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civic 04 ATF fluid

hello i need to change the ATF fluid which i believe it's the automatic transmission fluid. What oil should i use for it? can I do it myself? Keep in mind that I live in mexico so some brands of fluids I might not get down here ty
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Re: civic 04 ATF fluid

Only Honda ATF-Z1
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Re: civic 04 ATF fluid

ya honda fluid and a 3/8 ratchet are all you need. loosen bolt, let fluid drain, tighten bolt, add about 3 qts fluid from dipstick hole, drive car around its it warmed up, and check the level to be sure its full. if car isnt lowered, usually you can squeeze under there without lifting the car on jackstands.the drain plug has a square key and is somewhere on the passenger side of the engine bay under the car.
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Re: civic 04 ATF fluid

hello guys for your answers
do i have to go to honda's agency to get the fluid? or can i get it at somewhere else?

is this a ratchet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratchet_(device)
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u dont know what a regular ratchet is? The one that u put sockets on..not the big or the small one the one in the middle lol 3/8. Only Honda sells honda fluid. Auto stores do not sell it.
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Re: civic 04 ATF fluid

may be I just dont know the word in english
so i guess i'll have to go to honda's for that fluid ^^

so no synthetic fluid for it?
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ah I didnt know english wasnt your first language..thats a ratchet.

Just use Honda ATF I wouldnt risk anything else and its not crazy expensive. U only need 3 quarts.

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Re: civic 04 ATF fluid

i guess its also called 'socket wrench' lol. except you dont need the sockets, just the wrench with square tip. 3/8 inch. actually you may also need a cheater pipe because usually the bolt is stuck pretty good. just get a straight exhaust pipe a couple feet long that you can put on end of the wrench so you have a longer handle with more leverage.
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Re: civic 04 ATF fluid

that was what you meant O_O a wrench *_* i didn't know they were called ratchet as well
yeah... english it's my third language hehe

ty for your advice guys!! it was pretty much helpful!! I'll go on Monday to buy some H ATF I for my AT ty ty guys!
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its Honda not H lol I miss typed
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hahahahah damm thought that was weird xdddd ty for your help guys!
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Re: civic 04 ATF fluid

how much does it cost in usa? cause i took the car on Saturday and they called me today along with other things they're gonna do to the car
just for the fluid it's gonna be like 65 bucks O_O I think it was only the steering fluid
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umm around $6-7 a quart. But you only need 3 so its really not that expensive $65 USD is crazy for 3 quarts of tranny oil..at that price they should be including the labor as well..maybe you misunderstood them?
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Re: civic 04 ATF fluid

guess so i went there and checked it wasnt that expensive but those ****ers charged me for 40.000 kms service ? 2 months ago i did the 70.000 kms service... I will call them tomorrow WOW....
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i had to buy one bottle to top off moms trans, the bottle is $8 now!
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