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My '03 with 78k miles threw a P0730 transmission code a few weeks ago. I took it to the dealer today for a second opinion (the original shop cleared the code and told me I need a new transmission, but it is shifting very rough and missing gear changes).

The dealer's report:
- new tranny - $5k
- ABS pump is throwing an error code - $1,200
- broken engine mount - $500
- needs a timing belt - $800

Total: $7,500 give or take a few hundred.

Do these prices seem right? My wife wants to fix this one since she loves it, i'm leaning more toward seeing what I can get on a trade and getting either a new Odyssey or a new Sienna. These are the first problems we've had with the van (though it needs about $1,500 in body work too from hitting a wall in a parking garage).

Any advice is appreciated.
 

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If you look around the forum for 99-04 Odysseys, a lot of people went with jasper or gator with a lot of success. Not only they are cheaper than replacing from Honda, they come with tranny cooler and such. If I were you, I would check out those companies first since they have good reviews from the forum members.
 

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If you look around the forum for 99-04 Odysseys, a lot of people went with jasper or gator with a lot of success. Not only they are cheaper than replacing from Honda, they come with tranny cooler and such. If I were you, I would check out those companies first since they have good reviews from the forum members.
thanks, yeah I did find a local shop that handles Jasper. My thought is that i'll see what Honda will do for me first then figure out what i'm going to do.
 

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You should be able to get the tranny done for around $4k from an independent. Make sure they come recommended from someone and have done Odyssey tranny's before. The engine mount price seems about right if done without anything else being done, but with a new tranny it shouldn't be that much. You don't need to do the timing belt until 100k miles, make sure they replace the water pump at the same time (adds ~$100). Don't know about the ABS pump, get a second opinion for sure.
 

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thanks for the response. They said 7/100 for the timing belt replacement, the van is at 7.5 years, 78k
 
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