MTF Inspection and Replacement

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

2.Remove the splash shield.

3.Remove the oil check bolt (A) and washer (B). Check the condition of the fluid. If the fluid is dirty, remove the drain plug (C) and washer (D).


4.Install the drain plug with a new washer.

5.Remove the oil filler plug (A) and washer (B).


6.Refill the transmission fluid from the oil filler plug hole, and until the transmission fluid overflows from the oil check bolt hole (A).


7.After the fluid stops overflowing, install the oil check bolt (B) with a new washer (C).

Fluid Capacity 
2.5 L (2.6 US qt, 2.2 Imp qt) at fluid change 
3.1 L (3.3 US qt, 2.7 Imp qt) at overhaul 

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

8.Install the oil filler plug (A) with a new washer (B).