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Honda Civic Service Manual: Automatic Transmission Removal and Installation (A/T)

Honda Civic Service Manual / Powertrain / Transmission/Transaxle / Automatic / Automatic Transmission Removal and Installation (A/T)

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NOTE:

Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces.

Special tool Reds engine support hanger AAR-T1256 must be used with the side engine mount installed.


1. Vehicle Lift

1.

Raise the vehicle on a lift, and make sure it is securely supported.


2. Wide - Hood Open Position

1.

Open the hood, and secure it with hood support rod (A) in the wide-open position (B).


3. Wiper Arm Assembly


NOTE: Set the wiper arms to the auto-stop position before removal.


1.

Remove the cowl top wiper covers (A).


2.

Remove the wiper arms (B).


4. Both Side Cowl Covers


1.

Remove the side cowl cover (A).


2.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.


5. Center Cowl Cover


1.

Remove the center cowl cover (A).


2.

Disconnect the windshield washer tube (B).


3.

If necessary, remove the hood rear seal (C).


6. Under Cowl Panel

1.

Remove the under cowl panel (A).


7. Front Grille Cover

1.

Remove the front grille cover (A).


2.

If necessary, remove the front bumper upper duct (A).


8. Battery Terminal - Disconnection


1.

Make sure the ignition switch is in LOCK (0), or the vehicle ignition in the OFF mode.


2.

Disconnect and isolate the negative cable with the battery sensor (A) from the battery.


NOTE:

Always disconnect the negative side first.

To protect the battery sensor connector (B) from damage, do not hold it when removing the negative terminal.

Do not disconnect the battery sensor from the negative terminal (C).


3.

Disconnect the positive cable (D) from the battery.


9. Intake Air Pipe

1.

Remove the intake air pipe.


10. Air Cleaner


1.

Disconnect the intake air duct (A).


2.

Remove the air cleaner (B).


3.

Remove the harness clamp (C).


11. ECM/PCM

1.

Remove the cover (A).



2.

Disconnect ECM/PCM connectors A, B, and C.


NOTE: ECM/PCM connectors A, B, and C have symbols (A=□, B=△, C=○) embossed on them for identification.


3.

Remove the ECM/PCM (D).


12. Air Cleaner Bracket

1.

Remove the air cleaner bracket.


13. Steering Joint Cover

1.

Remove the steering joint cover (A).


14. Steering Column Lower Slide Shaft - Hold


1.

Set the steering column to the center tilt position, and to the center telescopic position.


2.

Hold the lower slide shaft (A) on the column with a piece of wire (B) between the joint yoke (C) of the lower slide shaft and the joint yoke (D) of the upper shaft to prevent the lower slider shaft from pulling out.


15. Steering Joint Bolt - Loosen

1.

Loosen the steering joint bolt (A).


16. Steering Wheel Hold


1.

Center the steering wheel spoke angle.


2.

Install a commercially available steering wheel holder tool (A).


17. Steering Joint - Disconnection


1.

Remove the steering joint bolt (A).


2.

Disconnect the steering joint (B) from the pinion shaft.


NOTE:

If the center guide (C) is in place and has not moved, leave it in place.

If the center guide has come off, discard it.


18. A/T Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Valve Harness - Disconnection


1.

Remove the harness cover (A).


2.

Remove the harness clamps (B).


3.

Disconnect these connectors:


A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve A connector (C)

A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve B connector (D)

A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve C connector (E)


19. Automatic Transmission Peripheral Assembly, Upper Side


1.

Remove the harness clamps (A).


2.

Disconnect these connectors:


Transmission range switch subharness connector (B)

Transmission fluid pressure switch A (2nd clutch) connector (C)

Input shaft (mainshaft) speed sensor connector (D)

Output shaft (countershaft) speed sensor connector (E)



3.

Remove the harness clamps (A).


4.

Disconnect the line pressure solenoid valve A connector (B).



5.

Remove the water bypass hose clamp (A).


6.

Disconnect the ATF hoses (B).


7.

Turn the end of the ATF hoses up to prevent ATF from flowing out, then plug the hoses and lines.


20. Engine Cover

1.

Remove the engine cover.


21. Engine Support Hanger Peripheral Assembly



1.

Remove the harness holders (A).


2.

Disconnect the connectors (B).


