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#2376 of 2416 Re: Odyssey EX 2001 - Transmission Failure [cb10101]
Mar 26, 2013 (5:53 pm)
best response I've seen so far!
I live in a size-able city wherein there are 2 well known transmission shops that are held in high esteem as they have established an outstanding reputation over the past 30+ years.
I had a good talk with one of the top 30 year veterans from one of these shops after having a transmission failure in my 03 Honda Odyssey. Here is what he told me.
" Pursue the lawsuit if you must, but to get your tranny fixed properly, do not go to the dealership for the rebuild. Here's why: Honda is doing a repair not a rebuild. This means that if third gear has gone out, they will repair that one gear, throw it back together and call it a rebuild. No wonder people are having to take their tranny's back two and three times.
Honda is using a very different clutch plate. It has a soft material that wears off quickly and gets slippery smooth. There is nothing else like it and yet the after market clutch plates are hard like they should be."
He further told me that he had rebuilt hundreds of these with no failures or returns. So the key here is to NOT use factory clutch discs/plates, but quality after market discs. He also mentioned that the spline going down through the center of the tranny has a bushing in it that must hold air. He said most of the time Honda and others will not fix this. He spreads that bushing out till it holds air and he said that will last forever. If this leaks air, it can cause pressure problems in the tranny which results in shifting problems and possible slippage and failure. I asked if this was just a cheap under rated tranny for this vehicle prone to failure and that after having it fixed if he thought I should sell the van and move on to something different / better? He said NO! Honda makes a great vehicle and the motors in these vans is of the best in the industry. Once the tranny is fixed right, it will be worth keeping till you run it in the ground.
I hope this helps and that you have good success in your future rebuilds.
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#2377 of 2416 Re: Odyssey EX 2001 - Transmission Failure [surfsalterpath]
Mar 26, 2013 (7:38 pm)
Thanks for sharing this. I already read this. But, I am looking recommendation specific to my question. Any help is greatly appreciated.
#2378 of 2416 Re: Odyssey EX 2001 - Transmission Failure [cb10101]
Mar 27, 2013 (5:16 am)
I would expect your trade-in value to be between $1-2K at most based on you not being able to even drive it.
With the transmission repaired/replaced your van is worth about $2500 or so.
So it comes down to whether or not you can afford a new car payment or not. $4K repair for a vehicle that is worth about half that and has over 150K miles seems kinda steep. Maybe you can try some other shops?
#2379 of 2416 Re: Odyssey EX 2001 - Transmission Failure [dc_driver]
Mar 27, 2013 (5:37 am)
My 2002 has just over 321,000 kms (199,400 mi) on it. If I needed a new transmission I would just trade it, because a new transmission would cost about $4000 to $5000 and there could be alot more repairs in the future and not be covered under a new car warranty ( or 2-3 year old one by the dealer).
#2380 of 2416 Re: Is This Your Odyssey Transmission Solution? [steve_]
Apr 04, 2013 (12:12 pm)
i just got my 2000 honda odyssey on monday , and i am geting the code po740, where i got it from told me to take it to there shop. i have got 2 fords from them and this did not happen. no i have to stop turn the van off set 5 min then trun it back on and if i am lucky i get up to 30 on the speed
#2381 of 2416 Re: Is This Your Odyssey Transmission Solution? [shisnowwolf]
Apr 04, 2013 (12:25 pm)
If you have the option to return the vehicle and get your money back - DO. A proper rebuild of this defective trannie will likely cost far more then the vehicle is worth. Numerous parts are fried because of a well known problem with these trannies.
#2382 of 2416 Re: THE ANSWER! BAD AC RELAY! Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey Engine smoking [jdmars02]
Apr 12, 2013 (9:11 am)
I also had a similar experience like the one you posted. Ours is a 2009 Odyssey. Yesterday, when parked at a drive thru', there was this noise from the front of the car which sounded like a tyre was becoming flat with intermittent sound. Just a few minutes back my daughter had complained that the A/c is not cooling. Thanks to your post, I believe the issue is AC relay too.
The Battery Draining does not seem coincidental as mine also did not start next day morning. Battery is completely dead! Need to jumpstart and see.
#2383 of 2416 Re: THE ANSWER! BAD AC RELAY! Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey Engine smoking [prasadt]
Apr 12, 2013 (1:20 pm)
Just came from the Honda service. The problem with AC relay in Odyssey is not covered by extended warranty. It is covered only for first 3 years only. The AC relay getting stuck drained the juice in the battery completely and looks like it affected some cells in it rendering it useless. Now, I have to replace the battery too.
#2384 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [yuk8888]
Apr 17, 2013 (9:28 pm)
I bought my 2013 Honda Odyssey early February. At around the last week of February (about 650 miles driven) there was evidence of transmission fluid leak on my garage floor. Brought the minivan at the dealership for the first month courtesy check. The dealership confirmed that the leak was due to a washer in the transmission pan and fixed it.
On the first week of April I took the minivan for a weekend drive of about 300 miles. A week after the drive, more transmission fluid spot leaks on my garage floor. Today, April 17, I took the minivan back to the dealership to report the same transmission leak problem. This time the service consultant told me that the leak now originates from the transmission seals! Now I'm driving a cheap rental for next few days hoping that this problem gets fixed.
The bottom line is that I'm just totally disappointed with Honda America and the Honda brand for the poor workmanship and reliability for this vehicle after just owning the vehicle for less that 2 and a half months with less than 1200 miles driven. I'm more worried now after I get the vehicle wondering what other surprises will crop up within the next three years/36000 miles before the warranty expires.
I'm now having buyer's remorse and should have stayed with Toyota since I never had the same grief from Toyota since the 1980s whenever I buy a new vehicle from them.
#2385 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [1sthondaowner]
Apr 17, 2013 (9:38 pm)
I"m getting used to hearing reports about brand new Ody's having tranny problems, some supposedly as the new owner is taking it home for the first time. Every time Honda announces better performance and better gas mileage for the Ody, I wonder what they broke to make it happen.