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Can i put transmission fluid in my 97 jetta myself, or do i have to go to a mechanic? also i can't find the place where it goes?

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  • edwinededdie Dec 30, 2008

    where do you put the fluid in at an what type.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    how can i tell when it is full


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Yes you can do it yourself.

Make sure it's an automatic. Transmission fluid doesn't go into a manual transmission. (though some manuals do use ATF, and ironically a Yugo uses SAE 30 motor oil)

You'll need a funnel that will fit in the dipstick hole, but yes, you can do it yourself. Check the transmission levels with your car running.

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