2001 Honda Odyssey transmission advice needed


#1

I had my Honda Odyssey transmission replaced 2 years ago. The past few months, in the first mile that I drive the car on streets in our neighborhood, the car goes into high RPMs (about 3000) before it seems to drop into gear. It does this 2 or 3 times then works fine after that. The “Check engine” light is now on all the time. Sometimes, the car does one other weird thing–the high RPMs end with the drive/D4 light flashing on and off like a blinker (even if I change gears to D3. When this happens, if I turn the ignition off it comes back on and seems to function fine.
I have had it back to the shop that did the work about 4-5 times to get it right. I like the guys but each time they return it to me, the problem remains. I took a 2000 mile trip with it and with the exception of this persistent problem, the van worked fine.

Any idea what is going on?


#2

You will have to start with that check engine light. It might be a speed or temp sensor causing all this. I am surprised the shop has not started from there or maybe there is more to the story. What does the shop say as far as the problem and their fix?


#3

Please tell us how many miles your Odyssey has accumulated.

The Check Engine Light is an early warning system, alerting you to a developing problem, or problems. I suggest you deal with the cause of the CEL, and then see if the transmission works correctly.