Originally Posted by clb26
Hey fellas. My 1994 GS has started doing that a bit recently. I have nearly twice as many miles (almost 259K). There are a couple of suggestions to smoothen the shifts. First (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) if you haven't already have the transmission flushed and then refilled. I do mine about every 12-18 months as I do A LOT of driving in a year. Second have your transmission mounts and engine mounts checked. I had one replaced when I first bought the car with about 102K on it. They will in time deteriorate and likely that's what you have now. They absorb the inertia similar to a shock absorber on the wheels. I've been told I need to basically replace ALL of mine and the parts are relatively expensive. I was priced over $700 for them all. Ebay sells them for around $450 a set but once you add the cost of labor (unless you can do them yourself) you'll still be looking at around $600-$700. Best of sucess on your car.
These are the points I was going to bring up.
A simple transmission drain + fill (don't have it power flushed: it can cause problems) may help shift smoothness quite a bit. This is what I'd do:
DIY Transmission Service (Filter + Drain)
I'd advise Honda Genuine ATF from your dealer: these transmissions apparently take really good to the Honda Genuine fluid.
You could go a bit further and try this one:
4x Tranny Flush by Gil
I understand it works wonders.
Finally, check the car's mounts. Legends are notorious for breaking the rear transmission mount (my last one came out in 3 pieces when I went to have it replaced) but as they age, the motor mounts are probably not in prime condition either.