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Transmission Fluid on a 1998 Olds Cutlass

I cannot locate where to fill in the transmission fluid?

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  • robjh_98 Jan 01, 2009

    wow, that totally sucks! No other solution???

  • robjh_98 Jan 01, 2009

    Thanks for your help, anyways!

  • janet007 Jan 23, 2009

    Just discoverd this problem today with my 98 olds cutlass. Just had it inspected today and complained to mechanic about a humming noise when I go over 45 miles, and he said don't worry about it, and could not find anything wrong. Just had a front end allignment yesterday. Going to call mechanic tomorrow to see about transmission fluid, and the allignment shop too.

    Had the car for 4yrs., and replaced 4 springs, two in the last month??????

    Let you know about info on trans. fluid. Thanks for your info.

    JanetW

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Bad News! I just checked the Maintenance Logs and it seems that you CANNOT add Tranny fluid on this Cutlass. It has to go in for Service. I know that is Stupid, I TOTALLY Agree!

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Jan 01, 2009

    Man I TOTALLY wish that there WAS another solution to this! This is why they went Under! That is just a Ploy to keep you going in for Service. Sorry Man!

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 01, 2009

    No Problem! I HATE to give bad news like that but sometimes it Happens! Sorry Again!

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SOURCE: Need to add transmission fluid to a 1998 Olds Cutlass

on the 98 cutlass if its a 3.1, no dipstick, all other engine models do. on the 3.1 there is no dipstick on it.on these models, it is not necessary to check the fluid at regular intervals.if leaks or other problems lead you to think fluid is low heres how to check it. WARNING the procedure is dangerous, it is best left to a professional with a safe lifting apparatus.the vehicle must be kept level while being safely raised high enough for access to the check plug on trans axle. If your 98 Cutlass has a 3.1 liter V-6 engine, the transmission is not equipped with a dipstick; this transmission requires a special procedure and equipment to accurately check the fluid, which should be done by a qualified service technician. All other engines have a dipstick that is used to check the fluid level and condition. for more info call the olds garage!

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SOURCE: Need to add transmission fluid to a 1988 Olds Cutlass

there is no dipstick ...they are sealed units. there is a way to add fluid but its not easy.... you have to remove exhaust crossover pipe ...then you will see a small brass plug on top of trans..... hope this helps

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