Is this mechanic a Honda specialist? Does he work on Hondas every day
and stay up to date on TSBs, etc?
Yes, he is a Honda specialist, he only works on Honda and Acura and I
have been going to him for 10 years.
Maybe on a 1-3 year old car
you might find a lightly used transmission which is in the yard due to
an accident, but on a 10 year old car most of what you will find in
wrecking yard are cars which were abused, worn out and trashed. Not a
good source of delicate parts.
I understand exactly what you are saying? I thought about that too.
He said he might be able to find a í97 transmission for me, but Iím
also concerned about that. I canít afford a rebuilt transmission
($2,000) and have heard many say that after paying for a rebuilt
transmission many of them only lasted a year or two. Iím going to
the car lot tomorrow, and I plan to talk to my brother about it who
is a mechanic with over 20 years of experience, (he just does not live
in the same state as me) because I may have to put that $1200 on a new
"John Horner" wrote:
> oldmoviez wrote:
> > 96 Accord LX
> > 156,000
> > Last week my transmission went out on me completely. Tranny
> > slipping out of gear for a while (but was not sure what was
> > then this past Monday tranny went out on me while driving
> > was not to far from my mechanicís shop) had to crawl over to
> > mechanics shop in 2nd gear with check engine light on. He
> told me I
> > needed a new transmission. Prior to this happening did not
> have one
> > day of problems with this car and have owned the car for 7
> Is this mechanic a Honda specialist? Does he work on Hondas
> every day
> and stay up to date on TSBs, etc? If so, perhaps he is
> correct that
> you need a new tranny. It is also possible that something
> less drastic
> is required.
> In any case, I would not install a used automatic transmission
> into a
> car I planned to keep for any length of time. You have
> absolutely no
> idea how good or bad of a unit you would be getting,
> especially with a
> 10+ year old car. Do you think that the car which went to the
> yard did so with a mint transmission ????? Maybe on a 1-3
> year old car
> you might find a lightly used transmission which is in the
> yard due to
> an accident, but on a 10 year old car most of what you will
> find in the
> wrecking yard are cars which were abused, worn out and
> trashed. Not a
> good source of delicate parts.
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