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#1778 of 2416 Re: 2001 Honda Odyssey SECOND failed transmissio [jena4]
Jan 05, 2011 (3:21 pm)
Even for Honda, 2 trannys in 100,000 miles is depressing...get on the phone and do some shopping for another rebuilder that has a good warranty. I'm sure you can beat that $5,000 quote easily.
Then when you get your Ody back, don't ignore the tranny, it's very easy to do, but don't!
Change the fluid every year, install a Magnefine filter on the return line to catch the wear and tear from getting back into the case, don't use the HOnda Z1 fluid..ever.
Use a good quality synthetic like Amalie it's only $5.08 a quart shipped to your door free shipping in a case of 12. I know a very reputable re-buider who sends his trannies out with a 5 year 50,000 mile warranty and that's the stuff he has used for years without a problem.
#1779 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [ignorisbliss]
Jan 05, 2011 (3:26 pm)
Actually, when you drain and fill a B7TA (the three shaft, four speed used from 1999 - 2001) you get about half the fluid each time. I know because I tore mine completely down. A service used 3.25 quarts, and the completely rebuilt unit took just less than 7 quarts. You can simply service the transaxle in your garage once a month for 3 or 4 months and get the same result.
#1780 of 2416 Re: 2001 Honda Odyssey SECOND failed transmissio [longo2]
Jan 05, 2011 (6:10 pm)
I like your advice on changing the tranny fluid every year or 15,000 miles.
My question is, if you change the fluid that often do you really need extra filtering (Magnafine filter)? The tranny drain plug is a magnet and it should catch the little bit of metal in the fluid between fluid changes.
I know it is extra insurance but do you really need it with regular fluid servicing?
#1781 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [pgnagel]
Jan 05, 2011 (6:13 pm)
Yep that sounds about right. My vehicle is the 2007 Odyssey that is the four shaft five speed so it may use a bit more fluid. I just did a complete change because my fluid was pretty dirty. It has not been changed since I bought it new.
But now after doing a complete change and the fluid is nice and pink again I think a drain and fill once a year should be fine.
#1782 of 2416 Certified Honda (Used) - Warranty Question
Jan 09, 2011 (8:03 am)
Hi all - We are selling old 2005 Ody (100K mi) and are considering a newer (2008 or 2009) Toyota Sienna or Ody. IF the Ody is a Certified Honda, then as we understand it, it comes with the Powertrain Warranty up to 100K covering the Engine, Drive System and Transmission. Would this Warranty protect us against these major transmission failures??
#1783 of 2416 Odyessy Transmission #4
Jan 17, 2011 (6:33 pm)
Our 2000 Honda Odyessy has had 3 Transmissions and Now needs a 4th! I paid for the last one and it only lasted 14 months about 12K miles! They have serious problems!
I will never buy another Honda They DO NOT stand by their products!
#1784 of 2416 Re: Certified Honda (Used) - Warranty Question [wackywanda]
Jan 17, 2011 (6:46 pm)
if you get it certified, the tranny will be covered under the CPO warranty while it is in effect.
#1785 of 2416 Honda's new synthetic tranny fluid DW-1
Jan 17, 2011 (7:18 pm)
When I read about the DW-1 issue a few weeks back on this forum I contacted the dealer who said I could immediately go & replace 3 litres. I did this and everytime I have service of any sort from now on I will ask for a ATF drain and add the new DW-1. So within 4+ drains and refills I should be on mostly DW-1 (99%-100%). Each time is costs me $64.50. They have beem using the DW-1 since 3 months ago and now all the vehicles use only this type. I mentioned before that I have a aftermarket cooler, but do not row.
#1786 of 2416 Re: Certified Honda (Used) - Warranty Question [stickguy]
Jan 18, 2011 (8:01 am)
thanks for the info. We decided on a 2010 Toyota Sienna instead of a 3rd Ody... I love it!
#1787 of 2416 2003 Honda Ody EX-L
Jan 18, 2011 (10:29 am)
Just wanted to post my story.
Transmission problem at about 83K. Took into Honda dealer. Told me I needed a new transmission. Quoted me $3K. In disbelief - hello, this is a HONDA! Anyway, I turned on the feminine charm and asked the customer service guy (at the dealership) what would he do if he was me. He said get on the phone to Honda USA. So I started that process. I was very nice, but insisted that a HONDA should not need a new transmission at 83K. Told them I've always bought Hondas, my brother works at GM, maybe I need to start looking at GMs, etc. Also, when I took my car into the shop, the Mississippi Honda area representative guy was in the Michigan shop getting his oil change. He too, said, that it shouldn't happen and he called his peer in the Michigan area. Anyway - it ended up being I paid 10% and Honda paid 90% of the transmission.
And to top it off, I was in at Honda yesterday and the new car salesman who has sold Hondas for over 20 years, made the comment that "Honda took care of all the 2003 transmission problems" - not via a recall but on an individual basis. I had to correct him, that if it wasn't for the Mississippi rep and the customer service guy in the repair department, I might have had to shell out $3,000!
So anyway, looking to replace our 2003 with a 2011 Ody. I hope I don't shoot myself in the foot for buying another one. My husband is insisting on the extra warranty!