How to Replace your Transmission Filter and Automatic Transmission Fluid – 2002 Acura TL-S

How to Replace your Transmission Filter and Automatic Transmission Fluid – 2002 Acura TL-S

How to Remove Battery and Air Intake to reveal Transmission Filter –

0:00 – Introduction
1:02 – Things you’ll need
7:16 – How to check cleanliness of your ATF
9:14 – How to check ATF level
11:14 – How to get to the ATF Filter (Link above)
12:06 – Replacing the ATF Filter
16:51 – Draining the ATF
19:35 – Filling the ATF
23:48 – Rechecking the ATF level
25:33 – Conclusion

Parts used in this video:
– Honda ATF DW-1 –
– ATF Filter – 25450-P7W-003 –
– ATF Drain Plug Washer (18mm) – 90471-PX4-000 –
– 3/8″ OD x 1/4″ ID Clear Vinyl Tubing –
– 60mL Plastic Syringe –

My recommendations to ensure a long lasting transmission:
– Never let your ATF get dark brown or black in color
– Never let your ATF level get too high or too low
– Do a single 3 quart ATF drain and fill once every 15,000 miles
– Replace the ATF Filter once every 30,000 miles

Acura TL-S Type S TL 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2G 2nd Second Generation 3.2 3.2L Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF Filter



Adrian Reyes says:

when you say "drain and fill" is it the same thing as a "flush"? if not, what are the differences??

Yao Saeteurn says:

Great insight. Lots of info. Thanks, and keep up the good work!

Maxx Lavrov says:

Hi, I lost one screw that hold the plastic engine cover when cleaning solenoids. Where could I buy it? Thanks.

JimHawkwind03411 says:

I've read in the owner's manual that I have to drain and refill the transmission fluid three times. Did you do this?

Also, should I change the transmission filter before or after doing the 3x drain and refill?

uphill248 uphill248 says:

I have a 2008 Accord with 75K miles. I'm the first owner. Never did a transmission flush on it. I heard Honda transmission are picky. I seen many videos. Each one is a little different. I heard to do a flush. I'll have to go through 9qts. Some said no just take 3/4 out and add to it. So can you please tell me the proper way to do it? Anyone?

nyyankees4296 says:

That blue paint looks amazing

Corey Johnson says:

Do i need a oil change once i drain the oil pan

The Duke of Suffolk says:

Hey my car is the same color year with leather interior but I'm having shifting issues sometimes it goes into gear and sometimes the car doesn't want to go reverse or forward but when it does it drives beautifully should I checked the trans solenoid first ?

Mike 839 says:

even after the recall with the little hose on top all u have to do is remove the 10mm bolt and remove the hose and fill up the trans quickly.

Mike Poon says:

I also have a 2003 TL (base) and although this does not pertain specifically to the subject of this video I wanted to comment anyways as I've grown tired of sifting through all the noise on forums. I was lucky enough to have my factory transmission make it to 200K before needing a rebuild but after putting another 50K on it I've begun to run into some issues. It seems the transmission is no engaging 3rd gear on a 2-3 shift or on during throttle application after coasting in 3rd. This doesn't happen constantly but it happens in single instances once or twice a week (early enough to where i hope it is more a symptom than a problem). I've done plenty of research on this transmission and the countless number of failure modes (transmission filter both internal and external, 3rd and 4th gear pressure switches, screen filters to CPC solenoids, the CPC solenoids themselves, the shift solenoids, internal blockages in the valve body) to no avail. I have yet to get a CEL/TCM error but I'm afraid that will be too late. If you don't want to go down this rabbit hole I understand, just looking for someone to bounce ideas off I guess. Thanks in advance.

D. N. says:

Why is it that other cars are easier? Other videos I've seen just involved lifting up the car, removing, the pan, and then changing the filter. Acura seems more of a process. I push on the gas and my car sometimes doesn't move so I assume this is the problem because my fluid is brown

Makayla Faulk says:

will lucus oil tr4amission slip help?… does this car have a trasmission strainer

Makayla Faulk says:

i have the same car in this pic but mine is black…. the check engine light is on and and i dont feel it shifting like it should
any suggestions

Junqi Zhuo says:

Hi, good to see your TL-S again! Mine is exactly the same color and they are so beautiful!
I am curious about how you deal with the radio issue after disconnect battery? Mine needs disconnecting antenna connector to input radio code, which requires take apart so many things. That really sucks. Let me know if you have any suggestion.

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