Transmission problems with the Honda Civic is a widespread problem in models made from the early 2000s. The 2001 Honda Civic appears to be the worst year for transmission problems. An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the second gear clutch in the Automatic Transmission. This will cause the Automatic Transmission to slip, and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Many of the transmission failure complaints are caused by the torque converter failing – the engine will rev up but the car won’t shift into gear or move. The transmission problems will occure when the torque converter fails and essentially burns up the transmission fluid, rendering the entire transmission useless. More than half the reported problems are happening under 90k miles, with 1 in 5 breaking down before the odometer hits 70k. (Source article)
More Common Transmission Symptoms / Complaints for the 2001 Honda Civic Transmission:
* Transmission Slipping
* Transmission won’t engage
* Shutters on initial movement
* Pops out of gear
* Jerks when accelerating
* Torque converter problem codes
* Check engine light is on
* Car will not move
What is a Torque Converter?
When you come to a stop in your vehicle, drivers with manual transmissions use a clutch to disconnect the engine from the transmission so your engine can continue to spin while your wheels do not. Drivers with automatic transmissions don’t have a clutch and instead rely upon the torque converter to perform the same task.
According to HowStuffWorks:
A torque converter is a type of fluid coupling, which allows the engine to spin somewhat independently of the transmission. If the engine is turning slowly, such as when the car is idling at a stoplight, the amount of torque passed through the torque converter is very small, so keeping the car still requires only a light pressure on the brake pedal.
Essentially, when the torque converter fails your car isn’t going anywhere.
If you suspect you have a torque converter or transmission problem, please call us at 704-821-3460. Transmission problems may start off small, but worsen over time — the worst being when your car simply will not move at all.
2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC
The 2003 Honda Odyssey is the 2nd Generation of Honda Odyssey vehicles. The Honda Odyssey is considerably larger than its predecessor, and adopted the Chrysler style minivan format, with sliding rear doors instead of hinged ones, simpler front strut suspension in place of upper and lower control arm front suspension, and other features. The Odyssey was originally conceived and engineered in Japan, in the wake of country’s economic crisis of the 1990s – which in turn imposed severe constraints on the vehicle’s size and overall concept.
Although the 2003 Honda Odyssey is a great family vehicle, it is also known for its transmission problems. The 4-speed automatic transmission in 1999 to 2001 models had serious problems with transmission durability. Honda Odyssey five-speed models typically were damaged by premature wear of the third-gear clutch pack. As the clutch friction material abraded, it scattered bits inside the transmission case, clogging fluid lines and causing erratic shifting. Drivers might suffer slipping, poor or no shifts, or sudden down-shifts from 5th gear to 2nd gear. Second gear could overheat and break, causing the transmission to lock. The Acura CL, TL, MDX and Honda Accord suffered similar problems
Here are some other specific transmission problems associated with the 2003 Honda Odyssey that would be cause for a transmission repair:
* Transmission gears slipping
* Transmission will not go into gear
* Check engine light is on
* Car shakes at highway speeds
* Gears skip at highway speeds
* Hard to shift between gears
* Loss of gears, gears break
* Will not move forward
Common codes found in the 2003 Honda Odyssey that signal a transmission rebuild, transmission repair or problem:
P0730- automatic transmission need to be replaced
P0845- There is problem with 3rd gear pressure issue
p0740- Torque Converter Clutch Circuit/Open
p0780- shift error
Twin Charlotte has over 30 years experience with 2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission Repair and 2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission Rebuilding. As Charlotte’s best transmission rebuilder, Twin Charlotte offers the longest transmission rebuild warranty in Charlotte NC – 3 Years / Unlimited Miles. If you are a 2003 Honda Odyssey owner and you have any of the above Transmission Problems, you may be due for a transmission rebuild or a transmission repair.
DO NOT IGNORE THE SIGNS OF A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM.
Transmission problems will continue to worsen as they are neglected till eventually the car will stop, failing to shift into any gears and possibily endangering anyone who may be driving when the gears are lost. Some types of transmission repair are simplier than a complete transmission rebuild.