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Old 26 Jan 2013, 12:08 am
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Default Honda Civic EX 2002 Transmission Flush, Change, Or Dont Touch?

I have A Honda Civic with about 101,000 miles on it and transmission isnt a red. Heard flushing can cause transmission problems and changing can also cause problems. Please help what should i do?
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Old 26 Jan 2013, 12:20 am
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you should check your manual some honda Trans take engine oil
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Old 26 Jan 2013, 12:31 am
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automatics don't take engine oil. standards some in fact do. if automatic change only if having no problems. this is the one of the models in this year period that honda still had problems with the transmissions. can find shop at ATRA.COM for us to look at it and let you know if its o.k to change it
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Old 26 Jan 2013, 12:46 am
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Fluid color doesn't mean much, Automatics take transmission fluid but manual transmissions can take a number of different fluids. The suggestion that changing you fluid can cause problems isn't quite accurate, if you change the fluid in a transmission that is already experiencing problems you can cause the condition to worsen. If you change the fluid regularly (at least once every 100k miles) there should be no reason to not perform the maintenance.

A proper flush is the most efficient way to change *all* the fluid in an automatic transmission, have a reputable shop perform the work for you. Typically a proper flush with correct fluid should run you between $100-200 depending on where you live and type of fluid the vehicle requires. Good luck.
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Old 26 Jan 2013, 01:03 am
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These people are retarded. NEVER flush a Honda. Its a drain and refill of Honda ATF-Z1 or the newer atf-dw1 for colder climates and better mpg. Do it every year or every 30,000 miles to be safe. ONLY use Honda fluid for the ATF's. You can use a better quality fluid for the engine oil or manual tranny fluid, but never automatics. I only own Hondas and my last one was a 1997 CRV I sold with 275000 trouble free miles.
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Old 26 Jan 2013, 01:16 am
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If the transmission is shift okay then don't bother to change the fluid but if it's dirty you may want to change it, plus it's due for the transmission fluid to be changed.I'd don't recommend that you flush the transmission bec you can end up with headaches.

Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way rub some of the transmission fluid in between two fingers see if there is any dirt etc in the fluid, also smell the fluid if it smells like burnt cigars or looks quite brownish then the transmission probably has issues and needs to be checked.
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Old 26 Jan 2013, 01:31 am
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Integra Type R has the best answer - never, ever, flush a Honda transmission. The owner's manual will tell you the drain and fill interval (no filter, either). Many Honda enthusiasts drain and fill at 30K mile intervals. Always use Honda ATF. Dexron will work and won't attack anything but it will shift harshly.

The side topic about engine oil in Honda manual transmissions is partly right. In Olden Days 30W motor oil was often substituted for the more expensive Honda MTL. Shifting was a bit balkier but it worked okay. In the last decade or so motor oil API specs have changed from SL (which is still available and is usable in the manual transmissions) to SM and now SN, which have progressively less ZDDP. Using SM or SN oil will chew up the gear faces and increase synchro wear.

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Old 26 Jan 2013, 01:46 am
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I use a site when i faces transport problem of my honda. It is

If you faces any problem related to your honda then ask about it. I think this will tell you the right thing.
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