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post #1 of 26 Old 10-01-2009, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Expected Auto V6 Transmission replacement cost

My 2005 Accord EX-V6 lost it's tranny today - 168,000 miles. What should I expect as a replacement cost?

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Some good indy trans shops maybe able to do it for around $1800-$2000. At the dealer prob. $3500 or so. Did you replace the old trans fluid often?

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Ahh....the question I expected.

The manual says 120,000 for first, then every 60K after that. At about 115,000 I looked on this forum reading everyone saying to not go that long, but how was I to know? I was simply following Honda's rec. So I did it at 120K, then 130K, 140K, and so on.

I have a call into the tranny shop that is well respected and I have used in the past to give me a quote. The car died two miles from the dealer I bought it from, and the guy who helped me push it out of the intersection just happens to work at the dealership in the sales dept. I felt a bit obligated at that point since he pushed me, and gave me a ride!

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Take it to your Honda dealer first so they can reproduce the problem. The transmission failing is not a secret to Honda, it is a common failure.

I have a 2003 Accord EX-V6 Coupe and the auto transmission failed in 2008 with 50,000 miles. I let Honda drive the vehicle for a week so they can reproduce the slipping of gears. Once they did, they replaced the transmission and torque converter free of charge under their goodwill policy, noting "internal failure."

It is a case by case basis, and you do have a lot of miles on the car. However, let Honda do their thing first, you never know, you might get it replaced for free, or at a reduced cost.
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I have the same problem. Mine is a 03 V6 at 118000 miles. Honda said $2800 for a rebuilt. o.O. Don't know what to do now...
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I hope the tranny in my 06 V6 doesnt ever go... If it did however, I would look into sawpping a 6mt into it... Probably be cheaper too

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I hope the tranny in my 06 V6 doesnt ever go... If it did however, I would look into sawpping a 6mt into it... Probably be cheaper too
Probably not at all. When putting in manual trans, you'll need to replace a lot more than just the trans. I would guess new drive shafts because the V6 6speed model is more powerful, or rather has less HP/TQ loss due to the transmission being manual. Also, you'll need a new computer for the car so it will know that you have a manual trans.

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Just my 2 cents, it's better to rebuild rather than get another used one... The used may still have the same part where it is prone to failure...

People say the 05+ tranny are better. I doubt it...
i saw metal shaving a few times when i check my tranny dipstick (currently under 15k miles even though it hit redline a few times)... I will definitely change the fluid + filter this weekend! Those abrasive material deteriorate the fluid as well as the tranny if it was change out late (100k miles)... Honestly, why would honda recommends such a infrequent tranny fluid change interval???

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Well it looks like it's time to send the 05 off to the pasture. Dealer quote for rebuilt tranny is $4450, plus I need tires, struts, alignment. Local trans shop said $2400-2600 plus any internal parts they may come across while doing rebuild.

Total at dealer $7000.
Total at trans shop plus tires/struts/etc $4000

Found an '08 that I will be testing tomorrow.

I wonder what the 05 is worth? Motor in great shape, full 105K service done, oil at every 5K - 168,000 highway miles. I still owe about $3k.
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Wow, I guess you drive a lot! 168k in 4 years.

To be honest, to have a good independent put in a trans from HEC (one of Honda's reman places) would probably be around $3800 or so. The new trans would have at least a 50k mile warranty. (something you can't get from a Honda dealer)

Then if you do buy a set of HFP struts with springs for ~$600 plus about 3 hours of shop labor to put it in, you probably would still not be able to replace the car for that price.

Don't forget if you still owe money on the car, trading it, you lose that and you'll only get half of what its really worth. Selling it with a blown trans....well, you sure won't get what it's really worth. Figure take off what it would cost to replace it.

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Fredsvt,

I owe about 3K, the dealer with the 2008 EX-L V6 is giving me 3K for it - basically I walk away from it. The 08 is about $20K with 40K miles.

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I guess it's an ok deal, with the blown transmission, it's worth about 6k. Had the trans not been gone about 8k or a little more wouldn't be far off. The miles will kill you.

I'd push for a little less for the '08. 20k is a bit high for 40k miles.

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I owe about 3K, the dealer with the 2008 EX-L V6 is giving me 3K for it - basically I walk away from it. The 08 is about $20K with 40K miles.

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An '08 with 40,000 miles???? You would do better finding one with much lower miles...that one is already out of warranty.
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Here is another thread where a guy talked about getting an 08 V6 with 13k on it for $21k private party. Gives you something to compare your deal to.

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Transmission replacement Warranty is a question, if Honda removes and replaces what is their warranty? If an independent removes and replaces what is their warranty. Does Warranty cover both labor and materials or only materials? Always good to find out how installer intends to back up their work. BUT most important question is quality of install. Regards

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