Tuesday, April 26, 2011

how to fill transmission fluid in 2006 Honda Accord?

For Honda accord automatic

1)3/8 racket (the drain plug is a square shape that the ratchet fits right into no sockets needed)
2)A new drain plug washer p/n 90471-px4-000
3)4 quarts of transmission fluid (ATF-Z1) p/n 08200-9001
4)torque wrench
5)3/8 extension
6)drain pan

Warm car up till the radiator fan comes on,than turn off and look under the front of the car you will see the bottom of the transmission on the right side (towards the passanger side) you will see the bolt going in on the side (the one with the square box shape)loosen with the 3/8rachet and than put your drain pan under and use the 3/8 extension on it to remove the bolt so you dont get oil on yourself.clean off the drain plug and remove and install a new drain plug washer (flat side of the washer goes towards transmission case the bevel goes towards the drain plug)
install drain bolt and tighten to 36 ft lbs.Refill transmission thought the dip stick to the upper mark (go slow and take your time you can always add more but its hard to remove if over filled)
Make sure you install the fill dip stick into the groove on the fill tube.Start engine and check for any leaks.Take for a ride around the block and recheck the level.




Very simple task, similar to changing your oil but less messy because there is no filter to remove.

Here are the tools that you need:



2 quarts Amsoil Syncromesh Transmission Fluid
Rachet set (I believe the fill plug was 18mm)
Suction pump
Drain pan
30mins time
Level ground

Step 1: Jack up the car on the driver side
Step 2: Loosen the fill plug first. Why? Because if you drained the trans and cant break the fill plug loose, you are screwed.

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Step 3: Place pan under the drain hole and let it drain.
Step 4: Put the drain plug back in.
Step 5: Using the suction pump, suck up the amsoil fluid and squeeze into the fill hole.

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Step 6: Repeat step 5 until fluid is dripping out of the hole. (~1.6 Quarts)
Step 7: Put the fill plug back and tighten the two bolts.
Step 8: Clean up, you are done!

Took around 30mins to complete.