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Old 03-10-2008, 06:16 PM   #21
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the 2001-2005 civics automatic transmission don't have pans to drop. PLus the filters are meant to be changed. You would have to drop the whole transmission and split the trans block to get at the filter.

The best thing to do that really the easiest is get honda ATF-Z fluid that is specific to the civic transmission. drain the fluid trough the drain blot which fits a 1/2" or 3/8" drive ratchet (I forget which). Replace the fluid and drive for a bit 50-100 miles. Try to cycles through all the gears multiple times. Repeat this another two times and you should have 98% fresh ATF fluid in the transmission.

If you're so inclined you can through one of those transmission flushed in the mix before doing the first drain. However being that there is only 40K on you car you shouldn't need it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:30 PM   #22
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Given Honda's issues with automatics from then I would at least change the fluid now if it hasn't been done since new, maybe flush (or do it the cheap way and change it yourself a couple times)

ATF is good for a while, I changed mine if it started to smell burnt.

For the 96-00 Civics, AT fluid change is at 72 months/90k miles, or 24 mo/30k severe.
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