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    Transmission Flush and Fill Pictures

    I tried to put together a " one pic worth a thousand words" type
    picture of my recent transmission drain and fill. Hope it helps someone.

    I uploaded a new combined picture below. Maybe it will be clearer now!

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    Last edited by nwf_snake; 05-06-2004 at 03:37 PM.
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    I did three drain and fills last weekend and can confirm what the Helm manual says and others have reported, 3-1/2 quarts each for my '02.
    All three milk jugs looked about the same as your jug as far
    as level goes.

    At 15k miles my ATF looked pretty much like the new ATF-Z1. Maybe slightly darker on the first and second drains, good news for me I guess. Also very little debris on the drain plug magnet.

    Shifting seems to be the same after the change. Hopefully adding the ATF cooler is paying off.
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    Hey nwf_snake, thanks for the pic's of the locations of the fill and drain. It always helps when someone gives you a picture to confirm your thought process.

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    Glad to help! Trying to repay all the great stuff I've learned from this site! Plus, we all love pics here at OdyClub!
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    Originally posted by nwf_snake
    One picture wasn't enough, so I had to add this one!
    On the picture with the fill plug location, the text is right on a hose with no arrows pointing anywhere. Does that mean you remove the hose and fill it through the hole?

    Thanks.

    Wayne

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    Sorry Wayne, I am not "certified" with Photoshop Elements text overlay capabilities. The Fill Plug is the shiny 17mm bolt head you see in the lower middle of the picture. It is way down below the brake master cylinder. I put the text on the hose just so it was readable! Didn't mean to confuse any one.
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    The drain plug is the one with the square recess in it. Your 3/8" flex handle will work nicely for removal. If it is too tight, a longer 1/2" handle with a 3/8" adapter will do the deed for sure. Be prepared for a fairly violent rush of fluid when the plug is first removed. To prevent having it gush to unwanted areas, some sort of a shield/deflector is advised. Quite a functional one can be made from a gallon milk jug, or the equivalent, which will direct the flow into the catch pan instead of onto the driveway.

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    To prevent having it gush to unwanted areas, some sort of a shield/deflector is advised.
    While unscrewing the drain plug by hand after loosening with my wrench, I just held my drain pan as high as I could. I also positioned it so one side of the pan was just under the drain plug location and the other side was towards the drivers side of the car. The rush of fluid hit the pan dead center that way. Once you see where the flow hits the pan, you can easily lower it to the floor without spilling a drop. Did it three times without spilling a drop! You get a little on your fingers, so have a towel handy. Plus, you will want to wipe off any metal residue from the magnet on the drain plug.

    The drain plug is the one with the square recess in it.
    I guess I need to put together a single collage of pictures from both sets I posted. Maybe it will be less confusing that way...
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    New "One Picture worth a thousand words" for a tranny drain and fill service.
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    I guess I must have the monster of all collection pans, I just place it on the ground under the drain bolt, with one end under the bolt, and haven't had any problems missing the pan. Or maybe I'm just really good.

    Another note, when I first loosened my bolts (both fill and drain) they weren't as tight as I expected them to be after reading everyone's comments on here. When I tried to get them off a second time I found that I put them on really tight. Just a warning, you don't want to overdo it on the tightening.

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    Originally posted by turnipgreen
    I guess I must have the monster of all collection pans, I just place it on the ground under the drain bolt, with one end under the bolt, and haven't had any problems missing the pan. Or maybe I'm just really good.

    Another note, when I first loosened my bolts (both fill and drain) they weren't as tight as I expected them to be after reading everyone's comments on here. When I tried to get them off a second time I found that I put them on really tight. Just a warning, you don't want to overdo it on the tightening.
    The recommended torque specs work just fine. When tightened to those values, removal is not a problem.

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    Originally posted by nwf_snake
    New "One Picture worth a thousand words" for a tranny flush and fill service.
    Thanks!

    Wayne

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    How much is the tranny fluid? I have an '01, all city driving, and I bet I need to change the fluid....

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    Originally posted by james9793
    How much is the tranny fluid? I have an '01, all city driving, and I bet I need to change the fluid....
    My sealer wanted $6.27 plus tax a quart for ATF-Z1.

    I bought 10 quarts of Honda ATF-Z1 from http://www.hparts.com/sale.php3
    now on sale at $2.83/qt plus shipping.
    I think the regular pice is still only $2.89/qt.

    Also bought the drain washer 90471-PX4-0
    and fill washer 90441-PK-0 from HParts.

    They are one of the few internet Honda parts
    stores that will ship ATF. Don't know why, because
    the order arrived in four days UPS ground without a problem.

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    Well, the color looks good on the dipstick, and I have 20.4K miles on an '01....

    Is dipstick color a good indication of the tranny fluid condition?

    BTW, I just changed the oil to Mobil1 5W30 & Honda filter....

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