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Transmission Flush in a 1998 Honda CR-V?

I am being pushed to do a chemical "transmission flush" on my 98 Honda CR-V. Is this a bad idea?

OR should I just drain and change the transmission fluid myself at home and if so, what fluid should I use (I heard something about Honda's unique transmission fluid).


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Just do the drain and trans filter, forget the flush, it doesn't replace the filter which is the most important part of a trans service

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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    yadayada Jul 03, 2009

    the parts store where u buy the fluid will have the listing for the correct ATF for your car, most likely it is Dexron.



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