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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I noticed some hesitation when accelerating. My dad said it might be the
transmission. Now the car has 124,000 miles and has never had the
transmission fluid changed. When I checked the transmission fluid there was
some grit on the stick, the oil was brownish red, and felt more like motor
oil. Any thoughts on the condition of the fluid?
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Did the A/T oil smelled burned?

On Dec 30, 6:24 pm, "Honda-Man" <[email protected]> wrote:
> I noticed some hesitation when accelerating. My dad said it might be the
> transmission. Now the car has 124,000 miles and has never had the
> transmission fluid changed. When I checked the transmission fluid there was
> some grit on the stick, the oil was brownish red, and felt more like motor
> oil. Any thoughts on the condition of the fluid?
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Do you ever change your engine oil? How about your clothes. By now you
should of had maybe 4 changes, people like you amaze me.
 

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If only brown you may be OK. Best to change the fluid now, a good DIY job. Just drain and replace, then do it again in another say few hundred miles. If still dark, do it again.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Drop the pan, change the filter, do it right you obviously have
neglected the car to death. get a manual and follow it for once.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
toyomoho wrote:
> If only brown you may be OK. Best to change the fluid now, a good DIY
> job. Just drain and replace, then do it again in another say few
> hundred miles. If still dark, do it again.
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>


I think someone asked this before, but I never saw the answer.....when
you change auto transmission fluid (on say, 95 Camry or 99 Camry) ----

(1) What size wrench to use on drain plug ?

(2) What size/type of drain plug gasket is required ?

in order to have on hand before beginning the job.

Thanks !
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
"Honda-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I noticed some hesitation when accelerating. My dad said it might be the
> transmission. Now the car has 124,000 miles and has never had the
> transmission fluid changed. When I checked the transmission fluid there

was
> some grit on the stick, the oil was brownish red, and felt more like motor
> oil. Any thoughts on the condition of the fluid?


Automatic transmissions dump all their clutch and band wear material into
the oil. There's often some metal as well from the drums which the bands
brake against on gear-changes. It is very important to change the ATF
(Automatic Transmission Fluid) before it changes color too much. Yours is
way past that, so it's urgent. Having said that, hesitation on accelerating
is likely more an engine management problem or an ignition or fuel related
fault, as transmissions causing that symptom would also be making expensive
noises IMHE.

Jason
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I agrre with jason. Hesitation maybe a result of a number of things,
judging from your post I would imagine you only add gasoline on your
car to keep it going and nothing more. There maybe other reasons and
not A/T fluid alone, but nonetheless you should change it now.

Another thing, the 2007 Owners manual say that you only have to change
A/T fluid if your driving under heavy conditions regardles of the
mileage. I think that's hard to believe?!

On Dec 31, 8:39 am, "Jason James" <[email protected]> wrote:
> "Honda-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in messagenews:%[email protected]
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> > I noticed some hesitation when accelerating. My dad said it might be the
> > transmission. Now the car has 124,000 miles and has never had the
> > transmission fluid changed. When I checked the transmission fluid there

> was
> > some grit on the stick, the oil was brownish red, and felt more like motor
> > oil. Any thoughts on the condition of the fluid?Automatic transmissions dump all their clutch and band wear material into

> the oil. There's often some metal as well from the drums which the bands
> brake against on gear-changes. It is very important to change the ATF
> (Automatic Transmission Fluid) before it changes color too much. Yours is
> way past that, so it's urgent. Having said that, hesitation on accelerating
> is likely more an engine management problem or an ignition or fuel related
> fault, as transmissions causing that symptom would also be making expensive
> noises IMHE.
>
> Jason
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
All - you have been very helpful and I understand my next weekend's
activity.

"Honda-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I noticed some hesitation when accelerating. My dad said it might be the
>transmission. Now the car has 124,000 miles and has never had the
>transmission fluid changed. When I checked the transmission fluid there was
>some grit on the stick, the oil was brownish red, and felt more like motor
>oil. Any thoughts on the condition of the fluid?
>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
It's way overdue for the ATF change. You should consider changing the
strainer as well. Don't just clean the strainer. A mesh screen inside a
casing can't effectively be cleaned. Use a $20 Fram ATF kit that comes
with a cork rubber gasket (not the recycled rubber tire kind). Add the
amount of Dexron III you drain out. Make sure the fluid is at the
correct level. Don't forget to drain the differential as well.



Honda-Man wrote:
> I noticed some hesitation when accelerating. My dad said it might be the
> transmission. Now the car has 124,000 miles and has never had the
> transmission fluid changed. When I checked the transmission fluid there was
> some grit on the stick, the oil was brownish red, and felt more like motor
> oil. Any thoughts on the condition of the fluid?
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
After checking the level from the stick, Step on the brakes and shift
the gear from Park to Low several times and then check the level again.
 
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