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Question on 2012 Honda Accord maintenance #4483904
08/09/17 04:51 PM
08/09/17 04:51 PM
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Chris B. Offline OP
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I'm taking my 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6 to the shop for some maintenance. I take really good care of it. It has 70,000 miles and all fluids not counting oil have been changed 2 to 3 times over the past 5 years depending on what fluid. My tranny has been drained and filled 3 times but the filter has not been changed yet. I hear this filter is on one of the tranny lines outside of the transmission itself. How important is it to change this filter and how much should a dealer charge to change it out for me? Does this Accord have a fuel filter? I can not find any mention of one!

Also my AC compressor is cycling on and off really quickly(like every 5-7 seconds). The air is nice and cold but I'm wondering if it may need a recharge because of how fast the compressor cycles? Thanks everyone!

Last edited by Chris B.; 08/09/17 04:52 PM.
Re: Question on 2012 Honda Accord maintenance [Re: Chris B.] #4483925
08/09/17 05:24 PM
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DdDd Offline
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Way too many fluid changes if you ask me. The OM will tell you when to change tranny filter. Honda is not known for making engineering mistakes.

Have the AC tested for pressure. The only reliable way too tell.

Re: Question on 2012 Honda Accord maintenance [Re: Chris B.] #4483948
08/09/17 06:09 PM
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Replaced the cabin filter lately?

For the trans filter I'd wait till the 120k mark. Esp since you've been good about replacing the atf. The dealer may deny an atf filter even exists in that application.

Re: Question on 2012 Honda Accord maintenance [Re: DdDd] #4483967
08/09/17 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: DdDd
Honda is not known for making engineering mistakes.


Except for garbage automatic transmissions across several models, for several years and the systemic VCM failures.


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Re: Question on 2012 Honda Accord maintenance [Re: Chris B.] #4483974
08/09/17 06:40 PM
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Research the AT filter location. On my '07 Fit it's was located under the battery. Perhaps make those fluid changes slightly less often, outside of ATF fluid for Honda reasons. thumbsup

Radiator D&F every 60k IMO and brake fluid every 3-4 years is enough. As someone else mentioned the CAF? How about throttle plate/intake cleaning?


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Re: Question on 2012 Honda Accord maintenance [Re: Jim_Truett] #4484006
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Originally Posted By: DdDd
Honda is not known for making engineering mistakes.



2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 4K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: Question on 2012 Honda Accord maintenance [Re: mclasser] #4484096
08/09/17 08:51 PM
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I love the 2010 Accord I maintain for a neighbor.
Drain the radiator and 1 gallon of premix comes out. Replace with new.
Take the "old" up to my friend who knows less-than-fortunate people.

Remember to check your glide pins. The rear brake pads were crooked due to binding, near bone dry pins. Inspect your brakes.

Cheers

Re: Question on 2012 Honda Accord maintenance [Re: SatinSilver] #4485660
08/11/17 12:02 PM
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Indydriver Offline
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Replaced the cabin filter lately?

Super easy DIY BTW.


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