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Questions on Honda Accord BAXA (1998-2002)transmission rebuild

Because I have always been in wonder about automatic transmissions and how they work, when the transmission in my 1998 Honda Accord EX (Fuel Injected 4 Cyl, 2.3L) began slipping and losing fluid, with a P704 error code, I got my hands on a replacement "known good" but not rebuilt transmission (model BAXA) to swap in. I KNOW I am in ~way~ over my head, but this is not urgent and I am learning a whole bunch, too. I have some $$ set aside to support this habit and being temporarily unemployed, I also have the time.

I bought the ATSG Honda Accord Techtran Manual plus the Transtec Master kit, ACCORD 4 cyl, 2.3L 98-up. I was surprised at the number of parts that are not included in the kit that call for replacement in the manual. Here are my questions:

-What is the best source for the three (34 mm) Lock Nuts (including the left handed one for the Main Shaft?) Same question for the Conical Spring Washers.
-What is the best source for the "lock washer/plate" used on the Park Lever and at lease one other place?
-The existing gaskets needs to be fully removed. I am using a razor blade scraper but it is scraping the aluminum, leaving marks. Is there a solvent that can be used along with the scraper to do a clean removal?
-The new paper gaskets are (of course) dry. When they are installed, is there any sort of gasket prep goo that should be used or should they be laid on dry and tightened down to proper torque?
-Besides the O ring on the torque converter, when the T.C. is put back in and mated to the engine, is there anything else that should be replaced? (e.g. gasket on the engine mating surface.)
-What is the best source for the special tools (Honda-only) like" Clutch Spring Compressor Bolt Assembly [07GAE-PG40200] and Clutch Spring Compressors [07LAE-PX40100] I assume Honda Parts Center, but is there an on-line source or a third party alternative?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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  • Jeff Meyer May 24, 2009

    Thanks for the guidance! I checked for any Honda tools and found none of what I need. But thanks.

    For others reading this problem, I still need your help, too!


  • Jeff Meyer May 26, 2009

    Thanks bkenn1,
    I have checked both and and have not found any of the Honda special tools for transmissions. But thanks!

    If others reading, especially transmission experts have any more to add, I am listening! Thanks!

    I have one more question as I try to get started with take-apart: What is the best way to "lock" the gears so I can remove the three (34 mm) Lock Nuts (including the left handed one for the Main Shaft?) Jamming a big screwdriver in the idler gears would probably work, but I really don't want to break/dent the gear teeth.

    I am trying to figure out a way to lock the input shaft (without damaging it.) Anyone's input would be appreciated. Thanks!



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Man, you got balls! This is the "can do" sperit that made america grate!! I'm not a trans expert but I may can help you a little. First, "the book" does things acroding to a perfict world. If the old lock nuts springs and washers are in good shape,reuse them. If it was really critcal to replace them, they would be in the kit. Sec. clean the old gaskets with some gasket remover and get a good gasket scraper. and go slow be careful. Dont use any goo on the new gaskets. It can come off and get in the valve body and such.Make sure the T.C. is in the trans far enough. (sometimes you have to wiggle them and turn them at the same time) you will know when it's in far enough.There is no trans to engen gastet. there are line up dow pins in the engen to help line up the trans. Take your time putting it back in. don't get any lines or brackets between the trans. and engen. You can go to to find tools. Thats where Scotty gets his tools for the Enterprise. Good luck! let me know how it goes.

Posted on May 24, 2009

  • Bennie Kennedy May 25, 2009

    you can check but get your wallet out!!

  • Bennie Kennedy May 30, 2009

    Try to put it in gear to lock the shaft. Again, I'm no trans. expert.


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I have a 1998 honda accord ex with v6 and auto trans . the transmission shift hard and will not go int high gear most or the time and shift in and out 4 to 3 and back again making the rpm s of the engine very high slaming it into from to 3 then 4 then 3 found dirt in shift lock sil-a-noid and replaces the hole assembly and it did fix it it has only one code ratio it has , 20 inch wheels please help

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Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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    Timmy L Costa Sep 13, 2010

    Use a heavy rag to wedge between gears to torque. then reverse wrench and take rag out. use a pick set to remove ALL little pices that get forced into teeth, and blow out wit air.


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