Hmmm. Black specs in the fluid, were they oil drops or physical pieces of something?It is pink with black specs mixed in so I think it had a recent fluid drain and fill.
It might. At the least, it shouldn't make it worse. But, it seems to be a feature of Honda automatics to have a somewhat harsh shift from first to second. My '07 Accord is like that anyhow.Occasionally the transmission feels like it sticks for a second and then goes to the next gear. This happens when I go from a stop to start like at a stop sign or stop light. I am hoping if I do three drain and fills it will smooth that out.