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Old 12-06-2009, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default Repair crack in transmission case

I have my wifes old car currently to save on gas, its a 2000 Honda Accord Coupe, with the V6, and automatic tranny. My problem is the transmission has a crack in it, that is leaking transmission fluid. We'd like to sell this car, but dont wanna dump our problems off on someone else, but also dont wanna buy or rebuild this transmission just to sell it.

We're looking for another solution to try to fix the transmission while still installed in the car, I know JB Weld would probably work, but there is no way to keep the transmission fluid out of the crack while the epoxy dries. I've seen someone use something to repair a leaky semi truck fuel tank, So we were wondering if someone in the industry, knew of anything that would work for our circumstances???? This is really something I want to make happen.

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Old 12-06-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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My Dad was telling me about this stuff he used on a water heater and fuel tank. It's 2 sticks you knead together and it holds up to fuel, oil and water. I'll have to ask him about it talk to my Mom later today.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:57 AM   #3
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good luck

Best bet would be if you can get the fluid drained, crack flushed, ground, and get somebody to weld it (assuming it's in a place, and a material that can be welded).

Other than that, new case.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:58 AM   #4
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what about MAGIC putty stuff u see advertised on tv that was sponsored by billy mays.. (note do not attempt this im just kidding)
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:30 AM   #5
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Yea, like I said, we're trying to get rid of this car, she's got a new Honda now, and aside from it getting better mileage than my truck, we dont need it, we just want to fix it, at least so it doesnt leak, before we sell it, if not, we'll just discount the price and let them know the deal. That way they dont run it dry and kill the tranny. Any options or opinions are welcome. Thanks
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:49 AM   #6
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just sell it as is. it MAY be able to be welded but it will require dissasembly to do that. anything less would not change things in the buyers eyes.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:20 AM   #7
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JB weld makes some stuff called Water Weld I have had good luck patching radiators at the track with it http://jbweld.net/products/water.php I would still tell the buyers about the fix on the tranny
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:40 AM   #8
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parts car for 300 bucks , you will have every riceboy 'racer' in town knocking at your door
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #9
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I agree with Spider.....tell them about the crack and give them a brake light warranty (when you see the brakes lights come on as they drive off, warranty is over).

Nothing wrong telling them about the crack and selling 'as is'.

Good chance someone out there has a spare tranny looking for a good car....

BTW....Kudos to you for being honorable and not wanting to just dump it on someone....
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is billy mazeing still selling mighty putty??????
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:04 AM   #11
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is billy mazeing still selling mighty putty??????
Yes Billy is selling all sorts of stuff from the grave.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:10 PM   #12
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If it's a V6 Accord the tranny is probably almost done anyway. I would just use alum. seal putty on it. Just drain the fluid and brake clean the crack and dry it. Then put on the putty. Believe it or not Honda makes RTV called Hondabond and I've fixed leaks with it on cracked cases. It's just not the "official" way to fix it.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:16 PM   #13
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I'm kinda getting the idea that the trans is close to its demise, but whatever. I had already thought of the draining, cleaning and puttying, but didnt know of a good product. If I can keep at least some young girl from killing her first car because she didnt know how or why to check the tranny fluid, i'll feel good about myself.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:21 PM   #14
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I thought Hondas never broke....
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:40 PM   #15
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How about this stuff...http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/pyro.htm
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:47 PM   #16
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Honda had a TSB dated 2002-Sep-10 #01-009 dealing with V6 engine oil leaks. Some cast aluminum engine blocks were porous. Their solution was to fix it with JB-Weld P/N 8265-S.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:04 PM   #17
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I thought Hondas never broke....
Nope, back in about 2000 I was changing out 2 V6 transmissions a day. The V6 trannys in the 98-03 are complete crap. As a lifetime Honda tech and owner when the time came to by a new SUV I bought Toyota.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:10 PM   #18
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Honda had a TSB dated 2002-Sep-10 #01-009 dealing with V6 engine oil leaks. Some cast aluminum engine blocks were porous. Their solution was to fix it with JB-Weld P/N 8265-S.
I never had one come in that leaked but I can tell you if I did it would have got a new short block if I had to tear it down far enough to repair it like the S/B shows.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:31 AM   #19
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How in the world did the transmission case break?? She run over something? Because I've never heard of this kinda thing happening on a Honda (or any other car really).
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