How check transmission fluid on honda civic
The transmission fluid provides the proper lubrication for speeds within a Honda Civic. When the Civic runs out of transmission fluid, tiny splinters could be produced at the speeds, which could cause a transmission to be damaged and have to be replaced completely. Save yourself time and money by learning how to check the transmission fluid of your Honda Civic.
- Lift the hood of the vehicle.
- Locate the drive rod on one side and on the back of the engine. Make sure it is not the dipstick of the engine oil; This is in the front of the engine.
- Pull out the transmission rod, clean the tip with a towel and insert it back into the tube.
- Pull the rod out again and look at the end of it. Look for oil at the end of the rod between two marks. If there is no transmission oil on the dipstick at all or is below the lowest line, the transmission needs oil. If the oil level is above the highest mark, the transmission has excess oil and it must drain.
- Place the jack under the front of the vehicle and lift it up with the jack. Place the jack stands behind the front wheels in the vehicle frame.
- Get under the vehicle and find the side of the transmission where the two drain plugs are located. The lower plug is the drain of the transmission and the upper plug is used to check the oil level.
- Use a socket wrench and a ratchet to remove the top plug of the transmission.
- Put your finger in the hole. If you can touch the transmission fluid, the level is good. If you can not get to touch any fluid through the hole, the level is too low. If the liquid spills through the hole when you disconnect it, the level is too high.
- The vehicle does not have to be hot to be able to verify fluid transmission levels. Most cars are required to be at normal operating temperatures, but Honda does not fall into this category.