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I am hoping this thread will be an area for those to post feedback on their experiences with remanufactured Honda Odyssey transmissions that are NOT the ones purchased through Honda. Based on what I have read it seems as if Honda's remanufactured Ody transmissions fail even faster than the original ones.

I have heard other remanufactured Ody trannys such as Jasper, Level10, etc but not alot of feedback on their longevity.

So if you went another route instead of the Honda reman Ody trannys please post the company, warranty terms and any feedback on longevity. I know I will need another tranny soon and I don't have alot of confidence in the remanufactured Honda ones the local Honda dealer is putting it.

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There are some rare shops that will drop your Ody tranny and rebuild, but there are none that stock a rebuilt unit for quick installation.

Honda replacements come with a warrenty and they often give you a little good will ($$$) help if the failure is a bit premature.
 

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The warranty on the replaced tranny is only 12 mo/12k miles. Unless you paid for part of the replacement cost, then it bumps up to 3 yr/36k miles.
 

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I bought my 01 used with 58K miles on it. Transaxle failed in 2005 with 68 K miles. I didn't know about the class action then, and a locally owned transmission shop offered me a better price than the Honda dealer so I went with them.

The reman'd transaxle has lasted for 5 years and 125K miles so far (193K on the car). No signs of trouble yet, knock wood. I take it back to the shop that installed it for a flush-and-fill with Honda fluid every 30K. I know that a lot of posters on this site say flush-and-fill = bad and we should only do the drain 3/add 3 thing, but it seems to work for me.

I don't know who actually did the remanufacture. I did have to wait a week for the transaxle to come in.
 

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WOW!

This is excellent mileage on a remanufactured tranny for the Odyssey. You probably wouldn't want to call them and ask them where they got the tranny from would you? Ok...I guess that is asking alot but this is awesome on a remanufactured Odyssey tranny.

I asked this earlier in the post but would anyone like to share their experience with a Jasper or some other company's rebuld/reman?

I am honestly happy for you because so many get nailed over and over again by remanufactured Odyssey trannys.
 

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New member here. First post even though I became member awhile ago. I have a 2000 LX Ody.

We've had a Jasper tranny since last June, after 2nd Honda tranny started to go (Honda goodwilled the first replacement, van was just over the 109K mileage threshold). The guy said it was getting difficult to get Honda transmissions at this point (this was at a Honda dealer). Anyway, he recommended a Jasper transmission and after doing a bit of internet research we went for it. Cost us close to $4000, which from what I've been reading recently, is on the high side. (Being 4 hrs from home when this all happened obviously limited our options.) But we definitely like the 3yr/100k warranty that came with it. We're almost 14000 miles into it and have had zero issues thus far. At that rate, we'd blow past the 36K warranty we would have gotten with a Honda tranny.
 

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It is outrageous that the industry puts out transmissions that won't even go 100,000 miles. My 1966 Mustang went 190,000 miles over 30+ years on the original transmission. I only rebuilt it then because I decided to do a total restoration. Old Hydra-Matics also did well

So much for modern technology. They have improved transmissions so they now fail just out of warranty and cost more to rebuild that the vehicle is worth. Great planning. Now they can sell you a new vehicle.
 

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It is outrageous that the industry puts out transmissions that won't even go 100,000 miles. My 1966 Mustang went 190,000 miles over 30+ years on the original transmission. I only rebuilt it then because I decided to do a total restoration. Old Hydra-Matics also did well

So much for modern technology. They have improved transmissions so they now fail just out of warranty and cost more to rebuild that the vehicle is worth. Great planning. Now they can sell you a new vehicle.
agreed. from doing a lot of reading there seems to be a lot of trans that are failing early these days. new models from ford, hyundai, kia all seem to have issues. hondas? hopefully the 2011 models have sorted things out. makes me think mfgs rushed production to try and get better fuel economy but sacrificed the life of the tranny to get it
 

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I hear you. I also have an '06 Accord and had zero interest in an automatic, partly b/c of the Ody (and 6th gen Accord) problems. So we went with the with the 5sp (I4) and it's been good.
 

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1999 ex with 188k just got Gatorized. Honda replaced first trans at 111k under warranty (I bought it used in 2003 with 95k on it, nice that Honda takes care of their customers). The trans started to act up with the colder weather in late November. Long run out in 1st gear when cold, OK when warm. Developed a high pitched whine when I started the engine. Slammed into gear when shifting to reverse. Gator diagnosed the trans and confirmed replacement was necessary. Replaced trans, added cooler, replaced rt frnt ball joint and tie rod, replaced left and right trans mounts and front and rear engine mounts, also replaced rear engine seal ( was leaking oil), performed 4 wheel alignment and finally added external trans filter. All work cost less than $2500 USD. 2 year / 24k warranty. Will be taking it back to Gator for 500 mile check up in a week or two. If I get 6 months out of it, I figure I break even with what a new car payment would be. Anything more, I'm ahead of the game. Will let you know how things work out.​
 
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