I'll formally add myself to the list here. '18 RTL-E never towed (though my service rep didnt believe me because I had "installed a tow hitch on the truck..."). Failed at 83k. no symptoms except slightly worse fuel economy. transmission system problem light and blindspot information system problem light. Code came up P0741 torque converter clutch circuit stuck off. Seems to sound very similar to many other posts here. When I dropped it off, service rep said his own vehicle and another customers of his recently had the same issue. Doesn't make me too thrilled to pay for it...
This is the same code and symptoms my transmission had. Dealer said it required a full transmission rather than just torque converter. Interesting your dealer said torque converter only but mine said full transmission…I was discussing my transmission problem on another thread, but let's make #36 official. Transmission system problem light and blindspot information system light, P0741code. No noticeable judder. Waiting on new torque converter that is backordered.
It was a remanufactured transmission. When I left the dealer yesterday, I told them I was concerned about future issues if the part was no different.I can't tell if that horrific crunching is gears in the transmission trying to chew up a piece of metal left behind after a build or rebuild or a CV joint breaking apart due to damage or incorrect installation during transmission replacement.
Do you know if the replacement transmission was new or remanufactured?
Assuming the odor you smelled was burning transmission fluid, I'd guess a half shaft came out of the transmission causing the fluid to leak out.
My instincts tell me that if a piece of metal jammed the transmission, it would lock up and you would have come to a screeching halt.
That's the transfer assembly and it doesn't hold much fluid. Around half a litre. Doesn't seem very difficult to reattach to the transmission after the swap but it is a possibility the techs missed a step or forgot to refill it with fluidIt was a remanufactured transmission. When I left the dealer yesterday, I told them I was concerned about future issues if the part was no different.
We found the issue. The front differential completely blew up less than a day after the replacement transmission. There was a suspiciously low amount of fluid under the truck considering the entire differential split open. What could have caused such a catastrophic and dramatic failure? Could the transmission have locked up and put too much strain on the differential causing it to just get destroyed? Honestly no idea here.
EDIT: forgive me I don't want to hijack the thread. Future transmission replacements just beware
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"I found your issue. the front differential failed pretty drastically. [...] I'm overnighting a new one from honda right now. It should arrive tomorrow, I'm going to install it and then retest everything, make sure there is no other issues."The front differential is inside the transmission. Dealers don't open transmissions.
Honestly I would say your choice of words were pretty tame. Sorry to hear about your issue, pretty freaking crazy. I would be really concerned about that same shop doing the rest of the work, what's the chances this isn't related to the transmission replacement. What other damage from this failing park could of been caused :-(Here is the video of the transmission destroying itself. Please excuse how upset I am. It was my first day back in the truck from the dealer having it for 14 days and being very difficult to work with at times. The smell I am referring to is a burning smell probably from all the fluid that came out of the transmission…
This is the same code and symptoms my transmission had. Dealer said it required a full transmission rather than just torque converter. Interesting your dealer said torque converter only but mine said full transmission…