Honda HR-V Owners & Service Manuals

Honda HR-V: Rear Differential Fluid Inspection And Replacement (AWD)

Inspection

1. Vehicle - Lift

2. Rear Differential Fluid - Check

Differential - Testing & Troubleshooting
Fig. 4: Differential Fluid Check With Filler Plug Torque Specifications

  1. Use solvent and a brush to wash any oil and dirt off the oil filler plug, and dry them with compressed air
  2. Remove the oil filler plug (A) and the sealing washer (B)
  3. Check the condition of the rear differential fluid, if the fluid is dirty or burnt, replace it
  4. Make sure the rear differential fluid is at the proper level (C).
    • If the level is below the proper level, check for rear differential fluid leaks at the differential.
    • If a problem is found, fix it before filling the differential with fluid.
  5. The fluid level must reach up to the bottom of the oil filler plug hole
  6. If necessary, add rear differential fluid until it runs out, then reinstall the oil filler plug with a new sealing washer.

Replacement

NOTE: Check that the AWD system indicator does not come on. If it does, check for AWD with intelligent control system DTCs.

1. Vehicle - Lift

2. Rear Differential Fluid - Replace

Differential - Testing & Troubleshooting

  1. Remove the oil filler plug (A) and the sealing washer (B).

Differential - Testing & Troubleshooting

  1. Remove the drain plug (A) and the sealing washer (B), then drain the rear differential fluid.

Differential - Testing & Troubleshooting
Fig. 5: Differential Drain Plug WIth Torque Specifications

  1. Remove the metal particles from the magnetic surface of the drain plug (A)
  2. Install the drain plug with a new sealing washer (B)
  3. Refill the rear differential with rear differential fluid to the proper level.NOTE : If you disassemble the differential, check the rear differential fluid level again after the AWD with intelligent control system check is finished. Add fluid if necessary.

Fluid Capacity:

1.2 L (1.3 US qt, 1.1 lmp qt) at fluid change
1.5 L (1.6 US qt, 1.3 lmp qt) at overhaul

Recommended fluid: Use genuine Honda DPSF-II

Differential - Testing & Troubleshooting
Fig. 6: Differential Filler Plug WIth Torque Specifications

  1. Install the oil filler plug (A) with a new sealing washer (B).

3. Rear Differential Fluid After Replacement - Check

  1. Apply the parking brake, and block all four wheels.
  2. Start the engine, and let it idle more than 6 seconds, then turn the engine off. Repeat this step three more times.
  3. Shift to D while pressing the brake pedal firmly. Press the accelerator pedal for 2 seconds, then let it idle. Repeat this step three more times.
  4. Check that the AWD system indicator does not come on. If it does, check for AWD with intelligent control system DTCs.

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