Join Date: May 2004
Location: Morganville, NJ
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Don't use a JDM gen 6 auto, been there on here before and it didn't turn out well. Due to gearing differences among other things, the PCM won't be happy with it.
Having a local trans shop do it would be the cheapest as far as "rebuilds" go, but all you usually get is the friction elements replaced, and maybe a bearing or two and hopefully the torque converter. Some valves may be looked at, and some orings and gaskets replaced. It really depends on the shop. A good trans shop would charge at least 1800 to 2200 for the job.
The reman units from HEC or H&A are really gone over, they get all the updates that Honda has come up with, new bearings, seals, all orings, solenoids, torque converter. The V6 versions are required to have an external cooler installed, and all have to have an external magnefine installed. The level of work done is reflected in the price though. Plus it has to be installed by a shop and sold TO a shop, you can't buy them.
Honda def won't goodwill it. The 1998 V6 coupe here had issues with its trans (carrier bearings) at 107k when the car was ONE year old. They just laughed.
When it was 2.5 years old at 159k when it puked its guts, finally, they asked why the shop I was working at was installing a trans in a car that was so new (they knew of the issues already) we stated the mileage, again they laughed.
That was a $3800 hit.
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