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Old 03 Sep 2004, 08:31 am
Perry Templeton
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Default steering link, Odyssey

The dealership called yesterday. They are installing a remanufactured
trans. in my 00 Odyssey. It failed at 48K. The call yesterday was to tell
me they were going to have to replace the steering link, because it was
rusty and to fool with it, it would break. And it had to be removed to get
to the transmission. The price was minimal...40.00 and no labor.
Sound 'bout right? I haven't looked under the vehicle beforehand to know
how it's all laid out...
Not wanting to be overly paranoid, but if the steering link (don't even know
if that's the correct term, but that's what they called it) is rusty, then
what else should I look for in the way of problems?
Perry


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Old 03 Sep 2004, 11:01 am
E. Meyer
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Default Re: steering link, Odyssey

On 9/3/04 7:31 AM, in article QtZZc.82906$%n4.7099@bignews6.bellsouth.net,
"Perry Templeton" <perrylep@bellsouth.net> wrote:

> The dealership called yesterday. They are installing a remanufactured
> trans. in my 00 Odyssey. It failed at 48K. The call yesterday was to tell
> me they were going to have to replace the steering link, because it was
> rusty and to fool with it, it would break. And it had to be removed to get
> to the transmission. The price was minimal...40.00 and no labor.
> Sound 'bout right? I haven't looked under the vehicle beforehand to know
> how it's all laid out...
> Not wanting to be overly paranoid, but if the steering link (don't even know
> if that's the correct term, but that's what they called it) is rusty, then
> what else should I look for in the way of problems?
> Perry
>
>

Who is paying for the transmission, Honda or you? If they break something
or want you to replace something they intend to break while doing a recall
or warranty work, you can make a very strong case that they should provide
that part on their own dime. If they didn't have to replace the
transmission, there would be no risk of this other part breaking. A
steering link is usually pretty thick metal. Its hard to believe it would
be rusty enough to break in just 4 years.

It sounds like they already broke it and are trying to think of an excuse
why you should pay for it so they don't have to admit liability for their
own negligence. I would call Honda about this if the dealership does not
give you any satisfaction.

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Old 03 Sep 2004, 01:47 pm
Perry Templeton
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Default Re: steering link, Odyssey

Well, I just got back from the dealership and I am pleased that the mechanic
let me spend a good half hour or so under the vehicle with him. The
original owners were from the north...icy roads that were salted. The salt
was causative in making more rust on some pieces. The nut on the bottom of
the driver's side steering arm was rusted and probably frozen. To drop the
trans., first a support member is removed, then the bottom of the steering
arm and then there's room for the transmission to come out. All in all,
it's not a big deal. I think I am extremely lucky to have bought a vehicle
that is covered under the transmission recall/warraty.
The other damage I saw and right now it's not a big deal is the bolts on the
catalytic convertor are rusted and frozen...And slight rust on the rotors.
Perry
"E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
news:BD5DF15B.991BD%e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org...
> On 9/3/04 7:31 AM, in article QtZZc.82906$%n4.7099@bignews6.bellsouth.net,
> "Perry Templeton" <perrylep@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
> > The dealership called yesterday. They are installing a remanufactured
> > trans. in my 00 Odyssey. It failed at 48K. The call yesterday was to

tell
> > me they were going to have to replace the steering link, because it was
> > rusty and to fool with it, it would break. And it had to be removed to

get
> > to the transmission. The price was minimal...40.00 and no labor.
> > Sound 'bout right? I haven't looked under the vehicle beforehand to

know
> > how it's all laid out...
> > Not wanting to be overly paranoid, but if the steering link (don't even

know
> > if that's the correct term, but that's what they called it) is rusty,

then
> > what else should I look for in the way of problems?
> > Perry
> >
> >

> Who is paying for the transmission, Honda or you? If they break something
> or want you to replace something they intend to break while doing a recall
> or warranty work, you can make a very strong case that they should provide
> that part on their own dime. If they didn't have to replace the
> transmission, there would be no risk of this other part breaking. A
> steering link is usually pretty thick metal. Its hard to believe it would
> be rusty enough to break in just 4 years.
>
> It sounds like they already broke it and are trying to think of an excuse
> why you should pay for it so they don't have to admit liability for their
> own negligence. I would call Honda about this if the dealership does not
> give you any satisfaction.
>



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Old 03 Sep 2004, 02:09 pm
Perry Templeton
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Default Re: steering link, Odyssey

<And slight rust on the rotors.>
Not on the braking surface of the rotors, the outside rim, or edge.
Perry

"Perry Templeton" <perrylep@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:562_c.84983$%n4.19434@bignews6.bellsouth.net. ..
> Well, I just got back from the dealership and I am pleased that the

mechanic
> let me spend a good half hour or so under the vehicle with him. The
> original owners were from the north...icy roads that were salted. The

salt
> was causative in making more rust on some pieces. The nut on the bottom

of
> the driver's side steering arm was rusted and probably frozen. To drop

the
> trans., first a support member is removed, then the bottom of the steering
> arm and then there's room for the transmission to come out. All in all,
> it's not a big deal. I think I am extremely lucky to have bought a

vehicle
> that is covered under the transmission recall/warraty.
> The other damage I saw and right now it's not a big deal is the bolts on

the
> catalytic convertor are rusted and frozen...And slight rust on the rotors.
> Perry
> "E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
> news:BD5DF15B.991BD%e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org...
> > On 9/3/04 7:31 AM, in article

QtZZc.82906$%n4.7099@bignews6.bellsouth.net,
> > "Perry Templeton" <perrylep@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >
> > > The dealership called yesterday. They are installing a remanufactured
> > > trans. in my 00 Odyssey. It failed at 48K. The call yesterday was to

