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With the cold weather (10F) right now my daughters 2005 CRV, which we bought 2 years ago in Los Angeles, is now developing transmission problems. Prognosis does not look good. Thought I'd join and see what the site has to offer.
 

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Greetings and welcome to the Forum!

Please tell us what is going on to indicate transmission problems.

My brother lives outside of Minnepolis and it is 0 degress in his area. Oh burrrrr, now I am very happy to be living in the Southwest!
 

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Thanks Epona, @133k the high whining sound when start up is consistent for about 1 hour. The cold does not help. After warm up the trans still slips in and out of drive until driven for about 1/2 hour. Shifting from drive to reverse makes a lot of clunking. Just got a quote this morning from Honda in Madison for 4K USD. Man....what a disappointment with Honda as I have read this is a problem with the CRV's and is not being addressed by the manufacturer.
 

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Not that it would help, but the 1st thing that I'd do is change the ATF. Your trans might last a long time, but I doubt it. I had a friend that had a FWD Dodge, I think a LeBaron. He drove it for, like, 2 years w/just 2nd and reverse.

I'd start looking for a JDM used trans.

The dealer quoted you a price for a new or rebuilt trans, and the cost of replacing it...as your trans is terminal...there are no quick fixes for it.
 

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Thanks Epona, @133k the high whining sound when start up is consistent for about 1 hour. The cold does not help. After warm up the trans still slips in and out of drive until driven for about 1/2 hour. Shifting from drive to reverse makes a lot of clunking. Just got a quote this morning from Honda in Madison for 4K USD. Man....what a disappointment with Honda as I have read this is a problem with the CRV's and is not being addressed by the manufacturer.
Wish I could help you out. All I can say is is there a garage or trusted mechanic or both that you can get a second opinion?
 

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2WD or 4WD?

Trans flush is always worth a shot, your fluid condition can tell you quite a bit about what is happening.

If it's really shot I would source a used transmission (Craigslist, junkyard etc) and have a local mechanic swap it for you. This will get your cost down significantly, like less than half the dealer quote.
 
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