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#76 of 143 2000 Accord transmission switch problem
Sep 05, 2008 (3:38 pm)
Hi, everyone out there,
I need some help. My 2000 Honda Accord V6 will not switch, it's locked. I took it to shop, they said the electronic switch solenoid is bad and want to charge $270 to replace it. I then called the nearby Honda dealer, they said there were multiple switches in the transmission. They wanted to charge $99 just to find out the problem. Somebody here said here that there was a transmission recall for that year model. Can somebody help me to find out about the recall?
Thanks so much.
#77 of 143 Transmission Service
Sep 05, 2008 (4:25 pm)
The 2003 - 2006 Accord V6 transmission doesn't have a filter or a screen. Usual is a filter or a screen and in some cars, magnets.
The same years, 4 cyl, have a diagnostic inline screen for tech trouble shooting purposes.
Honda's recommended 120,000 mi or 6 years is a stretch given the cost of overhauling an auto 5 speed.
I use a color test or 20k miles. The color test is a drop of A/T fluid from the tranny dipstick on a white paper towel compared to a drop of new Z1. Should be red in color and reasonably close to the Z1. If dark or black needs drain fill.
Since no filter, no pan to drop. Honda has provided a common torx star drain plug in the aluminum pan. 3 qts Z1 and new crush washer. Done as needed at the annual oil change. I bought a case of 12 Z1 at a local auto parts store for $92.
#78 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [rogerb34]
Sep 05, 2008 (5:12 pm)
If you look at exploded diagrams of both the 03-06 4 cyl and 6 cyl transmissions, you will find reference to oil filters for both cars.
#79 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [mrbill1957]
Sep 12, 2008 (10:59 pm)
I just recently found out that my 03 V6 has a transmission filter. I can't imagine why there is no mention of this filter in the owner's manual, or even the Honda service manual maintenance. I guess it's supposed to last the life of the car.
#80 of 143 96 Accord Transmission not engaging when shifting
Sep 17, 2008 (7:13 pm)
My son drives a 96 Accord 4 cyl w/ automatic transmission and 128,000 miles. The transmission has never shifted really smoothly but now when it goes to shift from 1st to 2nd and on up it fails to engage the next gear and the engine revs. You have to release the gas pedal to get it to engage. I have stopped him from driving it and plan to repair it.
Before taking it in for service I wanted to see if someone could give me an idea what is the most likely cause of this problem.
#81 of 143 Re: 96 Accord Transmission not engaging when shifting [tcornelison]
Sep 19, 2008 (1:38 pm)
Try a simple drain and fill of the ATF using ONLY Honda brand transmission fluid.
#82 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [mrbill1957]
Oct 11, 2008 (5:53 pm)
The 2003 - 2006 Accord V6 transmission has a strainer buried under the Valve Body. 16 steps to remove. Accord V6 ref page 14-236 Service Manual, V6 Supplement Accord. ATF Replacement 14-186: 3. Remove the drain plug (A), and drain the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) , 5. Refill transmission with the recommended fluid .... Always use Honda ATF-Z1... There isn't a servicible filter or screen. The diagram 14-47 is from the 4 cyl and NA V6. The diagram doesn't match procedures. The diagram shows the ATF Filter to be in the return line ATF Cooler (radiator) to the pan. Post if you have actually changed a filter or screen this transmission return line.
#83 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [rogerb34]
Oct 11, 2008 (6:26 pm)
I found out, much to my amazement, that the 7th gen V6 automatic transmission does have an ATF filter. Even more amazing is that there is no mention of the filter in the Helm service manual (V6 supplement). This link shows the filter, and where it is.
#84 of 143 95 Accord Transmission issues
Oct 28, 2008 (1:24 pm)
I just bought a 95 Honda Accord LX. It has 159K miles and the timing belt was just replaced. I noticed after i had only had it about 3 days, that it is having trouble staying at just one speed. The D4 light is out and occassionally the D3 light goes out. I have read that this may be linked to my problem, but thats why I am here! It does shift a bit hard when I slow down then speed back up, but when i try to do a constant 40, for instance, it sounds like it cant just sit there. I hope this makes sense and any advice would help before I take it somewhere! Thanks
#85 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [elroy5]
Nov 18, 2008 (12:21 pm)
Link to better pics:
Three large pics. No's 2 and 3 are V6 with Honda filter.
The filter is about 3.5 inches diameter and 1.5 inches deep.
Found it on my 05 V6 inboard and below the airbox.
Looks to be a PITA to service.
Inexplicable why Honda doesn't specify a service interval.
Called Honda dealer Parts. First said no filter then after checking filter special order cost about $16.