Here's a basic rundown, from specs and basic maintenance to frequently asked questions. In Honda's desire for more performance and better fuel economy, Honda has been developing innovative transmissions on a regular basis. There's another important consideration: This operation provides the opportunity to find out if failure is impending. Some dipsticks may have hot and cold marks or holes in the stick. Here's a basic rundown, from specs and basic maintenance to frequently asked questions. On most Hondas, the fluid level must be measured with the engine running right after the engine has been turned off. When you withdraw the stick, keep a rag or waste paper under its tip to prevent dripping any fluid on painted surfaces.
Make sure the car is level for the draining and filling. On the bottom of the transmission there is a drain plug. There is square hole in this bolt, designed to fit a rachet in without using a bit. I would never buy another car from Honda ever!!! Use a funnel to pour in the new fluid. Honda trannies take special fluid you can only get at a Honda dealer and yes going through the dipstick is the easiest way to fill it This isn't entirely true.
You can not put a bit around the bolt because it is completely round. I had already paid my private mechanic for all those repairs! However the fluid looked like oil to me although I am not an expert by any means. Your Accord should be running when you check your transmission fluid level, otherwise the transmission fluid level on the transmission fluid dipstick will not be accurate. Then 6 months later at 81,000+ miles it gave out again upon exiting Exwy in Orlando Fl car would rev when accelerated but car would not go past 20mph. Step 2 — Check levels on the dipstick Between the engine block and the battery, you'll find the yellow or orange transmission dipstick buried underneath a large coolant cable.
This will vastly reduce spillage. Had to be towed to Miami again! If you can't see the fluid line, rotate the stick to view its other side. I would install about 3 quarts after draining,and start checking the level at this point. The oil line may be difficult to see. Most not all service writers who you speak to at any dealership have minimal training and even less real-world knowledge so take what they tell you with a grain of salt.
Dexron, please, no Type F. While in the car and with the brake on, move the gear selector through reverse and a forward gear, then back to park. With features and styles which fulfill or surpass the standards of their Original Equipment Manufacturer equivalent parts, these automatic transmission filters are able to definitely save your automobile both from declining performance and sudden break down. If you pull it out to check it, you might as well change it out. Throw the oil bottle adapter away and put a funnel where it once was.
If the color is more reddish, the fluid is fine. By - February 20, 2015 Contributors: AnAccordIsForever, Elvis1977, Fixbook This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. This article applies to the Honda. This article applies to the Honda Accord, and Civic 1992-2000. Use Honda Fluid and Do Not Overfill.
Many professionals enhance this procedure by pouring a few quarts of fresh fluid into the dipstick tube at roughly the same rate that the old fluid is coming out, thus adding flushing action. Subsequent changes should be nearly dead clean. Make sure yu use the correct fluid in it. Most defective or worn-out automotive parts, if brushed aside, can bring to additional damage to other sections. So far, I think I have made the right decision, although it cost me a lot more.
Pro Tip You should replace the transmission fluid once every two years or 30,000 miles. Hope this helps, and please rate me highly. Jack the car up, remove the front left tire and support the car on solid stands. Is it me, or is checking the level of transmission fluid a little bit more difficult than checking the level of motor oil. Your Honda's transmission requires the same kind and grade of oil as your engine does. If a newer gearbox is making junk, it's in trouble.