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Old 08-18-2011, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, what transmission fluid should use for my 97 automatic integra?

The manual says "Honda Premium Formula ATF". But I couldn't find an ATF that's called this name. I found two on ebay that are named: Honda ATF Z1, and Honda ATF DW1.


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You can use any dexron III or equivalent fluid. I think they have moved on to newer stuff, but it should say "meets or exceeds dex II, III, etc" on the back of the bottle. Why not go to acura or honda and get genuine? It's not that much more than other stuff.
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Hi, what transmission fluid should use for my 97 automatic integra?

The manual says "Honda Premium Formula ATF". But I couldn't find an ATF that's called this name. I found two on ebay that are named: Honda ATF Z1, and Honda ATF DW1.


Yes you can use that fluid. But Honda has improved the formula within the given years. But the fluid above is still good and meets there standard
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whens the last time you changed the auto fluid? might not be a good idea if you got a lot of miles and never changed it before...
otherwise

honda atf, amsoil atf, valvoline and castrol atf....all will work
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I just got the car. It has 90,000 miles. I guess the previous owner never changed it.


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whens the last time you changed the auto fluid? might not be a good idea if you got a lot of miles and never changed it before...
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honda atf, amsoil atf, valvoline and castrol atf....all will work
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At this point, you may not want to change it. Many mechanics feel that unless you've done regular fluid changes, you want to leave the original trans fluid in. Draining it out can actually harm your trans.
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that doesnt sound like the milage where you should be conserned about never changing the fluid again. for these cars just go to the dealer and get the manufacturers fluid, its not that expencive and from what i heard is really good for our cars. doing the fluid changes is the first thing that i do on all my cars when i get them, and never had any problems, in my nissan pathfinder it actually started shifting better.
as the fluid gets older it gets different contaminates in it which decrease its efficiency, and lubricating abilities.
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Thank you guys! I think I need to change it, 'cause i checked it, and the color looks sort of like a light orange color.. i think that means it needs to be changed, right?
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At this point, you may not want to change it. Many mechanics feel that unless you've done regular fluid changes, you want to leave the original trans fluid in. Draining it out can actually harm your trans.

I second this. I brought my integra with about 86k on it, i changed the auto trans fluid, and now the thing slips like crazy. It might be attributed to the fluid change or not, but i just wanted to share that with you.
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Thank you for that information. I'll think about it.. Do you know what I should do if the transmission fluid looks not clean? My fluide level is also a little low.


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I second this. I brought my integra with about 86k on it, i changed the auto trans fluid, and now the thing slips like crazy. It might be attributed to the fluid change or not, but i just wanted to share that with you.
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You are ok, to (gravity/dilute) change it at 90,000 miles.

Do not let someone talk you into a power flush, because Acura/Honda trans are low pressure units and will be screwed, if you force fluid into them.

If you are concerned, about the miles on the trans, then only do 1 gravity bleed trans/fluid (dilution) change every oil change for the next year.

The torque spec for the trans/fluid nut is 36 ft/lbs. It's aluminum and it will strip.

If you do decide to do 3 or 4 gravity bleeds, within a week or two (or even the same day), you do not have to replace the washer, until the final bleed.

After each bleed:

1. Drive it easy
2. Get the speed up to about 42 mph, or when the crusing (economy) gear kicks in. Do this twice.
3. Go to a parking lot and back it up for about 50 feet.
Now the new fluid is mixed with the old.

You can now do a 2nd bleed, or you can wait, until you feel like crawling under the car again.
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if you do change it....do one drain and flush at a time and drive it for a good while before doing a second one. the transmission might not be able to adjust going from entirely new clean and slick oil to dirty oil thats full of contaminants which create slippage.

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Thank you! This is really helpful!

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You are ok, to (gravity/dilute) change it at 90,000 miles.

Do not let someone talk you into a power flush, because Acura/Honda trans are low pressure units and will be screwed, if you force fluid into them.

If you are concerned, about the miles on the trans, then only do 1 gravity bleed trans/fluid (dilution) change every oil change for the next year.

The torque spec for the trans/fluid nut is 36 ft/lbs. It's aluminum and it will strip.

If you do decide to do 3 or 4 gravity bleeds, within a week or two (or even the same day), you do not have to replace the washer, until the final bleed.

After each bleed:

1. Drive it easy
2. Get the speed up to about 42 mph, or when the crusing (economy) gear kicks in. Do this twice.
3. Go to a parking lot and back it up for about 50 feet.
Now the new fluid is mixed with the old.

You can now do a 2nd bleed, or you can wait, until you feel like crawling under the car again.
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