ATF Level Check

NOTE: Keep All foreign particles out of the transmission.

1.Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature (the radiator fan comes on).

2.Park the vehicle on level ground, and turn the engine off.

NOTE: Check the fluid level within 60-90 seconds after turning the engine off.

3.Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) (A) from the transmission, and wipe it with a clean cloth.


4.Insert the dipstick back into the transmission.

5.Remove the dipstick (A), and check the fluid level. It should be at the upper mark (B).


6.If the level is below the upper mark, check for fluid leaks at the transmission, hose and line joints, and cooler lines.
If a problem is found, fix it before filling the transmission.
If the level is above the upper mark, drain the ATF to proper level.

7.If necessary fill the transmission with the recommended fluid into the dipstick hole to bring it to the upper mark on the dipstick. Always use genuine Honda ATF-Z1 Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality.

8.Inset the dipstick (A) back into the transmission with the handle pointing toward the breather cap (B).