How to check if need transmission fluid and where do I put

Asked by Dec 31, 2016 at 06:25 PM about the 1999 Honda Civic EX

Question type: General

I have a 1999 Honda Civic and can't find where to
put the transmission fluid at I found this one cap
has a hole going to the transmission looks like but
not sure , how do I check to see if I need
transmission fluid in my car ?

1 Answer


Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. If the transmission fluid level on your Civic is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Honda has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual (typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities.) When adding transmission fluid to your Civic, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Civic, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.

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