MTF Inspection and Replacement

1.Park the vehicle on level ground, and turn the engine OFF.

2.Remove the oil filler plug (A) and washer (B), check the condition of the fluid, and make sure the fluid is at the proper level (C).

 

3.If the transmission fluid is dirty, remove the drain plug (D) and drain the fluid.

 

4.Reinstall the drain plug with a new washer, and refill the transmission fluid to the proper level.

Oil Capacity
2WD model:
 1.9 L (1.9 US qt, 1.6 lmp qt) at fluid change 
 2.1 L (2.2 US qt, 1.8 lmp qt) at overhaul 

4WD model:
 1.9 L (2.0 US qt, 1.7 lmp qt) at fluid change 
 2.3 L (2.4 US qt, 2.0 lmp qt) at overhaul 

Always use Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF). Using motor oil can cause stiffer shifting because it does not contain the proper additives.

5.Reinstall the oil filler plug with a new washer.