Tranny # 2 on 03 Acura TL

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  1. FidizzyTypeS

    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    So today without warning my car downshifted from 4th gear to 1st gear with a large bang and bingo the tranny died yet again. Cluster lit up like a christmas tree as usual. I come to find out that since my car is out of warranty, i have to pay to get my car towed to the dealership (152.00). Now i'm also told that my vin number does not fall in the extended tranny warranty and i'm ass out 4800 dollars. But Rallye Acura held up their quality service and called the regional manager and got them to replace the tranny on good will. I have to cover the motor mounts (which are shot) fluids and freight to get the tranny to the dealer.

    This car needs to be burnt to a bloody crisp.

    oh yeah p.s. i get no loaner either
     
  2. Sina

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    damn that sux ass
     
  3. Mag1c12783

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    damn...my dad has a TL...wonder if that's gonna happen
     
  4. FidizzyTypeS

    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    what year?
     
  5. ryguy461

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    NO SHIT HUH.. im thinking of getting a tl type s.. WHAT SHOULD I DO.. ??? should i still go for it..
     
  6. FidizzyTypeS

    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    What year is it?
     
  7. Jajibaji

    Jajibaji Remember, the enemy's gate is down.

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    get the tranny replaced and sell that shit. you're lucky they're going to replace the tranny for free minus mounts. walk away man, you're not going to get lucky like that again.
     
  8. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Honda SS Trannies = teh lose
     
  9. StoneCold

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    acura seriously fucked up the tranny for the automatic transmissions on 01-03. does anyone know if acura is doing any kinds of worthy fixes for this problem?
     
  10. StoneCold

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    so all the cl and tl owners who have problems with the tranny will get a replacement tranny from japan or what?
     
  11. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    The problems started with the 97 SS Preludes so don't say it has anything to do with craftsmanship. SS's just suck ass - and it got worse when they applied it to higher torque engines.
     
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    it's mostly hondas 6cyl engine tranny.. hopfully the newer tl is better. better yet, Rl's tranny better be better than tl since it's awd with more powa :noes:
     
  13. FidizzyTypeS

    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    The affected trannys are in the following

    99-00 4 speed automatic TL
    01-03 5 speed automatic TL
    Same Gen Accord
    Honda Oddessy
     
  14. SL1200MK4

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    Acutally the 00 TL got 5spd tranny, and yes it is affected. I got mine replaced once under warranty.
     
  15. br0nx finest

    br0nx finest New Member

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    Just get a fucking manual, fuck automatic slushboxes. They all suck, especailly when they are SS.
     
  16. joeym43

    joeym43 All you'll ever see.

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    How many miles were on it?

    I read on another forum recently where someone noticed a decrease in power (ECU was reprogrammed) and fuel economy after getting a new transmission. The resale values on the TL seem to be crap now.
     
  17. SL1200MK4

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    Well, that model wasn't offered in manual thanks a lot... :rolleyes:

    While I still find it odd to be living without a clutch, I don't miss it at all. I would love to have a stick shift on my 2nd ride, a weekend fun car. However, for a daily driver, it's something else. Keep in mind that for a mid-size sedan, stick shift is probably really gonna hurt its resale value.

    So, know what you talking about before you talk next time...
     
  18. hpipro4

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    at least they were nice enough to help you out and take care of the tranny for you!

    yeesh, all i hear is tranny probs with acuras these days...
     

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