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I feel that it shifts hard into the gears but once I'm going it drives like a dream. I read that this year Honda Odds have tranny problems should I get a new tranny or go with a reputable rebuilder? I also read that on a website that some tranny rebuilders add something to an existing tranny to make it stronger then the manufacturer. Is this possible?

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Experienced mechanics share their insights in answering this question :
The answer to your question about going with a new transmission or getting it rebuilt is a common question. The answer is that you most likely will only be able to get a rebuilt transmission and not a new one anyway. A re-builder may not use good quality parts to save money and an independent repair shop may not give as good as a warranty as a re-manufactured part. You will have to check into both to see which one will give you the best price with the best warranty.

Either way the job will cost thousands to get fixed and you may decide the vehicle is too old to get fixed. Before condemning the vehicle have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose the transmission problem to see if it really needs a transmission overhaul.

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A 3.5-liter, 210-hp (premium unleaded gasoline), 24-valve V-6 engine and 4-speed automatic transmission are standard on both Odyssey models.
10-Speed Automatic Transmission.
The 1995 Honda Odyssey

One of the key downfalls of the Odysseys of 1995 was transmission failure. Once the car hit 100,000 miles, the transmission started to fail and ultimately gave out, resulting in a total repair.

The Engine Number is stamped into the engine block. The Transmission Number is on a label on top of the transmission.
Automatic/Semi-automatic transmissions.
You can find your vehicle`s transmission on your window sticker. It will be listed under Vehicle Description on top of the window sticker.
Although a CVT transmission is eternally beneficial, some Honda models do not have it. The list would include Honda Pilot, Passport, Odyssey, and Ridgeline. These aren`t provided with CVT.
What Years Did the Honda Odyssey Have Transmission Problems? The second-generation Honda Odysseys produced between 1999-2005 are most plagued by transmission problems. Model years 2002-2004 were recalled for damaged cooling systems and complete transmission replacement after 15,000 miles.
The best years of the Honda Odyssey are: 2015-2018, 2012-2013, 2009-2010, and 2004. The years you should absolutely avoid are: 2001-2003, 2005-2008, 2011, and 2014. Most issues are related to hiccups in first-year production of new powertrains.
Check the automatic transmission fluid level (with the engine off and the car on level ground) with the dipstick in the right end of the transmission housing. Remove the dipstick and wipe it off. Insert the dipstick, remove it again, and read the fluid level. The fluid level should be between the upper and lower marks.
Honda Odyssey Transmission Fluid

If you don`t routinely change your fluids at least every 30,000 miles or so, you may find that your Honda Odyssey transmission will slip.

The next six digits to check (positions 4-9) are the vehicle descriptor section. Numbers 4 through 8 describe the car with such information as the model, body type, restraint system, transmission type and engine code.
Discovering if your car has a CVT can be difficult by just looking at the shift lever, and pedal arrangement may be identical to an automatic transmission. A few keys to look for would be a lack of shift points while driving and the type of transmission fluid that is recommended for your car.
Are All Honda Transmissions the Same? There are differences between the transmission of Honda. Even you will find transmission differences in the same series of Honda cars. Furthermore, the Honda transmissions are quite different from other manufacturers.
The Honda I-SHIFT is a 6-speed automated manual transmission (a type of transmission with a hydraulic computer-controlled clutch).
Another way to look for transmission problems is to hold down the brake pedal with one foot while stepping on the gas pedal with the other foot so you can rev up the engine. Make sure the parking brake is on during this time, and don`t rev the car for longer than a few seconds.
Audi, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, and Toyota all make their own CVTs. Nissan owns a controlling interest in JATCO, the firm that supplies 49 percent of the world`s gear-free transmissions to Chrysler, GM, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki.
A Honda Automatic Transmission is different than almost all other automobile manufacturers, because they do not have planetary gears. Instead, they are similar to manual transmissions, since they have individual gears that are on parallel axels.
All Odyssey models come with a 3.5 L J35Y6 V6 that makes 280 hp (210 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 262 lb⋅ft (355 N⋅m) of torque at 4,700 rpm.
Some other things to look out for are that some cars have CVT written on the transmission dipstick. Others even have a CVT badge on the car. Often, there will be no 3,2,1 on the gearshift gate, with only P, N and D. If buying from a dealer, ask the question and they are obliged to tell you.
Many Honda Odyssey owners are reporting necessary transmission replacement at around 160,000 to 180,000 miles.
Some transmissions can live over 10,000 miles, and others can last over 200,000 miles. Always keep in mind that routine maintenance plays a big role when it comes to the lifespan of your Honda transmission.
If you want the capability of the LX, plus seating for eight, upgraded tech, styling, and Honda Sensing active safety technology, then the EX is suited for you.
The Honda Odyssey has 280hp, created from its 3.5 Liter V6 engine, which also develops 262 lb-ft of torque. Like earlier vehicles, the Odyssey routes all of the power through its front wheels, giving it high levels of power while retaining impressive fuel efficiency.

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ANSWER : The answer to your question about going with a new transmission or getting it rebuilt is a common question. The answer is that you most likely will only be able to get a rebuilt transmission and not a new one anyway. A re-builder may not use good quality parts to save money and an independent repair shop may not give as good as a warranty as a re-manufactured part. You will have to check into both to see which one will give you the best price with the best warranty.

Either way the job will cost thousands to get fixed and you may decide the vehicle is too old to get fixed. Before condemning the vehicle have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose the transmission problem to see if it really needs a transmission overhaul.

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