Well, I now own 5 6th gen Accords..... Last week I picked up a 98 V6 Coupe for $350 because "it needs a tranny". FWIW, it has had a junkyard tranny installed in the last few thousand km, and PO said "it's doing the same thing as the last transmission did" again. I have a 98 Sedan I picked up a few months back for $400 because it had a low-mileage rebuilt transmission, but the "body is rotten". It's really not that bad, I just don't like sedans. So my plan is to swap the good tranny into the Coupe and either sell it, give it to my gf's daughter, or keep it around as a backup. It's the first one I've seen up in the rust belt that doesn't have a spot of rust on it, which is amazing seeing as it's a '98 with 266k km on it. I drove the new-to-me Coupe 100km home from Missisauga to Barrie after the seller drove it from the Niagara region to meet me. So it is capable of over 200km, but dude wasn't kidding when he said "transmission issues". If you start it from cold, and are really-super-duper gentle with the gas, the transmission shifts properly. As soon as it starts to warm up, all hell breaks loose. Banging, crunching, jerking, it's pretty near undriveable unless you put the shifter into "2". I put on quite a crunching, jerking, banking, bucking show on for everybody at Steeles and HWY27 on my way home with it to say the least. In second gear, it starts driving perfectly fine, as long as you're gentle or it slips a bit. Even reverse is almost completely burnt out, as I discovered when I needed to turn around on the way home in someone's driveway. If you shut the car off, then restart it, you have about ten seconds of slippy reverse before it just revs like it's in neutral. I also noticed (and feel like this might be important) that the ONLY gear selection indication light that works is "2". None of the other gearstick positions light up the indicator on the dash except for second gear. This leads me to believe I may have an electrical or transmission computer issue I need to deal with before putting my nice rebuilt transmission in there. That's my main question; what could cause the indicators on the dash to stop lighting up and what sensors or systems are involved? I don't want to destroy a nice rebuild by not fixing the original problem, but I'm not really sure what it could be, if anything, at this point. The transmission feels like it doesn't know what gear to be in when in any forward gear except second; seems to randomly shift up and down, banging and bucking the whole time, and doesn't stop until you select second. Even first gear does this. The rest of the car seems great; I'd love to drive it but only having second gear is sort of a problem. The check engine light isn't on and VTEC still kicks in, but I haven't scanned it yet. If anyone has some suggestions on what to check before rolling the dice and dropping another transmission into this beast, that would be much appreciated.