Why are the solenoids on my Acura not working?

Why are the solenoids on my Acura not working?

Multiple solenoids are mounted on the valve body of the Acura transmission. Due to age, these solenoids can fail or get sticky, causing erratic shifting. Sensors mounted on the valve body can get dirty or stop working if there is a short in the wire harness. It is possible to overhaul the valve body instead of replacing it.

Where do I find the cel code on my Acura MDX?

You can use a generic OBD-II scanner to retrieve CEL faults, but those codes will not be as helpful as the codes stored in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) module (also known as transmission control unit). A multi-system diagnostic scanner that works on Acura will read fault codes from the PCM module.

What to do if your Acura has no transmission fluid?

Do not drive an Acura with low transmission fluid. Driving with low transmission fluid damages the transmission. Remove the transmission dipstick and ensure there is transmission fluid. Do not continue with the next steps if there is no transmission fluid at all.

Are there any problems with the Acura clutch pack?

Read fault codes via the OBD2 port located under the dashboard using an OBD2 scanner. Another problem that can affect some Acuras is that the 3rd gear clutch pack may wear prematurely. If this happens, you may have issues upshifting or downshifting in 3rd gear.

What to do if your Acura is stuck in gear?

If your Acura is stuck in gear or you notice a delay in shifting, the first thing that you need to do is check the transmission fluid level. Do not drive an Acura with low transmission fluid.

What to do if your Acura TL is having transmission problems?

Once the problem is fixed, you can go to Transmission menu > Erase Codes to reset the transmission fault codes. Let’s take a look at common Acura transmission problems. A common problem that affects many Acura (such as TL and MDX) is transmission shudder and vibrations when driving.

Why is my Acura not moving out of Park?

It can be scary if your Acura shifter won’t move out of Park. Not only are you stuck in a parking lot or garage, but now you are worried about an expensive car repair. A bad brake light switch typically causes the problem, or the ignition switch is not releasing the shifter from the park.

What are the symptoms of an Acura transmission malfunction?

Common symptoms that you experience when Acura transmission malfunctions: 1 Vibration while driving 2 Hesitation upon acceleration 3 Delayed shifting 4 Growling or grinding noise 5 Weak acceleration or no power 6 Transmission jerking 7 Check Engine Light on (P0700, P0730, P0740, P0780, P1768) 8 Erratic shifting 9 Loss of power while driving