What is the transmission fluid type I need to top up my Honda Civic 2005?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    For a 2005 Civic use only Honda ATF from the dealer or also available at Carquest Auto Parts stores for a bit less money. There are other fluids that claim they meet Honda specs. It is up to you whether you choose to use one of those or not.

    If your car is stick shift (I don't know why you don't tell us) then use only Honda MTF.

    Read what the owner's manual says here [and notice that Dexron III not Dexron II may be used as a temporary replacement]

    https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/CV0505...

    https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/CV0505...

    https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/CV0505...

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  • 4 years ago

    Just because it's a Honda doesn't mean proper maintenance shouldn't be done. Sure, transmission fluid can last up to 90,000 miles but that's under "normal" conditions. If you do a lot of city driving, short trips and such or live in more extreme warm or cold conditions it is recommended you change the fluid more often. If you never changed the fluid my suggestion is to do it now. It should cost between $100 and $150 for a good flush of the system. Same goes for the radiator fluid but should be changed even more so. If it's the regular green fluid (in which I think Civics use) the most I would go would be 2 years or 30,000 miles. A flush should cost around $80 to $100. Honda's are good cars, but not that good to skip maintenance. If I were you I would try to get both done more sooner then later.

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  • Eric F
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    1 decade ago

    you must goto honda to get the tranny fluid. Nobody makes anything that's "compatible" with it.

    Honda's ATF is actually Dexron II, Dexron 3 provides to much slip and the tranny's don't cooperate well with it.

    Running synthetic oil can make things worse off.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the type that is made just for honda's it can be any brand but it has to be specifically just for honda's

    Source(s): experience
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