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#1767 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [junk_tranny]
Jan 04, 2011 (1:57 pm)
Similar to my story. My 2001 tranny died at 91K about 1 year ago (although in hindsight it was showing signs of problems before that...wish I had that 20/20 back then). The $6.9K you were quoted seems high. I was quoted a little less than $4K at the Honda dealer (in New England) for a rebuilt tranny, installed. I would also get a quote or two from a local shop to rebuild your tranny...should be nowhere near $6900 (my local shop quote was about $2.2K if I recall). I contacted American Honda directly (after the dealer did), and they ended up paying for 50% of the parts. I paid for the labor. So, doesn't hurt to contact American Honda directly. You're still within the mileage limits of the extended warranty, although depending on your in-service date, you're around 2 years beyond the time (I was about 8 months beyond the time limit when mine failed). Good luck. Ended up fixing ours because I didn't think I could replace the vehicle for my net cost to repair it.
#1768 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [junk_tranny]
Jan 04, 2011 (5:17 pm)
That price is insane. Jasper will sell your local shop a transaxle for much less. You will still pay about $3,000 to get it done, but Jasper offers a 100,000 mile warranty with their units.
If you live near Ohio, let me know. I'm a tech at a dealer and I rebuilt the transaxle in our 1999 Odyssey. The parts cost me $600 and I provided the labor.
#1769 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [junk_tranny]
Jan 04, 2011 (6:02 pm)
unfortunately it appears honda is going to deal with this one van at a time, and only by force, because it will still cost them less than simply saying, bring every van in for a 10 year period. There are several major problems they are not dealing with and simply can't afford to do it right by their products any more. Meaning that Honda is only as good as any other brand now, so adjust your expectations and shop around for your next car with open eyes. I am also stuck with a 2005 van with problems. Welcome to the new american life experience,...only as good as the rest of the world has had it for decades....and happy new year while we are at it.
#1771 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [2005honda]
Jan 04, 2011 (7:20 pm)
tHOnda has finally figured out what many re-builders have been saying for years. "Don't use the Z1 fluid."
HOnda has now discontinued it and replaced it with DW1..a synthetic. Great, 10 years of burn up clutch packs and torque converters and finally they get it.
#1773 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [longo2]
Jan 05, 2011 (11:18 am)
Interesting you should say that because when I took my Odyssey into Honda for transmission service recently they used DW-1 and not the old Z-1. The curious part is that when they do a tranny fluid "flush" that only gets out about 1/5th of the fluid. To completely "change" the fluid you have to do a procedure detailed at accuratecars.com.
Essentially you drain, fill, and drive 5 times to get rid of all the old Z-1 poison out.
The DW-1 is expensive, it cost me $240 to do the above procedure properly, but it may save your tranny. Also accuratecars.com recommends that on Honda's you "flush" once a year, about 15,000 miles every year once you have the new DW-1 in the van.
Hope this works!
#1774 of 2416 2001 Honda Odyssey SECOND failed transmissio
Jan 05, 2011 (1:30 pm)
At 56K (Nov 2006) had transmission replaced under warranty. Now, at 93K (Dec 2010) transmission failed again, and Honda America refuses to help based on mileage and age of car. We hav only ever owned Hondas, which meant nothing to them. The new transmission was quoted at $4985 + $500 for new engine mount. They have us over a barrel.