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Old 04-09-2016, 10:05 PM   #41
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Just changed the transmission fluid on my 2013 with 26,200 miles and had same experience - measured 4.2 quarts that came out. Stupidly put 4.2 qts back in and it was way overfilled. Drained almost a quart out and good to go. BTW - getting an accurate fill level measurement on the RDX is a real trip. In addition to Acura's ritual of getting it hot, running it through the gears and then making the measurement at 60 to 90 seconds after turning off the engine, the dipstick is hard to get to and hard to read with new fluid.
The rule of thumb of drain-and-refill ATF is that you refill exact how much is drained out. You are underfill the ATF. You saw overfill because you did not measure the ATF level in the way which can be found in owner's manual.
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Just wanted to add that you should always use the Honda Trans fluid for all of your Transmission fluid changes. Have heard nightmare stories of people thinking they could try another brand and end up wrecking their transmission. Crimson's comment about the Trans Fluid amount is right on point. I always drain my fluid into a clear bottle and mark where the level it filled to. Then I pour out the old fluid for recycling and pour the new fluid into the clear bottle up to the mark and fill it with that bottle. You should drive the car or at least run through all the gears before you check the trans fluid level and it needs to circulate to get the correct reading. This is all a very easy process that the dealer typically charges a lot for.
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I just changed mine, of course it was overfilled (damn dealer), 4 qts came out, put 3.3 in and it was low, put .2 more, total of 3.5 qts, still a bit low, will drive around good then check again later.
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The rule of thumb of drain-and-refill ATF is that you refill exact how much is drained out. You are underfill the ATF. You saw overfill because you did not measure the ATF level in the way which can be found in owner's manual.
He did check the fluid level the way the manual says. Rule of thumb is, the dealer will always overfill, so don't put in the amount that came out, 3.3 is supposed to go in after draining, try that first.
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Drove a while, checked again, it needed 3.8 qts to gets past the low mark, might need .1 qt to get close to the high mark. I took out 4 qts and it was slightly above the high mark before I changed the fluid, so much for the manual caliing for 3.3 qts��
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Drove a while again, still low, just forget this POS manual that says 3.3 qts, just put in 4 qts and be done with it. Good for me anyway, keeps it simple, I bought a case of 12 qts for $81.25, now I can do 3 fluid changes.
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I just changed mine, of course it was overfilled (damn dealer), 4 qts came out, put 3.3 in and it was low, put .2 more, total of 3.5 qts, still a bit low, will drive around good then check again later.
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He did check the fluid level the way the manual says. Rule of thumb is, the dealer will always overfill, so don't put in the amount that came out, 3.3 is supposed to go in after draining, try that first.
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Drove a while, checked again, it needed 3.8 qts to gets past the low mark, might need .1 qt to get close to the high mark. I took out 4 qts and it was slightly above the high mark before I changed the fluid, so much for the manual caliing for 3.3 qts��
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Drove a while again, still low, just forget this POS manual that says 3.3 qts, just put in 4 qts and be done with it. Good for me anyway, keeps it simple, I bought a case of 12 qts for $81.25, now I can do 3 fluid changes.
So 4 qt drained out and you put 4 qt back in, right?
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So 4 qt drained out and you put 4 qt back in, right?
Yes, but when I checked before changing the fluid it was above the max line, I'll check again soon when hot. Still, I assumed it was way overfilled because the manual says 3.3, and then 4 qts came out, not my fault if the manual is wrong. Dealers piss me off anyway, the very often overfill, that's why I do all the fluid changes myself.
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I'm jealous of that funnel dc5k20z1. Where did you get it?
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I'm jealous of that funnel dc5k20z1. Where did you get it?
I put "transmission funnel" into amazon and look at what I found
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Thanks, I have one on the way now.
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I just did the tranny fluid drain and re-fill on my 2014...the 2nd one, the one thats supposed to be done around 50-60K miles. The fluid was substantially darker than the new fluid, which to me possibly confirms the reported issue relating to overheating of the fluid. (TSB) For kicks, I tried using an extraction pump with a 1/4 inch length of tubing shoved down the fill hole but it was not able to get all the fluid out...only about 2/3 of it....it occurred to me that maybe the reason the fluid changes are so frequent as specified by Acura is that when you do a drain and re-fill (like the dealer normally would) you are only replacing a fraction of the total amount of fluid in the tranny.
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I was looking online and found this transmission filter at parts geek.com. Does anyone know where it is located on the car and has anyone changed this transmission filter?
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I was looking online and found this transmission filter at parts geek.com. Does anyone know where it is located on the car and has anyone changed this transmission filter?
It appears to be mounted below the drivers side CV shaft..

https://www.acuraoemparts.com/auto-p...-atf-pipe-scat
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Sorry. item #2 in the diagram.
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I was looking online and found this transmission filter at parts geek.com. Does anyone know where it is located on the car and has anyone changed this transmission filter?
There's a TSB on the 4th gen TL's about "gurgling" that says to replace that filter and drain/fill the system. Had the work done on the wife's TL. In her car, the filter is right under the battery. Easy to see but a pain to get to - and I'd imagine the RDX would be a lot more challenging. It's easy replacement (like the fuel filter on a lawn tractor) if you have a clear shot....

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It appears to be mounted below the drivers side CV shaft..

https://www.acuraoemparts.com/auto-p...-atf-pipe-scat
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Angry Why isn't anyone mentioning this

How come I don't see the dealers changing this filter. I have tow RDX's (2014 and 2015) and both had a tranny drain and refill once at least and the dealer didn't even mention this filter nor changed it! SMH

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There's a TSB on the 4th gen TL's about "gurgling" that says to replace that filter and drain/fill the system. Had the work done on the wife's TL. In her car, the filter is right under the battery. Easy to see but a pain to get to - and I'd imagine the RDX would be a lot more challenging. It's easy replacement (like the fuel filter on a lawn tractor) if you have a clear shot....

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