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:

4WDModel:
2.5 L (2.6 US qt) at change
7.2 L (7.6 US qt) at overhaul
2WDModel:
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).

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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.

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