Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Look on the driver's side of the engine. To the right of the engine, toward the rear, you will see a plug labeled "ATF". This is the filler plug. It is NOT on the engine but on a "shelf" to the right of the engine and toward the rear of the engine compartment. You might hahave to lean in a little to see it but once you do you can't miss it. It might also be marked by a white painted line on it from the factory. Under the car you will find another plug with a hole in it that will accommodate a 3/8" socket. It faces the left front wheel. Take the fill plug out FIRST. It may be a beach because they can be really tight if never removed before. The remove the drain plug. I usually replace the crush washers with new ones which you can get from a Honda dealer. Once you drain out the 3 quarts (that's all that will come out) you can put three new quarts in, which you can also get from the Honda dealer. Actually it's 2.9 but who's counting. Torque on the bottom drain plug is 36 ft lbs. Torque on the filler plug (top plug) is 33 ft lbs. Just take your time. It's a piece of cake. I usually do the 3 quart change at every-other oil change instead of doing the drain-fill-drain-fill-drain-fill routine. Always use the Honda ATF-Z1 fluid. It's what they designed it for and they know best. That should do it. The first time you do it with the money you save you can purchase the shop manual for all the other fuild changes and inspections, and you will become "one" with your car. Let us know how you do.