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Old 02-11-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I agree with that one. I was wondering where the valve adjustment maintenance went in the newer car models. I know for sure valves still need to be adjusted time to time.
There are no 'valves' in automatic trans that need adjusting.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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To properly change the fluid in any automatic tranny is to do a COMPLETE drain and flush of the transmission AND the torque converter with a new filter and manufactured specified fluid going back up.

Do it any other way and you just wasted your money leaving lots of contaminates in the transmission. Penny wise and pound foolish........

WARNING! Not all shops have the tools to drain the torque converter so make sure the shop you choose does.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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Another example of failure to list required maintenance is Honda's elimination of valve lash adjustment from the maintenance schedule. Or--in the case of Toyota, stating that the valve lash only needs to be adjusted if the valves are noisy. Hogwash!

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I agree with that one. I was wondering where the valve adjustment maintenance went in the newer car models. I know for sure valves still need to be adjusted time to time.


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There are no 'valves' in automatic trans that need adjusting.

Frank

If you re-read my post, you should figure out that I was referring to the engine's intake and exhaust valves, NOT to anything involved with the transmission.
And, while I can't really speak for sequoias, I believe that he was also referring to the engine's valves, and not to anything regarding the transmission.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Grandpa. I'm sure that's always the "recommended best" by the "experts", but I have a friend that is a very reputable mechanic with over 30 years experience, and he says don't touch it, as does the owner of a very rebutable transmission shop. Neither one can make a dime off that recommendation, therefore I put a lot of weight behind it. But it goes totally against the grain. That doesn't mean their advice is wrong. I've learned that much of what is called "common knowledge" is actually wrong. So I've learned not to discard advice, just because it goes against the grain.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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The recommended date to change my Civic's transmission fluids is something like every 3 years. I didn't change my until 6 years. Do you guys think some damage has been done already?
What year is your Honda Civic? Mine is a 2000 model year and it needs to be changed every 30k miles, drain and fill that's it.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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To properly change the fluid in any automatic tranny is to do a COMPLETE drain and flush of the transmission AND the torque converter with a new filter and manufactured specified fluid going back up.

Do it any other way and you just wasted your money leaving lots of contaminates in the transmission. Penny wise and pound foolish........

WARNING! Not all shops have the tools to drain the torque converter so make sure the shop you choose does.
Wrong! Drain and fills are a fine way to do it, with a filter replacement and pan cleaning.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Frank

If you re-read my post, you should figure out that I was referring to the engine's intake and exhaust valves, NOT to anything involved with the transmission.
And, while I can't really speak for sequoias, I believe that he was also referring to the engine's valves, and not to anything regarding the transmission.
He was talking about engine valve train.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Wrong! Drain and fills are a fine way to do it, with a filter replacement and pan cleaning.
Pardon me but that's what I recommended only in more precise detail
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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What year is your Honda Civic? Mine is a 2000 model year and it needs to be changed every 30k miles, drain and fill that's it.
Mine is 2003. Yours is every 30K? No year/time mentioned?
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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Mine is 2003. Yours is every 30K? No year/time mentioned?
I think every 2 years or 30k miles. Most americans drive about 15k miles a year.
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