Honda Civic: Manual Transmission Fluid - Maintenance Under the Hood - Maintenance - Honda Civic Owners ManualHonda Civic: Manual Transmission Fluid

Specified fluid: Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)

Check the fluid level when the engine is at normal operating temperature.

1. Park the vehicle on level ground.

1. Park the vehicle on level ground.

1.8 ℓ engine models

2. Remove the bolts with a wrench, then carefully remove the under cover.

3. Remove the holding clip and the bolt, then

3. Remove the holding clip and the bolt, then bend down the front edge of the left side under cover as shown in the image.

If Honda MTF is not available, you may use the API certificated SAE 0 W-20 or 5 W-20 viscosity motor oil as a temporary measure.

Replace with MTF as soon as possible. Motor oil does not contain the proper additives for the transmission and continued use can cause decreased shifting performance and lead to transmission damage.

All models

All models

4. Remove the transmission filler bolt and washer. Carefully feel inside the bolt hole with your fingers.
Check if the fluid level is up to the edge of the bolt hole.
5. If the fluid level is not up to the edge of the bolt hole, add Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) until it runs out of the hole.
6. Put a new washer on the filler bolt, then reinstall the filler bolt.
Tightening torque:
33 lbf∙ft (44 N∙m, 4.5 kgf∙m)

1.8 ℓ engine models

7. Reinstall the left side under cover with the holding clip and the bolt.

8. Reinstall the under cover with the bolts.

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