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Hi guys, I am new to this thread. Like many others, I have a 03 accord v6 with a bum transmission. I have bought a new tranny from H&A transmissions in Edmonton AB. They rebuild the and fix the issues that honda has with the tranny. It comes with a 3 yr 100,00 KM warranty. from what I have heard/read, these are great guys and they do wonders for the not so good tranny.

I have done quite a bit of work on vehicles in the past, and am really considering doing the tranny swap in my garage. Im really hoping that some of you guys might have some pointers or suggestions before i tackle this project. if anyone has done this and has a "step by step" of the process that would be a tremendous help.

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You are a brave man. I don't pull apart the engine/transmission, but I can tell you that ERICTHECARGUY on YouTube has transmission rebuild/take apart videos. You can check him out and see if it helps any.


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It is a lot of work, but nothing that can't be handled in a garage with basic tools. I replaced the clutch in my V6 6-speed last year and I did everything all by myself except for lifting the tranny and re-mating it with the engine. A second person for another set of hands/eyes was invaluable for this somewhat tedious/tricky step. Other than that it is just a matter of following the steps in the Factory Service Manual. And if you are seriously considering doing this yourself, getting the manual is a MUST. Even at the ~$75 or so for the FSM and V6 supplement, you'll still save a TON of money versus paying a shop to do this for you, and you'll learn a lot along the way. Good luck!
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One of the forum users rebuilt his trans not that long ago and I believe there was some discussion on removal options.

There was a thread from a few years back (another forum) with lots of pictures of a mechanic doing this - If I can find it I'll post the link. Glad you found a rebuilder who does all the modifications, sounds like a better warranty than some other trans shops.

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One of the forum users rebuilt his trans not that long ago and I believe there was some discussion on removal options.

There was a thread from a few years back (another forum) with lots of pictures of a mechanic doing this - If I can find it I'll post the link. Glad you found a rebuilder who does all the modifications, sounds like a better warranty than some other trans shops.
Thanks for the info guys. If you are able to find that link that would be awesome. I'll post lots of pics as I go. Hoping to start the project next week
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Get the factory service manual (Helm). Even the best how-to thread or video will leave things out like torque specs etc. The service manual doesn't leave anything out.

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That rebuild thread was from member "74f100" and his name is Jim. Nice guy, lots of pics, stones of steel for the rebuild. Hope this helps but again, get the manual!

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Ha ha, I just remembered member "crackerteg"'s comment about automatic transmissions- "It's all voodoo".
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The tranny showed up to my house today, and I went and picked up a repair manual. Going to do some reading this weekend and hopefully start this project early next week. Will post as many pics as I can. Thanks guys
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So how much was the H&A transmission? If this happens to me, I will probably do the same thing. Good luck

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The tranny showed up to my house today, and I went and picked up a repair manual. Going to do some reading this weekend and hopefully start this project early next week. Will post as many pics as I can. Thanks guys

Here is an old link (2009) that may be of some value.



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So how much was the H&A transmission? If this happens to me, I will probably do the same thing. Good luck
The transmission was $2450 Canadian including shipping. I thought it was very reasonable. And one of the few companies I found that actually fix the issues with the tranny. They were awesome to deal with.
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Thanks! That will definitely be helpful
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The transmission was $2450 Canadian including shipping. I thought it was very reasonable. And one of the few companies I found that actually fix the issues with the tranny. They were awesome to deal with.
What are the issue with the tranny and what years does it effect?
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What are the issue with the tranny and what years does it effect?
This should tell you more than you want to know. IMO, some last, and some don't.


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You will need the service manual and it's a real pain in the butt if you don't have a lift because you need to drop the front subframe + front suspension fork + exhaust A-pipe. If you have a second car and can take your time on this, try it and take pictures to let us know how it goes.

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