We are new 1999 Odyssey owners, and bought this van with something wrong in the tranny, but for $400.00 I couldn't pass the van up even though it had 256,000 kms on it. It has the bang into reverse after moving just a few feet, and sometimes grinding when reverse is engaged. We have broken motor mounts also, so some of what I feel is from those, but why it is engaging late is what I am going to try to figure out. It drives fine forward, only reverse was the problem that I could tell. I am going to take out the tranny next week, and take it apart. The tranny fluid was never changed since the last owners had it for 140,000 kms, it is very dark and burnt smelling. I expect plugged screens and worn clutches. Just waiting for the shop manual to arrive that explains abit about the tranny.
Do any of you know where reverse gets its pressure from, or what area's of the transmission would control reverse gear, and the not so quick engagement? Is it all controled in the reverse servo and probably just clogged or sticking valves causing this?
Where is the best place to buy a complete rebuild kit and parts from?
I am going to dissasemble everything and evaluate each part before ordering anything for it. Any tricks to get more fluid flow to the 3rd gear drum cause I have read abit about how it is lacking fluid flow?
How much does broken engine mounts play into shift linkage alignment and reverse gear engageing?
Thanks for any input or advice you might have