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I have a Cadillac CTS 2004.. 3.6L V6 engine. I need to know if my car has a dipstick? And is it to check the level or just a hole to fill.

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    where is the fill hole on the car

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I too have the 2004 CTS.
Just today, my dealership checked my transmission fluid level because I have gear noise.

There is NO dipstick!

The car is put up on the hoist with motor running and transmission in neutral.
There is a fill / level check plug located on drivers side of transmission through which the level is checked.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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If you would like further advise on this matter, please ask me here in a comment.
Thank you for using FixYa.

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