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Have 115,000 miles on car ..when for an oil change and was told I needed to change transmission fluid and power steering fluid....Cannot locate my manual...when do these fluids need to be changed and is there special Honda fluid that have to be used?

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    racket pinion, cracked seal,oil pan, transmission, power steering, any fluid leaks

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Regarding the transmission, if you have an automatic, use genuine Honda ATF fluid only and only do a drain and refill. A power flush will damage the Honda Transmission. It should be drained and refilled every 60k initially, then every 30k afterwards.

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