Question about 2004 Honda Element
I am looking for the procedure for the automatic transmission service and valve adjustment etc. specs parts required
1. Turn steering wheel all the way to the right.
2. Remove intake manifold cover two 10mm bolts
3. Remove ignition coil cover four 10mm nuts
4. Remove ignition coils four 10mm nuts and four connectors.
5. Remove 2 10mm bolts securing vacuum lines on the right of the valve cover
6. Remove 1 10mm bolt securing P/S hose bracket on the back left of the valve cover
7. Move P/S hose to the left and the ignition harness to the back.
8. Remove the dipstick
9. Remove the breather hose on the right of the valve cover with pliers on the bracket and pull off nipple.
10. Remove 6 10mm nuts and washers from cylinder head cover.
11. Lift head cover straight up to take off.
12. Put 19mm ratchet on crankshaft bolt.
13.Turn the engine,When you get close to TDC on each cylinder it gets suddenly easy to turn,
expect to have to turn back CCW a few degrees to get it exactly where it's supposed to be.
14.Adjust valves Int .008-.010; Exh .011-.013
Now,Put it back together,using a torque wrench and make sure everything is clean:
1. Clean valve cover seating surface and rubber gasket.
2. Apply Hondabond HT to four locations, two corners and timing
chain cover interface with the head.
3. Remove washers and gaskets from 6 locations on the valve cover.
4. Put valve cover back on, carefully making sure you're not crushing
anything, and that the spark plug seals are properly seating.
5. Put the gaskets and washers and nuts on the studs.
Tighten in steps to a final torque of 12 N*m.
7. Install dipstick.
8. Replace breather hose.
9. Reinstall P/S hose bracket, torque the bolt to 12 N*m.
10. Reinstall vacuum line bracket, torque the two bolts to 12 N*m.
11. Replace ignition coils, torque the four bolts to 12 N*m.
12. Replace the spark plug cover, torque the four bolts/nuts to 9.8 N*m.
13. Replace the intake manifold cover, torque the two bolts to 12 N*m.
14. Wait at least 30 minutes before driving so the Hondabond HT can fully cure.
15. checking your work.
Automatic transmission service
1.Drain old fluid
2.Replace with new ATF-Z1 fluid.
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Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Not much on those youtube links that have anything to do with you want :)
You are better off to invest in a workshop manual for these types of adjustments to a car of this nature. I suggest here or get a Honda original manual. There is not alot about in PDF format. Is worth getting if you really want to maintain the vehicle, then sell on ebay when you sell the car. Happy to help you futher with this, just let me know.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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