Here is where it gets messy at least for me because I had an inferior fluid pump that leaked. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2000 Honda Accord. Using a 17 mm socket, remove the fill plug upper plug. I own a 2000 Honda Accord and this is how you do it on that model. Honda has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. If the transmission fluid level on your Accord is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube.
When it runs out the hole, stop pumping. The use of any generic or so-called all purpose fluid will cause hard shifts and may damage this transmission. Look near where the axle goes into the transmission. By - February 20, 2015 This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. Changing your manual transmission fluid is a great way to do both.
Use the rubber mallet to hit the ratchet handle to break the plug free in one quick motion. It would be logical to assume that if you bring your car to track days or are particularly merciless when driving your S2000, you should change the trans fluid even sooner. Also, it's recommended to repeat the process twice for a total of 3 times. Honda claims you must use Honda fluid in order to prevent damage, and for transmission to shift properly. You'll probably need some elbow grease to remove it so just be careful not to whack your hands against the car once the bolt comes free. This article applies to the Honda Civic 1992-2000. Click on this article, and find out how to fix the shaking in your clutch.
Changing your manual transmission fluid is a great way to do both. Clean the fill and drain plug and keep them on a clean, dry surface. Upper plug is the fill. There is only one transmission drain plug. My brother owns the car and is 1.
The fact that you are saving money is an added plus. Start by putting the car on sturdy jackstands or, better yet, ramps. The clutch in your Honda. Don't be one of them. The drain plug is under the transmission.
There is a round bolt that faces toward the passenger front tire. There are a couple of bolts to remove and one can be a bit difficult. Step 4 — Re-install filler bolt Once you are finished filling the transmission fluid, remove the tube from the filler hole and allow the excess fluid to drain into the drain pan. Otherwise, the pan gasket will leak. If the transmission fluid level on your Civic is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. The transmission fluid is commonly ignored because many assume it will last forever. The trans fluid will shoot out at first so place the pan accordingly.
Place cardboard under the vehicle to catch potential spills. Recommended weight is 5W-20 of synthetic motor oil. Remove the right front tire, and use a socket extension and ratchet to remove the plug. Take your time removing this bolt because the fluid will generally spurt out quickly at first. It's so much quieter underneath the crv.
It is a nasty dirty job and requires some knowledge or you may overfill the transmission which can be disastrous. The filter is none serviceable but changing all the fluid is a very good idea on a 15 year old car. Insert the pump hose into the fill hole. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. Not much to add, just that the front edge of the air filter box actually needs to be lifted up with some force to get it off the front mount.
Using the torque wrench, torque the plug to 33 lb-ft. The owner's manual recommends changing the transmission fluid every 120,000 miles or every 8 years, whichever comes first. There are two plugs on the bottom of the main trans pan. Check out this handy, step-by-step guide to learn how. Some quick-lube places will just attach the machine to a cooler line, exchange the fluid, and call it done.