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NOTE: If you encounter any problem shifting out of Park, have your authorized Honda dealer check the system as soon as possible.

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Main Menust Shifting the Automatic (CIVIC WAGON) (cont'd)

Operating Tips For smoother operation, apply the brakes when shifting from Neutral or Park to a forward or reverse gear. When parking: bring the car to a stop with the foot brake, hold the brake on and shift into Park, set the hand brake and then turn off the engine.

NOTE: Your 4 speed automatic transmission is equipped with a torque converter lock-up clutch. Because of this, you may notice what feels like an extra shift as the clutch engages.

CAUTION:

Shift into P only after the car has come to a complete stop. Shift into or out of R only after the car has come to a complete stop. Do not "rev-up" the engine when the brake is on and the shift lever is in D4, D3, 2 or R. When stopped on a hill, use the brakes to hold your position, not the accelerator pedal. Do not shift from N or P into D4, D3, 2 or R when the engine is above idle speed. Before shifting into gear, make sure your foot is firmly on the brake pedal. Do not rest your hand on the shift lever or push the shift button while driving.

Main Menust Driving Technique

D4-4th Use the D4 range for normal in-town and highway driving. The car will start off in 1st and shift automatically to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The further down you push the accelerator, the later the transmission will shift and the faster the car will accelerate.

D3-3rd Use of D3 will allow the transmission to start off in 1st and shift automatically to 2nd and 3rd. Use D 3 when climbing grades to prevent the transmission from "hunting" between 3rd and 4th gear; or when increased braking is needed.

NOTE: If rapid acceleration is necessary, depress the accelerator to the floor; the transmission will automatically shift down according to load and engine speed. This applies to both D 4 and D3 ranges.

2-2nd Use 2nd gear for increased engine braking when driving downhill, and increased power when driving uphill; also for driving on slippery roads, and freeing the car from mud or sand, where 1st gear could provide too much power and cause skidding or wheelspin. The maximum recommended speed in 2nd gear is: 62 mph (100 km/h)

R-Reverse CAUTION: Shift into or out of reverse only after the car has come to a complete stop; the transmission may be damaged if you shift while the car is moving.

P-Park CAUTION: Use this position when starting the engine, or when parking. Shift into Park only when the car is COMPLETELY stopped.

N-Neutral Use when starting the engine or during prolonged idling in traffic.

Main Menust Depress button

: Push the button, then shift. : Shift as desired.

If you cannot shift out of Park with the brake pedal depressed and the ignition switch in the II position: 1. Turn the ignition switch off and

remove the key.

2. Insert the key in the Shift Lock Release located to the right of the shift lever.

3. Press and hold the key down, then press the button on the shift handle and move the shift lever to Neutral.

4. Return the key

ignition switch, depress the brake pedal and restart the engine.

to the

KEY

Insert

SHIFT LOCK RELEASE

NOTE: If you encounter any problem shifting out of Park, have your authorized Honda dealer check the system as soon as possible.

Main Menust Operating Tips For smoother operation, apply the brakes when shifting from Neutral or Park to a forward or reverse gear. When parking: bring the car to a stop with the foot brake, hold the brake on and shift into Park, set the hand brake and then turn off the engine.

NOTE: Your 4 speed automatic transmission is equipped with a torque converter lock-up clutch. Because of this, you may notice what feels like an extra shift as the clutch engages.

CAUTION:

Shift into P only after the car has come to a complete stop. Shift into or out of R only after the car has come to a complete stop. Do not "rev-up" the engine when the brake is on and the shift lever is in D, S, 2 or R. When stopped on a hill, use the brakes to hold your position, not the accelerator pedal. Do not shift from N or P into D, S, 2 or R when the engine is above idle speed. Before shifting into gear, make sure your foot is firmly on the brake pedal. Do not rest your hand on the shift lever or push the shift button while driving.

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Main Menust Shifting the Automatic (4WD) (cont'd)

Driving Technique

D-4th Use the D range for normal in-town and highway driving. The car will start off in 1st and shift automatically to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The further down you push the accelerator, the later the transmission will shift and the faster the car will accelerate.

