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How do you check transmition fluid in a 2001 volkswegn cabrio

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    Dave Real May 11, 2010

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They are a sealed transmission, no level check available. You will need to take it to a trans specialist or maybe even the VW dealer if there is a trans issue.

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Here is the procedure from VW for the automatic. The fluid is special and only available from VW. Maybe better off left to the dealer.

Transmission must not be in emergency running mode. Transmission should be in PARK. Transmission fluid temperature must not be more than 80° F (30° C) at the beginning of check. Open the check level plug on the bottom of the transmission pan. Add fluid through the fill plug as needed until it drips from the check level plug. Some fill caps can be easily twisted off. Others will be broken when removed and must be replaced.

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