CHANGING TRANSMISSION FLUID

2006 Acura MDX

Tiny

alpat

September, 7, 2009 AT 5:10 AM

Transmission problem
2006 Acura MDX 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 45000 miles

While attempting to change transmission fluid on my MDX, I removed driver side front wheel and saw a 3/8 drive square hole drain plug looking straight in from that side. I asssumed this was the drain plug. I removed it but no oil started to drain out. The oil that I could see in there appeared to be red indicating tranny fluid. I immediately checked the dipstick and the oil was at a normal level. I have no problem with the transmission and was wondering what is going on. Is this not the drain plug? If not where is it? Please help

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3 Answers

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 7, 2009 AT 10:01 AM

Hi alpat,

Thank you for the donation.

Is this the bolt that you are refering to? This is the drain plug and fluid should flow out when it is released.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_ATFDrainPlug06MDXFid226_1.jpg



Remove the filler plug or dipstick to check if fluid comes out.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_ATFFillerPlug06MDXFid227_1.jpg

Tiny

alpat

September, 8, 2009 AT 4:51 AM

I already have this diagram as I have purchased the service manual. The problem is I am having trouble trying to decipher where this drain bolt is located under the car. When I removed the driver's side wheel, I saw a square hole bolt looking straight in. It appeared to be the drain bolt on the transmission. I removed it as well as removing the fill bolt topside. No fliud drained out. Is this the correct bolt? I noticed that the bolt I removed did not have a magnet on the end of it as the one I removed on my grandaughter's 2001 Acura CL when I changed her fluid. I am totally at a loss as to why this is happening. Please help!

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 8, 2009 AT 8:26 AM

Here is another diagram. Hope it is clear enough. the red colored dot is the drain plug.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_ATFDrainPlug06MDXFig226a_1.jpg

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