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MTF Inspection and Replacement

  1. Park the vehicle on level ground, and turn the engine OFF.
  1. Raise the vehicle on a lift and make sure it is securely supported.
  1. Remove the filler plug (A) and sealing washer (B), check the condition of the MTF and make sure it is at the proper level (C).

  1. If the MTF is dirty, remove the drain plug (A) and drain the MTF.
  1. Reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer (B), and refill the transmission with MTF to the proper level. Always use Genuine Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF).

    Fluid Capacity

    1.4 L (1.5 US qt, 1.2 Imp qt) at fluid change
    1.6 L (1.7 US qt, 1.4 Imp qt) at overhaul

  1. Install the filler plug (C) with a new sealing washer (D).
  1. Lower the vehicle on the lift.
  1. Without service reminder system, this procedure is complete.

With service reminder system
  1. If the service reminder system required to replace the MTF, reset the service reminder system, and this procedure is complete. If the service reminder system did not require to replace the MTF, go to Step 12 and reset the MTF life with the HDS.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
  1. Make sure the HDS communicates with the vehicle and the ECM. If it doesn't communicate, troubleshoot the DLC circuit.
  1. Select BODY ELECTRICAL with the HDS.
  1. Select ADJUSTMENT in the GAUGES MENU with the HDS.
  1. Select SERVICE REMINDER in the EU MAINTENANCE MINDER with the HDS.