3.

Move the harness holder (C).


4.

Remove the bracket (D).


22. Engine Support Hanger

1.

Attach the universal lifting eyelet to the cylinder head.



2.

Install the engine support hanger as shown.


3.

Attach the hook to the slotted hole in the universal lifting eyelet.


4.

Tighten the wing nut (A) by hand, and lift and support the engine/transmission.


NOTE: Be careful when working around the windshield.


23. Upper Transmission Assembly Mounting Bolt

1.

Remove the upper transmission assembly mounting bolts (A).


24. Transmission Mount


1.

Remove the ground cable terminal (A).


2.

Remove the transmission mount assembly (B).


NOTE: Do not remove the TORX bolt (C) from the transmission mount. If the TORX bolt is removed, the transmission mount must be replaced as an assembly.


25. Raise The Vehicle On The Lift

1.

Raise the vehicle on the lift.


26. Front Wheel

1.

Remove both front wheels.


27. Splash Shield

1.

Remove the splash shield (A).


28. Engine Undercover

1.

Remove the engine undercover (A).


29. ATF - Replacement

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1.

Remove the drain plug (A), and drain the ATF.


2.

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


30. Lower Arm Joint - Disconnection, Both Knuckle Side


1.

Remove the flange bolt and the self-locking nuts on both sides.


2.

Separate the lower arm using a pry bar on both sides.


31. Ball Joint - Removal

Always use a ball joint remover to disconnect a ball joint. Do not strike the housing or any other part of the ball joint connection to disconnect it.


1.

Install a hex nut (A) or the ball joint thread protector.


NOTE: When using a hex nut, make sure the nut is flush with the ball joint pin end to prevent damage to the threaded end of the ball joint pin.


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2.

Apply grease to the ball joint remover on the areas shown (A).


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3.

Install the ball joint remover as shown.


NOTE:

Fasten the safety chain (A) securely to a suspension arm or the subframe (B).

Making sure not to damage the ball joint boot.


4.

Tighten the pressure bolt until the ball joint pin pops loose from the ball joint connecting hole.


NOTE: Do not use pneumatic or electric tools on the pressure bolt.


5.

Remove the ball joint remover.


6.

Remove the hex nut or the ball joint thread protector.


7.

Pull the ball joint out of the ball joint connecting hole.


32. Tie-Rod End Ball Joint - Disconnection, Both Side

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1.

Remove the cotter pin (A) from the tie-rod end ball joint.


2.

Remove the nut (B).


3.

Disconnect the tie-rod end ball joint.


NOTE: Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot when installing the remover.


33. Front Stabilizer Ball Joint, Both Damper Side - Disconnection


1.

Remove the flange nut (A) on both sides while holding the joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C).


2.

Disconnect the stabilizer link (D) on both sides.


34. Lower Torque Rod - Disconnection

1.

Remove the lower torque rod mounting bolts (A).


35. Subframe Support


1.

Attach the subframe adapter to the front subframe by looping the belt (A) over the front of the front subframe (B), then secure the belt with its stop (C).


2.

Raise the jack and line up the slots in the subframe adapter arms with the bolt holes on the jack base, then securely attach them with four bolts.


36. Front Subframe Assembly

1.

Loosen the mid-stiffener mounting bolt (A) on both sides.


2.

Disconnect the EPS connectors.


3.

Lower the front subframe.


37. Transmission Jack Support

1.

Support the transmission with a transmission jack.


38. A/T Peripheral Assembly, Lower Side


1.

Disconnect these connectors:


Shift solenoid wire harness connector (A)

Transmission fluid pressure switch B (3rd clutch) connector (B)


2.

Remove the harness clamp (C).


3.

Remove the ATF warmer (A).


39. Torque Converter - Disconnection


1.

Remove the torque converter cover (A).


2.

Remove eight torque converter bolts (B) while rotating the crankshaft pulley.


40. Driveshaft Front Both, Inboard Side - Disconnection

Left side


Right side

1.

Pry the inboard joint (A) from the differential using a pry bar (B).


NOTE:

Do not pull on the driveshaft (C), or the inboard joint may come apart. Pull the inboard joint straight out to avoid damaging the oil seal.

Be careful not to damage the oil seal or the end of the inboard joint using the pry bar.


2.

