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Transmission My 1997 honda passport needs transmission fluid. how do i fill and/or change it?

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There are 2 plugs in the transmission oil pan. 1 drain and 1 fill one is higher than the other one the higher one is the fill. you have to have it running in park, take the upper plug out, fill the trans up with a small hand pump through that hole untill it the trans fluid out that hole. . if you drained the trans already you can top it off before starting. keep it in park with the parking brake on so you dont run your self over. it would be ok to run it through the gears once its full and see if you need to top it off again.
its a pain, and messy. have a drain pan there some rags. and gloves. if you want to change the filter you will have to drop the pan.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008


Where is the filler tube?

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To fill it there is a filler tube under the hood. To change it, you have to remove the filter pan on the bottom of the transmission.

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