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Replacing Auto Transmission

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I am new to this forum, my car just broke down which is a 1998 Honda accord LX 4 cyl auto with 130k, just graduated still jobless.

My car won't shift to 2nd gear when driving. Before that I notice when i shift my gear to 2 my car will jurk very hard. I think it is time for me to replace my transmission.

I was shopping around for a used one, i found some near me which already have 147k on it and the junk yard was asking for 700+. I came across ebay that they sell JDM F23A F23 auto transmission. I am wondering will the be any problem fitting into my car ?

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Damn man, that ****s. I feel for ya. Hopefully one of these Accord members will jump in soon with some keen advice for you.
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Spending the much on a used transmission is not wise. You don't know the condition of the replacement and it could be on the way out just like the one you have in the car. You are better off getting your unit rebuilt or going to a shop that sells a rebuilt with warranty.
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i have the exact same car you have...thatd be crazy if yours way silver too..lol. sorry to hear that...mine has 250k but my engine is blown. so im in the same boat almost. im sure you can find plenty of trannys for 4-700 dollars. hold on ill find one for ya
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http://www.tokyomotorimports.com/eng...N%201998+.html

heres an engine and tranny combo for 1000 so im def sure u can find just a tranny waaay cheap.

http://www.jdmtigerjapanese.com/details.php?id=3717

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The local tran repair shops around here charge $1800 for a rebuild. Just fyi...
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Spending the much on a used transmission is not wise. You don't know the condition of the replacement and it could be on the way out just like the one you have in the car. You are better off getting your unit rebuilt or going to a shop that sells a rebuilt with warranty.
+1.

Don't get a used one with 100k+ miles on it already. just get your tranny rebuilt instead. it may cost more, but you'll at least know that all the internal components are new.

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The local tran repair shops around here charge $1800 for a rebuild. Just fyi...
and that's about how much a rebuild will cost.

it *might* cost a little less since you have a 4cyl. just shop around to several different tranny shops and see who will give you the best deal on a tranny rebuild. go somewhere local instead of a big-shot shop like AAMCO too.
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+1.

Don't get a used one with 100k+ miles on it already. just get your tranny rebuilt instead. it may cost more, but you'll at least know that all the internal components are new.
That's crap! Don't believe it when a transmission shop tells you that they are replacing all the component with new ones. Most shops will never replace all the components, they usually lie about what they really do.

Keep searching for a used tranny, you might still be able to get some good miliage out of it and also save an extra $800 bucks. I just recently replaced my tranny with a used one due to bad differential bearings. My original tranny had 141K on it and the used one has 110K on it. With a complete flush, it's shifting as smooth as a baby's bottom. Btw, the junk yard was able to test the used tranny to make sure it's working. I paid $700 for the used one and $400 in labor, my mechanic allowed me to take my original tranny home with me. I able to sell it on craigslist for $350.
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I would definitely do a rebuild, I have a transmission guy around me in the Tampa bay area that i asked the price of what a rebuild would cost, god for bid it explodes, and he gave me a $1050 estimate. he says he gets them in all the time. He said the 6-cyl rebuild would only cost $950, which i thought was weird. But i trust him.
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everyone just completely skipped over my post..lol OP apparently doesnt have a problem buying online as he was already looking on ebay...or is he looking for manual tranny? bcuz i posted the auto..this thread should be done
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Hi all,

I am new to this forum, my car just broke down which is a 1998 Honda accord LX 4 cyl auto with 130k, just graduated still jobless.

My car won't shift to 2nd gear when driving. Before that I notice when i shift my gear to 2 my car will jurk very hard. I think it is time for me to replace my transmission.

I was shopping around for a used one, i found some near me which already have 147k on it and the junk yard was asking for 700+. I came across ebay that they sell JDM F23A F23 auto transmission. I am wondering will the be any problem fitting into my car ?

Greatly appreciated for those who reply.

Ian
I have the same car with the same problem. My father in law is a mechanic. If it can be repaired, they buy some kind of transmission kit. The guy that is going to do my tranny will charge me $1,000. They normally charge around $1,200-1,300 for the repair. If you change out the whole tranny with a rebuilt one, it normally is about $1,500. The guy I have charges $1,200. I'm letting you know this so you don't get screwed on prices.

Mine has been doing the hard jerk for about 8 months now. I will be getting fine replaced the week of thanksgiving. I know it ****s, but hopefully you can get at least a part time job and give the mechanic 1/2 the money now. Be VERY CAREFUL where you go. Some guys are known to take out transmissions out of junkyard cars. Which is also an option. The tranny at a junk yard costs about $120. But those are the options I know of. Best Of Luck!!
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goodwill

don't forget to try honda goodwill. If you can show that you changed the fuild at the specified interval, they may kick in some $$$ towards the repair. Heck, they may kick in anyway.
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Highly improbable on a gen 6 with 130K miles
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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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I would definitely do a rebuild, I have a transmission guy around me in the Tampa bay area that i asked the price of what a rebuild would cost, god for bid it explodes, and he gave me a $1050 estimate. he says he gets them in all the time. He said the 6-cyl rebuild would only cost $950, which i thought was weird. But i trust him.
$950 sounds more like a used transmission than a rebuild!
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