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#5817 of 5868 2003 Honda Accord V6 - 96k - Transmission Dead..
Aug 13, 2012 (6:21 am)
I need some opinions on what to do.. My 2003 Honda Accord's transmission has died. I went to the local honda dealership in an attempt to find out what it would cost to fix and as I expected, the repairs are going to add up.. I did some research on 2003 transmission and I've come to the conclusion that the Honda Accord 2003 transmission is riddled w/ problems..
In any event, here is what I was quoted by my local Honda Dealership..
Remanufactured Transmission: $4200 - However they'll do it for $2750 (based on my mileage)
Since I am at 96k, if i decide to keep the car and fix the transmission, I figured i'd put in a new timing belt, drive belts, water pump and coolant.. This I was quoted for $750
Then, 2 other codes came up that need to be addressed..
1) Idle Air Control - Quoted $618.00
2) ABS tranction Control - Quoted $1179.00
So without tax, and nor any haggling over price- I am at $5300.00 for a 9 year old car...
The last 2 items, (idle air control, and ABS) i am not sure need to need to be fixed as they said something about "clearing out the code"
In any event, the bottom line is that I'd like someone's suggestion as to what to do? Do i keep this car? I really wanted to drive for the foreseeable future.
I did take it to another mechanic who can do this stuff for some what less.. But again, I am torn..
Aug 13, 2012 (11:46 am)
put in a used transmission - much cheaper. Some even come with warranties.
You might also find a shop that can repair it. What is it doing? Does the car drive at all?
I am guessing this is an automatic. The manual was/is bullet proof, and would not be so expensive to repair.
Would you pay $5k for a used one in the same same condition as yours. If the answer is yes you may as well fix it.
Aug 13, 2012 (4:22 pm)
I'd probably fix it. I don't think it's going to cost as much as all that to square the car away, especially if you shop around. The ABS business could be nothing more than a defective wheel sensor.
Sep 12, 2012 (5:00 pm)
4 cylinder EX-L MT with almost 150K miles on the original clutch. How long have others gone before having to put in a new one? Has anyone done it themselves? How hard is it? Any special tools needed?
Thanks in advance.
#5821 of 5868 Re: 2003 clutch [sockpuppet1969]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 12, 2012 (7:53 pm)
It'd be a tough job without a lift and a transaxle jack. Book says a professional mechanic can do it in 6 hours.
Special Tools Required
Clutch alignment shaft 07LAF-PT00110
Clutch alignment disc 07JAF-PM7011A
Remover handle 07936-3710100
Ring gear holder 07LAB-PV00100 or 07924-PD20003
#5822 of 5868 Re: 2006 Accord 2.4L -How to Replace Engine Air Filter? [tallman1]
Oct 12, 2012 (6:37 pm)
How do you get the paint to shine where fuel spilled on it. I can't seem to get the tank filled without it spilling occasionally. Where the fuel spilled the paint looks dull. Any suggestions??? I washed it with car wash, dried it off and tried some ICE synthetic wax but it still looks very dull.
#5823 of 5868 Re: 2006 Accord 2.4L -How to Replace Engine Air Filter? [butterflyjones]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 13, 2012 (8:48 am)
that's the clear coat, so I hesitate to recommend wet-sanding. Probably a good buffer would do it, if you take your time and don't bear down on it. Once you cut through the clear coat, that's it---no remedy for that but a repaint.
#5824 of 5868 Power Steering Hose Recall
Oct 19, 2012 (9:16 am)
Just curious if any owners of 03-07 generation Accord V6's has had a leak in the PS hoses per the up and coming recall. I received an email from my dealer informing me of the upcoming recall. I checked out the PS hose in question and so far, so good.
#5825 of 5868 Re: Power Steering Hose Recall [bioman]
Oct 19, 2012 (7:10 pm)
2005 LX-V6 at 112K and my P/S hoses are dirty, greasy and swollen in places. No significant leaking but the poor condition of the hoses makes them appear to be needing replacement.
I just got my car back from my dealer today (completely screwed-up A/C repair that I have a new case with Honda about) and they noted the leaky hoses but recommended new Power Steering Pump seals for $480! No mention of the recall from them of course and what do leaky hoses have to do with new seals?
#5826 of 5868 Re: Power Steering Hose Recall [ktnr]
Oct 20, 2012 (11:12 am)
Turns out my Power Steering symtoms (noise when cold) is fully described in Honda Service Bulletin 07-086 which notes that a single poorly designed O-ring is at fault. Repair involves installing new, thicker O-ring at 0.3 hours labor. I can do this simple repair myself in ten minutes for under $2 for the O-ring.
I'm outraged that the Honda dealter wanted to charge me $480! Hugely dishonest. I'll report back on what Honda NA says about the shoddy repair work and attempts to make fraudulent charges.
If you're in downtown Atlanta, watch your dealer service VERY closely or they'll attempt to rob you blind.