Honda CR-V: ATF Replacement

NOTE: Keep all foreign particles out of the transmission.

1. Park the vehicle on the level ground.

2. Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature (the radiator fan comes on), and turn the engine off.

3. Remove the drain plug (A), and drain the automatic transmission fluid (ATF).

NOTE: If a cooler cleaning is done, refer to ATF Cooler Cleaning.

4. Reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer (B).

5. Refill the transmission through the dipstick guide tube opening (A) with the recommended fluid.

Always use Honda ATF-Z1 Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality.

Automatic Transmission Fluid Capacity:

2.5 L (2.6 US qt) at change
7.2 L (7.6 US qt) at overhaul
2.6 L (2.7 US qt) at change
7.0 L (7.4 US qt) at overhaul

6. Insert the dipstick (A) into the guide tube (B) aligning the notch (C) with the guide tab (D).

Honda CR-V. Automatic Transmission

7. Remove the dipstick (A).

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8. Check that the fluid level is between the upper mark (B) and lower mark (C) on the dipstick.

9. If the maintenance minder required replacement of the ATF, reset the maintenance minder (see page 3-6), and this procedure is complete. If the maintenance minder did not require replacement of the ATF, go to step 10 and reset the ATF life with the HDS.

10. Connect the HDS to the DLC (A), and go to the BODY ELECTRICAL. If the HDS does not communicate with the PCM, troubleshoot the DLC circuit.

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11. Select ADJUSTMENT in the GAUGES MENU with the HDS.

12. Select RESET in the MAINTENANCE MINDER with the HDS.

13. Select MAINTENANCE SUB ITEM 3 RESET to reset the ATF life with the HDS.


 Transfer Assembly Inspection/Removal/Installation

Transfer Assembly Inspection 1. Shift the transmission into the N position. 2. Raise the vehicle on a lift, and make sure it is supported securely. 3. Make a reference mark (A) across the propeller

 Transmission Removal/Installation

Transmission Removal Special Tools Required Engine hanger adapter VSB02C000015 CR-V engine hanger adapter VSB02C000032 Front subframe adapter VSB02C000016 Engine support hanger, A and Reds AAR-T-

 ATF Cooler

ATF Cooler Cleaning Special Tools Required ATF cooler cleaner GHTTTCF6H Magnetic nonbypass spin-on filter GTHGNBP2 These special tools are available through the Honda Tool and Equipment Program


 Operating the XM Radio

To listen to XM Radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system, and press the CD/XM button. Adjust the volume by turning the knob. The last channel you listened to will show in the display. You can a

 Symptom Troubleshooting

Hard Steering 1. Check the power assist. Is the initial turning load more than 34 N (3.5 kgf, 7.7 Ibf) ? YES-Go to step 2. NO-Power assist is OK. 2. Connect the P/S joint adapter (pump), P/S joint adapter (hose), and P/S pressure gauge T/N 07406- 0010001 (see page 17-9), T/N 07406-001000A or T/N

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