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Checkin trans fluid

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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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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