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How to drain transmission fluid in 1990 accord?


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2015-07-16 19:32:02
2015-07-16 19:32:02

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Ramps or a floor jack Jack stands Drain pan Ratchet New drain plug washer Torque wrench New transmission fluid Step 1: Drive the accord for 15 to 20 minutes to bring the car to a normal operating temperature. Raise the vehicle with ramps or a floor jack. Support it securely with jack stands. Step 2: Place a large drain pan on the ground beneath the transmission. Find the drain plug on the bottom of the transmission and remove it with a ratchet. Step 3: Allow the fluid to drain out until it stops. Install the drain plug with a new washer. In Honda Accords from 1990 to 2000, tighten the drain plug to 36 foot pounds with a torque wrench. In Accords from 1984 to 1989, tighten the plug to 29 foot pounds. Step 4: Refill the transmission with Honda Premium Transmission Fluid. Alternatively, you can use Dexron III automatic Transmission Fluid. Measure the amount of fluid that drained from the transmission and put the same amount of new fluid into the transmission using a funnel. Take care not to overfill the transmission, as this can cause damage. Step 5: Return the Accord to level ground. Start the engine and allow it to idle for a minute or two. Move the gear selector through all the gears, ending in the "Park" position. Step 6: Check the automatic transmission fluid level. Add enough fluid to bring the level to 1/8 inch below the "Add" mark on the dipstick. Step 7: Let the engine run for 15 to 20 minutes to allow it to reach normal operating temperature. Check the fluid level again. The fluid level should be within the "Hot" range on the dipstick. If it isn't, add fluid as needed. If the fluid level is correct, replace the dipstick and close the hood. Tips & Warnings

The intervals at which you change the automatic transmission fluid may vary depending on the year model and the conditions under which you operate the car. Be careful while draining the transmission fluid because it's very hot.


On the automatic transmission, the drain plug is located on the passenger side of the transaxle, near the front of the RF tire. Use a ratchet with a 3/8" extension to remove it (with no socket!), the plug is facing the side of the car.

Note: Changing the transmission fluid at recommended intervals is a good idea from a maintenance standpoint, but if you're having shifting problems, changing the fluid usually doesn't solve them.


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The service on that vehicle is very easy. On the bottom of the transmission there is a drain plug. Pull that plug out and wait for the fluid to drain completly. Reinstall the plug and fill with HONDA transmission fluid that you buy from the dealer. the filter is not serviceable on this vehicle so dont worry about it. Macs Transmissions 281-394-4951

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This vehicle do not have a transmission filter. All you have to do is drain the trans. fluid and refill.

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how do you take out a transmission on a 1990 Honda accord

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Drain either the oil or the transmission fluid with the drain plug located underneath the front end of the car, and refill with the proper fluid. You may want to pour a quart or so of clean oil or trans fluid through when draining to flush the bad stuff out. Dont drive the car until you fix this problem, as it will cause severe engine damage in time.

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