Sorry for not being specific enough. The engine is a 3.2 and the
transmission is a 5 speed auto (the only way
the car comes) and it was rebuilt at an Acura dealership at 50K miles last
now have 60K miles. They said they reused the transmission casing and
replaced all the insides.
No worries. The problem that led to the rebuild has been fixed.
It's highly unlikely the unit was rebuilt at the dealer. The procedure
involved the core being sent out to a Honda-authorized repair center for
Now, I'm assuming a _warranty_ rebuild here...
Factory _authorized_ rebuilts.
The remans are performed by local shops to Honda specs. And Honda is VERY
stringent in their quality control and requirements. Very, VERY stringent.
Honda is, first and foremost, an engineering company.
Thats good to know. My 2001 TL is currently having the original
transmission replaced. Now at 78500km, the recall work was performed
around 22000km but it still failed. It's all covered on the original
recall warranty extension and I bought an extended warranty too that
will expire next year. Been a perfect vehicle except for this. If the
rebuilt transmission now means I don't have the issues then great.
I wonder how effective the oil jet kits added to the original
transmissions really were? Was it expected that this would completely
fix the issue and the original transmission would last as long as any
other car as long as there was no preexisting damage when it was
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They have a fudge-fix they can try first to see if that works. If not,
the whole thing is then hauled out and replaced.
If you have a good relationship with your local dealer, the warranty
will be unofficially extended.
Honda is mightily embarrassed by this problem. Unlike Toyota's sludge
issue of a few years back, this one cannot be pinned on neglectful
I don't know. I think that's the "fudge fix".
Apparently, yes. The jury is still out on that, though.
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