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#1625 of 2416 Re: Looking at buying a 2003 Odessey. [lbrees]
Sep 08, 2010 (6:20 am)
It is too bad that the transmission is faulty because everything else it terrific on the odyssey. I am in complete aggreance with you. What I do not understand is that you can bring the van to a transmission dealer and replace it for approx.$3200.- with a 3 year warranty, but when taken to a Honda dealer the price is $4500.- to $4800.- Why such a dramatic difference in price?? Seems that the dealer is just trying to make some extra money even though it is their product with the faulty tranny.
Something seems amiss on both parts!!
Maybe a Honda rep can get on this blog and explain the reasons why people are getting hosed twice by the same company!!
#1626 of 2416 2002 Honda Odyssey tranmission failure at 70k...
Sep 09, 2010 (10:35 am)
Soooo, here I sit with so many of you. My wife told me that our check engine light came on on our cherished 02' Odyssey. I took it in to get checked out, only to find out that the unimaginable has happened - P0740 & P1730. For those that are new here those little codes mean I get to decide to pay for a new transmission, or I can trade it in for another vehicle.
I really can't believe this. We actually reported tranny issues at approx 62K, but the dealership assured us it was nothing, so we pressed on. Now, the beast is basically dead. Amazing... I would of never guessed this would happen with a Honda, but I - and many of you would be wrong, because it appears to actually be happening to most of us...
Well I do have a Honda case number, but from the sounds of it here I would have better luck asking for them to buy me a new van than a new transmission. Heck, maybe I should of asked them to just give me directions to the nearest Toyota dealership... Darn shame too, considering the 2011 Odyssey looks pretty good.
Good luck to all of you in the same boat as me...
#1627 of 2416 Re: '01 w/ torque converter lockup issues [pgnagel]
Sep 09, 2010 (12:41 pm)
Question to pgnagel and others,
In regard to transmission cooler and in-line filter that you suggest to add on, what will be cost roughly? and where can we get this done normally? I think I have to get my trany re-built soon, and am just wondering if it's worth to install both you have suggested, should this be done separately or should be done altogether. But I'm not sure the shop who will re-build my trany know how to install transmission cooler and in-line filter. I guess those things should help with new re-built trany in long run.
#1628 of 2416 Re: '01 w/ torque converter lockup issues [cy123]
Sep 09, 2010 (12:58 pm)
The recommended cooler, a Hayden unit, costs $65 at Pep Boys. The Magnefine filter is $16 plus shipping. If you're handy you can do it yourself with a few feet of 3/8" ID rubber hose, a few hose clamps, and a half dozen stainless steel zip ties. Give yourself 2 hours for the install.
If you are not so handy but have a good mechanic, buy the parts and ask them to install them. I expect a pro to be able to do it in an hour, roughly $75 depending on where you live.
My transmission, which I am rebuilding myself, will be finished tomorrow. Once installed I will be sure to let everyone know the outcome, even if I end up with egg on my face. I'll spend about $800 on parts (including $150 for bearings) and another $700 or so for my mechanic to do the removal and install.
For what it's worth, I'd do it again in a second. Honestly, the transmission isn't that bad. If you stay organized and clean someone with average mechanical ability and a morbid sense of curiosity can pull this off. I'm not kidding.
I'll keep you all posted.
#1629 of 2416 2001 with 2nd failed transmission at 63K and 82K!
Sep 09, 2010 (6:38 pm)
Our '01 Ody transmission just failed completely... and fast. Honda Dealer just put the first replacement (thanks goodness under extended warrantee) in 2.5 years ago and less than 20K miles ago. Had it towed to dealer and they wanted $5000 for rebuilt transmission. YIKES. Had it towed the next day to AAMCO. It's going to take a week, but only $2400. I can't believe this is happening. I bought a TOL Honda back then because I could keep it for 100K+ miles. Now I'm terrified to keep it. Less than 20,000 on a Honda dealer-installed transmission? And they claim no responsibility. Is anyone working on a class action lawsuit? I'd like to get rid of it while it's working and get a new Odyssey, but hate to give Honda a sale after this mess.
