TRANSMISSION FLUID CHANGE

Tiny
GALE HALL
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  • 2006 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 67,000 MILES
Have talked to alot of people about changing the transmission fluid. Some say to change it and some say just leave it alone. What do you suggest?
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Friday, September 11th, 2009 AT 3:18 PM

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Tiny
F4I_GUY
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Definitely change it! Here is a video of the job being done.

https://youtu.be/pHPkHP4m0SM

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Friday, September 11th, 2009 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
COOLDUDE22
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  • 2002 HONDA ACCORD
  • 190,000 MILES
I have about 190,000 on my 2002 honda accord. I have never changed the transmission fluid as of yet but not sure if I should do a transmission flush or just do a basic drain and refill three to four times to flush it out. I have been told if I have never changed the transmission fluid at this point with that many miles on it to not do it at all. What do you recommend I do?
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Honda recomends changing every 120,000 miles 60,000 fror severe service
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
NADAMOHAN
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 198,000 MILES
Is there any filter for transmission, when I change ATF should I change the filter to?
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
F4I_GUY
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There is no serviceable filter.
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ADAMXX
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 107,000 MILES
The car reached 107,000 miles and I am sure this needs some extra maintenance. When it was at 60,000, I took it to the dealer and he asked me to change the transmission fluid. He charged a hefty sum. I think the same dealer changing the timing belt much earlier than 60k miles (but I am now not 100% sure). I do not want to go to the dealer, if I can find a good meachanic and it you think it is ok. What are the items that I should ask the mechanic to change at 100k miles? How do I know if he wants me to change something else (transmission oil change seems to be everyone's favorite) how can I tell he is saying the truth? I do not want to unnecessarily do things that are not required, but do want to change all things that I have to change to keep the car going without any problems. Also two problems I notice are, my car always remains hot, even in NY cold winter, I have to run the heat at max 50 degrees - beyond that, it is really hot. My feet always get very very hot in this car even at 50 degrees. The second problem is when I start the car in the morning or in the evening after work, in winter, it makes a terribly screeching noice which remains till I drive the car more than 5 miles. (Does not happen in summer). Finally, should I go to the dealer to ensure the parts are original or can I use a local (recommended) mechanic?
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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The following items are to be inspected:

Brake hoses and lines
front axles and CV joint boots
Exhaust system
Fluids and lubericant levels
Front Brakes
Fuel lines and connections
Lights and controls
Parking Brake

INSPECT AND ADJUST IF NECESSARY

Rear Brakes / system
Steering gear / Rack and Pinion
Steering Rack boots
Suspension
Tie Rod ends
Underbody inspection
LUBERICATE door hinges and locks
REPLACE motor oil and filter
Rotate tires

These are the items listed under the 100K service. As far as the transmission, the fluid should be a pinkish red color. If it is brownish or yellowish in color or has a burnt smell to it, then service it. You are welcome to contact me via this thread with questions.

Let me know, and thanks for using 2carpros. Com.

Joe
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ADAMXX
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Thanks

You did not mention that I have to change the timing belt. Everyone is asking me to change it. Is it unnecessary?

I was hoping you would answer my previous other questions too, which are:
Also two problems I notice are, my car always remains hot, even in NY cold winter, I have to run the heat at max 50 degrees - beyond that, it is really hot. My feet always get very very hot in this car even at 50 degrees. The second problem is when I start the car in the morning or in the evening after work, in winter, it makes a terribly screeching noice which remains till I drive the car more than 5 miles. (Does not happen in summer). Finally, should I go to the dealer to ensure the parts are original or can I use a local (recommended) mechanic?
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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According to the manual I reviewed, the timing belt should be good. My professional opinion is that this is a good time to change it.

As far as the heat, does the temp gauge go into the hot area?

The noise you hear is most likely a loose alt belt. In the winter, the battery loses more of a charge in the cold weather. AS a result, there is more of a load on it when you first start it. Check the belt to make sure it is tight.
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RIKO11
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  • 2000 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
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  • 170,000 MILES
Well, I just received this car as a gift, and I love it ! It has apparently been well maintained and runs very well. The shifting seems a tiny bit sticky at times. My question is, when I take it in to have the tranny fluid replaced, should I use an additive? And if so, what would you suggest I have them install? I have done some research and am aware of the possible problems caused by acidic products. I found a product that claims to have very little acid, from a company called " Mega Power". Is this an additive you are familiar with?
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

I wouldn't add any additives unless it is recommended by the manufacturer, those transmissions had a speed sensor that when bad and is common which will cause the problem you describe. When these sensors go bad they may no may not illuminate the check engine warning light.

If you call the dealer parts guy, he can tell you the sensor he sells the most of which works pretty well.

Please let us know what happens :-)

Best, Ken
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