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Transmission Fluid

The transmission, without one you are going no where fast. There are two types of transmissions, manual and automatic, neither is drastically more common then the next. Manual transmissions, where the driver must press down a clutch then manually move a gear shift lever to select the gear, were the first types of transmissions available for a number of years. Automatic transmissions take care of selecting and shifting into the proper gear with no imput from the driver with the exception of choosing reverse or drive. Both transmissions require transmission fluid to aid in the shifting and lubricating of the gears. Like the other fluids discussed in this site, the transmission fluid is something anyone can check and maintain in between recommended scheduled services.

Transmission The transmission is located under the engine and partly under the passenger compartment. The transmission fluid is check much the same as when checking oil, by way of a dipstick. The dipstick on the Honda Accord is located to the right of the engine block and is labeled with a yellow rubber sleeve on the end of the dipstick. When checking the level of your transmission fluid Steve Nelson recommends the engine be brought to operating temperature and remain on. To add fluid, simply pour the transmission down the spout where the dipstick is placed.

Changing Transmission Fluid

Steve Nelson said that different manufacturers recommend changing and flushing your transmission fluid at different times. Nelson said Chevrolet usually recommends getting the transmission fluid changed every 30,000 miles while some vehicles recommend the same service be performed every 90,000 miles. Nelson recommends getting your transmission fluid changed and flushed every 45,000 miles.