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#129 of 143 2nd transmission died--what to do
Jun 07, 2010 (11:20 pm)
I have a 2000 Accord SE. At 90000, my transmission died and Honda replaced it under the extended warranty. Now, at 133000 mi, I once again need a new transmission. The dealer says the 2nd transmission is no longer covered under the warranty, i.e, warranty did not reset with placement of 2nd transmission. I can't help but feel this is unfair. Am I only to expect my supposedly brand-new transmission to last 43000 mi? This experience has really soured me on Hondas. I thought after my first transmission was replaced, that I was going to be able to drive my Accord for a good long time but that's not gonna happen unless I fork over $3000. Do I have any other recourse or should I just let my Accord finally rest in peace?
#130 of 143 Re: 2nd transmission died--what to do [hmcsf]
Jun 08, 2010 (3:03 pm)
So you expect your warranty to cover the car until when? Forever? 10 years, and 100k miles should be long enough, don't you think? After that, you should be on your own, IMO.
#131 of 143 Re: 2nd transmission died--what to do [elroy5]
Jun 08, 2010 (11:16 pm)
I think the OP's point was that the second transmission only lasted 4300 miles. A legit gripe, methinks. Maybe not if it was a rebuild or used.
#132 of 143 Re: 2nd transmission died--what to do [tallman1]
Jun 09, 2010 (2:54 am)
While 43,000 miles is not a long life, it is true the warranty does not reset for the replacement.
On that note, of company issued vehicles I have had over the years (hauling about 500lbs of stuff all the time):
1996 Dodge Caravan - trans literally blew at 93,000.
1998 Ford Windstar - first trans at 37,500 - second at 77,000.
2000 Ford Windstar - first trans at 31,000 - made it to replacement Astro at 78,000.
And all those Chrysler vehicle owners in the early 90's with the ultradrive unit (had a 1990 Dodge Spirit ES - 28,000miles trans failure - warranty.
So, my argument is that a weak design, is still weak, even if rebuilt. So when you have a vehicle that has a known weak major component, that was replaced under warranty, get rid of it. Otherwise, be prepared to replace it again.
I have a heavy footed driving style, so if something major like that is trouble prone, I expect it to occur.
At the age and mileage of your car, it's a tough choice. If possible, find a cheaper alternative such a a private garage and a salvage yard trans. Then sell it. Otherwise the push tow or drag it promos start to sound good.
My mother put 2200 dollars into her 1999 accord lx-v6 last year. At 90k it had a cracked head (never overheated). That was around 40% of its book value (private sale) at the time.
#133 of 143 Re: 2nd transmission died--what to do [tallman1]
Jun 09, 2010 (3:39 pm)
I think the OP's point was that the second transmission only lasted 4300 miles
I'm sure the replacement was warranted for 4,300 miles, but not 43,000. Unless I read the zeros wrong. Actually, Honda didn't have to pay for the first replacement. Give them an inch, and they want a mile.
#134 of 143 Re: 2nd transmission died--what to do [tallman1]
Jun 10, 2010 (6:48 am)
As one who had 4 transmissions in a 2000 accord 4 cylinder I can tell you that the replacement (rebuilt) transmissions come with a 36/36,000 warranty. You were very lucky to get 43k on a rebuilt one. At 123k miles my honda transmission is still under warranty. I look at the rebuilt transmissions almost like throw away transmissions, but honda keeps paying for them.
#135 of 143 Car wont shift.
Jul 11, 2010 (10:15 am)
i have a 93 accord and now my car is not shifting at ALL! it will start from 4th gear and take forever to accelerate and get to like 45MPH. i think the tranny fluid is low but im not sure. any help would be appreciated!
#136 of 143 Re: Car wont shift. [klov46]
Jul 11, 2010 (10:51 am)
I think the transmission fluid dipstick is located down low, on the radiator/front side of the transmission, and that it has a yellow handle. Is the D4 light blinking or on all the time? Here's a link on Honda transmissions (mainly 4th gen Accords). Read up, and good luck.
#137 of 143 Clatter underneath
Jul 23, 2010 (11:33 am)
My 2000 Accord LX automatic has had a clattering, thumping sound under the engine for years, and it's getting worse. It's more substantial than a rattle, but doesn't feel like a loose engine mount. It seems independent of the drive train and the exhaust system. Something in the suspension, I'd guess. It reacts to bumps in the road, but can occur on smooth roads too. My regular mechanic is stumped. Any ideas?
#138 of 143 '99 Honda Accord Tranmission Problems
Jul 26, 2010 (5:01 pm)
Have had my car for 7yrs. now and noticed the transmission begin to slip bout a lil over a yr. ago and finally 2 months ago, it finally played out...so, I brought a $1100 used one from a salvage and let my uncle put it in...after he put it in he said that it wasn't any good...he said it was barely pulling and straining to change out...so, I took it back to the salvage, and was told that he wired it up wrong and that they will re-wire it correctly and I should be good to go....went to pick up my car and after driving it for about 30mins. or so, my speed broke down from 60mph to about 45mph on da highway, my idle needle went up to about 4 and the car barely wanted to pull....so, I took it back to the salvage the next day, then they told me, (after re-checking it for the 2nd time) that b/c he "wired" it up wrong it messed up the solenoid shift gear which burned out the transmission and if I want another transmission, I have to pay for another one...so my question: Is it possible to wire a transmission up wrong and this will happen or did they just sell me a bad transmission and to keep from gettin me another transmission or taking the blame for it b/c they didn't put it in, so there wasnt nothing else they could do....need to know before I try to take them to small claim court....did I just lose out on $1100 in less than a wk????