> tell
> > > me they were going to have to replace the steering link, because it

was
> > > rusty and to fool with it, it would break. And it had to be removed

to
> get
> > > to the transmission. The price was minimal...40.00 and no labor.
> > > Sound 'bout right? I haven't looked under the vehicle beforehand to

> know
> > > how it's all laid out...
> > > Not wanting to be overly paranoid, but if the steering link (don't

even
> know
> > > if that's the correct term, but that's what they called it) is rusty,

> then
> > > what else should I look for in the way of problems?
> > > Perry
> > >
> > >

> > Who is paying for the transmission, Honda or you? If they break

something
> > or want you to replace something they intend to break while doing a

recall
> > or warranty work, you can make a very strong case that they should

provide
> > that part on their own dime. If they didn't have to replace the
> > transmission, there would be no risk of this other part breaking. A
> > steering link is usually pretty thick metal. Its hard to believe it

would
> > be rusty enough to break in just 4 years.
> >
> > It sounds like they already broke it and are trying to think of an

excuse
> > why you should pay for it so they don't have to admit liability for

their
> > own negligence. I would call Honda about this if the dealership does

not
> > give you any satisfaction.
> >

>
>



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Old 03 Sep 2004, 04:15 pm
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Default Re: steering link, Odyssey

A rusted steering arm is a danger to be reckoned with. Imagine it breaking
at 70 mph when you hit a bump. If the dealer was trying to screw him he
would be charging time and lots more to replace it. It is possible for the
rod to rust badly up here as an awful lot of salt is used in the winter.

"E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
news:BD5DF15B.991BD%e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org...
> On 9/3/04 7:31 AM, in article QtZZc.82906$%n4.7099@bignews6.bellsouth.net,
> "Perry Templeton" <perrylep@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
>> The dealership called yesterday. They are installing a remanufactured
>> trans. in my 00 Odyssey. It failed at 48K. The call yesterday was to
>> tell
>> me they were going to have to replace the steering link, because it was
>> rusty and to fool with it, it would break. And it had to be removed to
>> get
>> to the transmission. The price was minimal...40.00 and no labor.
>> Sound 'bout right? I haven't looked under the vehicle beforehand to know
>> how it's all laid out...
>> Not wanting to be overly paranoid, but if the steering link (don't even
>> know
>> if that's the correct term, but that's what they called it) is rusty,
>> then
>> what else should I look for in the way of problems?
>> Perry
>>
>>

> Who is paying for the transmission, Honda or you? If they break something
> or want you to replace something they intend to break while doing a recall
> or warranty work, you can make a very strong case that they should provide
> that part on their own dime. If they didn't have to replace the
> transmission, there would be no risk of this other part breaking. A
> steering link is usually pretty thick metal. Its hard to believe it would
> be rusty enough to break in just 4 years.
>
> It sounds like they already broke it and are trying to think of an excuse
> why you should pay for it so they don't have to admit liability for their
> own negligence. I would call Honda about this if the dealership does not
> give you any satisfaction.
>



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Old 03 Sep 2004, 05:20 pm
Perry Templeton
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Default Re: steering link, Odyssey

It wasn't the *rod* that was rusted to a point of being the problem...the
threaded end...the nut was rusted badly...(I know, still a part of the arm,
but it wasn't the rod that was compromised...just the nut that screwed onto
the threaded end) I really don't get the impression that I am getting the
shaft...just was curious, and that was before I had my tour under the
van...I am pretty satisfied that all is well.
Perry.
"Woody" <TheDuck@pond.net> wrote in message
news:Lh4_c.10831$Y94.6346@newssvr33.news.prodigy.c om...
> A rusted steering arm is a danger to be reckoned with. Imagine it breaking
> at 70 mph when you hit a bump. If the dealer was trying to screw him he
> would be charging time and lots more to replace it. It is possible for the
> rod to rust badly up here as an awful lot of salt is used in the winter.
>
> "E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
> news:BD5DF15B.991BD%e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org...
> > On 9/3/04 7:31 AM, in article

QtZZc.82906$%n4.7099@bignews6.bellsouth.net,
> > "Perry Templeton" <perrylep@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >
> >> The dealership called yesterday. They are installing a remanufactured
> >> trans. in my 00 Odyssey. It failed at 48K. The call yesterday was to
> >> tell
> >> me they were going to have to replace the steering link, because it was
> >> rusty and to fool with it, it would break. And it had to be removed to
> >> get
> >> to the transmission. The price was minimal...40.00 and no labor.
> >> Sound 'bout right? I haven't looked under the vehicle beforehand to

know
> >> how it's all laid out...
> >> Not wanting to be overly paranoid, but if the steering link (don't even
> >> know
> >> if that's the correct term, but that's what they called it) is rusty,
> >> then
> >> what else should I look for in the way of problems?
> >> Perry
> >>
> >>

> > Who is paying for the transmission, Honda or you? If they break

something
> > or want you to replace something they intend to break while doing a

recall
> > or warranty work, you can make a very strong case that they should

provide
> > that part on their own dime. If they didn't have to replace the
> > transmission, there would be no risk of this other part breaking. A
> > steering link is usually pretty thick metal. Its hard to believe it

would
> > be rusty enough to break in just 4 years.
> >
> > It sounds like they already broke it and are trying to think of an

excuse
> > why you should pay for it so they don't have to admit liability for

their
> > own negligence. I would call Honda about this if the dealership does

not
> > give you any satisfaction.
> >

>
>



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