OK I think the trans is bad but i have been told no it might be the TV cable. I followed the instruction found here at 3geez but still same problem.
Here is the skinny, I was on a long country road and I got in it. I down shifted too third (its auto) and then back into fourth and let off around 120 mph. It seemed fine till the next day when it did not want to come out of first at all till about 40 mph or around 5500 rpm. I manual shifted it to low 2 and started out progressing to 3rd then to 4th. Got it home and let it sit. A couple hours later it shifted fine but hard. Then after a few days it was slipping in first. After not driving it for a day it seemed that the slipping went away but would not come out of first unless I dropped it to low 2 then it shift hard into 2nd and stay there. I changed the fluid with Honda fluid and Lucas......to no effect. I have adjusted the cable which was very loose, had a lot of deflection. I had to adjust the cable almost all the way out to get it taught and now the gas pedal is harder and acceleration is poor but no change in the shifting. I have reverse, D4 - will start in 1st but have to manually drop it into D2 to get second, no third no fourth.
Does anyone have any suggestions or am I correct the trans is bad?
1986 Accord DX 2.0 carb