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How do i check tranny fluid?

I have a 2003 jetta gls 4d se, I cant find where the transmission fluid/dipstick is, please help.

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  • lch5353 Nov 08, 2008

    cannot find the trans fludid on my 2003 jetta



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There is no dipstick or way for the owner to check tranny fluid. It has to be brought to dealer and left overnight. They have to plug it in under a specific set of conditions to check fluid. Expect to pay about 40 dollars a liter for tranny fluid. I just had this done about 2 weeks ago

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    Kirk Augustin Aug 26, 2012

    No reason you can't check the overflow just like the dealer.


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It is easy to check ATF level. First it can't be hot, but room temperature. Then there are 2 plugs on bottom. One in center is drain. Leave that alone. The one in the corner goes to an internal sleeve that sets the level. You over fill until it overflows the sleeve and comes out the plug.
See the red sleeve in the pan image?

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  • georgejones8 Oct 28, 2012

    ell actually the fluid temp needs to be 35 C to 45 C this needs to be checked with a scanner and then you check by pulling just the lower plug till it is just a drip or a small stream coming out of it.



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Look in the owners manual, it will show you where the dipstick is.

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