Remove the set ring (A) from the inboard joint on both sides.


41. Shift Cable Cover

1.

Remove the shift cable cover (A).


42. Shift Cable - Disconnection A/T Side


1.

Pry down the lock tab of the lock washer (A).


2.

Remove the lock bolt (B) and the lock washer.


3.

Separate the shift cable (C) from the selector control shaft (D).


NOTE: Do not bend the shift cable excessively.


4.

Remove the shift cable holder (E).


43. A/T Assembly

Front side


Rear side


1.

Lower the transmission by loosening the wing nut of the engine support hanger, and tilt the engine just enough for the transmission to clear its end from the side frame.


2.

Remove the lower transmission assembly mounting bolts (A).


3.

Check once again that the transmission is free of hoses and electrical wiring.


4.

Slide the transmission away from the engine by holding the torque converter in the transmission, then remove it from the vehicle.


NOTE: Be careful not to drop the torque converter.


44. Torque Converter


1.

Remove the torque converter (A), the O-ring (B), and the dowel pins (C).


2.

Inspect the drive plate, and replace it if it is damaged.


1. Torque Converter


1.

Install the torque converter (A) using a new O-ring (B).


NOTE: Make sure the torque converter is fully engaged on the mainshaft, the stator shaft, and the ATF pump drive gear. Failure to do so will result in severe transmission or engine damage.


2.

Install the dowel pins (C).


2. A/T Assembly

Front side


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1.

Place the transmission on a transmission jack, and raise the transmission to the engine level.


2.

Attach the transmission to the engine.


3.

Install the lower transmission assembly mounting bolts (A).


3. Shift Cable, A/T Side - Reconnection

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1.

Install the shift cable holder (A).


2.

Install the control lever (B) over the selector control shaft (C).


NOTE: Do not bend the shift cable excessively.


3.

Install the lock bolt (D) using a new lock washer (E).


4.

Pry up the lock tab (F) of the lock washer against the bolt head.


4. Shift Cable Cover

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1.

Install the shift cable cover (A).


5. Driveshaft Front Both, Inboard Side - Reconnection

1.

Install a new set ring (A) into the set ring groove (B) of the driveshaft, on both sides.



2.

Clean the areas where the driveshaft contacts the differential thoroughly with solvent, then dry them with compressed air, on both sides.


NOTE: Do not wash the rubber parts with solvent.


3.

Insert the inboard end (A) of the driveshaft into the differential (B) until the set ring (C) locks in the groove (D), on both sides.


NOTE: Insert the driveshaft horizontally to prevent damaging the oil seal.


6. Torque Converter - Reconnection


1.

Attach the torque converter to the drive plate (A) with eight torque converter bolts (B). Rotate the crankshaft pulley as necessary to tighten the bolt to half of the specified torque, then to the final torque, in a crisscross pattern. After tightening the last bolt, check that the crankshaft rotates freely.


2.

Install the torque converter cover (C).


7. A/T Peripheral Assembly, Lower Side

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1.

Install the ATF warmer (A).



2.

Connect these connectors:


Shift solenoid wire harness connector (A)

Transmission fluid pressure switch B (3rd clutch) connector (B)


3.

Install the harness clamp (C).


8. Subframe Support

1.

Using the subframe adapter, raise the front subframe up to the body.


9. Front Subframe Assembly

1.

Loosely install the new front subframe mounting bolts (A).


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2.

Insert the subframe alignment pin (B) through the positioning hole (C) on the right front subframe, and into the positioning hole (D) on the body, then loosely tighten the subframe right front mounting bolt.


3.

Insert the subframe alignment pin through the positioning slot on the left front subframe, and into the positioning hole on the body, then loosely tighten the subframe left front mounting bolt.


4.

Tighten the subframe mounting bolts to the specified torque values starting with the right front subframe mounting bolt. Use the subframe alignment pin when tightening the front side subframe mounting bolts.


5.

Check all of the subframe mounting bolts, and retighten if necessary.


NOTE: Tighten the bolts in the sequence shown.


6.

Remove the transmission jack and the subframe adapter.


7.

Connect the EPS connectors.


8.

Tighten the new mid-stiffener mounting bolt on both sides.


10. Lower Torque Rod - Reconnection

1.

Connect the lower torque rod (A) and the lower torque rod bracket (B) using new bolts.


