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Transmission fluid should be checked with the engine warmed up and running in Park. The dipstick is always near the back of the engine bay, and is VERY long when you pull it out. Transmission fluid should be red. It should not be brown. Changing transmission fluid is much more difficult than changing engine oil. Engine oil can be changed by removing a plug and draining it out. Transmission oil can only be changed by removing brackets, removing the pan (think of a shallow oven pan bolted to the bottom of the transmission) and letting all the fluid drain out. A transmission fluid change should ALWAYS include a new filter and gasket as well. This is one best left to a shop with the proper tools.
yes by filling through the transmission dipstick tube, if you have a "fill for life" model without a dipstick tube, you will need to get under the car and on the side of the transmission look for an alen head socket about half way up the side, fill with the correct fluid until the fluid is level with the alan socket you removed, when it starts to flow out ,there is plenty in the transmission, be careful, it has been debated by engineers that a car that has over 100k miles and never has had the fluid replaced should be left alone, as the wearing and viscosity of the fluid will change with new fluid hence the phrase "fill for life " fluid. This fluid is usually recognized as atf+2,3,4.. dexron and mercon are servicable fluids
Well, you have to put the car up on a lift, clean fluid and find out where it is coming from. If the front pump area seal, yes, you need to pull the trans to fix that. If it is leaking from the pan, that can usually be changed without trans removal.
TRANSMISSION SLIPPING CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL.IF FLUID LEVEL IS OKAY.YOU HAVE 30000 TO 60000 MILES ON VECHICLE YOUR TRANSMISSION FLUID + FILTER CHANGE IS DUE.IF FLUID CHANGE DONT HELP YOU HAVE FAULTY 1 - 2 SHIFT SOLENOID AND TORQUE CONVERTER SOLENOID.YOU COULD HAVE FAULTY TRANSMISSION OIL PUMP AND BROKEN DRIVE CHAIN.
Have supplies ready(long stem funnel to reachfill hole, 4 qts honda genuine atf-z1, rags for drips)
1. First, park the car while its hot on a flat surface and turn the
engine off. Locate the yellow transmission dipstick and remove it and
wipe it clean.
2. Look for the the ATF fill plug and washer(below and to the
left of the brake fluid reservoir) 17mm marked "ATF" and remove it.
3. Locate the drain plug(not the one on pointing towards the
drivers front tire but its located on on the drivers side of the
transmission pointing towards the passengers side and lying
horizontally) and remove it along with the washer. Its blue and is a
standard 3/8 square drive plug and remove it. Drain completely. (wait
15 min or so until ALL is gone and replace the plug after throughly
cleaning the magnet that is attached to it).
5. Replace atf fluid(honda says 3.3 qts- but mine took 3.8 to
bring to first hole in dipstick level-check while running(use honda z-1
fluid only-yes- its expensive).
6. Replace fill bolt and washer and tighten.
7. Replace dipstick, let engine get hot and recheck. Recheck again after driving a day or so.
Your done-good work, you saved a $100 dollars...
Fluid - A/T: Service and Repair Transmission Fluid and Oil Filter Changing REMOVAL PROCEDURE 1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lift Points. 2. Place drain pan under pan 3. Remove oil pan bolts from front and sides only. 4. Loosen the rear oil pan bolts approximately four turns. 5. Lightly tap the oil pan with a rubber mallet or pry to drain the fluid from main case. 6. Remove the oil pan bolts from rear oil pan and gasket. 7. Remove front oil pan bolts leaving one corner bolt in loosely. 8. Lightly tap oil pan with rubber mallet or pry to drain fluid. 9. Remove the following remaining components: ^ The front oil pan bolts ^ The oil pan ^ The gasket 10. Remove the oil filter bolts and filter. 11. Clean the following components: ^ The transmission case ^ The front adapter case ^ The oil pan gasket surfaces with solvent ^ Air dry ^ All traces of gasket material must be removed INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 1. Install the gasket. 2. Install the oil filter. 3. Install the bolts. ^ Tighten the transmission oil filter bolts to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.). NOTICE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. 4. Install the front oil pan. 5. Install the front oil pan gasket 6. Install the front oil pan bolts ^ Tighten the front oil pan bolts to 11 Nm (96 inch lbs.). 7. Install the following components: ^ Install the pan ^ Install the gasket ^ Install the bolts ^ Tighten the oil pan bolts to 11 Nm (96 inch lbs.). 8. Refill the transmission with DEXRON III through oil pan fill plug on the side of the (main case) oil pan. Fill the transmission to lower edge of oil pan fill. Fill plug opening using and oil suction gun. ^ Tighten the oil pan fill plug to 45 Nm (33 ft. lbs.). 9. Lower the vehicle. 10. Check the transmission fluid level. Refer to Transmission Fluid Checking Procedure.
To change the transmission fluid make sure you have purchased: 1.
filter with the o-ring 2. MOPAR ATF + 3 Type 7176, p/n 05010124AA fluid
(I believe it took 6 quarts?) You are not changing the torque converter
fluid so there will not be 12 quarts needed.). 3. Pan gasket. You
should receive the new neoprene reusable pan gasket. This is because
the recommendation is to change the transmission fluid every 25,000
miles. 4. There is a fluid additive to prevent foaming? Use it.
Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Remove the pan bolts. Remove the
old gasket material with a plastic scraper. There could be metal
transfer if you use a metal scraper. Clean the pan carefully. Clean the
magnet that sits in the pan as it collects the minute metal shavings.
If you see an excess of larger particles, you really should have the
transmission inspected at a shop. Replace the filter carefully looking
at its arrangement before removing. It took a second look to install a
new filter because I did not watch how it was situated before removing.
Use a thin coat of transmission fluid on the new pan gasket. Orient
reusable gasket properly with bolt holes and assemble oil pan and
gasket to transmission case. Tighten oil pan bolts to 19 Nm (165 in
lbs.). CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFILL TRANSAXLE. DO NOT ADD OIL IF LEVEL IS
BETWEEN: LOWER HOLES FOR WARM OIL (100?F). UPPER HOLES FOR HOT OIL