Transmission Service DIY (Filter + Drain)
I do not care about your 56k modem.
If you drive a nice Legend, then you should
be able to afford a modern internet connection.
Many of you may encounter trouble understanding my English
because I write clearly. That too is your problem, not mine.
I cannot be held responsible for your negligence.
If you screw up your transmission, do not blame me.
Safety is key. Ensure that your Legend is properly lifted
with the e-brake tight, weel wedges in place, etc.
Crawl underneath your Legend and locate the transmisision pan.
It is directly in front of the y-pipe, behind the oil and differential pan.
Position a bucket on the ground to catch the flow.
Stick your ratchet into the drain plug (on the passenger's side)
and crank it loose. Allow the fluid to completely drain, then screw
the plug back in the pan after wiping any debris from it.
Now let's unscrew the pan. Fourteen (14) screws hold the pan in place.
You can safely unscrew all of them because the pan is fairly secured
in place by two snap pins. Be sure not to lose the snap pins!
The fourteen screws:
A transmission pan snap pin:
The transmission pan is removed (the filter is visible on the right):
The transmission filter is held in by an additional three (3) screws.
Remove them and pull out the filter.
Following is the used filter juxtaposed the new one:
There were few metal shavings caught in mine:
Following is the new filter:
Before reinserting the new filter, make sure to affix the circular gasket
on the filter's top!
Remove the old gasket from your oil pan.
You may have to shave off stubborn pieces with a sand block.
The pan's surface to remount the new gasket should be perfectly flat.
Clean out your oil pan with a cloth if necessary.
I drain and fill my transmission almost every oil change,
so my pan did not require scrubbing
Your mileage may vary.
Place the snap screws in the pan and fit your new gasket around them.
(the snap screws are not depicted below)
Snap the pan back onto the transmission and screw everything back together.
Finally, you should be able to replace 3.5 quarts of Honda ATF.
(trust me; use Honda)
I drafted this write-up rather quickly.
There may be mistakes.
Please post any further questions that you may have.
I will try my best to answer them.