Check the engine for broken or disconnected wiring maybe it was disconnected during the replacing of the hoses but not reconnected. To put it back, insert the end where the switch is first. Almost hidden down there among all the wires, tubes, etc, is the short-handled dipstick for the auto trans. A drain and fill with Genuine Honda Fluid is Recommended. Then lift up and out. Shift flares, balky shifts, etc.
Honda Odysseys are prone to transmission problems. On my Ford truck the manual says to drive it at highway speeds until the engine is at normal operating temp, then pull over, with engine running, shift through the gears in a specific sequence, holding it in each gear for a certain amount of time, then returning to Park, and only then checking the level on the dipstick. This means a thorough going over including checking and topping off any fluids. Use Dexron only in an emergency until you can get the Honda fluid. If it isn't red then change it. The filter is only there to protect the valve body, not keep the fluid clean.
May 24, 2011 Honda's are drain and refill only. Posted on Apr 15, 2009 Hi, b asically this is the equivalent of the engine light except it indicates that something may not be right with the transmission. Have you ever changed it? Nov 26, 2008 I'm sure this depends on the year and model. It is a 5 mm span. Discovered dipstick for transmission fluid was bone dry.
On the bottom of the transmission case is a drain plug that is gold in color. Have you checked the fluid? An automatic transmission can be damaged or destroyed in seconds from lack of fluid so my opinion is that the transmission is damaged goods. It may simply need to be topped off. I hope you have this documented and you need to let corporate Honda know about this also. The fill hole is at the top of the trans.
I changed the battery and the auto radio writes or ask code in the crv Honda 2004. Less than a quart; surviveable. Of course if you have a manual transmission, there won't be one. This is because the oil that comes out of the drain plug is less than half of what is actually in the transmission. Is it likely engine may have suffered in some way? Did you use only Honda recommended fluid? With fluid that low there should have been a few shifting anomalies here and there. There is also an aluminum washer that must be kept track of and reinstalled with the drain plug or a leak will occur.
What would be interesting to know would be how much fluid it did take to fill it up. Take it to a place like Autozone or Advance Auto Parts and have them put a code reader on it if changing the fluid or topping it off does not solve the problem. Is the fluid red or brown? If you do it yourself, you will save about 60 dollars, but you risk damage to your radiator. Also, Honda is very particular on how you check the level. .
It shows that the vehicles engine management system had detected a fault with the engine or engine sensors. If you fail to locate anything, check the manual for the correct fault code retrieval procedure or take the vehicle to a professional. It has to be done exactly as specified in the owners manual. After draining the trans,and reinstalling the drain plug,Honda genuine automatic transmission fluid,or an equivalent with a highly fricition modified additive must be used,or harsh shifting can occur. Anytime the fluid looks brown or murky rather than red it should be changed. Standing in front of the right-side headlight your left - looking over the grille and radiator - look down towards the bottom of the right front of the engine. If you have a leak get it fixed.
Less than half of the old fluid drains out with each change so it is necessary to drain an refill a number of times to get out most of the old fluid. Checking auto xmission fluid on any car is tricky business. Took it in to dealer. The only question is how much damage and at what point in the future serious problems rears its head. It could be something as simple as a malfunction in a sensor. However, I can tell you what does often happen although I do not know for sure in this case. Fill with additional fluid if needed.