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1999 Honda Accord Question: How often should I replace my transmission fluid?

 

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Freshroasted, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Loma Linda, CA, December 30, 2008, 12:24
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Basically I'm just wondering how often I should replace my transmission fluid? My car has ~150,000 miles on it, and the last change was at 100,000.

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    matte December 30, 2008, 12:45
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    The best bet is to follow the change interval described in your owner's manual. Many transmissions now use a longer-life fluid and have relatively infrequent interval recommendations. 30,000 miles used to be a good rule of thumb, and it can't hurt to change it sooner than recommended. If you haven't changed the fluid in 50,000 miles, you may well be due. Check your owner's manual or call a Honda dealership.

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    matte, May 13, 2010, 21:23
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    Anonymous, visit a shop for help. The problems you are experiencing could be for a number of reasons, and you need a good diagnostician to figure it out.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 09, 2009, 18:00
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    To ensure long transmission life I change the oil in my Honda every 30,000 and use the genuine Honda Fluid (which a lot of good auto parts stores carry). Genuine Honda ATF is not very expensive. We service a lot of Honda's and everything I read says their fluid has special additives not found in other after market oils. These transmissions are very easy to change the transmission oil, drive the car, get the oil hot, Switch off the engine drain the oil, refill with fresh oil and check the level of the fluid with the engine off and the car on levl ground. Drive the car again engaging all the gears, and recheck the oil level again.

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    Visitor, August 03, 2010, 12:25

    If you change the oil yourself, you'll only be able to drain like 4 quarts or so. Your transmission contains about a total of 14 quarts. Its best to take it to a transmission shop.

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    Visitor, May 13, 2010, 19:45

    hello, sorry for interrupting but i need help too. i just bought a 1995 honda accord dx and it was running just fine but it started acting weird since yesterday. when i turn the car on and i put D gear,my car pulls harder than what it used to. i checked the transmission fluid and it was ok, the engine oil too.. what could it be? it only does that on D gear but not on P,R,N. i hope you can help me. thank u very much..please answer me as soon as possible.. my email is dementeazteka@hotmail.com sorry i forgot my password and user name from here and i can't log in.

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