11. Front Stabilizer Ball Joint, Both Damper Side - Reconnection

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1.

Connect the stabilizer link (A) on both sides.


2.

Install a new flange nut (B) on both sides while holding the joint pin (C) with a hex wrench (D).


12. Tie-Rod End Ball Joint - Connection, Both Side


1.

Wipe off any grease contamination from the ball joint tapered section and threads.


2.

Connect the tie-rod ball joint (A) to the knuckle.


3.

Install the nut (B).


4.

Install a new cotter pin (C).


NOTE: Bend the cotter pin as shown.


13. Lower Arm Joint - Reconnection, Both Knuckle Side

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1.

Connect the lower arm (A) to the knuckle on both sides using new flange bolt and new self-locking nuts.


2.

After lightly tightening all three fasteners, tighten them to the specified torque in the following order; the nut on the front (B), the nut on the rear (C), then the bolt (D).


14. Lower The Vehicle On The Lift

1.

Lower the vehicle on the lift.


15. Upper Transmission Assembly Mounting Bolt

1.

Install the upper transmission assembly mounting bolts (A).


16. Transmission Mount

1.

Install the transmission mount assembly (A) using new bolts and new nuts.


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2.

Install the ground cable terminal (B).


17. Engine Support Hanger


1.

Remove the engine support hanger.


2.

Remove the universal lifting eyelet from the cylinder head.


18. Engine Support Hanger Peripheral Assembly



1.

Install the bracket (A).


2.

Install the harness holder (B).


3.

Connect the connectors (C).


4.

Install the harness holders (D).


19. Engine Cover

1.

Install the engine cover.


20. Automatic Transmission Peripheral Assembly, Upper Side



1.

Connect the ATF hoses (A) until the hose end contacts the bulge.


2.

Secure the hoses with the clips (B) at 6-8 mm (0.24-0.31 in) (C) from the hose end.


3.

Install the water bypass hose clamp (D).



4.

Connect the line pressure solenoid valve A connector (A).


5.

Install the harness clamps (B).



6.

Connect these connectors:


Transmission range switch subharness connector (A)

Transmission fluid pressure switch A (2nd clutch) connector (B)

Input shaft (mainshaft) speed sensor connector (C)

Output shaft (countershaft) speed sensor connector (D)


7.

Install the harness clamps (E).


21. A/T Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Valve Harness - Reconnection


1.

Connect these connectors:


A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve A connector (A)

A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve B connector (B)

A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve C connector (C)


2.

Install the harness clamps (D).


3.

Install the harness cover (E).


22. ATF - Replacement

1.

Remove the ATF dipstick (yellow loop) (A), and wipe it with a clean cloth.


2.

Refill the transmission with the recommended fluid into the dipstick hole (A) to bring the fluid level between the upper mark and the lower mark of the dipstick. Always use Honda automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ATF DW-1. Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality.


Automatic Transmission Fluid Capacity:

2.4 L (2.5 US qt) at change

5.75 L (6.08 US qt) at overhaul



3.

Insert the ATF dipstick (A) back into the dipstick hole.


4.

Remove the dipstick.


5.

Make sure the fluid level is between the upper mark (B) and the lower mark (C) on the dipstick.


6.

Insert the dipstick back into the dipstick hole.


23. Steering Column Lower Slide Shaft - Release

1.

Cut the wire (A).


24. Steering Wheel Release

1.

Remove the steering wheel holder tool (A).


25. Steering Joint - Reconnection


1.

Set the rack in the straight ahead driving position.


2.

Slip the lower end of the steering joint (A) onto the pinion shaft (B).


NOTE:

Pinion shaft with center guide: Install the steering joint by aligning the center guide (C).

Pinion shaft without center guide: Position the steering column by aligning the gap (D) within the angle.



3.

Align the bolt hole (A) on the steering joint with the groove (B) around the pinion shaft.


4.

Loosely install the steering joint bolt (C).


5.

Be sure that the joint bolt is securely in the groove in the pinion shaft.


6.

Pull on the steering joint to make sure that the steering joint is fully seated.


26. Steering Joint Bolt - Tighten

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1.

Tighten the steering joint bolt (A) to the specified torque.


27. Steering Joint Cover

1.

Install the steering joint cover (A) in the sequence shown.


