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#1670 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey 2006 with 75000 miles [loveourhonda]
Oct 22, 2010 (7:41 am)
Before you yank out that gearbox, you might want to consider adding a few things to see if they help. If I were doing this again I would hae installed a Hayden 678 cooler (which I will do shortly) along with the Mangefine filter (which I did a few years ago, and it helped dramatically). Service the transmission one more time to see if it helps.
By the way, a freshly rebuilt transaxle (part B7TA) holds just over 6 quarts of fluid when completely rebuilt, so a servicing replaces about 50% of the fluid. This is better then most GM transmissions by a long shot.
Let me know what happens when you add the above items. I think they will by you at least another year of driving. Then we can talk about the rebuild, likely through another medium or I might be able to do a website about it.
#1671 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey 2006 with 75000 miles [pgnagel]
Oct 23, 2010 (7:48 am)
Thank you for the information, this site and your contribution has been really helpful.
I serviced the transmission with synthetic, added a additive called Seafoam and cleared the code. So far - so good. It's amazing the abuse a trans can take with old fluid in it, people never think about that oil until thinks start to act up. Thanks again.
#1672 of 2416 Re: Looking at buying a 2003 Odessey. [compal55]
Oct 24, 2010 (6:48 pm)
I am facing my first replacement/repair it seems. My 2005 honda od growls/grunts/groans at low rpms and hunts at certain speeds if not pushing the gas much; 35-40, 65-70.
I must ask, what wording did you use exactly to convince honda to change out 3 of your transmissions? Any other advice other than sell at 100k?
Thank you, Thomas.
#1673 of 2416 Re: Replacement Transmission Covered 100% [happpy]
Oct 25, 2010 (12:46 pm)
I also have 2001 Odyssey and it just reached 60K miles last week, and the two lights became on recently. I sent my car to do the transmission service last week, which did not help too much!
After read all the messages here about Replacement Transmission, I was very sad about these news. This is my first Honda car. Also, I am the first owner. I just called the Honda dealer today, and what I got was: "Sorry! Your warranty is expired, we could not do anything about this issue." I really don't know what I should do so far. Just spent about $ 4000~5000 in getting a new transmission in the dealer? Or find other store to fix the problem?
#1674 of 2416 Re: Replacement Transmission Covered 100% [joycewu]
Oct 25, 2010 (12:58 pm)
Personally I would spend the money on a Jasper transmission. They have a great warranty. Note that you will pay more money for that brand but not as much as you would at the dealership. My 2004 Odyssey tranny went out this past August. I went to an AAMCO dealer and am starting to regret my decision. The van still shudders 45 mph at 1200 RPM's. I've had it back to them twice and they keep telling me there's nothing wrong. I've got a 12,000 mile/12-month warranty on it and am hoping the tranny falls out soon!
Hang in there. Other than the tranny issues (which is a huge issue) I have really enjoyed my Odyssey
Oct 25, 2010 (5:29 pm)
That's all great & good on a Jasoer transmssion in the USA but where would they be located in Canada.
#1676 of 2416 Re: Looking at buying a 2003 Odessey. [2005honda]
Oct 26, 2010 (2:35 am)
Look folks, I got lucky I think. I changed the transmission fluid myself and my van stopped shaking. I have a brother in law who is a mechanic and says the torque converter box is very sensitive. So if you haven't changed the transmission fluid or have had the Honda shop done it, do it yourself one more time. It cost only a little over $30. Once you change it, it may make a difference. Worth $30. Plus don't trust Honda shop... the Honda shop in Asheboro, NC told my wife it was a mount bracket broken and would cost over $1000 to fix, plus they will service the transmission fluid... I didn't trust them, just serviced the transmission fluid myself, took 1 hour b/c engine was hot, ta da, fixed... good luck to all and if you don't know how to change it, let me know, very simple.. if you can change a tire, you can do this...
#1677 of 2416 Re: Looking at buying a 2003 Odessey. [fuvang]
Oct 26, 2010 (8:51 am)
These transmissions need to be kept clean and cool. Although the newer models have a serviceable filter, I would still recommend putting a redundancy in the system in the form or another filter. Also, remember that as those filters get used and begin to clog up you can have pressure drops in the system which can lead to all sorts of problems. Install a cooler as well. You can put in a nice one for less than $100.
#1678 of 2416 Lucky or Cursed?
Oct 26, 2010 (1:51 pm)
2000 Ody 105K miles,1-owner. Oil, easy maintenance done by me, rest by mech/dealer. Engine light on, then TCS light lit on way home from tire rot/bal, Next morning, the shudder started when shifting or 3000rpm. Codes P1456 & P1259. Mech replaced faulty LF wheel sensor & LF wheel bearings...right & rear checked fine. Problem is lights still lit...dealer wants $100 to check...and I know tranny is going. Honda says regardless of my maintenence records, I'm out of 7yr/109K warranty and out-of-luck. Anyone try the tranny fluid service? OR the after-market cooler? Did it work? For how long? And...did the dreaded lights go out?
Selling with known issues an integrity issue. Spending $2-3K for a vehicle with repetitive issues seems ill-advised. Thank you
#1679 of 2416 Re: Replacement Transmission Covered 100% [happpy]
Nov 04, 2010 (7:49 am)
Our 2001 Odyssey with 78000 miles had the same P0740 code. The dealer wants over $5000 to replace the transmission. The dealer contacted Honda for "good will" assistance, which was denied.
Would you tell me who specifically you wrote to at Honda to appeal? I'd certainly appreciate it.