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How many quarts of automatic tranny fluid does a 1997 honda civic ex take after u drain it

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2.9 qts, drain and refill. 6.2 qts total capacity

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How do I change the transmission filter on a 1997 Honda Civic Ex? Does the tranny have to be taken apart to replace the filter?

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Check with Honda, but believe it's three quarts, and
you should repeat the procedure twice. Get the engine
up to operating temperature, drain the fluid in the pan
pull the little dip stick on top of the transmission and
add the 3 quarts. Drive it around for a few minutes
and repeat. This flushes out some of the fluid in
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Hi, I'm trying to change the transmission fluid but I can't find the drain plug. It's a 1997 Honda Civic EX automatic transmission. Thanks.

Honda usually doesn't use drain plugs on their automatic transmissions - you'll need to remove the transmission pan to change the fluid. You will need a new gasket for the pan and you might as well replace the filter since you'll be there - the filter usually comes with a gasket and it is a great idea to change it if it is the original. There is no identifying marks on that filter to know if it is the original or not. Make sure you remove all of the old gasket from the tranny and the pan and wipe both surfaces down with a rag soaked in carb cleaner to ensure a good seal.

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I did a stock motor swap for my 2000 honda civic. "Its an automatic by the way". I put the old tranny onto the motor i bought. Drop everything in, crank it up but the tranny felt like its jerking...

you need to drain it and use honda trans oil its sythetic if you use straight md3 it will shift hard. make sure everything is plugged in.

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I would like to know the recommend fluids for aplication in Accord and Civic SI 2010. I would get the manual free?

oil is API 5w/20 Honda recommends using all there fluids as they are supposed to be subpurb. to the others alot of this info is on the inside of your tranny fluid Honda ATF Z1 or equivalent DOT 3 brake fluid....Unleaded gas 86 or higher octane.....Honda Allseason Anti freeze/coolant Type 2 ......50 50 mixture2.4 liter holds 4.4 quarts of motor oil....tranny fluid 3.0 quarts 4cyl

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P 1705 code, honda civic lx 2001

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How much tranny fluid od i need for my 2004 honda civic si? do i need to use genuine honda fluid? do i need a grain plug gasket? also can i flush the tranny fluid or do i have to fill and drain it 3 times...

Your Civic auto transmission requires 6.2 US quarts TOTAL.
I know the Manual says to flush three times, but I believe the reference is to the situation IF you have temporarily used a Dexron II fluid. If you are already using Honda ATF-Z1, I wouldn't worry about flushing three times. I would simply look at the plug gasket to determine whether or not you need a new one. The old one will probably do fine, but gaskets certainly don't cost much so you might as well get one while you're getting the fluid (if somebody has one in stock).
Hope this helps.

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My civic automatic transmission Slips

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Rough shifting automatic transmission on Honda Accord from 1st to 2nd gear

it has a problem with the second gear drum it cracks and does not fully engauge the n shifts to 3rd ..many honda owners also learn the 8 bucks a quart is the only fluid to pour in a honda..but remember 3 qaurts per drain and fill the tranny holds 7q will take a case to do a drain flush...a high pressure flush will ruin a automatic tranny with alot of miles or metal deposits floating around inside..DRAIN AND FILL 3 QUARTS AT A TIME NO GASKET NEEDED ITS BUILT AND DESIGNED LIKE A MANUAL TRANNY

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