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I have a 2001 grand am se 2.4l ,and i made the mistake of putting transmission fluid in the oil. I want to know did do severe damage to my engine? I used about half a quart..

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Nope your fine. Change the oil ASAP. Like tomorrow morning. Trans fluid depending on what is is can be a 20 or 30 weight oil similar to motor oil. The problem is it has an incredible amount of detergents in it. Those detergents will start to dissolve deposits in your engine wich isn't a bad thing but if it happens to fast you could plug the oil screen and loose oil pressure. If you can't get it changed tomorrow than limited mileage would be advisable until you can get it changed. 1/2 quart shouldn't be a big deal but you never know? Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using!

Posted on Feb 19, 2012


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SOURCE: I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE w/ 3.4 L V6 and

buy a new dipstick for that make and model. then fill to levels on dipstick do not overfill as you can blow seals on tranny.
shoukld be around 7 quarts

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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I assume you mean an automatic transmission. The dipstick should be to the right rear of the engine compartment (facing the car). There should be directions on how to check the fluid level stamped on the dipstick. To change the filter and fluid, you need a large drain pan and a pair of ramps. Start loosening the drain pan bolts, loosening more on the lower side of the pan. As the gasket starts to come loose the fluid should start poring out. Once you have the pan off, examine the pan and look for large bits of metal or chunks of clutch in the bottom of the pan (sooty looking deposits are normal), clean the pan, clean off the gasket surface, install the new filter, put the new gasket on the pan and start inserting the bolts through the pan lip and gasket. Put the pan back in place and start all of the bolts. Tighten all until they are finger tight, make sure the gasket has not shifted, then start tightening with a wrench. Fill the transmission with the recommended fluid (probably Dexron III or Mercon) and check the level. Do not overfill as the transmission will not shift properly.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: cant find where to add transmission fluid

on some of the newer cars they dont have dipsticks they have a plug near the pan that you have to pull on the trans to check the fluid level and to fill it there is a cap hidden on top of the trans by all the stuff you have to try to bend a funnel around to get in it. dont you love the engineers

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: adding transmission fluid to a 2002 pontiac grand prix se

I am not sure which engine you have on your 202 Grand Prix, but if you have the most common 3800 V6 this is where it should be. Look at the back of the engine compartment just to the left of the plastic master cylinder resevoir.
Here is a picture you can look at...

I hope I was able to assist you!

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: transmission fluid dip stick

it should be next to the oil dipstick labeled "trans lock"

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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