When you drive, your 2003 Honda Pilot transmission finds and engages the best gear for the speed and the direction you're traveling to transmit the engine's power to the wheels. If your SUV doesn't seem to be driving like it once did, there could be a serious problem inside the transmission. When the issue is too expensive, complicated, or time-consuming to repair, a replacement from AutoZone could be the best solution.
What Does a Transmission Do?
An automatic transmission like the Honda Pilot is equipped with uses fluid pressure to engage the gears inside to harness the engine's power and send it to the drive wheels. A series of gears, shafts, clutches, and sensors ensure the best gear for your rate of speed and performance demands is selected. The valve body uses the transmission fluid to manage gear engagement, and the torque converter sits between the transmission and the engine to disengage the tranny at idle so it doesn't stall.
Signs of Failing Automatic Transmission
It's relatively uncommon for a well-maintained Honda Pilot 2003 transmission to fail, but it can happen. Should one or more of the transmission parts
unexpectedly go bad, you'll notice symptoms that can include an inability to shift gears, harsh gear engagement, clunking when you shift from park to drive or reverse, or the vehicle might start but not drive at all. Sometimes, a major failure is accompanied by a massive transmission fluid leak.
2003 Honda Pilot Transmission Replacement Cost
The transmission is a major component and it's one of the costliest parts in your Pilot. It might be unavoidable to replace, though, and it takes many hours to remove and install a new one. Unless you have the tools to do the job, it might be best to leave it to a professional. A new transmission assembly will likely cost between $2,000 and $3,100 plus any labor charges.
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