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I think the V6 Vue has the dipstick nearer the front of the engine bay. It is located near the battery, tucked down low between the transmission and the radiator.
Some car models do not always have a dipstick fitted as standard so there might only be a cap covering the dip hole.
you don`t say kind or model of car so this will be generic. with the car on a level surface running and warm, find the transmission dipstick tube, remove the dipstick wipe it off re-insert and pull out check the level at the end of the stick with it facing down so oil won`t run up the dipstick giving the wrong level. there should be markings on the end of the dipstick that will indicate from low oil to proper oil level. also smell the oil if it smells burnt have the transmission service done(change oil and filter). it should be a reddish colour not brown or dark in colour.
There is a 8mm or 10mm plug on the back of the transmission (underneath the car) When you pull that plug if fluid comes out then it it full. If not you add fluid until it just barely comes out that hole and then the transmission is full.
Now you add fluid from the top of the transmission. You have to look way down in the engine bay on top of the transmission for a red or black cap. It may say "do not open" or "open by a technician only." Take and pull that cap off and this is the fill spout for the transmission. It's a fill only, not a check. Add from this spout until it comes out that little plug on the back of the transmission.
You will hear people call this a "sealed" transmission of "non-serviceable." Now you can tell them rubbish lol.
To check the condition you can look to see if it is getting black or smells burnt. After 50,000 miles the fluid needs flushed and after 100,000 miles you need to change the filter and gasket for the transmission.
The transmission fluid goes in the same tube that holds the dip stick that you check the fluid levels with. You will need a funnel, and be sure to use only manufacturer recommended fluid in your vehicle. Be careful not to over fill.
Ensure the Galant is at operating temperature by driving it for about 10 minutes.
2: Open the hood of the Galant and locate the automatic transmission fluid reservoir and dipstick on the driver's side of the engine. The dipstick is labeled "ATF" and is red.
3: Pull the dipstick out of the reservoir, wipe it clean with a rag and reinsert it. Remove it once more and take the measurement of the current fluid level. Do not add any fluid if the fluid is already at the "Full" line; overfilling the reservoir can damage the transmission. If the measurement is between the "Full" and "Add" lines or below the "Add" lines, then continue to Step 4: Insert a funnel into the reservoir and pour a small amount of transmission fluid into the container. Check the fluid levels again by removing the funnel and inserting the dipstick into the reservoir. Pull the dipstick back out and read the fluid level on the dipstick. Continue this process until the fluid is at the "full" line.
If you would like to do a transmission filter kit I have found a site with full color pictorial and instructions. Pretty handy!!!
yes first remove the air cleaner housing witch is black plastic big housing with two air duct connect to front cross member pulling upwards have a look back right hand side the engine bay behind the engine you can see black small tube, it have covered by black cap with read lock you have to pull and brake read lock to open the cap some model have oil dipstick tube also near that be careful open the right one transmission dipstick tube shorter than oil dipstick tube you have to open shot one if you have good look you can see it's going to transmission or engine for adjust transmission oil you have to check transmission oil temp and you need right dipstick for that the dipstick only have with authorized Mercedes service center maybe could find from other workshops too not sure for check oil temp you need a diagnose cpu.
first i would check the transmission oil, do this by starting the engine and leave it running, select all the gears (park, Reverse, neutral etc) then put it back to neutral, leave engine running then locate the transmission dipstick in the engine bay, remove and wipe the dipstick, replace then pull out again, if the oil is showing between the cold and hot marks then level is ok. I shoing lower or none, top up the oil level with automatic tansmission oil, keep rechecking the oil level as adding oil as to ensure it is not over full. will need to select all gears again before checking oil level again.
If the oil level is correct than quite likley a Transmission failure will require mechanic.