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Old 10-15-2009, 06:43 PM
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"sometimes i could turn off the car and back on and it would operate normally."
That statement is a good tip.
I found that this usually means the TCU is bad.
When the D4 light is on it is almost always an electrical component problem.
You can jumper the Blue 2 pin connector behind the passenger kick panel and check for a flash code on the 'D4' light.

However, not knowing how long it was driven in this condition;
[shelled out the clutch packs?]
Your last paragraph describes a trans filter getting plugged up.
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:49 PM
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The D4 light staying on means that the transmission computer (TCU) detected a problem. You need to find out the code(s) stored on the TCU.

There is a blue two-pin service connector that you can short with a thin paperclip and you can count the codes. On the 92 I think that you have to count the flashes from a LED on the TCU. The D4 light may flash as well.

See: http://techauto.awardspace.com/dtc.html
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:44 PM
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Get the D4 code first, before I would jump into figuring out what may need to be fixed.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:01 AM
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Changing fluid is easy, just drain & fill. There is no pan, just a drain plug/bolt.

Get down on the right-side of the car, at the right-front tire. Look underneath, from just in front of the right-front tire, looking across towards the other side. The drain plug has a square hole, where you use a 3/8" socket wrench without a socket.

Fill through the dipstick hole. Unlike most other cars, Honda auto-tranny wants you to check the level with the dipstick, with the car warmed up AND TURNED OFF.
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