Transmission Fluid

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Specified fluid: Acura ATF DW-1 (automatic transmission fluid)

Check the fluid level when the engine is at normal operating temperature.

1. Park on level ground, and start the engine.

1. Park on level ground, and start the engine.

2. Wait until the radiator fan starts and then turn off the engine.

 - Perform step 3 after waiting for about 60 seconds (less than 90 seconds).

3. Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) from the transmission and wipe it with a clean cloth.

4. Insert the dipstick all the way back into the transmission securely, as shown in the image.

5. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level.

 - It should be between the upper and lower marks in the HOT range.

6. If the level is below the lower mark, add fluid into the dipstick hole to bring it to the level between the upper and lower marks, and have your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.

Automatic Transmission Fluid

NOTICE

Do not mix Acura ATF DW-1 with other transmission fluids.

Using a transmission fluid other than Acura ATF DW-1 may adversely affect the operation and durability of your vehicle's transmission, and damage the transmission. Any damage caused by using a transmission fluid that is not equivalent to Acura ATF DW-1 is not covered by Acura's new vehicle warranty.

NOTICE

Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spills immediately; they can damage components in the engine compartment.

Manual Transmission Fluid

Specified fluid: Acura Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)

Check the fluid level when the engine is at normal operating temperature.

1. Park the vehicle on level ground.

1. Park the vehicle on level ground.

2. Remove the transmission filler bolt and washer. Carefully feel inside the bolt hole with your fingers.

 - Check if the fluid level is up to the edge of the bolt hole.

3. If the fluid level is not up to the edge of the bolt hole, add Acura Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) until it runs out of the hole.

4. Put a new washer on the filler bolt, then reinstall the filler bolt.

 - Tightening torque: 33 lbf∙ft (44 N∙m, 4.5 kgf∙m)

Manual Transmission Fluid

If Acura MTF is not available, you may use the API certificated SAE 0 W-20 or 5 W-20 viscosity motor oil as a temporary measure. Replace with MTF as soon as possible. Motor oil does not contain the proper additives for the transmission and continued use can cause decreased shifting performance and lead to transmission damage.

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