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#1576 of 2416 Re: 133,000 Miles (And Not Going Strong) [writestuff]
Aug 14, 2010 (4:14 am)
Jasper sells rebuilt transmissions for the Honda. A replacement for my 1999 Odyssey would cost $2,790, and includes a transmission fluid coller, which is really a must for these gearboxes. The rebuilt unit has a 3 year, 100,000 mile warranty. My mechanic can do the transmission swap for around $1,000 more, but any other shop should be about the same. Expensive? Of course. Transmissions are expensive, even more expensive than an engine. Fix the van, drive it for 50,000 miles, then sell it.
#1577 of 2416 Re: 133,000 Miles (And Not Going Strong) [writestuff]
Aug 14, 2010 (4:30 am)
>We're towing it to another repair shop (just add it to the tab..sigh...),
Do you have AAA? Road hazard on your car insurance.
Check to see if they may pay for the tow to get the car repaired at a shop.
Aug 14, 2010 (5:09 am)
Also take into consideration how the rest of the van is holding up...is this going to be the start of a huge money pit where it just might be worth it to just trade it in or sell it privately? You need to figure out at what point do y'all cut your losses and just move on to another vehicle. 133k miles is pertty good in this day & age for a minivan with a tranny that's just not up to par. Only you guys know how much more $ you want to spend on the ole rig.
Personally, I'd probably look for something else as y'all have gotten your $ out of your Ody. Good luck and let us know what happens.
#1579 of 2416 Re: problem with shifting out of Park [smat5]
Aug 14, 2010 (2:23 pm)
This is the first post I've seen about this problem. It's exactly what has happened to our van. Usually if we put the emergency break on first before we put it in park then we don't have this problem when we start it the next time. However, that's not a guarantee all the time.
Aug 15, 2010 (12:03 pm)
I have 260,000 kms on my Odyssey. A replacement was done at 180,000 kms. (converstion to miles x .609344). I am planning to professionally install an after-market transmission cooler. I am not planning to tow. The Honda dealer says a cooler will help in stop & go traffic; and it would not hurt.
#1581 of 2416 Re: Coolers [autowrite]
Aug 15, 2010 (12:12 pm)
A cooler is always a good idea. The Honda version is something of a joke, and it's well known that heat kills transmissions. Also, consider installing an in-line filter (I use Magnefine) if you don't already have one.
I have the transmission out of our van and on the bench. I should have it open by tomorrow.
#1582 of 2416 99 Transmission issues no more
Aug 15, 2010 (12:45 pm)
Unfortunately, our run with our 99 Ody EX has come to an end. While it was on its 3rd tranny (with 165,000 miles) it has been excellent otherwise - until its recent and sudden encounter with a whole bunch of trees.
No longer a 2 Ody family (also have a 2010 EX). At least we can't say it was the transmission that made us get rid of it.
Aug 15, 2010 (2:22 pm)
I have a 2004 Odyssey with 142k miles, and it "shudders" at low speeds but stops when I take my foot off the gas. I have been reading some of these related posts, but would like to know if this is a chronic "nuisance" and/or will the transmission eventually fail on me? I am taking it to a transmission specialist this week to get his diagnosis. Should I just bite the bullet and get the tranny rebuilt?
#1584 of 2416 Re: 133,000 Miles (And Not Going Strong) [writestuff]
Aug 16, 2010 (5:13 am)
“…In the same sentence, he said he could have a salesman contact me about some great oppportunities in case I opted to buy a new car instead….”
They tried the same sales tactic with me. Sanjay Prakash, general manager of Honda of Ft Myers FL (a Sonic Automotive dealer) said he could “trade me out” for my Odyssey, wow what a great guy, I call about a problem with their dealership and he wants to sell me a car. He says he can make me a great deal, $1000 below invoice, I had already been looking at cars and knew AAA is at $3000 below invoice on 2010’s. Bad enough Honda sold us a bad product and won’t stand behind it, but Honda and the dealers are making money off the problems, which is not incentive to ever fix a problem.
#1585 of 2416 Re: Coolers [pgnagel]
Aug 16, 2010 (8:43 am)
... Me not mechanically-inlcined, but old retired transmission guy friend says you sound credible. If I may, two follow-ups: (1) Presuming the Magnefine is a "dual filtration," magnetic & media, any possible issue with flow due to additional pressure drop? (2) Hayden Customer Service guy Bruce suggests a "678" Cooler from Pep Boys / O'Reilly which looks like a supplementary, not replacement, whereas I was thinking fewer parts better, meaning, preferably, replace existing Honda cooler with adequate Hayden. Hayden guy also recommends an always on fan. Any thoughts / recommendations?