The best way is to look in your owners' manual. That specifies the type of fluid as well as the drain and fill capacity.It's a 2003 CRV 2wd LX trim automatic. But I'm not sure if it has a CVT or not. Do you know how I could verify what type of transmission it has?
Welcome to the CRVOC forum. Many fine folks here from around the globe. Click on your Avatar in the upper right hand corner, --> Account Settings. Complete information for your vehicle, then hit Save. In this manner, that vital piece of information automatically appears every time you post. There are 6 generations of the V on the road today. Knowing the year & trim level of the vehicle in question greatly aids you seeking information & aids those willing to offer.
Here in the States, the 2003 had a 5 speed automatic transmission. CVTs were not introduced until the Gen5 vehicles, around 2016. Are you having any problems with yours?
If you are not sure when the transmission fluid was last changed, do a 3x drain-and-fill. Drain out old fluid, refill with new, drive for several miles. Drain-fill-drive 2 more times. After the 3rd drain-and-fill, measure the amount of fluid & adjust accordingly. Your transmission should now have approx 90% new fluid, which is about all that you can hope for unless you do a complete tear-down and reassemble.
I agree with you! I have a question, my crv is high mileage with almost 240000 km, what do you think about transmission additives that claim to offer smoother shifting, better gas mileage, and extended life? I appreciate your thoughts!I don't care what anyone says, use Honda Trans fluid.
let other people be dumb