Any experience with H&A Transmissions in SoCal?

Old 07-05-2019, 12:11 PM
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Any experience with H&A Transmissions in SoCal?

I have a 2g TL with 200k a sick trans. I know many here have been happy with the AV6 swap, but before I go that route I want to take a good look at replacing/rebuilding the existing trans.

A very knowledgeable local indy honda repair shop recommends replacing my existing trans with a rebuilt unit from H&A Transmissions. The trans would have a 3-yr/unlim miles warranty which includes the labor to R&R the unit in the event of a warranty repair.

Does anybody here have any first-hand experience with H&A? I like that they are a Honda/Acura trans specialist, and I like the 3-yr warranty.

But I thought I'd ask here to see what the group knows about them.

Again, I am aware of the AV6 swap option, and there are many threads dealing with that.

But in this thread I'm just asking about experience with H&A Transmissions.

Thanks in advance! This board has been a phenomenal resource over the years and I'm hoping someone here has experience with H&A rebuilds.
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:30 PM
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Lol...guaranteeing the stock transmission in this car reminds me of the scene from Tommy Boy about guarantees; check it out sometime if you're not familiar.

I have no experience with them; but if I was willing to pay extra to have someone do my transmission I'd too research as much as possible.

While reviews (typically) don't favor this business, the video below shows that they appear to be very focused on rebuilding Honda and Acura transmissions and I would imagine that they do it quite well compared to most other shops. I'd guess that the bad reviews could be attributed to many things here: other unknown failure points in a customers vehicle; or perhaps the inherit flaws in the transmissions that cause them to fail quickly (hence the tommy boy reference).

Hope this helps...tried really hard to steer clear of the AV6 topic
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My understanding is the latest top-quality rebuild kits for the H5 transmission bring them all up to the AV6/BAYA engineering build. If you're going to go with a rebuilt (more likely a remanufactured) unit, then other than cost, there is, in theory at least, no benefit from going down the AV6 rabbit hole.
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Thanks for your thoughts everyone.

It looks like the best technical solution is the H&A option... also the most costly.

I've had the car since new, and and it is in excellent shape other than the trans. Tires, brakes, timing belt, water pump, strums etc were all done in the last 3 or 4 years, so I am hoping the car has some life in it.

As my dad used to say, “you pay your money and you take your choice”.....

This board is a marvelous resource — thanks to all for your help.
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