I have a 1999 4 cylinder Accord auto with 102,000 miles on it. I want to change the transmission fluid. What's the best way of doing this? Is there a drain plug on the transmission and how much fluid will come out when I remove it? Do I need to drain it, refill it, run the car for a short time and then repeat to replace the old fluid?
you would open the drain bolt and let the fluid drain out add between 3-5 quarts of fluid (add until it shows at the proper level on dipstick) and drive car for a few miles. repeat 2 or 3 more times. I would find a honda dealer with a wynns trans flush machine and have the trans flushed. I change my fluid once a year and it seems to work just fine. I drive about 10K a year
I vote for the complete trans fluid flush, It's the only way to get everything out and replace it with new fluid correctly.
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There is a drain plug on the lower part of the trans that has a 3/8" square hole in it.
Remove that plug with a 3/8" drive ratchet, clean off the second gear clutch pak material from the magnet attached to the drain plug. Reinstall the drain plug then put in 3 qts of genuine honda trans fluid.
No doubt some simpleton will now jump in and SHOUT the 'book' calls for 2.8 qts of trans fluid, but I've been doing this for over 22 years and have NEVER seen a honda trans hurt by having .2 qts extra fluid in it.
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is it absoltely neccesary to flush the tranny? i changed mine about 6K ago and just changed it like i would oil...didnt flush the tranny, is this a problem, shud i go back and do the whole thing over but this time flush it?
There is only one drain plug down there with a 3/8" drive hole in it. It's at the lowest part of the trans, so I doubt you can miss it. The engine oil drain plug has a bolt head on it, and it's on the engine oil pan. I change out 3 quarts every 15,000 miles, so hopefully I will never need a flush.
PS: re-using the crush-washer will do just fine.
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a few drain and refills, however is not a bad idea.
I know but if you use the ones that use your transmission's internal pump, you should be OK. I would definately stay away from the ones that "power flush" versus the ones that are basically 2 large tanks with a hose going to eachone that attaches directly to your trans cooler lines.
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