Its about 3 feet long. The easiest way to add transmission fluid is thru your transmission dipstick, but you need to fashion a funnel with a plastic tube that fits snugly on the dipstick tube, and you have to pour the fluid slowly. Transmission filter kits from O'Reilly Auto Parts contain everything you need--including the filter, O-rings, and transmission pan gasket--to complete your repair. I could not find this information in my other service manuals for my other vehicles. Always change your transmission fluid right while the engine is hot and right after you have shifted the lever thru all the positions. Replacing the filter as soon as you notice a problem can save your transmission. With the bolts loose, not completely out, pry the pan loose f … rom the trans.
It will void your warranty if you use anything else. These vans do not change much from model to model and year to year. It's pretty well hidden and you may need a flashlight to locate it. Alternatively, you can unscrew the transmission fill bolt and fill it thru the transmission … fill hole, but the bolt is very tight and every time you take it off, you need to install a new pressure washer, plus it's very messy. The last couple of bolts will have to be remover with one hand while you hold the pan up with the other.
To get at the dipstick you must partially remove the air filter compartment. An easy way to change the fluid is simply to drain the pan upon every engine oil change, and poor in the new fluid down the dip stick pipe. Always use original Honda fluid as this fluid contains special additives. Remove it and replace it with the new one. When servicing your transmission, make sure to replace your filter and pan seal. For years I attempted to purchase an aftermarket service manual for this vehicle and could not find.
The bolt is on top of the transmission slightly besides the dipstick. Bolt the pan in place and add 5 quarts on trans fluid and your ready. I've been using this technique for 14 years with excellent results. If the filter is plugged with debris, fluid can't cycle through the transmission. Put your drain pan under it.
Your transmission filter keeps the fluid in your transmission clean and free of debris. Install the new gasket on the pan and use a few bolts in the corners to hold it in place. . Check for leaks and fluid level before you take it for a ride. I have a 1989 e-150 van- 4.
This won't replace all the fluid that way, but by doing it more often than the recommended maximum service interval will keep your fluid fresher than the recommended fancy full change long interval method. It appears that Manual and Automatic both requirer the same. Your 350 dipstick should be in the same position as the 150. You should see the white cap of the transmission filler. Also, you should check the level with the engine running and temp above 50 degrees. Take the bolts out on one side and catch all the oil you can. A clogged transmission filter might cause rattling noises, transmission fluid leaks, a burning smell or smoke, or even an eventual loss of shifting.
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