Automatic transaxle Fluid (ATF)

Inspecting Automatic transaxle Fluid Level

The automatic transaxle fluid level should be inspected regularly. Measure it as described below.

CAUTION.

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transaxle fluid level according to the following procedure. If the procedure is not done correctly, the automatic transaxle fluid level cannot be measured accurately which could lead to automatic transaxle damage.

transaxle slippage. Overfilling can A low fluid level can cause
transaxle slippage. Overfilling can cause foaming, loss of fluid, and transaxle malfunction.

fluid could result in Use only the specified fluid. A nonspecified
fluid could result in
transaxle malfunction and failure.

1. Park on a level surface and set the parking brake firmly.

2. Make sure there is no ATF leakage from the ATF hose or the housing.

3. Shift the shift lever to the park position (P), start the engine and warm it up.

CAUTION.

Do not shift the shift lever while the engine is warming up. If the ATF level is extremely low, the automatic transaxle could be damaged.

4. While the engine is still idling, pull out the dipstick and wipe it clean, and then put it back.

5. Check the ATF level. If there is no ATF adhering 5 mm from the end of the dipstick, add ATF.

CAUTION.

If there is no ATF adhering to the dipstick even after the engine has been warmed up, do not drive the vehicle. Otherwise, the automatic transaxle could be damaged.

6. Shift the shift lever to each range and position, and make sure there is no abnormality.

7. Drive the vehicle on city roads for 5 km (3.1 mile) or more.

8. Park on a level surface and set the parking brake firmly.

9. Shift the shift lever to the park position (P), check the ATF level while the engine is idling, and make sure that the ATF level is within the proper level. If the ATF level is not within the proper level, add ATF.

The proper fluid level is marked on the dipstick as follows.

Washer Fluid


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