Where is the transmission dipstick located on a 1986 Honda Accord?
IT DEPENDS ON WETHER THE TRANNY IS AUTO OR MANUAL IF IT IS MANUAL THEN IT DOES NOT HAVE ONE. IF ITS AUTO THEN TRY LOOKING AROUND THE TRANNY == It is right in the front to the right of the battery but down LOW - I can unscrew the cap and check the fluid with my hand but need a long tranny funnel to refill the fluid.
There is NOT a dipstick for the manual transmission. You need to loosen a bolt behind one of the tires, sorry I am not sure which one, and stick your finger in to check the fluid level. It is listed in the owner's manual. If you have a ramp, or a friendly mechanic with one, you can raise the car to easily identify this bolt. If memory serves correctly it is behind the right front tire. It uses standard 10w30 oil (!) as the fluid.
Please see and earlier question and answer re: Where is the transmission dipstick on 1990 Honda Accord LX. It may answer your question. By the way, answer is: The dipstick is located at front of transmission, next to the engine block. There is NO TUBE and the dipstick is small - look crefully! Hank.
Transmission Dipstick Here is advice from FAQ Farmers: I have a 1989 Honda Prelude. The transmission dipstick has a yellow loop handle and if your in front of your vehicle facing the engine, it's to your lower left front right in front of the bottom radiator hose. and maybe you'll find it. Good luck! I had a 1997 Honda passport. It had no dipstick, had a plug to check the fluid like a manual trans…
There is not one. It is a "sealed" transmission. it is located on the left end of the motor, underneath the radiator, it is very small, metal, and dificult to access. you have to use gloves. If it is a manual trans. then the first answer was right. If it's and automatic trans. then the second answer is right.