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I'm just curious...but..

given that I am no longer within the Acura warranty period...

and that my transmission happens to fail..

how much do you guys think it'll cost to get it replaced from Acura (at an acura dealership or an independent transmission specialist)?

just curious in case that fateful day comes....need to be prepared financially..

thanks.
 

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probably anywhere from 600 to 1000 or so...but u might want to see if you can still get it replaced under acuras warranty...ive heard of some ppl who actually were out of there warranty period but still got it replaced.
 

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What year TL is it?
 

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99 tl

i have about 54k on it....and i kinda feel it slipping..especially after initial acceleration..i think from 2nd to 3rd....where it isnt as smooth...

IMO, I think all phases of the acceleration should be smooth..given that it is a mid range luxury sedan....but if I can get a new transmission now...i'd be all over it....
 

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Well, My CLS's tranny died at like 24k, and the only signs I saw at first were slippage from 2-3 under WOT. It got progressively worse as time went on (only a few weeks). If it's slipping now, get them to check it.

How long has it been slipping?
 

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If you think you have problems now, go to the dealer, and make them check it out, and log it. Even if they dont find anything now, they'll have a log of it, and if anything does go wrong, they cant say the problem occured only once it was out of warranty.
 

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well its been a consistent thing for at least a couple months now...sometimes it isnt as bad..but some days, it is really noticeable..

i did take it to AAMCO transmission back in january or february..and they checked it out and said its fine...they took it for test drive and did whatever they do to check...

but they said just replace transmission fluid every year and i should be fine...

i think i'll take it to dealership this weekend and see whats up with it...

i just wanna avoid the day when tranny goes and find out its like 2000 to fix it.
 

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Unfortunately when I did a little looking around, to replace your transmission with a rebuilt one out of your own pocket is going to run 2500 to upper 3K bracket. I would definetly get an extended warranty ASAP, try going to www.acurawarranty.com, or http://hondaacurawarrantiesatspringfieldmotorcars.com/cl_pricing-mi.&mo..htm. If you are before the 56k registration date then you should be able to get the extended warrranty, but it will cost you a little more :(

Unfortunately from all the stories i've heard, there is a problem with a bearing in the transmission (being undersized??) and it's going to require a complete redesign to fix it. Now how much water that holds is a differenty story.

-Johnny
 

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Well I know when I went to the dealer and a cl-s guy was getting a tranny replaced I saw a bill for 1900... I don't think you can get extended warranty after the warranty expires, but explain the situation and tell them it's been going on before the warranty expired...
 

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well then you can consider the 6psd:D

it's totally possible, the tranny from the CL-S 6spd, can pretty much just snap rite on. You can get the drive axle with LSD, too. But as far as the interior ans handbrake goes (I mean if you want to change that!!!) then that's a custom job...

For the tranny, you looking at around 3k, 2k for the axle and about 1k for the interior. I am being conservative with my numbers...
 

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my tranny went at 58k miles and i didnt have the extended warantee. they fixed out of "goodwill" or something. the total cost that is on my receipts that they gave me listed the total price to fix that i didnt have to pay at around $4500.
 

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Buy an extended warranty right now! Remember there's a 30-day "no claims" period when you start your warranty program, so you should get it early, before your tranny really slips.
 
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