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Re: 98 mirage manual gearbox where is ,filler and drain...
Raise your car. make sure you have jack stand and use them before you crawl underneath.
go under your transmission and look for a hexagonal nut or plug at the very bottom of the transmission or gear box. that is the drain plug. it is very tight , i warn you.
then after you drain all the oil, replace it and tighten it too.
then look for almost the same size of bolt at the side of the transmission or gear box.
this is the fill hole and at the same time the full hole plug. if the new oil that you are putting in is already over flowing out of the hole, put back the plug right away because that is the full level already.
you can use a hose that would fit just through the hole and insert it to your new gear oil. then let it pass trough gravity towards the gear box.
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Mark 4 VW Golf Manual Gearbox VW has a specific blend of gear oil for that gearbox that you need to buy from VW dealer Parts department. If you cannot get it there, you can use a 75w-90 fully synthetic automotive gear oil .
The capacity is about 2.2 quarts (US) so ensure you buy enough.
If you are changing the gear oil yourself the vehicle must be level. Completely loosen or remove the fill plug first, to ensure you will be able to refill it ,before you remove the drain plug and drain the old oil out of the box. You will need a fluid pump in order to pump the new oil into the box and you keep adding the gear oil until it begins to run out the fill opening. It is full when it stops running out the fill opening so it is important the vehicle is level when you are doing this service.
You will need a good 17 mm Allen key to remove and refit the drain and fill plugs in the gearbox. The fill plug is on the front left side of the transmission case while the drain plug is on the bottom by the dog bone.
you will need to consult a manual, some gear boxes need a measured amount of oil in them and the only way to measure is to drain and measure, others have a filler plug on the side of the box and these type are filled with oil until it starts to trickle back out ,don't over fill
take out the bottom drain plug and catch the oil in a pan. replace the plug and remove the filler plug about the middle 1/2 way up the side of the box. Use appropriate oil tool or extend the plastic hose of the oil bottle and squeeze in enough oil so that it drains back out the filler hole . This is the correct level for oil in a gear box.. Replace the filler plug
You need to remove the sump pan off the gearbox but what looks like a drain plug on the sump is actually a gearbox filler level tube. You may also find a drain plug on the torque converter. Remove the sump pan and you will find the filter screwed to the bottom of the valve body The problem you will face is filling the gearbox oil to achieve the correct level a computer is needed to measure gearbox oil temperature. With the gearbox oil at 30 centigrade you need one drip out of the filler level every 10 seconds.
Are you referring to the front diff,rear diff or transfer case? On any of them gear boxes there is a fill plug and sometimes a drain plug. The fill plug is the plug closer to the top of the gear box. Just turn it out and wipe the metal shavings off it and fill the gearbox with the required gear lube until the lubricant just barely seeps out and that's the fill level. Plug the gear box again and your done. This is standard with gearboxes.
you need to do this under the vehicle,you should find a filler/level plug about half way up the gearbox housing,this is also the oil level plug, you will need a sump pump,this is like a very large syringe with a short hose on it, you put the hose into the oil container & pull out the handle to fill it up,put the hose into the filler plug hole then push the handle of the pump in slowly when the oil runs out of the filler plug the gearbox is full......hope this helps.....cheers
drain oil using allen key plug underneath gearbox till all oil is drained refit use new seal if old 1 is damaged then look at front of g/box quater of the way up is another allen key plug remove fill with new oil till it starts to run out hole refit plug and ur done