Concerto torque converter lock and unlock between 60 and 80 mph

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tim Bedford, May 10, 2004.

  1. Tim Bedford

    Tim Bedford Guest

    I've recently bought a 1991 Honda Concerto 1.6 EX 16 valve. Its an
    automatic and it has one very annoying trait: between 60 and 80 mph
    backing off the throttle causes the torque convertor to unlock which
    makes the engine speed jump by about 200rpm. Applying pressure the
    pedal re-locks it and the revs drop again. At least I'm pretty sure
    its the torque converter, kick-down works fine.

    I think this transmission is used in other Honda models. Has anyone
    else experienced this or can give any advice? I took it to one garage
    but they didn't have a clue. I phoned the local Honda dealer but over
    the phone he couldn't speculate and I'm reluctant to write him a blank
    cheque to investigate.

    Tim Bedford, May 10, 2004
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