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#101 of 143 Honda Accord (Automatic) 2001 Transmission Problem
Nov 28, 2009 (8:32 pm)
I have a year 2001 Honda Accord, currently having 89K miles on it. Lately, I started feeling the car was jerking when automatic gears were changing. On the inspection, it was found that transmission oil was leaking, and the Honda dealer came back with recommending to get the trasmission changed ($3.5K for parts and labor). I am debating what is the best option is
1) Should I get changed with new Honda parts at the dealer? or at AAMCO?
2) Should I have it changed with new Honda parts, but at a local repairshop?
3) Should I try to install a USED transmission part at a local repairshop?
#1 is probably most expensive and #3 is probably least. Some links on web suggested with #3 may result in repeated repairs, is that true?
Also any thoughts on value proposition of trading-in the car versus donating it?
#102 of 143 Car won't start..Blinking D4 light..Help
Dec 07, 2009 (10:03 am)
tried starting the car this morning..won't start. Blinking D4 light i think is the problem. Ive been fine driving with it when the light just wouldn't show when it was in D4 gear..All the other gears light up just not that one. But now i believe its the reason i can't start the car..Need help
#103 of 143 Re: Car won't start..Blinking D4 light..Help [oahuboy]
Dec 07, 2009 (12:00 pm)
I've seen this post in lots of forums... what year is your car? How many miles are on it? 4-cylinder or V6? Does it turn over at all?
#104 of 143 Re: Car won't start..Blinking D4 light..Help [oahuboy]
Dec 07, 2009 (3:50 pm)
Chances are, your transmission computer is toast. To be sure, you can take the cover off of the computer, and if you see black spots on the circuit board, the capacitors have leaked all over it shorting it out. If you know how to repair circuit boards (there are how-to's on the web), you could fix it, but most people find a used computer from another car. A new computer, from Honda will cost a bundle. The numbers on the replacement computer have to match, and if you buy a used computer, make sure it's good before you pay for it. Another tell-tale sign, is if the D4 light stays on constantly, even when in park.
#105 of 143 Re: Car won't start..Blinking D4 light..Help [oahuboy]
Dec 08, 2009 (2:35 am)
Mr_Shiftright has replied to you here.
#106 of 143 Re: Car won't start..Blinking D4 light..Help [thegraduate]
Dec 08, 2009 (12:26 pm)
my car is a 93 lx 4cylinder..it sounds like its about to start just it won't start.
#107 of 143 2001 accord
Jan 14, 2010 (6:26 pm)
I am thinking of buying a 2001 honda accord I4 cyl. semi loaded, it has 140,000km on it. The couple is trading it in for a Altima 2.5
The dealer (my cousin) will give it to me for $4500.00. Any suggestions on this model?
i have a 89 accord and its great i have 360,000 on it and it keeps going.
Should i get the extended warranty or not? I hear the newer models are not soo great. True or false?
#108 of 143 Re: 2001 accord [silviod]
Jan 15, 2010 (6:08 am)
Sounds like a good price to me, assuming the car is in good condition with a clean title. There is also a prices-paid forum for Honda Accords if you search the threads; more people there might could help you make a decision.
#109 of 143 Re: Honda Accord (Automatic) 2001 Transmission Problem [andy110]
Jan 21, 2010 (10:05 pm)
Are you aware Honda had a major recall on the Accord 2001 Automatic Transmission. They replaced my transmission at no cost to me at about 60K miles. You should check to see if you are covered under this warranty before spending any money on it.
#110 of 143 Re: Honda Accord (Automatic) 2001 Transmission Problem [jeney]
Jan 22, 2010 (6:05 am)
Did a vin check and everything is ok. No issues with honda canada.