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Hey everyone.

Need some basics on my used 2004 Honda Odyssey 108,000.

I was told by the dealership it would need the timing belt services, spark plugs and possibly the trans fluid flushed. I was told also that this model there is no filter on the trans. Is this true.
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Also agree with what they said, and NO flushing the transmisson. And it might not hurt to have the brake fluid drained and replaced if that was not done every three years. Also, did the trans cooling jet get added during the recall years ago? Only some of the 2004s were recalled, so maybe it did not include yours.
 

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don't forget the valve adjustment... check the motor mounts

Another thing suggested by Honda, is to check, and adjust if necessary, the valve lash.

I just did my "105k" service this past weekend (and the trans filter too)...


I also replaced the motor mounts (front and side). I was starting to get some harsh shifting and vibration, and sure enough, both mounts were torn with some fluid leaking... I could actually move the engine pretty easily BY HAND...

Much smoother now...


I know Honda says "no flush", but they a lso say "no servicable filter"...

Why does anybody think a "flush" is a bad idea????

The flush is usually not a "power" flush, its just a replacement of fluid while the trans is running, using the transmissions own pump to pump out the old fluid and suck in the fresh fluid...

So, why do some think this is bad, or any worse than a drain and fill, or replacing the filter than Honda doesn't want replaced???
 

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My Honda dealer calls it a "flush" too so, I'm not sure why others say it's bad either. You would think the dealer would know what's best for the tranny. Mine has 130K and is still on the origional tranny too. Other stuff is falling apart (lately, the a/c compressor) but the engine and tranny are fine!
As for valve lash, I felt the engine was running fine so why bother? Plugs and TB (+tensioner and w-pump) OTOH are necessary (unfortunatly and not cheep) .
 

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Thanks

Thanks everyone for your response. This 2004 Odyssey EXL is clean, clean, clean. I am always suspect to no service history. Once the timing, tensioner,
belts, tranny drain and spark plugs everything being equal it should run OK.
So far it runs quiet and smooth on the open highway. My gas mileage is much better than the 2002 Buick Rendevous any day.
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