How to Check the Transmission Fluid On an Acura Integraby Christian Killian
If you have an automatic transmission in your Acura Integra, it is important to check the transmission fluid level once a month. The fluid is critical to the operation of the transmission, and if you keep it clean and full, the transmission will perform flawlessly for years.The transmission fluid is easy to check, and if you do it at the same time every month, it will become a routine that is not soon forgotten.
Start the engine and let the car run until the engine is up to normal operating temperature. When the fan kicks on, you have reached normal operating temperature.
Shut off the engine and locate the transmission fluid dipstick. It is marked with a yellow ring-style handle. Pull the dipstick and wipe it clean with a clean rag.
Slide the dipstick back into the tube, making sure it is inserted all the way into the tube. Pull the dipstick from the tube and check the fluid level on the dipstick. If it is below the full mark, add Honda ATF Z1 transmission fluid until it reads full.
Insert the dipstick back into the tube, making sure that it is all the way into the tube so that it does not leak oil past the seal.
Things You'll Need
- Clean, dry rag
Christian Killian has been a freelance journalist/photojournalist since 2006. After many years of working in auto parts and service positions, Killian decided to move into journalism full-time. He has been published in "1st Responder News" as well as in other trade magazines and newspapers in the last few years.