Question about 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio

2 Answers

Dipstick how do your fill the trans on a 96 cabrio with no dipstick?

Posted by on

  • PHILLIP AULL May 11, 2010

    IS IT AN AUTO OR MANUAL

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

Automatics have a fill tube on the upper part of the transmission (facing the front of the car). Fill with Castrol full synthetic ATF +4 or VW special ATF ONLY!!!!! Fill on level surface with engine transmission temp at approx. 120 degrees (drive it around for 20 minutes, then wait 5 minutes to fill until overflowing).

That being said, the transmission, per VW, does not need a fluid replacement unless it is leaking.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

If it is an automatic, which I assume it is since you're looking for a dipstick, it needs a special fixture to add fluid(Dealer or foreign auto mechanic) or check level. If it's a manual trans, there is a check/fill plug on the end of the transmission behind the driver's side front tire, probably takes a 17mm internal hex head socket. Use 75W/90 gear oil, filling the trans until oil just starts to overflow through the hole.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

What is the correct transmission oil level?


you measure the trans level by pulling the trans dipstick with the car warmed up (after a short drive), on level ground, engine running-it should read within the 'hash marks' on the dipstick to be considered correct

Mar 10, 2011 | Toyota Corolla Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do you add trans fluid?


You probably already know this but to save any confusion just in case you don't, There is a trans fluid dipstick in the engine compartment there are two dipsticks one is oil then (usually on the other side of oil dipstick) trans dipstick. The tube you take that dipstick out of to check the trans fluid level, put a funnel on that and dump it in there. Take extra caution not to over fill. Trans fluid expands as it heats. So if you check it cold there will look like a lot less than there is. Don't add when you have a measurement between low and high.

Feb 19, 2011 | 2006 Ford Five Hundred

3 Answers

CAN'T FIND DIP STICK FOR TRANSMISSON FLUID


this is a so called sealed transmission, there is no dipstick, there is a fill hole on the side of the transmission, u should be able to touch the fluid with your finger with the plug removed and the trans hot.

Sep 17, 2010 | 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

2 Answers

No fluid on trans stick how to fill it,do i need to put it in drive after every court?


You'll have to put it in through the dipstick tube with a small funnel. You should probably add at least two quarts of the approved fluid (ATF+4 I'm pretty sure). Then follow the instructions on the dipstick. It should be stamped on there.

Feb 28, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Caravan

2 Answers

Where is the transmission dipstick or fill on 96 Cabrio


Look around your trans. There should be a coat hanger with a rubber or plastic handle, usually red in color. If not, you are not able to service it, dealership service only!

Feb 03, 2010 | 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio

1 Answer

Cant find trans fluid dipstick, on 2004 passat, or trans fluid fill location. can you help?


The dipstick is yelow or red color on the side of the ingine and it is the only place to fill the transmicion ecsept if it is manual then all is done from under the car

Nov 29, 2009 | 2004 Volkswagen Passat

3 Answers

Checking fluid in transmission


There is no dipstick on a manual transmission. On a manual tranny, you check the fluid by pulling the fill plug on the side of the transmission. The fluid is supposed to be even with the bottom of the fill plug hole. Gently stuck your finger in there and on a fully serviced trans. you will feel the fluid on your finger tip. On an auto transmission the dipstick is on the passenger side near the exhaust manifold close to the firewall. Also you fill the trans thru the dipstick. Make sure you use the proper fluid and the correct amount.22

Jun 04, 2009 | 2004 Ford Explorer

3 Answers

How to fill transmission


With a long funnel through the dip stick.

Apr 15, 2009 | Ford Fairmont Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need to find where to add transmision fluid 2000 vette


Is it a manual or automatic trans?If it's auto trans,there will be a dipstick tube near the firewall on the passenger side.You fill the trans through the dipstick tube with a funnel.Careful not to overfill.If it's a manual trans,there will be a plug halfway up the side of the trans.Remove the plug & fill till it starts to leak out the plug hole.Be sure to use the recommended fluid in either case.Good luck,
ChevRev

Mar 30, 2009 | Chevrolet Corvette Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Replaced Radiator Now Trans is Leaking?


if you have a seperate tranny cooler, sounds like you lost most of your coolant in the switch of the old radiator !! I dont think you could loose that much from the top of the dipstick depends on the locations of the dipstick!! If the dipstick goes straight into the tranny and no dipstick then that is possible!! unlikely but possible!! I would watch the car for a while and keep a close check on your fluid level!

Dec 07, 2008 | 1996 Saturn SL

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Logo

459 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...