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Old 03-25-2014, 05:16 PM
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by nokkieny View Post
Pretty sure its past the point of no return, 20k miles ago I installed a cooler, inline filter, switches, 3x3 flush and 1x3 flush (redline racing/d4) 2-3 times since, also just did the switches again. Maybe the maintenance I have done is sustaining it, but don't feel like there is anything else I can do.
The weird thing is its not getting worse, possibly a bit better than some point in the past.
Another odd thing is one time I lost first gear and it shifted perfectly, just happened once randomly.

What symptoms did your failing slowly have?
I had crazy harsh shifts for about 10k, abit of stuttering and finally on the highway it completely slipped out of gear and wouldn't accelerate, gave me the code P0741 right then and there
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:59 AM
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About 2 years ago my 07 3.2L auto tranny went out around 45k. This was about 3k after switching to Redline's racing ATF (Type F). Tranny was rebuilt and at about 76k now with Redlines D4 running through the Acura reman tranny.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:48 PM
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About 2 years ago my 07 3.2L auto tranny went out around 45k. This was about 3k after switching to Redline's racing ATF (Type F). Tranny was rebuilt and at about 76k now with Redlines D4 running through the Acura reman tranny.
45k?? jesus, thats a new record
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:57 PM
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TE=DrTynanol;14948487]45k?? jesus, thats a new record[/QUOTE]

Yup! Just a record breaker here!! Lol
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:05 AM
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45k?? jesus, thats a new record
There have been many with lower miles that have gone out. That mileage and sooner was almost common with the 2G TL.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:02 PM
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Original transmission dead at 165,000. Did 3x3 every with every 3rd or 4th engine oil change after 14,000 miles. Never changed the 3rd and 4th pressure switches.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:20 PM
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'05 with 5AT tran @133,500km's.. just ordered my 3&4 pressure sensors for the tranny. hope to have them in by tuesday and installed by then too. No fails yet but I have noticed a slow shift into 3rd. not huge in gap shift but its there and its pissing me off haha. Gonna change the filter and trans oil when i do the sensors. We'll see how it all pans out after all said and done.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:01 AM
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04 @~30k didn't fail, but was making shutter on 2nd going to 3rd on cold start. replaced under warranty
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:01 AM
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There have been many with lower miles that have gone out. That mileage and sooner was almost common with the 2G TL.
Indeed. I remember looking through the tranny failure thread in the 2G forum and saw a guy in 2005 who claimed to go through 10 transmissions in one year on his '03 TL-S.

I'm actually thinking about upgrading from a 2G to a 3G, and while I know the transmissions are a lot more reliable than the 2000-03 models, it's a shame to hear the even after the Odyssey/Accord/Prelude/TL/Pilot/MDX fiasco in the late 90s and early 00s, Honda still couldn't get their act together by the mid 2000s. Don't want transmission headache. I guess Honda A/Ts have always been slush boxes.

I wonder how their new A/Ts are. (Not talking about the CVT).

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Old 02-09-2017, 11:26 PM
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Bringing this back from the dead, I'm still on my 2nd tranny at 94k, but I worry all the time that it could go out with no notice.

Any new tranny failures? What miles? Any reman tranny failures?
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:05 AM
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I had mine pop at 196K Miles. Original trans to my knowledge. Bought at 141k
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:28 AM
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^^Assuming it was on the 2005?
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:38 PM
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^^Assuming it was on the 2005?
yes
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:01 PM
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Maybe this is common knowledge here, but maybe not. Anyway, if you don't know, Honda has a fundamentally different approach to automatic transmissions than the rest of the world.

For a layman's explanation, check out this: https://forums.edmunds.com/discussio...-design-unique

And this: These transmissions need to quit their whining | Search Autoparts

The short story is the design requires smaller clutch packs that are more susceptible to wear because... well, they're smaller.

Not sure if this data is helpful, but it might offer some insight to those not in the know.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:55 PM
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My transmission made it to 157,200 miles, clutch sprag failed. Had it rebuilt and an aftermarket cooler installed. Unfortunately the shop didn't check the new cooler lines, transmission failed after about 62k miles. Went to a different shop, he found packing material in the cooling lines, removed it all, flushed them to be sure. Rebuilt the transmission and used the TransLab shift kit. Shifts great now. Currently at 228,500 miles.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:29 AM
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Original 2006 owner and AT currently is at 115K miles with no issue. 1X Honda ATF changes at 60K, 90K and 115K miles. 3 and 4 switches changed at 100K. Planning to do 1X Honda ATF changes every two years, about every 15K miles. So far so good.
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by yzmuddereffer View Post
Maybe this is common knowledge here, but maybe not. Anyway, if you don't know, Honda has a fundamentally different approach to automatic transmissions than the rest of the world.

For a layman's explanation, check out this: https://forums.edmunds.com/discussio...-design-unique

And this: These transmissions need to quit their whining Search Autoparts

The short story is the design requires smaller clutch packs that are more susceptible to wear because... well, they're smaller.

Not sure if this data is helpful, but it might offer some insight to those not in the know.
the main problem with the 5AT before the 2007 Accord version was a lack of lubrication. the oiling passages were too small and the 2/3 shift was murder on the fluid. If you want a detailed breakdown see the 2nd gen thread. Acura kept tweaking with it by making small changes here and there like PCM reprogramming to limit power but the biggest one came when they redesigned the case with better oiling passages.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:15 PM
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failed at 99k :/
failed again with it rebuilt from a reputable shop at 140k. Gonna swap it and trade it in to buy a honda fit manual. LOL these are sad times folks.
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:30 PM
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Still going strong with Type-F change early in life of car

Original 2006 owner with 99,847 miles with no AT issues (just replaced timing belt this weekend)
  • 22k (changed 3/2009) - Z1
  • 38k (9/2010) - Redline type-F - 3QTs & .5 Z1
  • 54k (2/2013) - Redline type-F - 3Qts & .5 Z1 + sensors

I'll wait until the oil change after 105K to change out ATF and filter. I have some new DW-1 and Type-F in stock for that. I'm thinking this time going with 2.5 DW1 and 1QT Type-F for next change.

Transmission shifts great but it does scare me a little bit for next ATF change.

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Old 04-14-2019, 09:23 PM
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2004 I got 06.2018 w 122k, I'm 3rd owner. Did the 3X w Z-1 I think --from WM after a few months plus switches. Felt the shutter. bought switches on Amazon, $60 or $70 delivered. One switch failed after a couple of months - Drive light started flashing. Ordered 2 new switches from OEM Acura Parts, $125 delivered. Learned a lesson there, but got Amazon to refund me 2 months after their return date expired !!! Car doing fine now so far at 130K. B
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238k miles. owned car since 99k miles. in over 6 years

130k, car shifted slow into third and did switches and 1x3 redline d4. felt perfect

180k car shifted little slow again, did switches and 3x3 redline d4

235k car was doing some weird down shift or slow shift, 1x3, and pressure switches--shifted better. now have a slow/weird shift every other day.

tranny seems to be giving me signs it wants to quit.
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:33 PM
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2005 base model with 253K. I first noticed some odd behavior with the AT in 2011 at around 110K miles. After reading pretty much all the relevant threads here, I switched over to Red Line racing fluid, doing 3-4 swaps over a couple months. I also changed to switches in 2011 and again in 2018. Later changed to a mix of racing/RL D4 in varying proprtion (using up bottles, etc.) No issues yet, as far as I know. 8-)

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Oh, and I do a 1x3 more or less yearly now...
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