Was that the only reason for the replacement? I regularly experience this kind of rumble as well, but did not consider it worth complaining. Is that so serious?<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by gfawkes:
1. '01 Ody went into Honda last week to get tranny replaced. Problem was low rumble at 1500RPM/50MPH that many of you complained about. Yes, it is now fixed.
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TheNance:
We have had 2 transmission replacements on our '00 Ody, at 2 different dealerships. Both times, when we got the car back, the steering wheel was off center, to the right. My understanding is that it isn't exactly a problem with the wheel alignment. I think the mechanic said it has something to do with "adjusting the beam".
We've put about 4K on the current tranny. Seems quiet and smooth. Fingers crossed.</font>
I agree, I had the steering wheel off center after my tranny was replaced for the 1500RPM/50MPH rumble.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by accordian:
I think the reason they can't seem to get the steering wheel straight is that they don't sit behind the wheel to center it, they lean in through the driver's window. If you haven't noticed, the steering wheel on the Ody isn't parallel to the dash. The right side is closer to the driver than the left. They are all this way, it's just the way the vehicle is designed. When you lean in through the window the center the wheel, it may look centered, but from the driver's perspective it is off to the right. To correct this on any car with rack and pinion steering, they simply lengthen the left tie rod and shorten the right by an equal amount. The steering wheel being crooked in and of itself will not affect alignment or tire wear. Something else would have to be off, like caster, camber, or total toe to do that. It's just a nuisance.</font>