#1630 of 2416 Re: Transmission #2 [heatherzg]
Sep 12, 2010 (6:43 pm)
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey with 147K miles and the check engine light came on about three months ago. I tried buying a new gas cap and using premium fuel, but neither worked. I took it to the Honda dealership for a diagnosis and they came back with codes P0740 and P1259. They said I needed a new transmission and Vtec sensor. They wanted to charge me $5,400 which is more than the value of the vehicle, so I decided to get a second opinion.
I received a couple of recommendations to go to a transmission place not to far from my home. They got the same codes but recommended that I they replace the 3rd gear pressure component and do a transmission flush for $250. It took one hour.
That was 4 days ago and no check engine light so far. They said they see a lot of Hondas (mostly Accords) and were surprised that I made it to 147K miles. They also said that in most cases this fix works, but if it doesn't they would credit me the $250 and fix my transmission for $3000.
Hope this helps,
#1631 of 2416 Honda Odyssey Transmission Fix
Sep 12, 2010 (7:24 pm)
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey with 147K miles. The check engine light came on so I tried premium gas and a new gas cap. Neither worked. I then took the car to the dealership for a diagnosis. They said the car came up with the codes P0740 and P1259. They told me I needed a new transmission and Vtec sensor for about $5,200. I decided to get a second opinion.
I then took my car to a transimission shop that was recommended to me. They ran the diagnosis and found the same codes. Their recommendation was to replace the 3rd gear pressure component and conduct a transmission flush for $250. That was four days ago and the check engine light is still off. They said they see a lot of Hondas (mostly Accords) and were surprised that I made it to 147K miles. They also said in most cases this fix works and no transmission in needed. I will post again if my check engine light comes back on.
Hope this helps,
#1632 of 2416 Transmission or something else?
Sep 14, 2010 (7:24 am)
I have a 2002 EXL with 126,000 miles on it. Last January, I started having problems going uphill. The van seemed to lose power. A couple of times, I had to restart it. Luckily, that only happened in parking lots or I could have been killed. I drive a major hill to work and that's where I seemed to have the most problems. The first time it happened, I drove it directly to the local repair shop. They couldn't find anything wrong with it. I only had this problem sporatically, usually when it was cold, right after I first started the van. In March, I got the name of a friend's mechanic. When I called him about it, he thought it might be the fuel pump relay and told me to check with the dealer to find out if it was one of the year's covered under a recall for that issue. (It's not.) I found many message boards where Ody owners were having the same problems going uphill and blaming either the fuel pump relay or the EGR valve.
So, a couple of times last week, the van started racing on acceleration, RPM's to red. Then, this past Sunday, I was going downhill on the highway when the check engine light came on and the "D" began flashing. It felt like I couldn't get the van to go. I made it up the major hill to the next exit, then drove it to the repair shop. They did the diagnostics Monday and said the error code showed the #1 and #2 selenoid needed to be replaced. They did that, the check engine light went out, and the diagnostics said the problem was fixed. The mechanic drove it, though, and said it was still "freewheeling," (The way he describes freewheeling seems to me like the problem I've been having with the van since January.) Anyway, now he wants to charge me $4000 for a rebuilt transmission.
My question is, if the computer says the error code was fixed by replacing the selenoids, do I really need a new transmission, or could the remaining problem really be the fuel pump relay? I don't want to pay for a new tranny and still have the same problem with the van. Any ideas?
Sep 14, 2010 (7:50 am)
are not an exact science. They basically tell you which area the problem was in (by getting a reading outside of spec), not that it is specifically that part in all cases.
can't say about this particular problem, but it is possible for a failure at one place can show up as an error code downstream.
#1634 of 2416 Re: Transmission or something else? [jmnygaard]
Sep 14, 2010 (2:12 pm)
It sounds to me liked you've smoked a clutch. There is no error code for that. Symptoms of a burned or glazed clutch are just as you described (freewheeling, climbing engine revs without increase in speed, especially on a grade).
Unfortunately there is no fix except to replace the clutches (and steels) as part of a rebuild. There is no magic sauce that you can add. The damage is done.
Are you using a transmission cooler? I think they should be required on these vans. Have one added when you do the rebuild. Hayden makes a good unit for about $70.