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Yesterday, I bought my first Odyssey. It's a 2003 with 118k on it. It looks and drives quite well.

Unfortunately, the previous owners weren't able to give me good service records, past assuring me that oil changes were on time, the timing belt had been changed, and it hadn't had any transmission difficulties.

So- I'm sure there's an entire list of flushes, changes, inspections, and other maintenance that needs to be done, and some I'm not thinking of. What are the most important items? Which are the ones I'm probably not thinking of?

Thanks everyone, and I'll be around!
 

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Read the "Unofficial 2001 Odyssey Thread" sticky. 3x tranny fluid change and add an external trans cooler & filter. Enjoy the new ride.... ;)
 

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Flush the brake fluid. If it still has the original, it's about 5 years overdue.

Oh, and ... welcome to Odyclub!
 

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Hi! all ody!!!

2002 Odyssey EX Evergreen Pearl in Color & Ivory in Leather w/250K.

Search online for atf filter... I :) see odyclub!!!

Saccramento, CA

good nigth all!
 

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Are you read this? 'Honda Tech line'

Rodent Damage to Knock
Sensor Subharness
Got a ’03–04 Accord V6, a ’99–04 Odyssey, or a
’03–04 Pilot in your shop with a DTC P0325
(knock sensor circuit malfunction), a TCS DTC 31
[engine retard command (PFINH)]), or both? The
problem could be rodent damage to the knock
sensor harness.
Rodents (rats, mice, squirrels, etc.) are naturalborn
gnawers, and if one happens to climb up
inside the engine compartment under the intake
manifold (hey, it’s a nice, cozy spot to hang out),
there’s a juicy knock sensor harness for the taking.
If the subharness makes the menu, you’ll need to
replace it with this part:
Accord V6: P/N 30531-RCA-A00
H/C 7134133
Odyssey, Pilot: P/N 30531-P8F-A00
H/C 5878327
 

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scheduled maintenance

Some scheduled maintenance items are
independent of the maintenance minder system.
The brake fluid should be replaced every 3 years,
the idle speed should be inspected every
160,000 miles, and the valves adjusted if they’re
noisy.
And there are driving situations where a few
maintenance items deviate from the maintenance
minder system. These items are affected:
• Air filters - the air cleaner element and dust
and pollen filter should be replaced every
15,000 miles if you drive the vehicle often in
areas that are regularly dusty or dirty (high
concentration of soot from industry or dieselpowered
vehicles).
• ATF - the ATF should be replaced every
20,000 miles.
• Timing belt (if equipped) - the timing belt
should be replaced every 60,000 miles if you
drive the vehicle often in areas that commonly
have temperatures above 110°F or below
-20°F.
Keep in mind, only a small percentage of vehicle
owners are actually involved in these driving
situations. All other vehicle owners should follow
the maintenance minder system.
 

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Has the timing belt service been done? Don't forget spark plugs, water pump, tensioner(s), belts, and coolant.

Engine air filter and ac cabin filter are probably due.

Drain and refill tranny fluid 3x. Repeat at next oil change if fluid you first drain is unusually dark or stinky. Wouldn't hurt to change tranny filter also.

Check motor/tranny mounts. I bet at least one needs changing.

Brake pads and rotors check. Flush brake fluid.

PS Fluid flush is probably a good idea also.

Look for leaking struts and shocks.

All I can think of this early! Good luck!
 

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Timing belt is every 105,000 miles as per service manual. Anti freeze should also have been done at 105,000.
 

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’99–04 Odyssey

A description of the problem on V6 auto trannies, acceleration Gear ratios... Stop and Go... Auto shifting to the next higher or lower gear in a close-ratio tranny causes small changes in engine speeds. Bad Rubber mounts on XXX can cause the gears to grind... "2nd - 3rd ~ 3rd - 2nd" States having a Whines or Whistles about 2000 ~ 2500 RPM at low speeds... 15 - xx MPH (good conditions: RPM below 1500 ~ 2000 RPM when fix with a good A/T)

Keep in mind, any of the conditions below could also cause the A/T gears to grind...

If, states having a possible exhaust noise or rattle heard more so at low speeds...


PERFORM MULTI POINT INSPECTION

Engine - Trannies - Muffler mounts, 'all Rubber Mounts must inspection'.

Also:

Supension 'rear shocks leaking and states rear brakes worn noisy times, replaced brakes pad + re-surfaced rotors'.
Broken Alternator Bracket or Bracket Mounting Bolt. Make sure mounting bolt was cross-threaded or it wasn’t , to spec where the stress on the alternator bracket or its mounting bolt...
Monitors need to new A/Tz 'perform with news Muffler install'
REC CUST to DRIVE and MONITOR ***15K-M***


***15K-M *** MONITORS NEWs A/Tz
50800-S0X-a04 FRONT ENGINE, MOUNTING = 1
43022-S0X-A01 PAD SET, RR = 1
52610-S0X-A04 SHOCK ABORBER, REAR = 2
18215-S0X-A01 MUFFLER RUBBER, MOUNTING = 1
18215-S0X-A51 MUFFLER RUBBER, MOUNTING = 4
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
Thanks everyone! Now I've got a whole weekend worth of work lined up. Yesterday I changed the oil, air filter, and cabin filter.

nwf_snake- how can I tell if the motor mounts are bad? Do they obviously crack, or is it more subtle?

Davidng- how can I tell if the muffler mounts are bad? Just old and hard looking?
 
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