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#5341 of 5872 Transmission Fluid Change-Honda Accord 2004
Aug 02, 2010 (8:04 am)
I recently had my transmission fluid changed by the dealer. I asked how much fluid they remove and was surprised (well not really surprised) that only a small amount of fluid is replaced. In my mind it is like taking a bath with old bath water and a pan of fresh water to add to the tub.
My question is this. What is the best way to do a transmission fluid change and get most of the fluid out and replace it with new? I have been the Ji%%y Lube route on other cars...please don't suggest that.
#5342 of 5872 Re: Transmission Fluid Change-Honda Accord 2004 [buyahome]
Aug 02, 2010 (2:22 pm)
The best way to change the transmission fluid is to use the transmission's own pump to pump the fluid out, and pour new fluid in at the same time, until it comes out clean. Of course this will use up a lot of fluid (more than the transmission's capacity), by the time the fluid is perfectly clean. If you pay a shop to do it, it will probably cost $200 or more. It is possible to do this yourself, but I've never tried it. I change out 3 quarts every 15k miles, and change the filter every other change or so, and my fluid stays pretty clean, so I'm not going to try it myself. What you positively don't want to do, is use a "power flush" machine on a Honda automatic.
#5343 of 5872 Re: 2005 4 Cyl Accord Auto Transmission Issue [finzz]
Aug 07, 2010 (5:22 am)
I have an 07 V6 Sedan and I get the exact same shudder. Only on light acceleration and usually through 2nd and 3rd gear. If I am going up a hill, it's even worse, just as you mention. It's not as violent, but all I can compare it to is exactly like having a manual and dropping the clutch out in too low of a gear once you're already at speed, kind of a bucking and jerk for a few seconds until things settle down. I'm still under warranty and have been scared by all the 03-05 V6 transmission issues, so I took it in. They "had trouble recreating" the problem (which is a joke, because it does it every time under the right conditions), but ended up saying my rear engine mount was collapsed and replaced that. I should have turned around on my way home from the dealer, because it is no better. I was wondering about the torque converter - does anyone have any advice? I'll make another appointment and take it back in, but I am looking for anything specific I can tell them to look for or check, so hopefully it will get fixed right, and I won't have to make a 3rd appointment. Any help is appreciated.....
#5344 of 5872 Re: 2005 4 Cyl Accord Auto Transmission Issue [swhits]
Aug 07, 2010 (6:37 am)
I have an 03 accord 4cyl auto with the same shudder as well. I notice it most in morning when I am slowly accelerating uphill on interstate from 50-65 mph in 4th gear with overdrive engaged (ie. low RPM 2000). Strangely, after I crest the hill I don't notice the shudder so much on the rest of the drive. Car has 130k. I have read about the motor / transmission mounts going bad on the 03 models but have not had mine looked at. The tranny itself works very well, smooth and appropriate shifts, has never hesitated or acted strange in any way. I remember a few posts that mentioned a complete change (all the motor mounts). Seems like this was an issue when the 03 model change occurred. Anxious to hear other suggestions as well.
#5345 of 5872 When to change timing belt 07' accord v 6
Aug 08, 2010 (2:51 pm)
This is driving me crazy!! Manual says 60 k under extreme driving conditions of heat,cold, dusty,etc. No mention of time elapsed.
Two dealers say 105,000 ,or 7 years.
What is others experience?
#5346 of 5872 Re: When to change timing belt 07' accord v 6 [grampy1]
Aug 08, 2010 (4:34 pm)
It's 105k miles, or 7 years. The conditions that would require you to change it earlier are VERY extreme ( if the car is driven in minus 20 degrees, or plus 120 degrees regularly). Unless you live in the middle of the desert, or the North pole, I don't think your car will regularly see these extreme temperatures. I don't think dusty conditions have anything to do with the timing belt (it is under covers). My 03 V6 is at 80k miles, but getting close to the 7 year mark. I plan to take the front timing cover off, and inspect the belt at the 7 year date, and determine when I will actually change it. If the belt doesn't show any significant wear, I will wait a while longer. I have never heard of a belt breaking on these engines before the 105k, or 7 year interval. One guy, who did a how-to on the timing belt job said he thought his belt could have gone to 120k miles easy. Changing it at the 105k/7 year interval is the safe way, but chances are it would last much longer, under normal conditions.
#5347 of 5872 Re: When to change timing belt 07' accord v 6 [grampy1]
Aug 08, 2010 (5:18 pm)
Dealers are right.
#5348 of 5872 Re: When to change timing belt 07' accord v 6 [chucko3]
Aug 08, 2010 (10:12 pm)
Owner's manual: 105k. Dealer folk tend to agree. Bring money. Local Honda folks vary from a high of $1600 to a low (so far) of $850.........
A lot less of my Naval Reserve dinero that a new Acura TSX with the same 6M but a lot less power and about the same fuel efficiency (freeway).
No real complaints, ez....
#5349 of 5872 Re: When to change timing belt 07' accord v 6 [ezshift5]
Aug 09, 2010 (6:05 am)
I had mine done by my local reputable mechanic. He charged $400 + $78 for the water pump. The dealer wanted $850.
#5350 of 5872 shudder + T Belt
Aug 09, 2010 (7:41 am)
elroy, since so much of the job is the labor, why not just put the new belt in when you have it all opened up and be done with it?
for the person with the shudder that (no surprise) the dealer "could not reproduce", the best thing is for you to take the service manager/writer out and recreate it yourself, since you know when it will happen. Most likely they just had a tech make a quick lap around the parking lot, so of course it isn't going to do anything!