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Q: 04 pilot auto transmission filter on 2004 Honda Pilot

How do you change the automatic transmission filter on an 04 pilot
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On the 2004 pilot you have to remove the battery and tray and cold air intake. It is on top of transmission.
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I didn't think the Pilot had a transmission filter that was replaceable, I see a filter listed with transmission casing components but it doesn't show a labor time to replace. The filter doesn't look like a conventional spin on filter on parts image. The part number I have is Honda part number 25420P7W003 call the dealer see if they have it in stock and ask do they generally replace them? If they have it in stock they probably replace them, I personally never have.
There is no serviceable automatic transmission filter in most modern Honda vehicles....your '04 Pilot included. I have an '03 and an '07 Pilot in my stable of Honda vehicles. You can easily change the tranny fluid by locating the drain plug on the side of the transmission directly under the vehicle. Use a rachet to remove the plug and drain the fluid. The plug will have a magnetic end that will be covered in small iron "dust". Wipe it off completely before reinstalling the plug. The tricky part is refilling the fluid thru the dipstick hole under the hood. The dipstick tube is very small in diameter and requires a narrow neck funnel. Only use Honda ATF-Z tranny fluid available at the dealer....I believe it's about three quarts for a refill. Good luck.
6 quarts to totally refill! You can take an 10 inch socket and got right underneath the breather and take the speedometer out to fill the tranny easily with a big funnell
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