Transmission replacement instructions please?

Tiny
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  • 2003 HONDA ODYSSEY
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  • 150,000 MILES
Is a odyssey trans hard to take out I need to replace it can you help me please?
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Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 AT 3:29 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

It's not hard to take off but it needs time, check the diagrams below very detailed procedure and steps how to remove and reinstall transmission.

Use power tools to gain time because so much parts will be removed.

Hope these helps. Let us know if you need more help.

Thank you
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Friday, February 5th, 2021 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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About how much would it cost to replace the transmission for parts and labor?
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:20 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Depends what is wrong with the transmission. There are currently several class action lawsuits against Honda with their 2002 and 2003 Odyssey's. Some dealers are honoring and extending warranties for replacements. My buddy is getting his replaced for free - he has 78k miles on the van.

Given the mileage you have, I doubt you cold get it covered.

Anyway, he received 3 different quotes. The dealer quoted him $4800 and an tranny specialty shop quoted him $2500 and $1900.

Chances are the dealer would ship the van to the tranny shop anyway.

Good luck, let me know what happens and how much you end up spending.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:20 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have a 2002 Honda Odyssey with a bad tranmission. I have only taken it to the dealership and have had everything done according to the owners manual. Other than the transmission, I have had no problems with the car. I am trying to determine if I should replace the transmission or cut my losses and buy a new car.

What new cars would you rcommend. I need room for 7 people since I car pool with other parents.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Once the transmission has been repaired ther is no reason that this car will not last a long time, if you have had no other issues and the maintenance has been keep up, I feel that the car will be worth keeping, as long as the body is sound I would consider keeping this if it fills the needs you have.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Well, I posted a question earlier, and we took our Odyssey to the dealer. Well, they did the recall fix, but apparently that wasn't the problem.

So they are saying we need a new transmission.

So. Is a new transmission better (worth paying more for) than a rebuilt transmission? We were quoted $3100 which I believe included labor (we're not sure if it's a new or rebuilt, but my husband said the words "new transmission."

In a way we feel more comfortable going with the dealer since we don't know any mechanics around here. And if a new one will last longer than the rebuilt one, I might prefer that.I don't know.

Anyway, my other question is - if they're going in there to take out the transmission, should we go ahead and get the timing belt replaced at the same time? Are they located in the same general vicinity? Or will we still be paying a ton for labor?

Anyway, any advice and information you have would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
Annie
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there,

I would get confirmation on if it is a "New" transmission or a "remanufactured" transmission, for the dollars you will be paying, I would want a new transmission, with paperwork to back it up, The warranty will reflect the work done on a reconditioned unit, and if there is a problem with these transmissions a new unit will be retro fitted with any updates where the re co may not. Also re co may not use genuine components, another thing to take into consideration. As for the timing belt, Right end of the car, wrong end of the engine, there will be a few more Hrs labour, but if it is due u=or near due to be replaced, better be safe than sorry and get it out of the way as well.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Honda will never give you a new transmission for a replacement.
Ask for the district manager and try to get it done under a "goodwill warranty" it's a common practice.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Should I replace the transmission or get rid of the car? Does a rebuilt transmission last?
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MADMIKE90
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Well. Here is my story. I realized a little over a year ago that my transmission had to be replaced. I went to a local honda repair shop that I used in previous years for used hondas and he quoted me a price of $2400 for a rebuilt tranny. The van had about 130,000 miles on it, and I really didn't want to buy a another car. Yet. So I went to my Honda dealership for a second opinion. They quoted me the same price, BUT they told me that the particular problem I had with my tranny was the same one that was part of the 2001 Oddy tranny recall. I asked if there was a chance if I could still be covered? They said no due to age and mileage (had to have under 100k miles). BUT they said I could call Honda customer service and plead my case. It was helpful that I had all major services done at the dealership. So I called them, filed a case, and about 1.5weeks later, I get a phone call from Honda saying they would go half-way with me on the cost of the rebuilt tranny. Which brought the cost down to $1200. Knowing I wanted to hold on to the car for a while longer (still have it -- getting ready to hit 146,000 miles), I spent the $1200. NOW beyond that. I contend that the rebuilt tranny sometimes doesn't seem to shift as 'nice' or smooth as the original (when it was good, but it could just be my imagination), but I haven't had any problems with it. I still hope to squeeze another year out of her. That van has been good to me.

So. I guess the moral of the story is, see if you can lobby Honda for some help to defray the cost. I got all the details and phone numbers from my dealer. It may make it worth your while to keep your Oddy a little longer.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have a 2001 Odyssey and have had the transmission replaced 4 times with 1 more currently pending. To date all repairs have been done by our local Honda Dealer. Honda replaced the 1st one at 30K under the original warranty, they replaced the second one at 70K under our extended warranty, we paid for the 3rd and 4th ones at 120K and 152K. We are now at 217K, longest run to date and Honda has refused to offer any help. My arguement to them is that they keep selling me a defective transmission and their response was that they warranty them for 36K and I respond that they fail shortly after that in my experience. I told them that we had 17 Hondas in the drive way 2 years ago between us and relatives and that would change dramaticly. They didn't care. We had 4, now 2 with one in the shop for that faulty transmission. We have replacing them with new cars bought from their competition. I won't buy another Honda and I was one of their biggest supporters.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

Companies that replace transmission with extended warranty they use exchange transmissions rebuild ones because of that they don't last long mileages.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 3:30 PM

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