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1999 Chevy Malibu how many quarts of transmission fluid does it

How many quarts of transmission fluid is in a 1999 Chevy Malibu? Also what kind of transmission fluid?

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    Scotty May 11, 2010

    Which engine do you have in this vehicle?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Transmission noise

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    1999 chevy astro w/ a 4.3 liter engine rear wheel drive only.



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12.9 Quarts of DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid

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How to check transmission fluid on a 2000 chevy malibu

Make sure the car is in park with the engine running and pull out the transmission filler tube dipstick and wipe it off. Put it back in the same place you took it out of. Then pull it out again then look at the level position of the oil at the bottoim of the dipstick. 1 quart is equivelent to about 1/2 in

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  • When you change a transmission filter the general rule is you loos roughly 1/4 - 1/3 of your total transmission fluid capacity.
  • I would buy 3 quarts and dump two in the transmission after the filter/gasket change. Put your foot on the brake and go through the gears to fill the pockets in the transmission up. Then put then check the fluid and add some more as necessary. Should be around 2 1/2 quarts total you will loose in the filter change.

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Jul 22, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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Yes i have a 2002 malibu but cant find the transmission dipstick where did the hide it plz help

There is no dipstick on the Malibu transmission. To correctly check fluid level, you must locate the filler cap and the check plug on the transmission. The filler cap is a red cap located on the drivers side of the transmission between the air filter box and exhaust crossover pipe, almost under the crossover pipe. The check plug is located on the passengers side of the transmission, just behind where the axle connects to the transmission. It has an 11mm head and can be seen if you lay in front of the passengers front tire, look about 3 inches above the transmission pan. Once you have located these, warm the transmission to normal operating temperature, and with the car running, transmission in park, and the car sitting level, slowley remove the check plug, have a drain pan under the plug in case any fluid comes out. There should be very little fluid coming out, if there is none coming out re-install the plug, remove the filler cap and put 1/2 quart of fluid in, now run the transmission thru all the gears and back to park. Put the drain pan under the plug and remove the plug, if it is overfull, let it drain until it stops, if it still doesn't have fluid coming out, add 1/2 quart at a time until it does, following the above procedure. Make sure you let any excess fluid drain out and re-install the plug. As noted above, make sure the car is running while checking the fluid. I know it seems complicated but it isn't as bad as it sounds. This same procedure applies to all Chevy Malibus from about 1997 until 2004 if I'm not mistaken. thanks to carjunkie

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How can I check my transmission fluid on my 1999 chevorlet Malibu. It will not go in to drive but it will go in reverse

To check the fluid level: It's a 4T40E. It is filled from a black or red plastic cap on top of the transmission

You will find a plug about 1.5" from the bottom of the transmission. This is the level checking plug. With the engine running, the fluid should be level with the opening. If a small amount of fluid does not run out, add a little until it does. The transmission pan should be about 110F or so when you install the level checking plug, since transmission fluid expands when it's hot.

Undocumented feature of the level-checking plug:

With the engine off, removing this plug drains about 4 quarts of fluid. So don't remove it without the engine running unless you want to remove 4 quarts. (I think it might make removing the pan a little less messy if you did remove this plug first).

this is not easy to do, I don't understand why GM ever came up with this type of tranny and many reason why I don't buy small GM vehicle. I recommend take it to the shop with a lift.

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You have what is called a closed cased transmission. You have to crawl underneathe to get to the tranny and remove the upper bolt close to the side of the case (more towards the bottom of the transmission). When you fill it, you fill it till it starts to drip out of that hole.

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There is a inspection plug but the car has to be level. You can't use ramps or only put the front up on jack stands. Wait for spring service deals in your local paper for transmission service. It's not worth the few bucks you save doing it yourself. Some shops just use a length of see through hose and a empty old gallon jug to catch what drains out of the cooler line with the engine running. Replace the same amount as what came out plus half a quart. Remove the inspection plug and a little fluid should drip out. If not add more. There is also a vent port higher up that you can fill from (Chevy dealer said it was okay to overfill it by as much as a quart on my sisters 99 Malibu as it won't cause foaming or seal leaks and it's the first thing they do when these transmissions start acting up). Autozones online manual should show you where to find the plug and vent.

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Plug to coil wiring on 1999 chevy malibu

if you have changed the plugs and wires you need to do a cylinder balancetest and find out what cylinder is missing after you find out what cylinder is bad check compression if it is over 100 check your injector

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