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Cave Johnson
10-10-2011, 03:46 PM
On my 2003 Acura CL-S. As you can see from the attached link, they're badly designed and were extended to 109K miles based on a class suit. Mine had 136K, so I'm left with negotiating with Acura to get part of the cost "goodwilled".

http://cl.acurazine.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=55

Fingers crossed they'll at least go 75/25.

Bugeater
10-10-2011, 04:06 PM
Huh, that's surprising because I read on chiefsplanet.com that Japanese cars are the bestest ever and never break down.

mnchiefsguy
10-10-2011, 04:07 PM
That sucks. All I can say is best of luck in dealing with Acura and hopefully you get a fair deal.

Cave Johnson
10-10-2011, 04:09 PM
That sucks. All I can say is best of luck in dealing with Acura and hopefully you get a fair deal.

I'm on my 3rd Honda/Acura since '95..... let's hope they give a shit about customer loyalty.

BryanBusby
10-10-2011, 04:15 PM
2003 was a weird year for Honda/Acura. 2003 Accords had a lot of problems; I'm glad I avoid buying any first years in a new "gen"

Saul Good
10-10-2011, 04:18 PM
Huh, that's surprising because I read on chiefsplanet.com that Japanese cars are the bestest ever and never break down.

Only 136K out of the worst car Acura ever made. What a POS manufacturer.

kstater
10-10-2011, 04:18 PM
Huh, that's surprising because I read on chiefsplanet.com that Japanese cars are the bestest ever and never break down.

They created the transmission problem to slow the car down when the accelerator sticks. If you can't see the genious in that I don't know what to tell you.

Scorp
10-10-2011, 04:31 PM
Sorry to hear. I had to buy a transmission for my wife's van. I took a leap of faith using the company I did. It all worked out wonderfully and I saved a boat load of money. Here is the link to the company if you are interested.

http://www.mwdauto.com/transmissions.html

mlyonsd
10-10-2011, 04:37 PM
Tranny at 136k? You do know that D is for drive, right?

Cave Johnson
10-10-2011, 05:16 PM
2003 was a weird year for Honda/Acura. 2003 Accords had a lot of problems; I'm glad I avoid buying any first years in a new "gen"

The '98-'03 Accord/CL/TL transmissions were, by and large, total POS.

Bugeater
10-10-2011, 05:16 PM
Only 136K out of the worst car Acura ever made. What a POS manufacturer.
I wasn't implying that they were. But if the car mentioned in the OP would've been a Cadillac, there would already be 50 posts saying "GM sucks" and "should've bought a Honda/Toyota/Nissan/insert name of foreign make".

LiveSteam
10-10-2011, 05:18 PM
baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......................baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaa................baaaaaaaaaaa ba ba ba clank clank pop boom

pr_capone
10-10-2011, 05:18 PM
I wasn't implying that they were. But if the car mentioned in the OP would've been a Cadillac, there would already be 50 posts saying "GM sucks" and "should've bought a Honda/Toyota/Nissan/insert name of foreign make".

My mom has a 2003 Cadillac. It is a complete and total piece of shit.

I'm encouraging her to replace it with a Honda/Toyota/Nissan/VW as we speak.

Dayze
10-10-2011, 05:19 PM
bummer Pittsie. that sucks. Hope it's not too much $$ for you etc.

Okie_Apparition
10-10-2011, 05:20 PM
How much sawdust did it chew up

evenfall
10-10-2011, 05:23 PM
I wasn't implying that they were. But if the car mentioned in the OP would've been a Cadillac, there would already be 50 posts saying "GM sucks" and "should've bought a Honda/Toyota/Nissan/insert name of foreign make".

The domestics have finally figured out that they had to stop cutting corners and building garbage. They are doing much better now, but they will pay for it in reputation for a while yet.

JD10367
10-10-2011, 05:30 PM
Nothing like getting stuck with a bad tranny.

Wait... is this about cars? Never mind.

Dayze
10-10-2011, 05:57 PM
lol

Cave Johnson
10-24-2011, 11:49 AM
25% off a new one, plus an new ECU. No thanks, Acura corporate. You and your shitty transmission design can go f themselves.

Any advantages to having a tranny rebuilt vs. buying one already rebuilt? It looks like the cost is about the same, and the latter has an additional 2/24 warranty.

Brock
10-24-2011, 01:31 PM
I think a good tranny shop is going to warranty the repair to your transmission too. Also, I wouldn't want to have a situation where the rebuilder is blaming the installers or vice versa.

BigRichard
10-24-2011, 01:37 PM
On a side note, has anyone here ever rebuilt there own tranny? How hard is it to do? I suspect it is a bitch because I don't ever hear about anyone doing it.

Bugeater
10-24-2011, 03:57 PM
On a side note, has anyone here ever rebuilt there own tranny? How hard is it to do? I suspect it is a bitch because I don't ever hear about anyone doing it.
Good lord, don't even consider it.

threebag02
10-24-2011, 04:28 PM
Just keep your work station ultra clean and it's a breeze.

LiveSteam
10-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Keep lots of Duct tape on hand

MahiMike
10-24-2011, 04:36 PM
Interesting. I was looking for cars last week and this very car was on my list until I read up about this issue. Went with a Pathfinder instead.

JASONSAUTO
10-24-2011, 04:36 PM
On a side note, has anyone here ever rebuilt there own tranny? How hard is it to do? I suspect it is a bitch because I don't ever hear about anyone doing it.
ROFL.
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MahiMike
10-24-2011, 04:44 PM
How about getting one at the junkyard?

LiveSteam
10-24-2011, 04:47 PM
How about getting one at the junkyard?

How about cutting out the floor boards & Flintstoning it all over town. :p

Bugeater
10-24-2011, 04:50 PM
How about getting one at the junkyard?
You'd have to find someone to install it, then you're potentially heading to the situation Brock touched on. Not worth it for the little money you would save.

Bugeater
10-24-2011, 04:56 PM
Not sure where you're located Pittsie, but I highly recommend these guys if there's one near you.

http://www.certifiedtransmission.com/

They're not the cheapest by any means, but there's some parts on a car you simply don't want to cut corners on, and a transmission is one of them.