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Just installed a cv joint on a 94 civic dx and had to drain the transaxle fluid but you cant find the place to fill the transaxle back with oil?

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2005-09-17 05:21:57
2005-09-17 05:21:57

if you are in the front facing the engine it is on the left side under the car on the trans. the bolt will be almost directly above and toward the back of tranny drain bolt wich is a bolt that has a square openeing

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