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Old 31 Aug 2004, 05:45 pm
Stan Dowiat
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Default First generation TL Tranny

In another post, someone mentioned that the first generation TL's ( 93 I
think thru 98) have pretty much a 1990 on Accord type transmission which
were very good and that this first generation of TL's don't have
transmission problems.

Does this apply to both the 2.5 and the 3.2? I've got a 3.2 which blew at
about 90k and although the rebuild has held 25k and two years I'm nervous
about it. It just dosen't feel as smooth as my old V6 Camry.

Also, my 98 TL 3.2's engine sits straight ahead, like in a rear wheel drive
car, not turned sideways like generation #2. Is it still basically an
Accord transmission?

Finally - why is my engine oriented straight ahead? It must have cost more
to build it that way. It's torque doesn't see affect the steering much as
I've felt on some FWD's but if it was better then why aren't they still
building them that way?




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Old 01 Sep 2004, 08:05 pm
Tim Wisner
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Default Re: First generation TL Tranny

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 18:45:41 -0400, "Stan Dowiat" <standowiat@alltel.net> wrote:

>In another post, someone mentioned that the first generation TL's ( 93 I
>think thru 98) have pretty much a 1990 on Accord type transmission which
>were very good and that this first generation of TL's don't have
>transmission problems.
>
>Does this apply to both the 2.5 and the 3.2? I've got a 3.2 which blew at
>about 90k and although the rebuild has held 25k and two years I'm nervous
>about it. It just dosen't feel as smooth as my old V6 Camry.
>
>Also, my 98 TL 3.2's engine sits straight ahead, like in a rear wheel drive
>car, not turned sideways like generation #2. Is it still basically an
>Accord transmission?
>
>Finally - why is my engine oriented straight ahead? It must have cost more
>to build it that way. It's torque doesn't see affect the steering much as
>I've felt on some FWD's but if it was better then why aren't they still
>building them that way?


My '98 2.5TL also has the 5 cylinder engine mounted fore and aft. The car is
not wide enough for a sideways straight 5 cyl.

74K miles, no problems with anything! (knocking on wood!) I don't think the
1st Gen TLs are related to Accords. I'm quite happy with mine and hope to keep
it for several more years. It's under warranty for a couple more years / 100K
miles.
Enjoy,

Tim Wisner

www.wisner.us
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