Honda only payed a portion because the warranty expired. Go to a Honda deale … r and purchase the correct fluid. I will not be a Honda Civic again until there's a longstanding period of good vehicles. Step 2 — Drain transmission fluid Remove the filling bolt using a 17mm wrench, turning the bolt counterclockwise. Out of nowhere, with no warning at all, the transmission would not shift out of second gear and it would randomly jump up to 6,000 rpm with no power be delivered. It was running perfectly fine at 92K miles, and in early 2003 Honda came out with special financing along with big rebate incentives for their 2003 Honda Civics. Locate the filling bolt and the drain bolt on the transmission.
It is located on the passenger side of the engine compartment on the back side of the tranny. I told the dealership that I want them to call Honda Corporate and ask them to pay for some of this repair, because an auto-transmission should not fail at 70K miles especially since the fluid was changed 3X with Honda fluid at a dealership, as well as having all proper maintenance done at a dealership. I have a 2003 Accord. When under car look to your right, right behind the front passanger side tire. There should also be a filler bolt above the drain bolt.
A Google search will give you many sites with detailed instructions on changing transmssion fluid. That is exactly the problem with using anything but Honda fluid. Park the car on level ground, and open the hood. If the transmission fluid level in your Civic is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. But needed transmission job and I got a rebuilt trans. Notice they both said it did not shift perfectly.
Well I learned my lesson on that one. Put the drain bolt back in and take the filler bolt out. The drain plug is under the transmission. A full report to follow. Throw the oil bottle adapter away and put a funnel where it once was. Caveat Emptor, Amsoil may not be your best bet. Your Honda's transmission requires the same kind and grade of oil as your engine does.
What should I do at this point? Most oils are good enough as long as you change them often enough. You can also identify the bolt because it is painted light blue. It gets worse in the winter because the car will hesitate a lot when trying to go in any gear. This article applies to the Honda Accord. Jack the car up, remove the front left tire and support the car on solid stands. If you want to save yourself a major headache I would stay away purchasing a 2003 Honda civic.
Use any other fluid at your own risk. Remove bolt and about 3 quarts of transmission fluid will be drained. Tighen bolt to service manuel specs and refill the tranny while being carefull not to knock dirt into the fill hole as you remove the rubber fill cap. Took it to the shop and sure enough, transmission is shot. You generally don't need to add any fluids.
Unfortunately the value of the car is less than the cost to replace the transmission. It will cost you though, its something you have to bring it into a mechanic for. My sister-in-law does not know if it ever had a fluid change and the car now has 135,000 miles on it. This article applies to the Honda Accord, and Civic 1992-2000. The piece should be the same shape and thickness and should have holes, channels, and rubber studs on the inner side that match the ones on the original. By the time I got to work my car was undriveable.
Drain the transmission fluid and put the drain plug back in. Drop the end of the tubing down to the fill hole. Feels maybe like it slips a bit more, not quite as hard of a shift. There are also bolts under the front lip of the car holding it in place. Now the car is becoming too unsafe to drive. Avoid that travesty by replacing the clutch and flywheel on your Honda.