28. Air Cleaner Bracket

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1.

Install the air cleaner bracket.


29. ECM/PCM


1.

Install the ECM/PCM (D).


2.

Connect ECM/PCM connectors A, B, and C.


NOTE: ECM/PCM connectors A, B, and C have symbols (A=□, B=△, C=○) embossed on them for identification.


3.

Install the cover (A).


30. Air Cleaner


1.

Install the harness clamp (A).


2.

Install the air cleaner (B).


3.

Connect the intake air duct (C).


31. Intake Air Pipe

1.

Install the intake air pipe.


32. Battery Terminal - Reconnection


NOTE: If the battery performs abnormally, test the battery.


1.

Clean the battery terminals.


2.

Connect the positive cable (A) to the battery.


NOTE: Always connect the positive side first.


3.

Connect the negative cable and the battery sensor (B) to the battery.


NOTE: To protect the battery sensor connector (C) from damage, do not hold it when installing the negative terminal.


4.

Apply multipurpose grease to the terminals to prevent corrosion.


33. Front Grille Cover

1.

Install the front bumper upper duct (A).


2.

Install the front grille cover (A).


34. Under Cowl Panel

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1.

Install the under cowl panel (A).


35. Center Cowl Cover


1.

If necessary, install the hood rear seal (A).


2.

Connect the windshield washer tube (B).


3.

Install the center cowl cover (C).


36. Both Side Cowl Covers


1.

Install the side cowl cover (A).


2.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.


37. Wiper Arm Assembly

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NOTE: Set the wiper arms to the auto-stop position before installation.


1.

Install the wiper arms (A).


2.

Install the cowl top wiper covers (B).


38. Raise The Vehicle On The Lift

1.

Raise the vehicle on the lift.


39. Engine Undercover

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1.

Install the engine undercover (A).


40. Splash Shield

1.

Install the splash shield (A).


41. Front Wheel

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1.

Install both front wheels.


NOTE: Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surfaces between the brake disc and the inside of the wheel.


42. A/T After Install Check

1.

Set the parking brake. Start the engine, and shift the transmission through all positions three times.


2.

Check the shift lever operation, the A/T gear position indicator operation, and the shift cable adjustment.


43. Pre-Alignment Checks

For proper inspection and adjustment of the wheel alignment, do these checks:


1.

Release the parking brake to avoid an incorrect measurement.


2.

Make sure the suspension is not modified.


3.

Make sure the fuel tank is full, and that the tire repair kit, the spare tire, the jack, and the tools are in place on the vehicle.


4.

Check the tire size and tire pressure according to tire information.


44. Caster - Inspection

Use commercially available computerized four wheel alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment (caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the equipment manufacturer's instructions.


1.

Check the caster angle.


USA and Canada models

Caster angle:

 

Except Si:

5 ° 19 ’±30 ’

 

Si (Without 18 inch wheel):

5 ° 22 ’±30 ’

 

Si (With 18 inch wheel):

5 ° 15 ’±30 ’


Mexico models

Caster angle:

 

Without 18 inch wheel:

5 ° 10 ’±30 ’

 

With 18 inch wheel:

5 ° 6 ’±30 ’


If the measurement is within specifications, measure the front camber angle.

If the measurement is not within specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.


45. Camber - Inspection

Use commercially available computerized four wheel alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment (caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the equipment manufacturer's instructions.


1.

Check the camber angle.


USA and Canada models

Camber angle:

 

Except Si:

   

Front:

0 ° 00 ’±30 ’

   

Rear:

-0 ° 45 ’±45 ’

 

Si (Without 18 inch wheel):

   

Front:

-0 ° 04 ’±30 ’

   

Rear:

-0 ° 52 ’±45 ’

 

Si (With 18 inch wheel):

   

Front:

-0 ° 18 ’±30 ’

   

Rear:

-0 ° 45 ’±45 ’

(Maximum difference between the front right and left side: 0 ° 45 ’)


Mexico models

Camber angle:

 

Front:

0 ° 20 ’±30 ’

 

Rear:

-0 ° 22 ’±45 ’

(Maximum difference between the front right and left side: 0 ° 45 ’)


If the measurement is within specification, measure the toe-in.

If the measurement for the front camber is not within the specification, go to front camber adjustment.

