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Old 06-09-2019, 08:22 PM
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How-to: Tear Down and Rebuild 2002 Honda Odyssey Transmission

My name is Bruce. A friend at Odyclub.com told me that someone at the acurazine forums told him about the NHTSA report detailing the results of their findings on the automatic transmissions for the TL 3.2L engine. That person told me specifically what that report said were the causes of all these transmission failures which should include the MDX. Our 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey transmissions are nearly identical to your TL. Accords, Civics, and Pilots are also included with these transmission problems. I took what he told me and made a massive video about it. I'll save you the trouble but if you look at the video description it links to my 2 articles about which parts are causing the transmission to fail and the solution I found.
https://www.odyclub.com/threads/quic...ission.353519/

https://www.odyclub.com/threads/foun...roblem.352145/

This is a massive 25 part (give or take) video series. It will get better at around part 5 or 6 so if you are patient it will be worth it. Explains all you ever wanted to know about our transmissions. I'll update this thread when I release new videos.
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Also make sure you watch in the highest quality setting: 1080p

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Also for those wondering why I would post this Odyssey rebuild video on an Acura forum, it's because the NHTSA conducted the tests on an Acura engine AND the transmission failures include these models which includes Acuras. this means all these transmissions are similar designs so this video would show concepts that are similar to all of them:

2002-04 Odyssey
2003–04 Pilot
2001–02 Acura MDX
2003–04 Accord V-6
2000–04 Acura 3.2 TL
2001–03 Acura 3.2 CL

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Part 6

Part 7

Also part 13 will be one of the most important parts, it talks and shows the thrust needle bearing for 3rd clutch for the 5 speed. for 4 speed auto transmissions you will need to grind out the thrust washer for 2nd clutch yourself. the links for the 2 articles I wrote explain it
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omg, just realized my math is way off. I'm halfway through to editing and on part 20 and there's still half the videos left to edit, so there must be a part 40 or so. I don't know what went wrong with the math, unless I forgot to add the videos from the 2nd hard drive. uploading at about 1Mbps 24/7 gets me about 2 videos upload in 24 hours, that's if the youtube uploader doesn't freeze which it does constantly.each video about 5 or 5.5 GB, 30 - 35 mins each. omg I think I will be working on this for 1 more month. editing take 15-40 mins each, 1.5 hours to render the video in videopad free maybe 12 hours to upload it. 5 months shooting the rebuild videos, 11 months including the removal and reinstall of the transaxle. video taping the removal. the uploading takes way longer than the editing which is already a long time
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Um, wow.
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are these videos interesting or helpful? just curious, nobody has given me any feedback except a handful of thumbs up on youtube, which I'm grateful for
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I meant to say it shows the thrust WASHER for 3rd clutch for the 5 speed transmission, not the bearing, although I was told the needle bearing is also a culprit in the transmission failures so replace the washer with the updated new design. replace the bearing too, but the bearing I do not think there is a new design

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Also part 13 will be one of the most important parts, it talks and shows the thrust needle bearing for 3rd clutch for the 5 speed. for 4 speed auto transmissions you will need to grind out the thrust washer for 2nd clutch yourself. the links for the 2 articles I wrote explain it
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are these videos interesting or helpful? just curious, nobody has given me any feedback except a handful of thumbs up on youtube, which I'm grateful for
Not that I drive an automatic of any sort, Honda/Acura or otherwise, but I absolutely think your video series is (or at least will be) extremely helpful to folks. The thing is, it is the rare individual who will be rebuilding their own unit, so it may be a while before someone follows your instructions.

FWIW, just for kicks and grins, I've often thought I'd enjoy buying a failed transmission and upgrading/rebuilding it. If/when I do that I'll certainly take a hard look at your videos.
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Thanks man. yeah I've been told not many people do this, but even if it's not helpful, at least people can find it fascinating taking a look at all the parts inside and stuff
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Not that I drive an automatic of any sort, Honda/Acura or otherwise, but I absolutely think your video series is (or at least will be) extremely helpful to folks. The thing is, it is the rare individual who will be rebuilding their own unit, so it may be a while before someone follows your instructions.

FWIW, just for kicks and grins, I've often thought I'd enjoy buying a failed transmission and upgrading/rebuilding it. If/when I do that I'll certainly take a hard look at your videos.
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Part 10

Part 11

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Part 13 (an important part)

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