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Old 01 Jun 2006, 05:52 pm
Moochie
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Default Cost of Transmission Fluid Flush

I was wondering how much I should expect to pay for a transmission
fluid flush (not a drain). I'm talking about when they completely
remove all the old fluid and replace it with new fluid, as opposed to
just draining and re-filling. I've got a 1998 Honda Accord LX 4-cyc
with 72K miles.

I was quoted a price of $220 from a mechanic I trust, but just wanted
to make sure.

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Old 01 Jun 2006, 07:49 pm
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Default Re: Cost of Transmission Fluid Flush

I have been told by MANY that this will do more damage than good on a Honda
transmission.

Just drain and refill.

G-Man


"Moochie" <moochie98@lycos.com> wrote in message
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>I was wondering how much I should expect to pay for a transmission
> fluid flush (not a drain). I'm talking about when they completely
> remove all the old fluid and replace it with new fluid, as opposed to
> just draining and re-filling. I've got a 1998 Honda Accord LX 4-cyc
> with 72K miles.
>
> I was quoted a price of $220 from a mechanic I trust, but just wanted
> to make sure.
>



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Old 01 Jun 2006, 07:57 pm
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Default Re: Cost of Transmission Fluid Flush

In article <1149202364.938272.147370@u72g2000cwu.googlegroups .com>,
"Moochie" <moochie98@lycos.com> wrote:

> I was wondering how much I should expect to pay for a transmission
> fluid flush (not a drain). I'm talking about when they completely
> remove all the old fluid and replace it with new fluid, as opposed to
> just draining and re-filling. I've got a 1998 Honda Accord LX 4-cyc
> with 72K miles.


What does Honda's service manual say?

Modern Hondas are supposed to get a drain-drive-drain service of about 4
cycles. "Flushing" isn't recommended.

And from my experience, you'd do good to avoid "flushing".

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Old 02 Jun 2006, 12:25 am
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Default Re: Cost of Transmission Fluid Flush

Assuming that I WILL go ahead with the fluid flush, how much should I
expect to pay?

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Old 02 Jun 2006, 06:28 am
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Default Re: Cost of Transmission Fluid Flush

I don't know, how much is a new transmission these days? :-)

G-Man

PS, I consulted my AAMCO dealer whos mechanic was the head mechanic at my
Honda dealer for years. They WILL NOT do a flush on a Honda transmission
even if someone asks.

Do what ya have to, but don't complain at the results!

G-Man


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> Assuming that I WILL go ahead with the fluid flush, how much should I
> expect to pay?
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Old 02 Jun 2006, 06:57 am
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Default Re: Cost of Transmission Fluid Flush

For drain and refill it cost me
3 litre @7.something = $21.something +
30 min labour= $25

All prices is Canadian dollars and from a Honda dealer.




Moochie wrote:
> I was wondering how much I should expect to pay for a transmission
> fluid flush (not a drain). I'm talking about when they completely
> remove all the old fluid and replace it with new fluid, as opposed to
> just draining and re-filling. I've got a 1998 Honda Accord LX 4-cyc
> with 72K miles.
>
> I was quoted a price of $220 from a mechanic I trust, but just wanted
> to make sure.


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Old 02 Jun 2006, 10:45 am
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"ExtremeValue" <raheem@gmail.com> wrote in
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> For drain and refill it cost me
> 3 litre @7.something = $21.something +
> 30 min labour= $25
>
> All prices is Canadian dollars and from a Honda dealer.




A half-hour of dealer labor is $25? Was this 20 years ago or something?

Dealer shop rate these days is more like $90 per hour. Even higher in some
places. Even the independents are around $60-$70/hr.

And that drain and fill only replaced about half the total fluid, so you'd
need to get it done several times to make sure most of it's fresh.

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Old 02 Jun 2006, 11:01 am
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Default Re: Cost of Transmission Fluid Flush

I must admit that I'm disappointed. I ask a simple question and I get
a bunch of advice that I didn't ask for. I appreciate the concern
about having a transmission FLUSH in a Honda, but I've decided to do it
(no post on this board will change my mind). And I wanted to know how
much a FLUSH costs, not a breakdown of how much labor costs these days.
If you haven't had one done or don't know how much they cost, then
don't reply to the post.

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Old 02 Jun 2006, 11:11 am
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Default Re: Cost of Transmission Fluid Flush

Moochie wrote:
>
> Assuming that I WILL go ahead with the fluid flush, how much should I
> expect to pay?


---------------------------------------------

The reason that Honda says you can't 'flush' their trannies (as I
understand it) is Murphy's Law.

There's more than a 50/50 chance that the bozos at Monkey Lube will hook
up the hoses BACKWARDS and when they start pumping, the contents of the
INTERNAL FILTER will be distributed equally throughout the transmission.

Yes, it's very expensive. Ask 'Chip', if he's around these days.....

'Curly'
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Old 02 Jun 2006, 12:18 pm
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Default Re: Cost of Transmission Fluid Flush

In article <1149264093.399595.105070@c74g2000cwc.googlegroups .com>,
"Moochie" <moochie98@lycos.com> wrote:

> I appreciate the concern
> about having a transmission FLUSH in a Honda, but I've decided to do it
> (no post on this board will change my mind).


Enjoy.

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