Service & Maintenance Automatic Transmission Fluid Change?

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by rikernumber1, Sunday 19th Oct, 2014.

  1. rikernumber1 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi All,

    Just under 4 months in to owning my 2008 CR-V EX petrol auto, and still loving it. Have just had to have pads/discs replaced due to warping, but that goes with the territory. Bought the vehicle with business miles in mind - have covered over 8000 so far!

    It's looking like it'll need an annual service before Christmas. Although I have done my own servicing in the past, I'm finding time to be short due to work (which is good in many ways), so I will probably have this done professionally - but not at Honda, due to cost.

    Mileage is currently at 73K and it was serviced before I bought it at 64K and had a full Honda service history before that. Will get it serviced at 76K, but I was wondering whether the automatic transmission fluid should be changed? I can't find a reference to it in the manual.

    If it should be changed, are there any special instructions I should pass on?

    thanks,

    Phillip
     
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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    @ArcticFire can give you all the relevant info on servicing for the 3rd Generation CR-V in general, though you'll find most is covered in the Maintenance Schedule for i-CDTI 3rd Generation CR-V.

    ATF fluid replacement recommendations vary by model at lot, anywhere for 25k-90k. I can't immediately spot what is recommended for the I-CDTI, though at 75k I'd definitely get it done.
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Also worth asking your chosen garage to only use Honda ATF fluid.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    @rikernumber1 where you able to find the info and do you need assistance for a DIY?
     
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  5. rikernumber1 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Phillip Whitstable, Kent
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    I won't do this DIY - but I will want to provide proper instructions to the mechanic. The guide linked to above looks to be for a diesel manual - I've got a 2008 petrol auto. I think the engine is an RE5, and I couldn't see a maintenance guide for that to tell me the interval for changing the ATF. I guess I could look in the manual - but that's a few hundred miles away with the car and my wife at the moment!

    To be honest, at 76K, I will get it done regardless; I will use genuine Honda ATF, but I know some auto boxes require a specific approach when changing the fluid, and that's what I need - given the rear diff requires more than just a drain and refill, I was wondering if the Honda auto box would be the same.

    thanks,

    Phillip
     
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  6. printer Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    It should be done exactly as on 2nd Generation. Here's the video:

     
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  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    @printer, welcome to the club, pop over to the introduction section and say a few words :Smile:

    Btw, the OP did just say he wasn't going to tackle it himself :Laughing:
     
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