1993 Honda Accord (automatic transmission) won't shift into 3rd or 4th gear
Were you able to fix your problem? I have the same problem.
I washed my car 2 weeks earlier and my car wont shift automatically from the next day. When at rest, D4 and D3 are neutral. I have shift from 2->D3->D4 every time I start from rest. Once the speed is over 20-25mph, the transmission shifts up and down fine. There are no flashing lights on the dash and I don't hear any abnormal sounds. I took car to a transmission shop today. They said they have to rebuild the transmission. It seems the problem is not mechanical. Let me know if you have any ideas.
My car is 1996 Honda Accord V6, 159k miles.
My car won't shift (manually or automatically) into 3rd or 4th gear. When I shift it manually from 2nd, sometimes it automatically shifts into 1st and sometimes it acts like it's in neutral. This problem started today, but I had to drive to and from work; so I tried different things in the 40 minutes of driving but the problem is persistent. I don't know if it's a related issue, but yesterday I got my car washed and I turned off my car during the wash. Well, when I turned my car an again, it was acting funny. Without touching anything, it would rev up to 1500 RPM and then drop down and almost die (in fact, it did a couple times). Also, it wouldn't let me shift out of park when it was idling like that. I sat there for ten minutes, turning off my car, letting it sit, then turning it back on and revving it a little bit (to about 2500 RPM. Finally, when I took my foot off the gas after revving it, it held the idle at 1000 RPM. It had the same idling problem this morning.
Car facts that may or may not help:
1993 Honda Accord LX
4000 miles since last oil change
All fluids checked at the last oil change
Check engine light is on but has been for a while (I had a mechanic check the computer and it came up as an A7 error, but he didn't have the time to look into it and said it could still be driven.)
I have been shifting manually for about 6 months because it wouldn't always shift if just left in D4.