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Hi,
New here. Hope to get some feedback on my accord.
The mileage is almost 115,000. Car is in good shape. Got it second hand from my uncle. Never thought I would have to deal with the transmission, It's a Honda.

This summer it was slipping in 2nd and 3rd. I found trans fluid leaking out of the axle seals. I replaced both seals (Honda) and trans still slipped when cold. But once warmed up it shifted great. I replaced the fluid (Honda) two more times but never solved the problem. I would warm up the car and would shift into gear easier.
I began to start off in 2nd and manually shift it up into 4th. Worked fine for me but that's not a fix.
I would check the level every trip, 60 miles. It started to leak again. was told by a trans tech that the differential could be bad and causing leakage.
I was going to replace the seals again but decided against it. I stopped driving it.
At this point I think a another transmission is the answer.

New or rebuild this one, or get another rebuilt?

How involved is it to replace myself? To keep costs down. I have replaced transmissions on a Ford escort and am capable of doing my own work. Hondas are different and I do know my limits and may have a shop do it.

Any input on this would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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The trans tech is probably right about the the differential bearings being bad and causing the axle seals to leak. Sometimes these failed bearings damage the case, so I would avoid rebuilding your present transmission.
There are no new transmissions available, just rebuilt ones. Be sure to consider the warranty offered on any replacement transmission.
If you are handy with tools and have done other transmission swaps, this one should be similar. Do some searches for more details.
 
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