How do you check the transmission fluid and what type of fluid is used on a Honda Civic DX 5 speed?

theirs no such thing as transmission fluid for 5 speeds. i think it just requires gear grease put in the gear box,but like the guy below said, go find a shop manual that will answer your question the best

== == You should be able to find a shop manual at your local library with diagnostics and specs -- make copies of the right sections as they are usually only available in the REFERENCE section...good luck :) A Honda Civic DX with 5-speed transmission requires 1.9 quarts of fluid. The recommended fluid is genuine Honda Manual Transmission Fluid. Other alternatives are a good quality SF-rated motor oil in a viscosity of 10W30 or 10W40 (yes, that's regular engine oil!) Whatever you do, DON'T use the regular gear oils like 75W90, 80W90, etc. The viscosity and friction modifiers will cause shifting problems.