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#2364 of 2416 Re: Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping [akabanrosh]
Feb 19, 2013 (9:38 am)
A lot of us are of the opinion that the rebuilds not only don't fix the original problem that causes them to fail, but that they also do the rebuilds in a way that ensures that they wear out prematurely. I've seen a number of people who have replaced their Ody trannies more often then they replaced their tires. The only answer I've heard of is to add a tranny cooler and Magnefine in hope of extending the life of these rebuilds.
If you are going to spend the money though, get something like a Jasper rebuild instead of one done by Honda.
#2365 of 2416 Re: Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping [pbug56]
Feb 19, 2013 (2:02 pm)
Honda dealers put the same trans in when they replace. You need to go where they recognize the problem and fix it before they rebuild it. my 2002 went almost 200,000 miles before i had the trans rebuilt...the business is well aware of the problem they said with the odyssey trans. i guess only time will tell with my rebuild...good luck!
#2366 of 2416 Re: Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping [pgnagel]
Feb 19, 2013 (7:51 pm)
for anyone, is the second and third pressure switch the samething as the linear and other ( can not remember the name of it) selonoid> ??
#2368 of 2416 Re: Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping [ramy1995]
Feb 22, 2013 (5:32 pm)
Switches send information to the ECU. The solenoids change gears. They are not the same.
#2369 of 2416 Re: Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping [akabanrosh]
Feb 22, 2013 (5:34 pm)
Have your transmission fluid level and condition checked. I diagnosed a sloppy, slipping transmission today. It was low on fluid. We added fluid and now it's happy again. It has a leak that needs to be fixed, but that is s lot less expensive than buying another transmission.
IF YOU HAVE TO WARM UP THE CAR BEFORE DRIVING IT YOU PROBABLY HAVE LOW FLUID. GET IT CHECKED TODAY.
#2370 of 2416 Re: Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping [akabanrosh]
Feb 23, 2013 (4:51 am)
Take it to an independent, local (i.e. NOT a chain) shop for another assessment. I prefer finding one that only does transmission work. A dealer will ALWAYS recommend replacing the unit. That's the only way they can offer a warranty.
Slipping is caused by worn clutches. Broken gear teeth are extremely unusual because all the gears are always engaged regardless of what 'gear' the car is in. Yes, I know the first gen 5-speed units had issues with the second gear overheating, but that's been fixed.
The issue with these trans axles is heat management. The van is really heavy, and the fluid needs more cooling than the factory cooler can provide. Get a Hayden brand (or similar) cooler installed, along with a Mangefine external filter. Service the transmission annually. These are solutions to the problem. My 1999 Odyssey with nearly 220,000 miles verifies that. I know several other people with Odysseys that are near 200,000 miles as well.
These vans do require more maintenance than the manual states, but a few easy changes will help your van live a longer, healthier, less expensive life.
#2371 of 2416 Re: Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping [pgnagel]
Feb 23, 2013 (9:16 am)
and if it is slipping like mf, does it help to add the extra cooling system or you have to fix the trans worn clutches first ??
#2372 of 2416 Compressor problem 2011 Odyssey
Mar 22, 2013 (5:12 pm)
I was wondering if anyone else had a problem with their Honda Odyssey AC. I have a 2011 Odyssey and Honda is saying the AC is not working because the compressor is damaged. They THINK that the compressor could have been damaged by a rock during normal use. The car is under warranty but the delearship is saying an exclusion for the warranty is road debris. The warranty says road hazard. Anyway, I am not happy that a 2 year old car is having such an expensive problem. Any thoughts???
#2373 of 2416 Re: Compressor problem 2011 Odyssey [nothappy39]
Mar 22, 2013 (7:14 pm)
At 299,268 kms I replaced A/C lines & compressor on my 2002. the dealer used used parts as the used warranty was better than a new part warranty and good for 5 years. The lines themselves wore out probably because of the winter road salt.
I would be very bitter if I had your problem at only a 2011. I would write a letter to the President of American Honda and skip service depts.
I did this with another item got excellent results from Canadian Honda.