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#2204 of 2416 Re: 2000 Odyssey Transmission @78,000 Miles [jlsfla]
Apr 21, 2012 (9:26 am)
same issue. do not replace the tranny. there is no fix and the tranny that they will replace yours with is no better then the one you have. Get rid of the van ASAP for the tranny will fail. I did and was glad I did. Honda lost a $90 law suit of this tranny and many others. Like you I lived and learned my lesson with Honda and will never buy again. Mine only have 60K miles on it. I will bet you motor mounts are broke as well.
The leak can only be fixed by replacing the tranny. Do not waste your time or $$$. Trust me on this one. Been there done that. Loose the van and stay away from Honda. The 2012 tranny is no better either!
#2205 of 2416 Re: 2000 Odyssey Transmission @78,000 Miles [stickguy]
Apr 21, 2012 (10:51 am)
THANKS loads for the replies....I DO put something under to check for leaks..and YES...it ONLY happens on the darn long trips....NO leaks at all around town driving....guess it's time to think about another car...this is a great forum. All info is greatly appreciated.
#2206 of 2416 Deja Vu!!! 3rd Transmission
Apr 23, 2012 (10:39 am)
I haven't posted since May 2009. Three years ago I fought Honda and finally got them to pay 1/2 of a rebuilt transmission for my 2001 Odyssey. They did give me a 3yr/36k warranty on it and I planned on selling the car before we got to the end of that warranty. I forgot! BIG MISTAKE! I'm a few weeks short of 3 yrs. but just over the mileage. And I was stranded at midnight with 4 ballerinas in the car in Atlanta! And my van with 143K miles is getting its THIRD transmission! I paid top dollar because I wanted a reliable van that I could drive forever. I have had no other expenses (except maintenence things like timing belt $$$, brake work.... things you'd expect to maintain a car so you can get to 200K). But 3 transmissions in less than 150K miles???? Called HOnda and they told me again that they know there were problems with that design, but if I were over by 100 miles they would NOT honor the warranty. Frustrating that they won't stand behind thier reputation and do what it takes to fix this problem. My Honda transmission lasted less than 3 yrs.! I won't buy Honda again!
#2207 of 2416 Re: Deja Vu!!! 3rd Transmission [vanmom6]
Apr 23, 2012 (10:49 am)
Did your garage where you get service start using synthenic transmission oil 2 years ago? Have you got a tranmission cooler?
#2208 of 2416 Re: Deja Vu!!! 3rd Transmission [vanmom6]
Apr 23, 2012 (11:49 am)
First off, sorry for your Honda experience with the infamous Honda Odyssey a/t's.
Your decision to get rid of the Van before the rebuilt a/t warranty ran out was a GREAT one.
Honda built their reputation on their engines, but if the motor is hooked up to a junk transmission, then people should stop buying them...forever.
I have a 2003 Odyssey that is a rolling money pit as well, I know from the many discussions that my tranny will fail, and soon, but I can't get my wife to part with it or it would be SOLD.
So I have been doing everything possible to extend the life of the thing by changing a/t fluids often, installed a Magnefine in line filter, changed out the Z1 and drive it like it will break any moment.
The hardest use you can do to an Odyssey is loading them up (even with little ballerinas) and then endless stop-start-stop-start driving in the city.
There are a/t rebuilders out there that actually do a pretty good job of fixing the multiple issues inherent with the Honda transmissions, but you keep getting the Honda Rebuilts with the same problems as the last one, so nothing gets resolved.
This time, don't even go near a Honda Dealership for a re-build.
#2209 of 2416 Re: Deja Vu!!! 3rd Transmission [vanmom6]
Apr 23, 2012 (6:04 pm)
i will not buy a honda again either , never, ever dever
#2210 of 2416 TCS light issues
Apr 24, 2012 (3:25 pm)
I have a 2004 odyssey with now 181000 miles, I changed transmission at 130000 miles. My TCS and check engine light are on (for the last 5 months) it some times go off by itself and re-appears maybe after a week The ODB code is P0135 I believe this refers to an upstream O2 sensor. why the tcs light is on beats the hell out of me. Additionally my A/c at the front only partial cooling while the back unit works fine. Can anyone explain this too me?
#2211 of 2416 Re: TCS light issues [shasol]
Apr 24, 2012 (3:36 pm)
I have a 2002 odyssey and the check engine light has been on for at least five years. I did get it checked out at some point and then just let it go. My TCS light will come on at odd times here and there. I have posted that my trans has had issues for a couple of yrs...i have 191000 miles now so I was told that i was lucky and see that i am at this point. When i accelerate from being stopped...i have the van in second gear. When i get past 30 mph I shift into third and drive right away...the problem is usually hills. I think it would go into gear itself if i wasn't on a hill. I have a trans place ready to go to when it goes out...they fix the problem that the vans are notorious for having. It is not a honda dealer...
Apr 24, 2012 (5:17 pm)
Anyone install the transmission cooler early on in the life of their 2000-2005 Honda Odyssey's and STILL have to replace a transmission?
Would be interesting to see what the replacement stats are for those odyssey's w/ the cooler vs those w/out the cooler installed.
#2213 of 2416 Re: TCS light issues [shasol]
Apr 24, 2012 (6:23 pm)
I had the same issues with my 2002 a/c; cooler in back than the front. I checked with my Honda dealer about this and found out the back & front come from the same unit; not 2 sepearate units. They looked into the problem and found my a/c front & back lines were finished and I needed a new compressor & some other unit. Since it was close to replacing my timing belt and water pump I had them replace all the necessary a/c units, lines, etc and the timing belt and water pump to the tune of $2832. I just passed 300,000 kms. There was some savings in doing these things all at the same time.