Reinstall the drain bolt and tighten it to 35 ft lb. Doing this will give you an incorrect reading.
If the transmission fluid level in your civic is low you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube.
Honda cvt transmission fluid check. This is where you will check the transmission fluid level if your honda does not have a dipstick. If it s less than halfway between the top of the crosshatch and the dipstick s depression add half a quart of fluid. When transmission fluid starts to drip out of this hole the level is full.
One of the most common honda cvt transmission problems is the worsening of the torque converter due to leaking and burning transmission fluid. Honda cars released during 1999 2004 usually face transmission issues. Most vehicles require the transmission to be cold when the fluid is checked but not honda vehicles.
If necessary add fluid and recheck. If the color is more reddish the fluid is fine. And what makes it more problematic is the fact that these problems are quite difficult and expensive to repair.
Check the automatic transmission fluid level with the engine off and the car on level ground with the dipstick in the right end of the transmission housing. Because of cvt continuously variable transmission a car may stop working properly. Remove the 17mm bolt on the side of the transmission housing.
Check the crosshatch which indicates the transmission fluid levels. Car models such as accord civic and odyssey are the worst example of honda cvt transmission problems. Do not check the transmission fluid while the transmission is cold.
This opens in a new window. Do not think that the transmission fluid is okay just because it isn t dark colored. When adding transmission fluid to your civic be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
Insert the dipstick remove it again and read the fluid level. The fluid level should be between the upper and lower marks. This video shows how to change by drain refill the transmission fluid of 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 honda accord 4 cylinder with cvt transmission.
If the fluid levels are below the crosshatch add a full quart of fluid. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your civic and how to check the transmission fluid level. Remove the dipstick and wipe it off.