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Old 30 Oct 2007, 12:24 pm
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Default is there a place to put transmisson fluid in on my 1998 honda civic?

i cant find where to put my transmission fluid in at
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 12:27 pm
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you use a long thin funnel and pour tiny ammounts through the dip stick tube is that enuf rye
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 12:30 pm
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Ok, step by step. Raise the hood and brace it. Locate the dip stick for the engine oil. Tie some thing on the handle, just for markers.Now, with a strong light sourse, check both passenger and drivers side of the engine. The stick for the tranny, some times does not look any thing like one.If you do not find it, look for a rather big screw in plastic plug, some ware on the bell housing. If in fact, you do find that big plug, do this.Take the car to your trusted mechanic. I have a 1997 Olds Cuttlas, And I have the same problem as well.For some insane reasons, some trannys in different makes and models, have sight glasses in the bell housing.There just a visual sight for tranny fluid level.I guess, some one watches the sight glass, and yells out when full
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 12:33 pm
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If it is a manual transmission, it has a drain plug on the side of the transmission near the passenger tire, and a fill plug on the front of the transmission. If it is an automatic transmission, there is a dipstick in the front of the transmission near the corner furthest from the engine.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 12:36 pm
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You really need to tell everybody whether or not this is an automatic transmission or a manual transmission! Most people don't think about adding fluid to a manual transmission so I am going to start with the automatic...Check out item 5 in this link: 5 is the dip stick and I believe you will find it toward the fire wall on the left side of the engine bay. Honda is good about making such parts user friendly by making them a bright yellow or orange in color. Easier to find for you. Just the like the picture shows, this dip stick isn't necessarily real long so look down at your transmission to find it. The same hole this dip stick comes out of is the fill hole and they make special funnels for the sole purpose of adding transmission fluid. It's nothing but a long snout funnel, nothing special. AutoZone should have one.Unlike engine oil level taking, the transmission is checked with the engine running in Park. When the engine is running, transmission fluid is being pumped throughout the torque converter and the rest of the auto transmission. The remaining level is what you are actually checking on the dip stick. You should allow the fluid to warm up to operating temp before checking and have cycled the transmission between D and R a few times to get the fluid everywhere before checking in Park. It is ok to add fluid while the engine is running. Be sure to add a little bit at a time and recheck level frequently... getting too much fluid back out is a chore since they typically have no drain plug!If you have a manual transmission you have to get under the car to check level and to fill it as well. Check out this link for a manual transmission: 12 is the fill bolt and is different from the rest as it has a square hole in it to fit a 3/8" socket wrench instead of wrench flats. Item 17 is the drain plug and only needs to be removed if you are changing fluid. Of course item 12 should be above item 17. The manual transmission is filled through the fill bolt hole until hole runs out. In other words, the oil level is up to the bolt hole. The manual transmission fluid level is always checked with the engine OFF allowing the fluid to settle to the bottom.You should always check oil levels with the car on a level surface to get an accurate reading.That should help you out a little! Good luck!
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