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Checking transmission fluid level

I have a 1997 chevrolet cavalier ls model i found the transmisssion filler cap and took it off there was no stick on it to tell me if it was full or not i did not see any fluid in the hole some one told me some times they have a glass reader on the side of the transmission is this the case or do you fill til you see the fluid in the in the filler hole thanks for any help

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The cavalier transmission has a level check plug , its between the bell housing and the axel tube on the torque converter side of the transmission , has to be done from under the car , by removing the check plug if fluid comes out its full if no fluid comes out add fluid accordingly . the cap you did find is the fill point only .

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There is a filler plug underneath the transmission. get car to normal temp an remove plug. fill in till it starts to drip. replace the plug an it is the right fluid level.(CRAPPY DESIGN HUH)

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