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#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.
#86 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [rogerb34]
Nov 18, 2008 (4:21 pm)
I got the filter ($10.68) from Majestic, along with the o-ring and washers. It probably amounted to the same price after shipping. This is the link where I first found out about the V6 filter.
Even the factory (Helm) Honda V6 supplement has no mention of the filter. It shows the part the filter sits in, but just calls it a fluid passage. Many Honda technicians don't even know about this filter.
#87 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [elroy5]
Nov 19, 2008 (12:24 pm)
I looked at the filter setup again. The paper filter is encased in a spin housing and that's why an O ring is required. Without seeing the filter, it is likely the filter used in earlier model Honda's. About 2 inches dia by 2 inches H. I read an Odyssey blog on replacement. Difficult and did not desire to repeat. Accord has better access that area but will be difficult. Given the steel debris created normal operation I can't imagine why Honda doesn't call for periodic servicing. It may be that the filter will hold all of the debris to normal wear out of the tranny. I'm skeptical in that the filter will fill to restrict flow and contaminated fluid will be bypassed. Have you done the replacement?
#88 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [rogerb34]
Nov 19, 2008 (4:53 pm)
I am planning to change the filter at 60k miles (less than 1000 to go). From the link I posted the filter is held in by a cover with three bolts. doesn't look hard to do, after the air box is removed. Tonyware (guy from the link) said at 100k miles his filter was rock solid from all the metal particles embedded in it. My filter should not be that contaminated, because I'm changing it at 60k miles, and I've been changing out 3 quarts of fluid every 15k miles. When I change it (probably in two or three weeks) I'll probably take pictures, and do a How to on it. Hope nothing goes wrong, since there are no directions for this in the service manual.
#89 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [elroy5]
Nov 19, 2008 (4:55 pm)
I'm glad I read about this, it reminded me I haven't had my transmission fluid changed (or brake fluid for that matter). My car is now exactly 3 years old, with 41,000 miles.
Thanks for the reminder!
#90 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [thegraduate]
Nov 19, 2008 (5:37 pm)
The brake and trans fluid sound like a good idea to me. The 4cyl. automatics have been pretty reliable though. Have your brake pads been checked recently (especially the rear)? I don't trust those little wear indicators. Pads don't wear evenly, and the inside pad is usually worn more than the outside pads.
#91 of 143 Re: Transmission Service [thegraduate]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:58 pm)
I look forward to the story and pics. As an initial cut, after removal of interference items, I would not remove the filter. Bolt to secure and unscrew the retainer cap to avoid removing hose clamps and hoses. Use paper towels to trap fluid surrounding area. I'm also interested in the amount of debris captured esp steel slivers. I estimate the hose size to be 1/2 inch. Is that correct?
On brake fluid: My procedure is flush 5 years. I live in low humidity SCal. I plan on flush at independent Honda repair shop with Honda fluid. Honda fluid because that's what Honda specifies and ABS components are very expensive.