Join Date: Aug 2010
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2011 Sporadic transmission Shudder
Hi, I have been experiencing the infamous Honda transmission shudder in my 2011 PILOT EXL.
Happens on light throttle between 25-40 mph. If I throttle up or down the shudder disappear. The problem started at 37,000 km. Went to dealer sure I could replicate it but I could not.
Before the test with a technician the car was parked at the dealer in an incline, then I could replicate it until next day.
Dealer checked fluid level and color/smell and it was within spec.
Read some forums and many indicate problems in the 3 and 4 pressure switch getting out of tolerance.
Bought the 2, 3, 4 switches changed the 2 and 3 and the problem seems to be gone ( I haven't been able to replicate it).
What gets my attention is that the old switches are within spec. (Built my own pressure switch tester with an air pump, continuity tester and tubeless tire valve).
2 & 4 on @ 27 psi off @ 17
3 on @ 33 psi off @ 23
Have been reading about Lubegard Red, it even is mentioned in a Saab service bulletin as the cure for shuddering.
Last edited by desco; 01-30-2013 at 10:21 AM.