If the measurement for the rear camber is not within the specification, check for bent or damaged suspension components.


46. Front Toe - Inspection

Use commercially available computerized four wheel alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment (caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the equipment manufacturer's instructions.


1.

Set the steering column to the middle tilt position and telescopic positions.


2.

Center the steering wheel spokes, and install a steering wheel holder tool.


3.

Check the toe with the wheels pointed straight ahead.


Front toe-in: 0±2 mm (0±0.08 in)

If adjustment is required, go to the front toe adjustment.

If no adjustment is required, remove the alignment equipment.


47. Turning Angle - Inspection


Use commercially available computerized four wheel alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment (caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the equipment manufacturer's instructions.


Except '12 models


1.

Turn the wheel right and left while applying the brake, and measure the turning angle of both wheels.


USA and Canada models

Turning angle:

 

Except Si:

   

Inward:

38 ° 30 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 47 ’±1 °

 

Si (Without 18 inch wheel):

   

Inward:

38 ° 22 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 41 ’±1 °

 

Si (With 18 inch wheel):

   

Inward:

36 ° 33 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

29 ° 53 ’±1 °


Mexico models

Turning angle:

 

Without 18 inch wheel:

   

Inward:

39 ° 12 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

31 ° 14 ’±1 °

 

With 18 inch wheel:

   

Inward:

36 ° 58 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 16 ’±1 °


2.

If the measurement is not within the specifications, even up both sides of the tie-rod threaded section length while adjusting the front toe.


3.

If it is correct, but the turning angle is not within the specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.



'12 models


1.

Turn the wheel right and left while applying the brake, and measure the turning angle of both wheels.


USA and Canada models

Turning angle:

 

Except Si:

   

Inward:

38 ° 43 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 55 ’±1 °

 

Si:

   

Inward:

38 ° 36 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 49 ’±1 °


Mexico models

Turning angle:

 

Inward:

39 ° 15 ’±2 °

 

Outward (reference):

31 ° 21 ’±1 °


2.

If the measurement is not within the specifications, even up both sides of the tie-rod threaded section length while adjusting the front toe.


3.

If it is correct, but the turning angle is not within the specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.


48. Warm Up The Engine

Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm without load (A/T in P or N, M/T in neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.


49. ATF Level Check


1.

Park the vehicle on the level ground.


2.

Remove the ATF dipstick (yellow loop) (A), and wipe it with a clean cloth.


3.

Insert the dipstick into the dipstick hole.



4.

Remove the dipstick, and check the ATF level. It should be between the upper mark (A) and the lower mark (B).


5.

If the ATF level is below the lower mark, check for fluid leaks at the transmission, the hoses, and the line joints. If a problem is found, fix it before filling the transmission with ATF.


NOTE: If the vehicle is driven when the ATF level is below the lower mark, one or more of these symptoms may occur:

Transmission damage.

Vehicle does not move in any gear.

Vehicle accelerates poorly, and flares when starting off in forward and reverse positions.

Engine vibrates at idle.


6.

If the ATF level is above the upper mark, drain the ATF to proper level.


NOTE: If the vehicle is driven when the ATF level is above the upper mark, the vehicle may creep forward while in N, or have shifting problems.



7.

If necessary, fill the transmission with ATF through the dipstick hole (A) to bring the fluid level between the upper mark and the lower mark of the dipstick. Do not fill the fluid above the upper mark. Always use Honda automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ATF DW-1. Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality.


8.

Insert the dipstick back into the dipstick hole.


50. HDS DLC - Connection


1.

Connect the HDS to the data link connector (DLC) (A) located under the driver's side of the dashboard.


2.

Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).


3.

Make sure the HDS communicates with the vehicle. If it does not communicate, go to the DLC circuit troubleshooting.


51. Automatic Transmission Road - Test

1.

Park the vehicle on the level ground.


2.

Apply the parking brake, and block all four wheels.


3.

Start the engine.


4.

Shift to D while pressing the brake pedal. Press the accelerator pedal, and release it suddenly. The engine should not stall.


5.

Repeat step 4 in all shift lever positions.


6.

Prepare the HDS and the MVCI to take a SNAPSHOT (refer to the HDS user's guide for more details if needed):


7.

Find a suitable level road.


8.

