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Might have transmission fluid leak????

How do I check the transmission fluid on my 1999 VW Cabrio, 2.0 liter, automatic?
I can't seem to find the dip stick.
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  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    If it's like my '01 Beetle, you can not check the transmission oil. VW built these as "sealed for life", although there is a procedure to check it. But you need the Bentley manual and equipment to read the vehicle computer.

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Its fairly easy to be honest.you only need the tool to check transmision temp.it should be checked at a temp of 40 degrees c.so i reckon 10-15 mins from cold on idle(dont drive it ) should be about right.then remove the plug in the sump.this exposes a tube that goes in to the sump that is the right length so that only excess oil will drain out.Bassicaly the tube allows the sump to drain until the correct ammount of oil is in there.if you need to top up there is a short tube with a red cover over the top of it.remove this and top up until oil drains out the sump from the hole where the sump plug goes.go here for a picture that explains all.......
http://www.2carpros.com/forum/transmission-fluid-vt159056.html

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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