it started to slip again. I read in a forum that the computer can be reprogrammed to fix that problem. It doesn't slip all the time, mostly when I start at normal speeds up to 40 mph and sometime it stays in 3rd gear longer before it shifts to 4th gear. I just think it's some issue that can be resolved without replacing the transmission. Your feed back would be greatly appreciated. I live in Marietta, Ga 30067 area.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? It's intermittent
How long have you had this problem? Couple of months
Tags: transmission intermitten, acura, rl
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on January 09, 2018
Hello, only a proper diagnostic evaluation can tell you if something can be done with software or electronic external repairs. It's unlikely based on what your concern description is, and it's more likely that an internal concern has worsened over time. Sometimes there is a software update that can help shift points or engine / transmission performance operation, but again, this would have to be inspected by someone that has the appropriate diagnostic tool and access to Acura software to see for sure.
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on January 09, 2018
Hello, only a proper diagnostic evaluation can tell you if something can be done with software or electronic external repairs. It's unlikely based on what your concern description is, and it's more likely that an internal concern has worsened over time. Sometimes there is a software update that can help shift points or engine / transmission performance operation, but again, this would have to be inspected by someone that has the appropriate diagnostic tool and access to Acura software to see for sure.
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