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Honda question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by mustangwilly, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    mustangwilly

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    I'm sorry to ask a Honda question on this site but I'm sure someone on here can help me out. My wife drives a CRV and I just changed the tranny fluid. The manual says it holds 2.5 quarts so I bought 3 quarts and figured I would be fine. I put all 3 quarts in and it's still not up to the low mark when the fluid is hot. Should I keep adding fluid? Is their spec really 1 quart off? Any help would be apreciated.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    Auto or manual? I'm assuming manual?
     
  3. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    WTtoolman

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    Don't you check it while it running? Would that make a difference?
     
  4. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    mustangwilly

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    It is a AUTO.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    its probably off a little. add a lil more....drive it then check it.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Maybe 2.5 quarts in the pan put the converter is full of fluid too.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    I checked per the manual which says to turn off when checking.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    are you sticking the dipstick all the way in when checking it
     
  9. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    mustangwilly

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    Yes it's all the way in.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Correct. They should have 2 marks on the dip stick. One side is when running, one is when off. Check the manual.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    also what year is it
     
  12. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Here is what the manual says

    ATF Level Check
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]NOTE: Keep all foreign particles out of the transmission.
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][FONT=Times New Roman,Times]1. [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Park the vehicle on the level ground.
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][FONT=Times New Roman,Times]2. [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature (the radiator fan comes on), and turn the engine off. Do not allow the engine to warm up longer than the time it takes for the radiator fan to come on twice.
    NOTE: Check the fluid level within
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][FONT=Times New Roman,Times]60-90 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]seconds after turning the engine off. Higher fluid level may be indicated if the radiator fan comes on twice or more.
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][FONT=Times New Roman,Times]3. [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) (A) from the dipstick guide tube, and wipe it with a clean cloth.
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][FONT=Times New Roman,Times]4. [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Insert the dipstick into the guide tube aligning the notch [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica](8) [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]with the guide tab (C).
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][FONT=Times New Roman,Times]5. [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. It should be between the upper mark (A) and lower mark (8).
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][FONT=Times New Roman,Times]
    c ​
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]6. If the level is below the lower mark, check for fluid leaks at the transmission, and hose and line joints. If a problem is found, fix it before filling the transmission.
    NOTE: If the vehicle is driven when the ATF level is below the lower mark:
    • Transmission damage will result.
    • Vehicle does not move in any gear.
    • Vehicle accelerates poorly, and flares when starting off in the D and R positions.
    • The engine vibrates at idle.
    • [/FONT]
    • [/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]l'
    [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][FONT=Times New Roman,Times]7. [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]If the level is above the upper mark, drain the ATF to proper level (see step 3 on page 14-239).
    NOTE: If the vehicle is driven when the ATF level is
    above the upper mark, the vehicle may creep
    forward while in the N position, or have a shifting
    problem.
    1. If necessary, fill the transmission with ATF through the dipstick guide tube opening (A) to bring the fluid level midway between the upper mark and lower mark ofthe dipstick. Do not fill past the upper mark. Always use Honda ATF-Z1 Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality.
    2. Insert the dipstick into the guide tube aligning the notch with the guide tab.
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT]
     
  13. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    The only engines that I know of that had a counter clockwise rotation, were old Volvo's......fwiw.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    the motor should be off when checking the fluid,so if the motor is off how is direction rotation going to affect the fluid level?
     
  15. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    well first thing we need to know is what year it is,this will make a big difference on how to check it.
     
  17. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    did you do just a drain and fill or a flush? I just did my wife's 06 civic. If it was just a drain and fill, then the 2.5 or so "should" be correct. A drain and fill on the civic took in 3 qts.

    If you drained out all of it (flush), it should be way more than 3 qts..
     
  18. Jul 16, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    I've gotta 05 4wd crv and owners manual calls for 3.3 US qrts on change w/7.6 qrts total, converter/flush etc..
     
  19. Jul 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    It's a 2008 4wd. It calls for 2.6 quarts when doing a drain and fill which is what I did. I drained the fluid right after a 20 minute on a 90 degree say so it was HOT...would that let more fluid come out?
     
  20. Jul 16, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    it should have taken 3 quarts on a drain and fill,but it must have been a little low.make sure you don't have any leaks.then add fluid till its up to the upper mark,when the engine is hot,and not running.
     
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