Honda, unfortunately, is one of the top vehicles for transmission problems and transmission repair. The need for transmission repair is commonly found in Honda Accords, Honda Odysseys, Honda Pilots, Honda Civics and more.

Common Honda Transmission Repair Problems:

*Transmission gears are slipping
*Car will not move forward
*Loss of transmission gears including 1st, 3rd
*Burning smell – particularly in your transmission fluid
*Noises from the transmission, even when in neutral
*Clutch will not engage
*Transmission Fluid is leaking (this fluid will be red or dark red in color)
*Check engine light is on
*O/D light is flashing
*and other symptoms

Transmission repair is very common for Honda’s made in the early 2000’s. The Honda Transmission from 2001 – 2003 is most commonly seen here at our shop.

To avoid transmission repairs with your Honda, be sure to come in for routine maintainence of your transmission. Keeping up with scheduled fluid flushes and more will help keep your transmission in top shape and avoid costly transmission repairs.

Twin Automotive is Charlotte’s Transmission Repair Specialist for Honda Transmission Repair. If you have a honda vehicle in need of a transmission repair, call the transmission experts at Twin Automotive & Transmission.

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How do I decide to repair or replace my transmission?
Charotte’s Best Transmission Repair Shop explains why to Repair it, not Replace it.

OK so you know for sure that you have a transmission problem because you’ve read the top signs for a transmission repair. But now what? A lot of what you read online or what you are being told can suggest to either rebuild the transmission or to replace it.
Which is the best option? What costs less? What repair option is quicker or less hassle?


Transmission Rebuild: The cost to rebuild your transmission can vary depending on what make and model vehicle you have. Prices can range anywhere between $1000 – $3000 or so depending on the parts and labor for your rebuild.

Transmission Replacement: A transmission replacement cost is determined first by the cost of the transmission. If it is used, prices could range anywhere between $300 – $1000, depending on the quality and where you get it from. Used transmissions can be found in junk yards or via the internet. After you find a transmission, you need to pay to have the transmission installed.
*Warning* Be careful when purchasing a used transmission online or even from local junk yards. When purchasing these transmissions, the transmission’s actual wear and tear, as well as mechanical history, is unknown. Purchasing a used transmission without knowing important history details could cost you to purchase another transmission down the road should that used transmission fail, or lead right back to a transmission rebuild.


Transmission Rebuild: We complete most transmission rebuilds in 1 – 3 days. The only things that push back a rebuild completion date is if additional parts need to be ordered or if there is a major holiday.

Transmission Replacement: Used transmissions, if bought online, can take up to 3 days – 1 week to be delivered. Then your vehicle must be brought to the shop and the transmission must be removed and then the new one installed.


Transmission Rebuild: The rebuild carries a warranty with the repair shop who rebuild the transmission. (Ex: We offer our Charlotte customers a 3 Year / Unlimited Mile / Nationwide warranty with all transmission rebuilds.

Transmission Replacement: Used transmissions typically come with little to no warranty since they are typically found in used vehicles.

Quality / Condition

Transmission Rebuild: When your transmission is rebuilt, the entire unit is disassembled. Each part is removed, cleaned and inspected for wear and tear, and then parts are replaced. The unit is rebuilt with new working parts, bands, gaskets, seals and more. The transmission is restored to a ‘like new’ condition.

Transmission Replacement: Used transmissions are typically found in junk yards. Imagine spending a few thousand dollars on a used transmission, having it installedma, then discovering a few thousand miles later that it needs to be rebuilt. The quality of a used transmission cannot be compared to a rebuilt transmission since the actual mileage and mechanical condition cannot be assessed due to its unknown history.

Still trying to decide if a used transmission or transmission rebuild is right for you?
Call us today for a free estimate and see which option suits your needs better!

Minor Transmission Repair and Adjustments Save Money | Charlotte NC

Many who bring their vehicle to our Charlotte transmission service and repair shop are both surprised and relieved to learn that a problem with their vehicle’s transmission does not actually mean they need a lot of money to repair it. In fact, there are several transmission problems that can be solved without having to remove the transmission from your car.

transmission repair charlotte nc minor adjustmentFaulty Sensors
An example of when a transmission needs a minor adjustment would be if you had a late model transmission that is failing to shift correctly. This can often be caused by a faulty sensor receiving incorrect signals from the computer. Shifting problems can also arise when a transmission is not responding to the computer due to a bad connection or defective solenoid pack. These types of repairs can be fixed without removing the transmission from the car, which in turn, will save you a considerable amount of money compared to a transmission rebuild or transmission replacement.

Throttle Cable Adjustments
In situations where a non computer-controlled transmission is either shifting too early or too late, the throttle cable may need to be adjusted. Seldom will a throttle cable go out of adjustment on its own or because of wear and tear, but rather most mis-adjustments are a result of other repair work or due to damage from an accident.

Reseal Job
Spotting of red oil on the ground underneath your vehicle is usually indictative of your transmission needing a reseal job. Reseal jobs are done in order to repair external transmission fluid leaks. Checking for leaks involves one of our technicians placing your vehicle on a rack to examine the transmission for signs of oil leaks. If while examining your vehicle our techician notices leaks near any of the external gaskets or seals and your transmission is otherwise performing well, our recommendation will usually the transmission be resealed. While most external seals can be replaced without needing to remove the transmission, a front seal replacement requires the removal of the transmission in order to gain access to it, resulting in a more expensive transmission repair.

