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02 Civic EX Transaxle Fluid Change

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02 Civic EX Transaxle Fluid Change

How do I change all the fluid out of my 02 EX transaxle? From reading my Haynes manual, it appears that only a portion of the fluid drains out, with another 4 quarts left in the torque converter. What I found out so far is to change the fluid 3-5 times in short order and you will have mostly new fluid

My local mechanic put Dexron III / Mercon fluid in my replacement transmission. The mechanic added LUBEGARD® Highly Friction Modified-ATF Supplement that converts DEXRON II,III/MERCON ATF into a highly friction modified fluid. I am uncomfortable with this product, as replacing the transmission again is expensive. Do I need to worry.

Do I need to go somewhere to have it flushed? I have an air-compressor in my shop, is there some way I can force most the fluid out in one shot?

Any thoughts and or ideas are greatly appreciated.

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Re: 02 Civic EX Transaxle Fluid Change

you could always go to your honda dealer where they have a power flushing machine used specifically for taking out all the old fluid from your auto tranny.

however, there are some people who suggest to do only a simple drain and refill. the reason is because there is a chance that when all the old fluid is forced out, the crap from the old fluid, shavings, etc. will get jammed in your torque converter damaging it.
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Re: 02 Civic EX Transaxle Fluid Change

Just drain and refill with genuine Honda ATF a few times.
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