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I'm at 115k 2008 crv ,honda doesnt require to change the transmission filter unless you rebuilding the trans or something is wrong.i just dont see why honda doesnt require this .to me that normal maintenance.what does everyone think of this
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Go ahead and change it, if that helps you sleep at night.

Older Hondas (like our former '99 Acura TL with A/T) were never fitted with that external filter (although I DID replace the fluid according to the schedule) and we never had an issue with the transmission.
 

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A lot of Honda transmissions have internal filters that can't be changed except during a rebuild.

If you can get access to the ATF filter without taking the tranny apart, change it.
 

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Ok I will change it friday.im installing new headlights and oem fog light friday.the filter is located under splash guard while i will be taken off when install fogs and lights.just dont understand why honda doesnt recommend it when doing drain and fill to transmission.to if then manufacturers went out of the way to make and add a external filter but doesnt recommend changing it ever then why bother making one
 

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Ok I will change it friday.im installing new headlights and oem fog light friday.the filter is located under splash guard while i will be taken off when install fogs and lights.just dont understand why honda doesnt recommend it when doing drain and fill to transmission.to if then manufacturers went out of the way to make and add a external filter but doesnt recommend changing it ever then why bother making one
Can you please post some pics of your replacement of the filter process. Thanks.

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Haha also doesn't recommend charging the engine oil filter at every oil change. SMH...
Neither did Honda, at least for the second gen CRVs.
They recommended an oil change at 7500 miles (using conventional oil) or one yr, whatever came first.(Normal Operation)
An oil filter (old standard one, not long life) change every other oil change or 15,000 miles or 2 yrs, whichever came first.


S0, what point were you trying to make??? ?

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I'm at 115k 2008 crv ,honda doesnt require to change the transmission filter unless you rebuilding the trans or something is wrong.i just dont see why honda doesnt require this .to me that normal maintenance.what does everyone think of this
the filter you are referring to is to protect the Trans cooler in the event of a catastrophic trans failure. It does not filter the fluid of anything caused by normal operation. Changing it is a waste of time and money and a chance to create a leake where there wasn't one before....why weaken the clamps and hoses?
 

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The real filters for Honda transmissions are all internal for a very long time. You are tilting at windmills. Have your transmission fluid changed as prescribed and you will be fine. We have over 100,000 miles on our 2010 and it is as smooth shifting as the day it was new.

And just so you know, I have owned nothing but Hondas for almost 30 years and never had to do more than change the ATF.

Oh and for the love of GOD. Do NOT use anything other than Honda ATF. Honda may not make their fluids but there are two things you should not cut corners on. ATF and power steering. Just don't. For how seldom you change it, the savings is not worth the risk.
 

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I change my oil every 3k still with full synthetic.oil only cost me 22 bucks .and I buy bulk honda oil filters on ebay you can find 20 or 30 oil filters for 35 bucks.tranny fluid I go by yrs I only do 6 to 8k a yr so I do it every 2yrs.and spark plugs I do every 40k ,pack of 4 plugs at my cost is 25 bucks. Rear diff I do every 2 yrs also
 

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Lol

Only thing even remotely like a transmission filter that is accessible is that little canister on one of the cooler lines. That's only there for break in of the trans when new. Swap it out once and done.

The actual transmission filter is inside the transmission and basically the last part to take out and first part to go in behind the front pump. Not serviceable, dont try to flush and clean it (youll just destroy the tranmission).

Just change the fluid as your supposed to and not worry about it. Sitting here with a 243k mile original transmission. Still functions perfectly.

Honda did know more about how to build these than any online or other idiot trying to say otherwise. And until the last few years Hondas were the most reliable and longest lasting engines and transmissions available in smaller vehicles. Even the older Pilots and Odysseys are well knows for 400k with little beyond regular maintenance and fixing leaks once high mileage was reached.

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A lot of Honda transmissions have internal filters that can't be changed except during a rebuild.

If you can get access to the ATF filter without taking the tranny apart, change it.
There are aftermarket external transmission filters made for Honda automatics that can save a person headaches down the road.
They are very effective and I change out mine every thirty thousand miles.
 

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the filter you are referring to is to protect the Trans cooler in the event of a catastrophic trans failure. It does not filter the fluid of anything caused by normal operation. Changing it is a waste of time and money and a chance to create a leake where there wasn't one before....why weaken the clamps and hoses?
That filter does in fact filter the transmission fluid and should be changed.
Your ATF fluid exits the transmission, thru the cooler then thru the filter before going back into your transmission.
That filter is not meant just for the cooler and should be changed along with your ATF every 30 to fifty thousand miles since it's a drain and fill application.
 

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That filter does in fact filter the transmission fluid and should be changed.
Your ATF fluid exits the transmission, thru the cooler then thru the filter before going back into your transmission.
That filter is not meant just for the cooler and should be changed along with your ATF every 30 to fifty thousand miles since it's a drain and fill application.
Can you post a link to the filter about which you are talking?
 
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