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This is rather a dumb problem, but I can't find where to add the transmission fluid. I've got a '91 DX (DPFI, 1.5L). I can find the drain plug without any problem, but where do I put in the new fluid? I'm hoping to get to the dealer tomorrow to get the Honda MFT fluid, and then do the change with the oil on Friday night or Saturday.
 

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ZeniceguyCRX said:
17mm use 2 wrenches together to make it longer, if its been in a while it wil be a mother to get out.

get a long skinny flex funnel and fill it from above
Yeah, I don't think its ever been done. It just hit 60k.
 

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TheEmrys said:
Does the reverse light switch pop out, or is it threaded? I haven't used that method before, and I don't want to screw it up.
Threaded, under the wire boot, eaisest is a 19mm crows foot, but you can get a wrench in there if you try enough, or move stuff.(been a while since I used a wrench). Unplug the wires first and stand them up so they don't break off while your spinning the switch out.
 

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If you do want to use the fill plug hole, make sure you can remove the fill plug BEFORE you remove the drain plug and drain the tranny. Sometimes it is a bitch to get that fill plug out.
 

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last time i di mine i acutally just used a hand bump like i use for the diffs on the subie. made the job painless.

as stated, make sure you can get teh fill bolt out before you drain the fluid.

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If you have a hoist or a pit, use the fill plug. It's so much easier when the car is level in and you are underneath, trust me, I worked at a Mr. Lube for 2 years, I've done about 500 manual transmission fluid change personally. Being underneath it is key as that is how it's designed to be serviced.

The car must be level for it to fill to the proper level (beginning of the fill plug). Once you put in enough it should be trickling out of the drain plug. If you put in too much you will blow your axle seals so be smart, do the research. If you can't get underneath then ask honda when you are there how much it should take maximum, and pour that much in thru the top.
 

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I've got a metal funnel with a flexible section, to which I've added another foot of vinyl hose to get it to reach the fill plug. The clear hose in the fill hole will let you see when the level gets up to the fill hole if you have a light positioned somewhere underneath. I still always manage to spill about half a cup of the stuff though.
 
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