We've had this '02 Accord since '05, has 230k on it, had the auto transmission rebuilt about 2-3 years ago. It's been running very well. Lately it's started getting kinda jerky or grabby when starting out from a dead stop into first gear. Slight delay before it goes and when it does, it jerks a bit more than it should. Is that something adjustable or are we looking at expensive transmission work again? The fluid seems fine. I checked the level and thought it might be low so I got a quart of correct Honda stuff but upon rechecking exactly as specified in the manual (and on a flat surface) it was not low. Color is OK too. We did have a very similar symptom after the rebuild and the transmission shop (which we believe is good although not cheap, and recommended by our long time mechanic) said they missed a crack in the 1st gear 'drum'. They took it apart again and replaced the part for free. Worked great after that. Not sure how a cracked gear could cause that but I'm not a transmission expert. If it was a manual trans it would feel like you let out the clutch too fast into 1st gear. It shifts fine into all the other gears though. Thoughts? Before I call up the transmission guys again.