Flush ATF at 40k? - Page 3 - Fuelly Forums

Click here to see important news regarding the aCar App

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-10-2008, 05:16 PM   #21
Registered Member
mtbiker278's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 88
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to mtbiker278
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.

mtbiker278 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 09:30 PM   #22
Registered Member
boxchain's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 24
Country: United States
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.

boxchain is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can we disable hashtags? Helltime Fuelly Web Support and Community News 3 06-23-2013 05:48 AM
Basic Stats darkangel7 Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 11-21-2010 04:29 PM
LPG conversion SVOboy General Fuel Topics 4 03-24-2007 09:33 PM
How about a car that gets 10,705 miles per gallon? Matt Timion General Fuel Topics 1 09-14-2005 01:29 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.