Buy Replacement Honda Transmissions Online at All Discount Parts
Transmissions can be some of the most complicated parts of a vehicle. When they break, and you need a replacement transmission for your Honda, you need it to be of the highest quality. Here at All Discount Parts, we stock OEM Honda replacement parts, including transmissions, and if you're having transmission problems, you won't want to delay ordering your replacement. When you order a replacement transmission from our website, we'll have it shipped straight to your door as soon as possible.
You might be wondering just what it is that makes a transmission important for the operation of your Honda, so we thought that we'd give you a quick look at how they work, as well as some warning signs that you could need a new transmission soon. Read on to figure out if you should be ordering your Honda a replacement transmission sooner rather than later.
How Transmissions Work
Engines have a maximum RPM value that they can run at before risking damage or outright destruction to the engine. The RPM range of an engine may seem wide, but it has a very narrow band at which it can deliver maximum torque and horsepower. If an engine produces its best power at 5,500 RPM, then you want to make sure it stays around that output, right?
As you accelerate and the engine moves faster, you need to be able to adjust the gear ratio between the drive wheels and the engine as the car changes speeds. The more “speeds” a transmission has, the more gear ratios you have to choose from and the closest you can get to an ideally performing engine.
If you've heard of a continuously variable transmission before, they have flexible gear ratios that do their best to approach that ideal. But most drivers have only heard of the two main types of transmissions: manual and automatic.
You may have heard a manual transmission referred to as a “stick-shift” as well. Whatever it is you call it, manual transmissions all have quite a bit in common, starting with the fact that you, the driver, change the gears of the transmission when you think they need changing. You depress the clutch, move the shift knob to the right gear, and watch as your vehicle's RPMs drop away from the redline on the gauge. Whether you're driving an old school manual or one fresh off the line, if you can drive one, you can usually drive them all.
On the other hand, an automatic transmission senses when your RPMs have climbed a bit too close to the redline and changes gears for you. The truth is that you could write a book on just how an automatic transmission works, and the repair of an automatic transmission is often one of the most intricate and complicated things you can do on a car. That's why we recommend ordering a brand new OEM transmission instead; even the most seasoned mechanic will save time and money by replacing the transmission on a Honda instead of rebuilding it.
Common Signs That You Need a New Transmission
If you pay close attention to the behavior of your car, you can often tell when you're going to need a new transmission, but if you don't, it could seem like it comes out of the blue. There are four main signs we've found that signal the death of a transmission, and if you keep an eye out, you can catch them and replace your Honda's transmission with an OEM model before it's too late.
- Delayed Shifting: Are you noticing a delay in going from park to drive? It's possible that this means your transmission fluid is low, maybe from a leak, but after you've checked that out, the next culprit is usually a serious transmission problem.
- Noises: If you hear any grinding while you're shifting gears, get your car looked at immediately. Squealing and clunking noises are also cause for worry. If it sounds like the noise is coming from right under your feet as you drive, there's a good chance it's your transmission that's at fault.
- Won’t Go Into Gear: If you've found that your car won't go into gear, or if it's an automatic transmission that seems to skip a gear on occasion, you're likely in need of a new transmission. As with delayed shifting, this could be a leak in your transmission fluid lines, but most commonly it is a transmission at the end of its life cycle.
- Feel: This can be tough to tell on automatic transmissions, but on manuals, most drivers are able to feel the car respond as they shift gears. Even if you've got an automatic transmission, you'll want to pay close attention to the feel of your car; if you notice it shaking or stuttering while changing gears, even while idling, these could be signs of a waning transmission.
The Importance of Buying OEM Transmissions
If you've read any of our website, you likely already know that buying OEM replacement parts is the smart decision, and if you've been paying attention to this page, you know that the transmission is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. We hope we wouldn't need to tell you that buying an OEM transmission is the right decision when looking for a replacement on your Honda.
Could you buy an aftermarket transmission? Certainly. But OEM transmissions are built specifically for use in your Honda, backed by Honda's 12-month/12,000-mile OEM parts guarantee. When you’re replacing a part this nuanced – this fragile – don't settle for anything less than a durable, warranty-covered OEM replacement part designed specifically for your model.
Find Your OEM Replacement Honda Transmission Now!
If you think you have transmission problems or could soon be in need of a replacement Honda transmission, we're here to help. We stock a full range of OEM transmissions for Honda's lineup, and we can have the one you need sent out of our warehouse and on its way to you with just a few clicks. Don’t hesitate to