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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Check Auto Transmission Fluid

We have no tranny fluid dipstick? Manual says it is difficult to check and change. They tell you to buy a Service Publication. That's a crock! Anyhow, how the heck do we check our tranny fluid?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Check Auto Transmission Fluid

So does anyone know how we can check our tranny fluid without paying the dealer to do it?
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 08:26 PM
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The manual states there's no reason to check the fluid level unless there is a leak, such as spots on your driveway, etc.
Then you take it to the dealer.
Apparently they are confident in the assembly, so less for me to do is better, IMHO LOL!
I'm sure a manual will end up online in due time.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 09:34 PM
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GM hasnt had a trans dipstick in a LONG time. Only time you need to check it is if its leaking or you are doing a trans service on it. There is usually a "weephole bolt" to take out on the side of the trans to measure the amount that is in it.

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GM hasnt had a trans dipstick in a LONG time. Only time you need to check it is if its leaking or you are doing a trans service on it. There is usually a "weephole bolt" to take out on the side of the trans to measure the amount that is in it. [/color]
Yup, put your finger in it, if you feel fluid, it's fine LOL!

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I guess a long time not to have a dipstick might be six years. I like to check for color and smell. Been doing it for 40 years. Would rather not go to dealer for service unless absolutely necessary. My 95 Impala SS 99 Firebird and 04 Envoy all had sticks.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 12:57 PM
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you have to have the vehicle running and on a hoist so that it is level. You have to run the tranny through all of the gears on and then wait about 3 min for everything to settle. With it still running hten you remove the fill level bolt and see if anything runs out. it should be right at that level. You can't put your finger in there, the hole is too small!

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you have to have the vehicle running and on a hoist so that it is level. You have to run the tranny through all of the gears on and then wait about 3 min for everything to settle. With it still running hten you remove the fill level bolt and see if anything runs out. it should be right at that level. You can't put your finger in there, the hole is too small! [/color]
good info, I was thinking of an old LT1 vette 6-speed manual tranny, that's how I'd check the tranny fluid, take the plug out and feel with your finger.

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Re: Check Auto Transmission Fluid

So is this the drain (small bolt at left sticking out)? And the fill is the small horizontal bolt?
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Anybody?

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