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trnsmission rebuild

Hey i have a 98 with an auto transmission and 148,000 miles, i have to put a new engine into it does anyone think it would b worth having the transmission rebuilt whil it is already all torn apart?

This is my first car and im deffinatly new to hondas my parents have always owned domestic cars
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

search. there is plenty of information on the prelude auto trans on this site.

if the trans is slipping, do a 5sp swap. There aren't many shops that are good with the prelude auto trans.
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unfortunatly the 5 spd swap isnt a great option for me this is a daily drive and for my second job i do alot of travel in freeway traffic
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

Learn how to drive stick it will make that travel a lot more fun and if you do it right possibly more gas efficient as well.
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

ok thanks i was doing some reading on the swap and itll have to wait till i get a new motor cuz i cant afford it right now but deffinatly in the near future
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

well the prelude auto trans is a poor design so there are a few things you must do.
-change the trans fluid with honda ATF only. do this at least every 10,000 miles to be safe
-do not use the tiptronic shift feature, this will shorten the life of your trans.
-do not drive your prelude like a race car.
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

I have an auto. My situation required me to do a auto rebuild. I had the money for a 5speed swap but couldn't get parts in my area and couldn't afford the down time of a 5 speed swap. My rebuild even came with a 1 year warranty. I use tiptronic all the time and it works like it should. Many cars auto trans go out. Its not limited to the lude. If a 5 speed swap is not an option, you have to do what you have to do. Mine took 3 days and I had my car back. Cost was about 1,000.

The trans oil cooler is a great idea. And only put real Honda AT fluid.
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

As do I...and the tiptronic is all I use. When you need the power that the car has, use it....but don't use it all the time. Aka, Don't be a late shifter. Ogs is right...these transmissions are a bit fragile. Yours is one of the years that they had the most trouble with, so depending on what kind of person(s) had this car before...you may or may not need to rebuild. You drain your tranny fluid...and if you find little shards of metal in there, its time for either a swap or a rebuild(make sure you don't forget to fill it back up)
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

with the auto trans rebuild is there any special certification i should look for in a auto shop
there is a guy in my town that does nothing but transmissions
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

I had my last one rebuilt by sun devil auto in az it didn't work and they refused to honor it. Car sat in my drive for s year until I found a used one that worked. I would say def find a shop who specializes in Honda!
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

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Re: trnsmission rebuild

yep. Second that. I would even go as far as to say that even if there's not one near you, I'd look for one for miles around....It'll be worth it.
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Re: trnsmission rebuild

Before I brought mine to the shop I asked a few questions. Do you rebuild honda transmissions? Does it come with warranty? How long have you been in business? Do you see a lot of these come in? Can you tell me some of the common symptoms when these go out?

In my case the guy had fast answers. He said,
We rebuild honda trans all the time and we specialize in autos. It comes with a year warranty(parts and labor). We have been in this same spot for 17 years. We see these(honda auto) all the time. Late shifts, hard shifts, slipping out of gear and throwing the engine light above 46 mph(the TCC is clogged from metal floating in the fluid).
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^ great list of questions for someone to ask a shop they're considering to rebuild their trans.
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good stuff to know. if anyone knows of a good trans rebuild in socal let me know
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