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Where is the auto transmisson fluid filter and where do i top it up

Car is soundinging like it isnt going into next gear after 20mph , it judders and i have to put my foot heavy on accelorator to get it going, was told to check atf which i have a nd i dont know how to change it or where to look for the filter or top it up? sound daft? well i am new to driving and a woman lol

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  • lynne strafford Nov 28, 2012

    thankyou larry. i will get to garage asap x

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Transmission is a sealed unit. The filler plug is on the side of transmission and doubles as alevel plug. The filter is in the sump or oil pan of transmission and is only changed when serviced by someone who knows what they are doing. more to it than just changing the oil and filter and new gasket. Ps The best man for a job is a woman

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First,you have to find the dipstick for transmission which is under the driver's seat.There's a rotating lock that you unlock and lift it up,then walla,
there would be an oil dipstick to check oil and also on you rightside bottom would be the transmission dipstick,but you have the engine running in park or neutral to check the transmission oil level.

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SOURCE: 2001 Nissan Sentra XE: Automatic Transmission

no, its not maintenance free, you still have to check the fluid level, and change the oil and filter in the transmission about every 50 to 70 thousand miles(due to the fact your not towing or having to to the car). This just maintenance that should be done. The fluid will break down over time, and need to be changed. The filter needs to changed in-case of getting clogged. Yes, dirt, and stuff do get in. When you take the car to your mechanic for the transmission filter and oil change, ask, they should check the differential(should you have rear-wheel drive). As for us, its part of the service package. We do the complete change for one price(oil, transmission, check ALL fluids, (older cars get greased) tires and tire pressure). Ask them what is all included in the job, and the total price. You can get great deals that way. I hope this helped

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The gearbox does on have a dip stick it has a filler plug up top and a two part drain plug on the bottom of the transmission.

What you do is once the engine is warm, with the engine running you remove the centre plug and is the gearboxs level is low nothing much will come out. Some will come out as the tube gets full from normal running. If it is high the excess will come out and will stop at the ring.

I had the same problem with my gear box. What I did was remove the tube plug and drain all the oil out of the transmission. You then fill it with 3.5 litres of "Type D" transmission oil. Nothing else. Not Dextron anything or their equivalent.

In effect you have just carried out an transmission service.

I didn't even bother checking the oil level as 3.5 litres is the amount you need to put in and the gearbox has been running perfect ever since. The new oil worked a treat. Snappy changes and the clunking change with the light on stupidity went away.

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there is a broken or diconected vacuum pipe, you can listen for air leakage with engine running and hood open, push pipes and note difference, goodluck.

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You didn't get enough fluid in it. Check the dipstick while the truck is Running.

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SOURCE: 1996 Audi A4 1.8 auto gets stuck in 3rd gear

Change the transmission fluid ant if that doesn't work then the transmission needs rebuilt or replaced. If you get on craigslist someone might be selling a transmission for cheap or check the salvage yards.

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