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Where do I put my transmission fluid in an automatic transmission/Automatic Gearbox?

Most, if not all vehicles require the fluid in an automatic transmission, or automatic gearbox, to be added through the dipstick tube (the tube where the fluid level is checked from).
It more often than not requires the use of a small funnel. Most service station attendants are trained in this procedure.
Always use the fluid type recommended by the manufacturer, and fill to the proper level. Since the fluid is added through the dipstick tube it may take some time to get an accurate reading, due to the residue left by the new fluid.
Transmissions and Gearboxes give a more accurate reading after the vehicle is warm, or has been running/driven for at least fifteen minutes.

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TRANSMISSION OIL ? WHERE IS IT?


automatic or manual?

If automatic there will be a dipstick tube right under where the air box is. It will have a red handle on the dipstick. Fluid should be checked with the engine up to temp, the trans in neutral, and the vehicle on a level surface. fluid can be added through the dipstick tube.

Apr 11, 2013 | 2000 Saturn SL

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transmission fluid


First, refer to the dip stick top or the vehicle manual to identify which type of fluid to add to your transmission.
I presume you are referring to the more popular automatic transmission for many markets.


Run the vehicle until it is warm.


Remove the gearbox oil dipstick.


Jack the vehicle up a little if it helps, as you will need a drain tray and tool. Creep under the vehicle and remove the gearbox oil drain bung. It's usually at the lowest point, in the gearbox oil pan.


Drain the oil until you have almost no drips.


If you don't wish to replace the gearbox oil filter at this point, then procede to tighten the drain bung back into the oil pan/sump using a fresh washer if needed. Once tight (don't go mad as these can strip easily) you can procede to add your new oil.


You will likely need a very thin funnel to fit into the dipstick tube as this is where the oil is added on almost all Japanese models at least. If you can't find out how much oil to add to your vehicle, then add as much as you dropped out at first, or perhaps a little less as your fresh oil is cold as opposed to the expanded, warmer oil which came out.


Once added, start the vehicle, and go through the gears with your foot on the brake.
With the engine running and in Park, check the gearbox oil level.


You can often get false readings on the dipstick until all the oil you added to the dipstick tube has run into the gearbox, so you might want to check this after half an hour or so.


Run the vehicle, do a road-test, and then return and recheck for any oil leak at the drain bung and the oil level once again.


Gearboxes are very sensitive to having incorrect oil levels, so try to keep it as accurate as possible.


Good luck!

Nov 12, 2012 | 2007 Toyota Avanza 1.3

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where do you pour the transmission fluid in a 2005 trailblazer


fluid is added through the dip stick tube.heres a picture to help you, hope this is helpful.fc93f36.gif

Feb 02, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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How do you add transmission fluid?


If this is for a 2002 and up explorer with the 4.6, there isn't a dipstick. It is a complicated deal. The vehicle has to be running much like the old ones, but a plug must be removed from the pan. Behind the plug is a upwards tube that you, believe it or not, squirt oil up into until it runs generously back at you. then it is full.

Crazy huh?

Nov 25, 2008 | 2004 Ford Explorer

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