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post #1 of 72 Old 04-14-2008, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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TSB for 3rd Gear Grinds, Pop Outs, etc.

Did a quick search and didn't see this.

Anyways, Honda/Acura has finally addressed the 6MT 3rd gear issue.


Honda 6 Speed Manual Transmission Problems

A TSB has been released to address the 3rd gear grinds, pop outs and difficulty engaging the gear.

HONDA VEHICLES AFFECTED:

* 2003-2007 Accord V6 with M/T = ALL

* 2008 Accord V6 with M/T 2-Door = From VIN 1HGCS218.8A000001 thru 1HGCS218.8A003478

* 2006-2007 Civic Si 2-Door = ALL

* 2008 Civic Si 2-Door = From VIN 2HGFG215.8H700001 thru 2HGFG215.8H701973

* 2007 Civic Si 4-Door = ALL

* 2008 Civic Si 4-Door = From VIN 2HGFA555.8H700001 thru 2HGFA555.8H702465



ACURA VEHICLES AFFECTED:


TSB 08-018 (Same wording as Honda TSB)


* RSX-S 6SPD All model year

* 2003 CL 6SPD

* 2004-2007 TL 6SPD

* 2008 TL 6SPD VIN 0-3xxxx

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File Type: pdf Honda_6MT_TSB.pdf (74.7 KB, 3327 views)
File Type: pdf Acura_6MT_TSB.PDF (74.2 KB, 3200 views)
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Wow look at that, 10 hours of labor! What happened to that "fixed with a fluid change" thing?





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Go figure All of those arguments.....complaints and fixes that didn't work.

Who knows what is next....maybe ASPEC TL's cupping their rear tires in less than 2k miles?

At least they have a fix.
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The GM Synchromesh was a temporary solution. I've read of a few people that had the 3rd gear issue return after driving 15K - 20K miles. Of course, your mileage may vary.
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Great find.... that's only a couple of days old!! I'm moving it to the factory area.



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cool. I left a message for my service writer to call me back about this.

my dealer put in the GM fluid almost 6K miles ago. it's been flawless since. but I told him in the message that I was concerned for the long term IF I actually keep this car for too long, which I might......

will see what he says when he calls me back.

I assume he'll be happy to perform the work, especially since he has at least two documented repair orders and repairs for my car with this complaint...........

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I had my car going in for service anyway and have on a few occasions had a quirky 3rd gear. THey found the bulletin, said they would put GM fluid in for now, and when the parts become available (not currently available) they will do the 3rd gear work. They said they had a few cars in line to have the work done.

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The GM Synchromesh was a temporary solution. I've read of a few people that had the 3rd gear issue return after driving 15K - 20K miles. Of course, your mileage may vary.
...temporary (like beauty) may just be in the eyes of the beholder...............

.....dudes over at AcuraZine, et al are reporting 20, 30 and yes even 40k of flawless 2nd - 3rd gear shifting with GMSFM goo............................

However - IMHO - it's about time Honda/Acura stepped up to der plate.

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Mine's been perfect on the GM fluid for probably 15k miles now... now I wish it acted up! None of the dealers around here would considering doing this unless it actually acted up. Even when it did act up, that was "normal". I'm glad they finally admitted the problem though... only took 5 years!
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This is very good news. Thanks for posting it!

How great would it be if you got this fix AND put in the GM fluid?!

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I'm not sure I trust them to fix it right or just wait till I hit 60k and replace with the GM stuff. I have learned the hard way complex repair jobs are best avoided unless it an absolute necessity. I only get 3rd gear grind once every blue moon. Not a concern for me at all.

So to sum it all, I dont trust Honda Techs to do it right.

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I'm not sure I trust them to fix it right or just wait till I hit 60k and replace with the GM stuff. I have learned the hard way complex repair jobs are best avoided unless it an absolute necessity. I only get 3rd gear grind once every blue moon. Not a concern for me at all.

So to sum it all, I dont trust Honda Techs to do it right.
oh yeah. what was I thinking. ALL techs at ALL stealerships ARE incompetent........................

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oh yeah. what was I thinking. ALL techs at ALL stealerships ARE incompetent........................




....consider skipping the sugar coating (and really speak your mind).



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stevel, not all of them by any stretch. However, I look at the number of times i took in my Civic for even minor repairs and it blew my mind the number of times something else would come back broken in the process. I really wish I had a dealership in my area whose service department I could trust
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thanks! sending the link to this thread and the TSB to 3 of my good friends...much appreciated & great news!


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