Although these three examples of minor transmission adjustments can save you money, in some cases, there is no “quick fix” and a transmission rebuild may be necessary. The best way to tell if you need a transmission rebuild is to come by or contact us for a free transmission repair diagnosis. We have been repairing and rebuilding transmissions in all types of vehicles, and although each transmission problem is unique, we have repaired or rebuilt the same transmission as yours before. Call us or fill out our form to the right for a free estimate.

2004 Acura TL Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

The most expensive transmission you will ever own is a Acura transmission that you do not have serviced or properly maintained. Our Transmission shop not only repairs, but also services Acura transmissions too. Keep your Acura Transmission in top running condition by coming in for Transmission checks, Transmission Renews or fluid services. Call us for more details at 704-821-3460.

Common Symptoms that Signal a Transmission Repair for a 2004 Acura TL include:

~ Car is shaking during acceleration
~ Gears are hard to shift
~ Strange vibrations near the transmission area
~ Gears slipping or not working at all
~ Loss of Gears – fowards, reverse, etc
~ transmission solenoid failure
~ Check Engine light or OD light is on

Why do Honda and Acura Transmissions fail in a similar way?

Acura is Honda’s luxury division, made entirely by Honda itself. The Acura TL Transmission is basically the same transmission as the Honda Odyssey transmission. (Read about Honda Odyssey and other Honda transmission problems here.)

The years 2000 – 2006 are considered the worst years for Honda Transmission problems, particulary in sedans in minivans. It is not uncommon for early transmission failure in these models, but there are steps you can take to prevent failure and preserve your transmission. Common routine transmission service and maintenance will help extend the life of your vehicle and help problems from going unnoticed in the future. If you have not maintained your transmission prior to this article, now would be the best time to start.

The 2004 Acura TL is an amazing vehicle, but like most cars, if left unmaintained, you can cause yourself expensive repairs, including a transmission rebuild. Do you have an Acura TL transmission problem? Call us at 704-821-3460 before a small repair turns into a major rebuild.

Twin Automotive Transmission Reviews | Charlotte NC

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4L60E Transmission Problems and Repair | Charlotte NC

4l60e transmission repair | charlotte ncDo you have a transmission problem and a 4L60E Transmission? If so, you are not alone. Here is almost everything you need to know about the 4L60E and its transmission problems.

The 4L60E transmission problems can start off small with O/D lights flashing and get as large as loss of gears, grinding noises and more. Typically, there are small repair solutions for your 4L60E Transmission problem, but in most cases, if the problem is severe, then your 4L60E will need a transmission rebuild. As Charlotte’s specialist on 4L60E Transmissions (and all transmission makes and models), we can help you get back on the road should you ever encounter a transmission problem.

First off, what vehicles have a 4L60E Transmission?


• Buick Rainier
• Buick Roadmaster 1994-1996
• Cadillac Escalade
• Cadillac Brougham 1991-1992
• Cadillac Fleetwood 1994-1996
• Chevrolet Astro
• Chevrolet Avalanche 2002-2008
• Chevrolet Blazer
• Chevrolet Camaro 1994-2002 (1990-1993 has the non-electronic model 4L60)
• Chevrolet Caprice 1994-96
• Chevrolet Colorado
• Chevrolet Corvette 1994-2004
• Chevrolet Express
• Chevrolet Impala SS 1994-1996
• Chevrolet S-10
• Chevrolet Silverado 1500-2500
• Chevrolet SSR
• Chevrolet Suburban
• Chevrolet Tahoe
• Chevrolet TrailBlazer
• GMC Canyon
• GMC Envoy
• GMC Safari
• GMC Savana
• GMC Sierra 1500-2500
• GMC Sonoma
• GMC Yukon
• GMC Yukon XL Denali
• Holden Commodore (VR, VS, VT, VX, VY, VZ, VE) 1993-present
• Holden Statesman (VR, VS, WH, WK and WL) 1994-2006
• Hummer H2
• Pontiac Firebird 1994-2002 (1993 has the non-electronic model 4L60)
• Pontiac GTO 2004-2006

What’s with the “e” in 4L60E?

The 4L60E Transmission has an “e” at the end of its name because GM wanted to use a method that could easily tell automatic and “electronic” transmissions apart from earlier models. (The 4L60E Transmission is a newer and more updated version from the Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4 transmission from 1982.)

Common “weak spots” in 4L60E Transmission problems:
Below is a list of the weak points in a 4L60E transmission. These need an upgrade when putting more than ~300 horsepower through a 4L60E:
•Input drum
•Overrun clutch hub
•Output shaft
•Input sprag (for extended high speed/load use in 4th)
•Sun gear shell

And here it is, the short list of common problems with the 4L60E Transmission and repair:

1) Slow, slipping or no reverse
2) Shifting is delayed
3) Loud bang or grinding noises
4) Loss of all gears

To read the extended list of the top 30 4L60E Transmission Problems and Repair information click here.