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Transmission fluid I accidently drained the transmission fluid thinking it was the oil. (I know, I know - please no comments) added oil which of course over filled the car. I have been told that I must take it into a dealer and have the motor removed to add trans fluid. Help!! Is this the case or is there some other way to add the fluid

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The motor doesn't have to come out but a proper transmission drain and refill requires the VagCom diagnostic software to monitor transmission temperatures (it's supposed to be done with the fluid at a particular temperature). You'll have to flatbed the car there though - you don't want to drive the car with the transmission improperly filled. Of course, you can drain all the oil out and replace it yourself - no worries there - but don't drive the car without the transmission being filled properly.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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Fluid Fill Reference NOTE: The left side of case is shown. The fill plug is on the right side of the extension housing.

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Item Part Number Description 1 — Fluid fill plug (bench) 2 — Fluid level 3 — Fluid drain plug (large) 4 — Fluid level and fill plug (small) 5 — Fluid level tube
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