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Old 27 Oct 2011, 11:01 pm
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I have an 02 Honda accord EX V6 coupe. Honda said today they ran an inspection and my entire transmission needs replaced! Very surprising that the whole thing needs replaced because it rides fine. Great actually. Just when I need to floor it on the on-ramp, the gears kick in a just little late. It doesn't even happen usually, just sometimes. I can deal with it and it doesn't bother me. But does the WHOLE thing actually need replaced? Or just some parts and Honda's trying to rip me off? Do I even need to replace anything? Will it get worse or eventually break the transmission more? Or is it just stuck working like this? Will it pass the (PA) state inspection?
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Old 27 Oct 2011, 11:16 pm
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Definitely get a second opinion on this. A new transmission will be really expensive. Most likely, they are trying to make money off you, but its not always the case.































Take it to another shop, independent of Honda, and get their input. Make sure it needs replacing before you commit.
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Old 27 Oct 2011, 11:31 pm
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first, check that you have transmission fluid. if that doesn't fix the problem, then you probably should have it replaced. but that's expensive, its a lot cheaper to have it rebuilt. it will last a while before it completely quits, but it will keep getting worse and worse each time you drive. oh, and don't floor it.. gradually speed up.. idk about passing inspection though.
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Old 27 Oct 2011, 11:46 pm
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Key words in your question: "Honda said...". Find an independent Honda mechanic for a second opinion. I gave up on my Honda dealer 15 years ago and found an honest, very good and less expensive Honda shop to care for my '91 baby. Don't be shy. If you see someone getting out of or walking toward an older Honda in a parking lot in your area ask them where they get it serviced and how they like the place. Ask Honda drivers at the gas station. I do. That's how I found the mechanics I love going to and it might save you a bundle of money.































(btw, Hondas should last for a lot of years. I kind of abuse mine but it has almost 200,000 miles on it and the only original equipment that been replaced so far - besides the brakes, belts, hoses and tires - are the brake master and slave cylinders 3 years ago and now I need a gasket on the power steering reservoir. I still have my original manual transmission. Parts of the outside of the car are growing old and falling off but the big-expense items are still hanging on;-)
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Old 28 Oct 2011, 12:01 am
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Goto a transmission specialist. Dealers charge around $120 per hr for labour independents charge $80-85 as you can see that is about 50% for labour. Yes, in some cases repairing a transmission can cost as much as replacing one because they have to pull the whole thing apart and put it back together if it is something like a mesh syncho in a stickshift even if it is only 1gear out of the 5.
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Old 28 Oct 2011, 12:16 am
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You're not alone. There is a Technical Service Bulletin from Honda on these cars. All 1999-2003 V6 Hondas and Acuras are prone to automatic transmission problems due to a defect in design. They extended the warranty to 7.75 years or 105,000 miles to cover this. Your best bet is to get a second and third opinion on this. If it turns out to be the tranny, see if Honda would be willing to help with the cost. I've heard of cases where they will help, but that's not always the case. Replacing the tranny is the only answer. the new transmission has a different design inside.
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