S (S3-3rd/S4-4th) The " S" shift selector range changes the shift points under part throttle acceleration, allowing the transmission to stay in each lower gear for a longer period before automatically upshifting. With the shift selector in the " S" range, the transmission will shift from 1st to 2nd and 3rd but not 4th. This is especially useful when climbing or descending grades. While driving in the " S" range, the car's performance is improved but fuel economy is reduced. While driving in the " S" range, you can select 4th gear by pushing the "S4" switch. Depending upon vehicle speed and throttle pedal position, the transmission will shift to 4th gear when the switch is pressed; the "S4" indicator light in the instrument panel will come on. Pushing the "S4" switch again will cause the transmission to downshift to 3rd gear in the "S3" mode. The "S4" indicator light in the instrument panel will go out, and the "S3" light on the instrument panel will come on. If the shift lever is moved to any other driving range, the "S4" switch will be cancelled automatically.

SWITCH

S

4

Push

NOTE: If rapid acceleration is necessary, depress the accelerator to the floor; the transmission will automatically shift down according to load and engine speed. This applies to both D and S ranges.

Main Menust 2-1st/2nd

Use " 2" to increase engine braking when driving downhill and engine power when driving uphill. Using " 2" will allow the transmission to automatically shift up or down between the 1st gear and the 2nd gear. The maximum recommended speed for the " 2" range is: 62mph (100km/h) If you need more engine braking or engine power when using the " 2" position, push the When the speed is more than 31 mph (50 km/h): The indicator light in the instrument panel will come on but the transmission will remain in 2nd gear. However, when the speed goes below 31 mph (50 km/h), the transmission downshifts from 2nd to 1st and locks in 1st. The maximum recommended speed when locked in 1st gear is: 37mph (60km/h) To release the Low lock, push the any other driving range.

switch to use the 1st gear only.

switch again or select

R-Reverse CAUTION: Shift into or out of reverse only after the car has come to a complete stop; the transmission may be damaged if you shift while the car is moving.

P-Park CAUTION: Use this position when starting the engine, or when parking. Shift into Park only when the car is COMPLETELY stopped.

N-Neutral Use when starting the engine or during prolonged idling in traffic.

Main Menust Real Time 4WD

The 4WD system automatically engages between the front and rear wheels.

Service

To prevent sudden movement of the car, which may result in personal injury, always disengage the 4 WD system manually before performing service that requires either the front or rear wheels to be raised and turning.

Towing CAUTION: Before towing the car with either the front or rear wheels raised off the ground, place the transmission in neutral and manually disengage the 4WD system to prevent the raised wheels from turning.

4WD Disengagement (Manual Transmission) 1. Locate the orange disengagement lever at the rear of the engine

compartment.

DISENGAGEMENT LEVER

2. Loosen the lock bolt at the slotted end of the lever. NOTE: For better accessibility, use a socket and a long extension bar. CAUTION: Do not loosen the lock bolt more than 5 — 7 turns. Replacement is extremely difficult.

Unlocked Position (4WD off)

Locked Position (4WD on)

MIDDLE BOLT

LOCK BOLT

10 mm

10 mm

3. Move the lever by turning the middle bolt counterclockwise. 4.Tighten the lock bolt. NOTE: After service or towing is completed, return the lever to the normal (4WD on) position and tighten the lock bolt.

Main Menust 4WD Disengagement (Automatic Transmission) 1. Locate the disengagement plate at the rear of the transmission

case behind the right front wheel.

DISENGAGEMENT LEVER

2. Loosen the lock bolt in the notch on the plate.

NOTE: For better accessibility, use a socket and a long extension bar.

CAUTION: Do not loosen the lock bolt more than 5 — 7 turns. Replacement is extremely difficult.

Unlocked Position (4WD off)

Locked Position (4WD on)

MIDDLE BOLT

10 mm

LOCK BOLT

10 mm

3. Turn the middle bolt counterclockwise until the plate rotates

about 150° and is stopped by the lock bolt.

4.Tighten the lock bolt.

NOTE: After service or towing is completed, return the plate to the normal (4WD on) position and tighten the lock bolt.

