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#2084 of 2416 Re: 2002 trans issue [hilapat12]
Dec 08, 2011 (4:49 am)
My question to you at 187k - what else will need replacing besides the transmission? Wheel bearings, cv joints, does it burn any oil? etc.
If you decide on replacing the transmission don't go back to Honda for the work. They will replace the transmission with the original defective design.
Look for a transmission shop that offers a good warranty. Jasper transmissions have a 3 year 100,000 mile warranty! I think Honda will give you 6 months maybe 1 year?
Also, look at the Odyssey vibration forum there's some links discussing why Honda transmissions fail.
#2085 of 2416 Re: 2002 trans issue [hilapat12]
Dec 08, 2011 (7:37 am)
I ran into the same situation last month except our 2002 Odyssey had only 100700 miles on it. To replace the transmission ran $4600 with tax, and if we didn't replace it the car would not be worth much, so we replaced it with the idea that we had a 36 month warranty if we kept it. However reading all about the motor mounds etc. etc. I got a good trade in on a Sienna, however at the mileage you have I'm not sure I would invest $4,000 more.
#2086 of 2416 Drive light flashing
Dec 08, 2011 (8:35 am)
For the last few months my D light has been flashing intermitinly. Yesterday it did it even when the van was in park so I called my dealer. They wanted it there immiedately. I waited for service keeping the van running so a code would not get re-set and lose the flashing D. Unless the D is flashing they cannot tell what senor it is. Apparently it could be one of three senors on the side of the transmission. They found it was the Third Pressure Switch and it got replaced for a cost of $227.90 tax (13%HST) included.
#2087 of 2416 Re: 2002 trans issue [hilapat12]
Dec 08, 2011 (11:52 am)
worth it? Depends on the overall condition of the van.
At minimum, before I decided, I would fine a good indy mechanic (preferably one that really knows Hondas and has experience with the Odyssey) and have it gone over with a fine tooth comb. Engine compression, suspension, motor mounts, everything. Get a quote for bringing it fully "up to snuff".
then, add that to the cost of the trans and decide if you want to invest that much with the intent of keeping it a couple more years.
If it really needs a couple K more in repairs beyond the trans, might be better off dumping it as is.
#2088 of 2416 Re: Drive light flashing [autowrite]
Dec 09, 2011 (3:28 am)
Mine does that occasionally also...In addition to having the trouble between 2nd and 3rd gears. To try and catch it and drive to a service place is hard!
Is there repercussions for not getting it fixed? What does it control in the transmission?
#2089 of 2416 2002 replacement trans
Dec 09, 2011 (3:32 am)
I talked with the transmission service place that we use for our vans at work...He said he has had problems with Jasper honoring their warranty. They were giving people the runaround, and he doesn't recommend that.
He said the trans that he puts in will have a 2 yr 100,000 warranty, and the defect in the trans will be repaired unlike what they would do at a Honda dealer. He said his customers haven't had problems with their trans after they install it...It is 2,800.00, and they do 200 a year...more than the Honda dealer close to them.
#2093 of 2416 Re: Drive light flashing [longo2]
Dec 09, 2011 (8:31 pm)
Having a good transmission specialist rebuild your transmission rather than replace with a factory-rebuilt makes a lot of sense in many circumstances because they pay particular attention to the failure prone parts. The factory-rebuilt is built to the OEM specs which is flawed in the first place. It will last 50-60k miles and then fail again. Whereas the specialist may have a fix that prevents that particular part from failing again. I had a tranny specialist rebuild a transmission for me in a Chrysler Laser. Drove the car 60k miles without a problem. Gave the car to my brother and he put many more miles on that transmission without any problems.