Our authorized dealers know your vehicle inside and out, and can provide competent, efficient service. Either put the car up on four jack stands or lift it up and drain as much as possible and then lower it and get a different catch container for when it is lowered to get a full drain. Always listen to transman on a transmission question. However, motor oil does not contain the proper additives, and continued use can cause stiffer shifting. This is not exactly true. Changing out the manual transmission fluid will take anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour. Its taken a ton of abuse.
The clutch in your Honda. I got tired of using the speced mercon atf so i just used engine oil. I was on top of that one and will probably have it done again this time next year. Thanks so much for your help everyone :. Some say to never change it, as it doesn't break down like regular oil.
However manuel transmissions dont seem to wear unless shifts get messy or that crunch going into reverse. The clutch in your Honda. That seems to be what people like. The timing belt and water pump was done when it was supposed to, along with the rest of the belts and the valve cover gasket while everything was apart. Insert a funnel into the fill hole.
Anyone have a solid response? Once all the fluid drains, re-install the drain bolt with a new washer. Changed a lot of them too and my civic trans fluid was up there with like the top 20 worst smelling oils. Use the right fluid and replace the filter if applicable. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. Dispose of any old or excess transmission fluid at an approved recycling center. I also heard there is no filter, and I heard that it is a lifetime service free filter. Step 3 — Fill with new transmission fluid Lift up the hood of the car and look for the transmission filler hole.
Tighten it back up with the 17mm wrench. Gently accelerate, but don't go over 50mph. I want to remedy the fluid situation, but my research has left me wondering what the best move is. Some even say that using engine oil will suffice, but all I've ever heard from reputable mechanics is that it may help for short term but should not be used long term, at least not on Hondas. They tend to stick to things and rub off whatever they catch. Locate the filling bolt and the drain bolt. Take your time removing this bolt because the fluid will generally spurt out quickly at first.
Turn it clockwise to loosen. I poured in the new fluid through the speed sensor hole as suggested thanks , which was easy and convenient as it allowed me to view the filler hole while I poured from above. What size sockets are needed for both bolts? While I agree that manual Honda transmissions usually go bad from abusive use instead of natural wear from reasonable driving, I cant agree that fluid plays little to no part in it. Changing transmission fluid is about as easy as changing the oil. I would just use honda fluid, amsoil or redline. Step 3 — Fill Transmission Fluid Put the clear tubing into the transmission fill plug hole. No noticable difference except a drop in gas milage from 55mpg to 50.
What would be best for longevity would be a day or 2 of driving with the syncromesh then drain an fill with more syncromesh. Attach the clear tubing to the funnel and make sure it's a snug fit. The filler bolt was in fact 17mm as stated Thanks. Again, all I read is improvements from using the Friction Modified fluid more so over the standard Synchromesh. What you have provided is a decent basic overview in an ideal situation. I also installed the Skunk2 magnetic drain bolt, which is 17mm as well.
This will save you a lot of money and only takes about a half hour to replace yourself. Find out how to do just that here. It should tell you what oil to use and it should also say on the oil cap itself. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. Take the fill tube out and put the fill plug back on with a new washer. Locate the filling bolt and the drain bolt on the transmission. If someone grinds your gears for you maybe flush it but use the same kind of fluid! Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail.
If you look at honda trans fluid oil analysis on youll probly come to the same conclusion as me that 30k miles is about as long as that oil should go. At the time of transmission fluid change, I also change the engine filter as well. Then, remove the drain plug with the ratchet wrench. I go through about 1. Skip to around 12:25 for the fluid level check. If the level is low, add more. I used to race it all the time, went to the local track, taught 7 or 8 people how to drive a standard with it -so lotsa ground gears.
So 80w gear oil is the same viscosity as 40w motor oil. I know, it is the worst thing I could probably do. Unless I know for a fact that the previous owner didnt abuse it, maybe I wouldnt worry. Break this loose with an 18mm socket. The day I want a car to rag on it'll be 'cuz I can afford something that can handle how hard I want to push it. It will just be harder to get to do my own drain and fills in the future.