Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 12-01-2011
SYMPTOM ATF leaks from the right side of the transmission. PROBABLE CAUSE The accumulator cover is cracked. CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the accumulator cover. REPAIR PROCEDURE 1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. 2. 2002 only: Loosen the bracket that secures the ATF cooler return line, and disconnect the line from the transmission. 3. Clean the accumulator housing. 4. Using the accumulator cover installation tool and a Phillips screwdriver to hold the tool, tap on the accumulator cover to unseat the cover from the snap ring. 5. Remove the snap ring from the accumulator housing. SNAP RING 6. Screw the accumulator cover removal tool clockwise into the accumulator cover. ACCUMULATOR COVER REMOVAL TOOL 7. Using a 22 mm wrench, continue turning the tool clockwise until the accumulator cover turns in the housing. 8. Position a drain pan under the transmission. 9. Using the 22 mm wrench as a lever and the transmission case as the fulcrum, pry the accumulator cover out of the housing. NOTE: For maximum leverage, do not fully seat the 22 mm wrench against the removal tool. Line up the end of the wrench with the center of the tool. 10. Clean the accumulator housing. 11. Lubricate the accumulator housing and the accumulator cover with clean ATF. NOTE: The accumulator cover is rubber coated and does not require an O-ring or sealant. 12. Install the new cover using the accumulator cover installation tool.