We’re going to show you how to check in fill fluids. this is a 2003 Honda Civic with the 1.7 liter 4cylinder and it’s pretty much the same for the 2001 to 2005 civics with this engine as well as various other Honda vehicles.
Power steering fluid which we check on the marks ours is a little low use Honda specific power steering fluid. Bring it back up to the full line. Make sure that it isn’t dark or burnt smelling, these things can indicate pump failures and other kinds of wear in the system.
When the vehicles off and has been sitting for at least a few seconds to allow the oil to drain down. Move your engine oil dipstick wipe it off, put it all the way back in when checking your oil level.
The engine cold carefully releases the radiator cap make sure there’s no pressure sure that you have plenty of coolant in there. Our radiators full here on the expansion tank we have our minimum and our maximum fill lines.
Remove the cap on your master cylinder and inspect the condition of the brake fluid. It should look like green tea any kind of milkiness or dark discolorations indicate that there’s some kind of contamination to the brake fluid. And it should be flushed and refilled immediately the minimum and maximum marks are on the side. You don’t want to top it up if it’s between the min and Max because as your brake pads wear down more fluid is needed to fill the void behind the calipers and a few fluid sucks down long. It is fluid in the cylinder and above the minimum line only top off after replacing your brake pads.
Start the vehicle, you’ll want to make sure that your engine has reached operating temperature. And that you’ve driven the car a little bit to allow the transmission fluid to circulate properly.