Those year models have a sealed trans with only a drain plug on the pan no dip stick no plugs to fill or check a straight shift has a fill and check plug on the drivers side next to transfer case i have been all over the dam thing and i have been a mechanic for 15 years the owners manual says go 2 dealership 4 servicing isuzu has no dealership since gm owns them now i called a gm dealer and they didnt know how what i did was drain what was in the pan and get a rubber hose that fit tight in the drain plug hole and hooked one side of hose to a 15 dollar universal fuel pump the cheapest pump you can find hook the other side of the pump to a peice of rubber hose and put it in a CLEAN bucket full of atf trans fluid [red kind] hook pump to a 12 volt batt and pump ex what come out of your trans have drain plug ready pull hose out of trans and put plug back in [quick]
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Re: checkin trans fluid
Here is how I do it. Hope this helps.
AT Fluid Level Check (No Dipstick)
Fill through Check/Fill plug on the bottom to the rear of the transmission oil pan until fluid flows over from hole. Install plug and with engine running, shift transmission through all gears. With transmission in PARK and engine running, remove Check/Fill plug and add fluid as needed until it flows over from hole. Transmission oil temperature must be 86° to 130° F (30° to 55° C)
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Some cars do not have a drain plug or even a dip stick to check the oil level. There should be an oil pan on the bottom of the unit and clearly visible from under the car. You may have a car with a sealed transmission. You better check the service manual and find out. Or, call the dealer and ask the service desk.
on these models, it is not necessary to check the fluid at regular intervals. (with no dip stick ). unless there is a leak or shifting problem. Here is how you would go to change the fluid! heres how to check it! Raise and support the car with jack stands, put drain pan in place under tranny, remove the front and side transaxle pan bolts. loosen the rear pan bolts one turn. carefully pry pan loose with a screwdriver, to drain the fluid. When drained, remove remaining bolts on pan. use a new gasket on pan if needed to put back on.(( FLUID LEVEL CHECK: vehicle has to be level! start vehicle let run for 3-5 minutes, shift through all the gears, locate fill plug on top of transaxle. it is on the drivers side ( look and you shall find it.) the check plug is located near the pan. adjacent to the drain plug. remove the plug, when fluid drips out of drain hole. fluid level is ok. the fluid level should be at the bottom of the drain plug. The reason I know, is because my 2000 Malibu was the same! When replacing the pan put in bolts . working around pan tighten each bolt a little at a time. until the final torque is reached. God -_Bless! if pan was removed.
I'm pretty sure that year does not have a dipstick or dipstick tube. Instead there will be two drain plugs on the transmission pan. One is the drain plug and the one more to the rear and to the side (i'm going off memory here so I might be wrong) if the fill plug.
The engine will need to be running when you remove the fill plug. I will warn you that it is common for the nut for the fill plug to break loose inside of the drain pain making it impossible to remove. The fix for this is to replace the pan. If you get the plug out you will need to use a pump to add fluid to the trans until fluid starts to come out of the fill hole. When the fluid is done draining back out the trans fluid is full and the level plug can be reinstalled.
Have a drain pan under the trans before you start removing the fill plug to catch any fluid that may come out or any fluid that comes out after you fill the trans.
If you have any questions i'll be happy to answer them.
Most transmissions didnt have a dip stick. There is a drain plug in the trans pan and another plug higher up in the pan which is the filler plug. Fill until oil trickles out, put plug in loosely, then start and run through gears. Remove fill plug and top up level while engine still running and make shure vehicle is on flat surface when topping up level until oil trickles out fill plug again.
see some similar posts on Jackaroo, Trooper, Rodeo, Frontera all had similar set up, similar trans.
not so hotchevy. trans is sealed, u have to get the trans to operating temp, there is a check/fill plug on the pan near the drain plug, add as needed, but have read it can be messy and easy to overfill, buy a chiltons or haynes manual, my haynes has pics and how to in it relating to trans fluid, i own a 97 passport 3.2l
There are 2 plugs in the trans. pan. The one that is lower or closest to center is the drain plug. The upper plug is the fill plug. Remove the drain plug to drain the fluid. I would recommend if the vehicle has over 60,000 mile that you also remove the trans. pan and replace the filter. You will need a pump of somekind to pump the fluid into the fill plug hole. Reinstall the drain plug make sure you replace the seals on both plugs.Remove the fill plug and pump f;uid in untill it comes out. With the vehicle level run the vehicle until warm shifting through foward and reverse several times. Trans fluid is full when fluid just begins to trickle out of the fill plug hole when hot. Reinstall fill plug with new seal.