When you are ready to do the test, press OK on the HDS.


9.

Accelerate quickly until APP Sensor A reads 1.3 V. Maintain a steady throttle until the transmission shifts to 5th gear, then slow the vehicle and come to a stop.


10.

Save the snapshot if the entire event was recorded or increase the recording time setting as necessary, and repeat step 9.


11.

Adjust the parameter setting to 2.4 V.


12.

Test-drive the vehicle again. Accelerate quickly until APP Sensor A reads 2.5 V. Maintain a steady throttle until the transmission shifts to 5th gear (or a reasonable speed), then slow the vehicle and come to a stop.


13.

Save the snapshot if the entire event was recorded or increase the recording time setting as necessary, and repeat step 12.


14.

Accelerate quickly until the accelerator pedal is to the floor. Maintain a steady pedal until the transmission shifts to 3rd gear, then slow to a stop, and save the snapshot.


15.

Review each snapshot individually, and compare the Shift Control, APP Sensor A (V), and the Vehicle Speed to the following table.


Upshift: D Position

APP Sensor A voltage: 1.3 V

1st→2nd

9-11 mph (15-17 km/h)

2nd→3rd

15.8-17.7 mph (25.5-28.5 km/h)

3rd→4th

22.1-25.2 mph (35.5-40.5 km/h)

4th→5th

34-38 mph (55-61 km/h)

Lock-up ON

31-34 mph (50-54 km/h)

APP Sensor A voltage: 2.5 V

1st→2nd

22.1-23.9 mph (35.5-38.5 km/h)

2nd→3rd

42-46 mph (68-74 km/h)

3rd→4th

60-63 mph (96-102 km/h)

4th→5th

91-94 mph (146-152 km/h)

Lock-up ON

96-99 mph (154-160 km/h)

Fully-opened throttle
APP Sensor A voltage: 4.4 V

1st→2nd

35-39 mph (57-63 km/h)

2nd→3rd

64-68 mph (103-109 km/h)

3rd→4th

102-106 mph (164-170 km/h)


Downshift: D Position

APP Sensor A voltage: 1.3 V

Lock-up OFF

30-33 mph (49-53 km/h)

5th→4th

30-34 mph (49-55 km/h)

4th→3rd

19-22 mph (31-36 km/h)

3rd→1st

5-7 mph (8-12 km/h)

APP Sensor A voltage: 2.5 V

Lock-up OFF

68-72 mph (110-116 km/h)

Fully-opened throttle
APP Sensor A voltage: 4.4 V

Lock-up OFF

119-122 mph (191-197 km/h)

4th→3rd

82-86 mph (132-138 km/h)

3rd→2nd

54-58 mph (87-93 km/h)

2nd→1st

26-30 mph (42-48 km/h)


16.

Drive the vehicle in 4th or 5th gear, then shift to 2nd gear. The vehicle should immediately begin to slow down from engine braking.


17.

Shift to 1, accelerate from a stop at full throttle, and check for abnormal noise and clutch slippage. Upshifts should not occur in this position.


18.

Shift to 2, accelerate from a stop at full throttle, and check for abnormal noise and clutch slippage. Upshifts and downshifts should not occur in this position.


19.

Shift to R, accelerate from a stop at to full throttle momentarily, and check for abnormal noise and clutch slippage.


20.

Park the vehicle on an upward slope (about 16 degrees), apply the parking brake, and shift into P. Release the brake; the vehicle should not move.


NOTE: Always use the parking brake to hold the vehicle when stopped on an incline in gear. Depending on the grade of the incline, the vehicle could roll if the brake is released.


52. VSA Sensor Neutral Position - Memorization

1.

Park the vehicle on a flat and level surface, with the steering wheel in the straight ahead position.


2.

Select VSA ADJUSTMENT, then select ALL SENSORS with the HDS, and follow the screen prompts.


NOTE: See the HDS Help menu for specific instructions.


53. Steering Angle Sensor Neutral Position - Clear

1.

Select EPS ADJUSTMENT, then select EPS STEERING ANGLE SENSOR VALUE CLEAR and follow the screen prompts on the HDS.


NOTE: See the HDS Help menu for specific instructions.


54. Maintenance Minder Reset

1.

After doing all procedures, select the individual maintenance item you wish to reset with the HDS..


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