Rear Differential Fluid Inspection and Replacement

1.With the vehicle on level ground, inspect the differential fluid with engine OFF.

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


3.The fluid level must be up to the fill hole. If it is below the hole, add the recommended fluid until it runs out, then reinstall the oil filler plug with a new sealing washer.

4.If the differential fluid is dirty, remove the drain plug (A), and drain the fluid.


5.Clean the drain plug, then reinstall it with a new sealing washer, and refill the differential with the recommended fluid to the proper level.

NOTE: If you disassembly the differential, check the fluid level again after the 4WD system check is finished. Add fluid if necessary.

Fluid Capacity 
 1.0 L (1.1 US qt, 0.9 Imp qt) at fluid change  
 1.2 L (1.3 US qt, 1.1 Imp qt) at overhaul 

Recommended fluid: 
Honda DPSF (Dual Pump System Fluid) 

6.Reinstall the oil filler plug with a new sealing washer.