Main Menust Maintenance Schedule and Records

Your Honda automobile must be properly maintained to ensure that it is in peak operating condition and the emission levels are within the standards set by the Federal Clean Air Act. The following instructions and maintenance procedures are based on the assumption that your car will be used exclusively for the purpose for which it was designed: 1. To carry passengers and cargo within the load limits shown on

the label in the glove box.

2. To be driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal limits. 3. To generally be driven daily over a distance of several miles. 4. Use gasoline from pumps labeled unleaded, with a pump octane number of 86 or higher. The pump octane number is an average of the Research (R) octane and Motor (M) octane numbers.

NOTE: Failures which occur due to a lack of maintenance will not be covered under warranty.

The Required Maintenance Schedule* specifies all maintenance required to keep your car in peak operating condition. Work should be done by a Honda dealer but may be done by any qualified service facility or individual who is competent in this type of work. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of emission control devices and systems may be done by any automotive repair establishment or individual using parts that are "certified" to EPA standards. After the maintenance has been done, be sure to complete the Maintenance Records on pages 61 — 63. All required maintenance is considered normal owner operating cost and you will be charged for it by your dealer.

* Maintenance operations indicated by *4 are recommended by the manufacturer for vehicle sold in California, but not required. Other maintenance operations are required by California regulations and condition the emission warranty. All operations (including *4) are required for vehicles sold outside California.

Main Menust Check the following items at each fuel stop: 1. Engine oil level. 2. Radiator coolant level.

Check the following items periodically: 1. Brakes: for braking efficiency, brake pedal travel and hydraulic

fluid level.

2. Lights: for operation of headlights, taillights, side marker lights,

stoplights, turn signals and back-up lights.

3. Tires: for correct pressures (including spare); inspect for cuts and uneven or excessive wear. Rotate every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) in the pattern shown on page 90.

4. Steering: for excessive play or vibration while driving. 5. Exhaust system: for leaks or loose mounts. 6. Wipers: for operation of windshield wipers and washer, and

condition of wiper blades.

7. Seat belts: for condition of fabric and buckles, and operation of

the restraint mechanism.

8. Battery condition. 9. Clutch adjustment (clutch pedal free travel).

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Main Menust Maintenance Schedule and Records (cont'd)

: Check oil and coolant level at each fuel stop. : Under severe driving conditions, service these items twice as often. (See page 62)

Main Menust Required Maintenance Record • Have your servicing dealer record all Required Maintenance below. • Keep receipts for all work done on your car.

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Main Menust Maintenance Schedule and Records (cont'd)

Severe Driving Conditions CAUTION: The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars normally used under severe driving conditions. Refer to the chart below for the appropriate maintenance intervals.

Severe driving conditions include: A: Repeated short distance driving B: Driving in dusty conditions C: Driving in severe cold weather D: Driving in areas using road salt or other corrosive materials E: Driving on rough and/or muddy roads

R-Replace I -Inspect

After inspection, clean, adjust, repair or replace if necessary.

Non-Scheduled Maintenance Record Record additional maintenance for severe driving conditions or non- scheduled maintenance on this page. (See page 60 )

Main Menust Main Menust Fluid Locations

ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK

POWER STEERING FLUID RESERVOIR (CIVIC WAGON with automatic transmission and 4WD)

BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR

RADIATOR CAP

ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK

WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR CAP

RADIATOR RESERVOIR CAP

Main Menust Engine Oil and Filter

Checking Check the engine oil a couple of minutes after shutting the engine off, with the car parked on level ground. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Re-insert it all the way down, then pull it out and read the level. The level should be between the upper and lower marks.

ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP

UPPER

LOWER

DIPSTICK

DIPSTICK

Adding If the level has dropped close to the lower mark, add oil until it is even with the upper mark. 1.Turn the oil filler cap counterclockwise to remove. Add oil, then

check the level again. Do not overfill.

2. Reinstall the cap and twist clockwise until it stops.

CAUTION:

Be sure the oil filler cap is correctly replaced before starting the engine. Engine oil is a major factor affecting the performance and service life of the engine, you should use only a premium quality detergent oil labeled SG grade.

LOOK FOR THIS LABEL ON THE OIL CONTAINER

Use the proper viscosity oil for the climate in which you drive:

Ambient Temperature

Some oil labels may also include additional designations of quality

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