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Old 10-21-2007, 03:56 AM
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Help With Changing Tranny Fluid

Hey guys is there tutorial on how to change the MTF for 5th gens? Sorry but I can't seem to find any on this forum. Any links for tutorials? Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:17 AM
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Not sure about 5th Gens I am a new owner of one but my third Gen was easy


*This is for 3rd Gen Manual Transmissions*
You unscrew the drain plug (should be two plugs one above the other on the side of the tranny, unscrew the bottom one) and drain the old oil (30 SAE) into a pan. Once drained completely replace drain plug and tighten. Now get a funnel with one of those small hoses attached to it unscrew the top fill plug (should be right above the drain plug somewhere close) and poor new SAE 30 (engine oil) until it seeps from the fill plug (top plug), replace fill plug and tighten. Thats it your done

I am not too sure it 5th Gens are the same. I have only had mine for two weeks or so and have not had time to go through it with a fine tooth comb yet. Check with some of the guys on the forums it might be the same thing. Hope this helps.

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Check my sig, 5g resource guide has the online manual you can download and it'll tell you exactly where to drain and refill the transmission fluid.

Always use genuine Honda MTF.
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This works on a 4th gen and a Base 5th gen. The SH has ATTS and it gets a bit more complicated to change all the fluids there..




Well.. I dont have any pictures to assist, but its a pretty simple procedure. The drain bolt is located on the passegner side and its easiest to access everything with the passenger wheel off. That means putting the car on a jackstand, removing the wheel, and going to town.

The drain bolt is a actually a 3/8" socket wrench fitment. Its a square hole and you literally take your wrench without a socket on it and place it in there. Its normal thread, so just turn it to the left and loosen it. Make sure you have a drain pan ...

To fill it, you put the drain bot back on and then look higher and towards the passenger compartment. Just behind the axle slightly hidden is a 17mm bolt hanging off the transmission. Its the filler hole. Remove it and fill until it poors out that hole. Your probably going to need a long funnel and to do it from the topside of the car. Replace bolt once full.. Make sure everything is tight and your good to go.

I highly reccommend using Honda MTF, Redline MTF, or GM Synchromesh. All are great fluids for the tranny.


If I forgot anything pertinent, let me know...
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Sorry I was just quoting from the 3rd Gen Owner's Manual and a Chilton's (Haynes) manual said to use SAE 30. However Honda MTF is probably the best to use hands down.

Also like I said to check with the guys on the forum, because I still have alot to learn about the 5th Gens
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On the online manual in manual transmission section (ch12-13) it only shows a closeup picture of the filler and drain plug. I need a broader view of where to find these plugs. I got a 99 base model btw. I called up different stores asking for a Haynes manual for the 5th gen ludes but no one has it. I don't even think they ever made one for the 5th gens.
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If anyone is going change their fluid can you pls take a pic of where to find the filler and drain plug. Thank!
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Heres a diagram showing the side of the transmission. Numbers 14 and 10 are the bolts to remove.





Heres a picture that actually shows the tranny and both bolts labeled. Hopefully with both of these, you can kinda see where they are. NOtice the axle in the picture... Its slightly in there and should help you locate both.. Passenger Side!


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Thanks alot guys!
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