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#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.
#2094 of 2416 Re: Drive light flashing [autowrite]
Dec 10, 2011 (5:20 am)
I guess I wouldn't have to drive it while the D light is flashing? I will try and get this replaced next week. Thanks for the information!!!
#2095 of 2416 Re: 2002 trans issue [stickguy]
Dec 10, 2011 (5:33 am)
I will get the estimate...of course the trans replacement place I am talking with thinks it is worth it. He said everything else is great...just replace the trans and you will be happy. I guess with the price of gas I am thinking more fuel efficiency, but the vehicle is paid off...no car payment except for the price of the trans if that is it?
Someone wrote about the D flashing, and that if I replace that sensor it will help with the 3rd gear problem??? It has been flashing for awhile...I will try and address that next week.
Thanks for your insight!
#2096 of 2416 Re: Drive light flashing [jpf]
Dec 10, 2011 (8:15 am)
Here's some back and forth between me and the local Honda a/t Guru in Draper Utah...
Loved this article on the Honda TCC....
Sure has been a lot of head scratching and back engineering on these Honda a/t's..wish it was Honda doing it..I see they are now facing another Class Action lawsuit on the newer Odysseys a/t's...
Just when they finally get it figured out they will probably change the whole a/t design again and once more use us Van Owners as R&D guinea pigs.
On 11/6/2011 9:29 PM, LARRY BLOODWORTH wrote:
> While we've finally figured out the converter problem, among others, we are still debating the 3rd clutch issue. The sum of everything our industry knows about Honda/Acura problems can be found HERE.
> I believe the 3rd clutch problem is a software issue causing an overlap of 2nd clutch release and 3rd clutch apply; also the 4-3 downshift. This overlap condition is exacerbated by a lot of in-town driving where upshifts and downshifts into 3rd gear happen a lot. Most notably in the stereotypical Soccer Mom's kid bus. We rarely see 3rd gear clutch failure in Hondas that are primarily freeway driven; because they don't do a lot of shifing in and out of 3rd gear.
> The patented pressure regulator valve mentioned in the report retails for only $210 bucks. A cheaper, but more difficult to install, product that addresses the same issues is made by TransGo that I E-mailed you a while back.
> Let the Honda buffs and DIY'ers know what's up.
> I'll Keep You Posted,
> J. Larry Bloodworth