I have a 94 accord ex. 4 door 4 cylinder. lately the transmission is
shifting hard so i just want to change the transmission oil, because i
don't think that it has been done in a while. honda recommends i use Dexron
II Automatic Transmissions/Transaxle Fluid (ATF) is there some other type
of of trans. oil?
I heard that honda trans. oil is kinda exspensive...how much is it?...and is there some cheaper alternative that will work just as good as the one honda recommends?? Please reply fast.
Sure, Honda name brand fluid could be pricey, that's why they reccomend DexronII, so you can buy quality, cheaper priced fluid like Valvoline or others. Go to the auto parts store and ask them what brand they like, and if it's not to pricey for you and is a name brand buy a case. Or take it to an oil change shop that you trust and have them change the fluid and filter.
i would check with the dealer on this i remember doing a honda and it called for 5w30 i just dont remember the exact year. late 80's early 90's
All manual transaxles use engine oil, not gear oil, as a lubricant. The oil
should meet SG oil standards (preferred), however, SF is acceptable. For
Accords through 1993 and Preludes through 1991, refer to the illustration
to determine the proper viscosity. On other models, use 10W-30 or 10W-40
went and looked it up
Thanks for the info and taking the time to look it up...but my car is an automatic....sorry for not mentioning it before...
as long as the atf meets dex II specs it will work just the more you pay the better quality (no name/bulk vs bottled quakerstate or penzoil etc.)
i am assuming that you have an automatic transmission.dexron 3 replaces type 2 .there are many manufacturers of that type.honda more than likely have someone else make theirs for them.find out who that is.there are also very high quality synthetics as well .the best one is AMS OIL.the main thing is to replace the filter,(or clean the screen)and change the fluid at the recommended interval,usually 48000 km.the absolute best thing is to have it pumped out and replaced .this is about 120 dollars canadian at honda.
Thanks for the info.. the pepboys in my city has dexron III penzoil and valvoline maxlife(this one says to use on transmissions with 75,000 miles or more, but it's $1 more) I think i'm going to use the valvoline one it that okay?? or should i just stick to penzoil..is there a difference in those two?...and how much transmission oil do i have to put in on a 94 accord automatic??.. .please reply ...thanks
spec for capacity is 5 liters start with four start run tranny through the
gears recheck level on level ground engine off after normal operating temp
reach level needs to be checked hot then top off with the 5th try not to
included pic of drain plug location and dip stick level check
it is probably good to go with the valvoline because it has an extra
detergent to deal with varnish build up.DO NOT OVERFILL the level,it can
cause the fluid to escape from gaskets,and the filler tube if you overfill
it.check it when hot,at running temp.
put in drive then to neutral,with the park brake on,and make sure the surface is level.generally,honda has 100 ml of fluid between the add and full mark,so just add a small amount and check it after 30 seconds.if it is still
low,add more until it is at the mark.ONLY ADD A SMALL AMOUNT AT A TIME.If you are going to drain it,the torque converter will keep some in,so the capacity will not take 5 litres.it will only do that if you pump it out.osborste had a good suggestion and i agree,use 4 litres and measure.then add small amounts until at the right level.if you overfill it ,you might have to open the drain and bleed some off.since the transmission does not have a pressure regulator,it is very bad to overfill it.
Thank you both again for the info that you have gave me. It is extremely
valuable to me. And thanks for the capitalization of the important
reminders...thanks...but I still have a couple of questions..when you say
run the engine through the gears do i rev it a certain rpm? or just run it
at idle, another question concerning the automatic transmission filter...I
looked up on chiliton's honda accord book, but i can't find anything about
it. Do you guys have any idea where it is on a 94 accord and how the
procedure goes in replacing or cleaning it?? Excuse me for asking so many
questions but I need to be sure of what to do before i do because i can't
afford to F*ck things up. I find out what to repair or mantainance on my
car on the weekends so i can go to school on the week days...thanks so much
again. please reply back....
let it idle as you shift through the gears rev neut driv 2 1 then back to
park you are useing the trans pump to remove air from the torque converter
and the rest of the trans from the draining plus the fluid need to heat up
expand this is the reason for checking hot and to not overfill if you do
overfill you can drain some off through the drain plug remove and replace
little by little
judge appox how much drains out if its approx 4L start the refill with 4
dont get scared if you only get 2L or 3L some oil will stay in the torque converter you could do a form of a flush if only 2L come out put 2L in drive around the block then drain the 2L refill this would help flush the old oil out of the torque converter good luck it an easy task just dont overfill
for the filter i checked fram's web site and a few other's there's none
looks like a straight drain and refill simple
I see... thanks i'm doing it right now...but i can't get the drain bolt to freakin turn.. it's stuck or something...i'm using a rachet and it's really freakin stuck...should i use like WD 40 on that bolt and loosen it??
try tapping with a hammer
i gotta ask i don't know your skill level so counter-clockwise to loosen :thumbs:
:2cents: Auto tranmissions have a vent on the top so that you don not get vaporlock in the tranny and will vent off extra fluid in case of accidental over-fill (not reccomended). :2cents: