How to drain and refill transmission fluid on a 5 speed manual transmission on my 2000 Honda Civic LX?
Manual Transmission Oil
NOTE Check the transmission oil with the engine OFF and the vehicle on level ground.
1.Remove the oil filler plug, then check the level and condition of the oil.
2. The oil level must be up to the filler hole. If it is below the hole, add oil until it runs out, then reinstall the oil filler plug with a new washer.
3.If the transmission oil is dirty, remove the drain plug and drain the oil.
4.Reinstall the drain plug with a new washer, and refill the transmission with the recommended oil t o the proper level.
NOTE The drain plug washer should be replaced at every oil change.
5.Reinstall the oil filler plug with a new washer.
Always use Genuine Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF). Using motor oil can cause stiffer shifting because it does not contain the proper additives.