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Transmission Fluid explodes out under hood.

I have an Honda Odyssey 2002. While traveling along Highway 95south past summer somewher in the Carolina's My transmission disengage while running around 90mph for a least 15min. I pulled over pop the hood and Trans fluid was all ove the hood, whell tie roods and engine. I let the van cool down for 1 hour and was able to dirve like nothing ever happen. So i kept it under 70mph and got off the next exit to a gas station to check the Trans fluid and just needed a quart.

This has happen twice this past summer while doing over 80mph. Honda states maybe a pressure build or need new transmission but not sure. I think I need a better answer or just maybe more possibilities of what could have cause this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (still running good since then but scare to drive over 70)

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  • vince227 Jan 08, 2009

    Thanks, but I did have the service recall done for the second gear when first recalled. I'm not sure where the slice is or where I should be tightening but maybe I can have someone look into it. Thanks telemachus for your respond but I sure hope this is th3e answer. Also when I took it to Honda they made no such suggestion except we dont know and why run 80 or 90 or 100 in a minivan. So I said "why have 140 on the dash and I cant even do 80 without a problem" Basicly it was like we sell hondas but you cant drive them past 70 so look else where.



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This year of van had a recall for the transmission because the second gear was getting too hot. It required a dealer to install a special part that spliced into the transmission cooler lines and dumped fluid down the transmission fill plug hole and onto the second gear. Perhaps under high speed, the slice is leaking. Check to see if you have this part and see if the splice clamps are loose. If so, tightening them may help.

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