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Mamad needs to know how to check transmission fluid in a 1999 pontiac grand am se and how to change it.

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  • mamad0715 Mar 06, 2009

    still not sure . the owners manul does not show any dip stick to check the fluid in the 1999 pontiac grand am se.we were told there was not one. but there has to be a way to check it your self.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    i am haveing the same problem and the dealer said that there was a plug on it to check it and if it ran out then it was full but i can not find the plug

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    if the check plug is on the side of trans how do you add fluid

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I assume you mean an automatic transmission. The dipstick should be to the right rear of the engine compartment (facing the car). There should be directions on how to check the fluid level stamped on the dipstick. To change the filter and fluid, you need a large drain pan and a pair of ramps. Start loosening the drain pan bolts, loosening more on the lower side of the pan. As the gasket starts to come loose the fluid should start poring out. Once you have the pan off, examine the pan and look for large bits of metal or chunks of clutch in the bottom of the pan (sooty looking deposits are normal), clean the pan, clean off the gasket surface, install the new filter, put the new gasket on the pan and start inserting the bolts through the pan lip and gasket. Put the pan back in place and start all of the bolts. Tighten all until they are finger tight, make sure the gasket has not shifted, then start tightening with a wrench. Fill the transmission with the recommended fluid (probably Dexron III or Mercon) and check the level. Do not overfill as the transmission will not shift properly.

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  • Fahr Quad Mar 06, 2009

    Mamad,
    After reading your response, I did a little on-line research and found the answer at "http://wikianswers.com/Q/How_do_you_check_the_transmission_fluid_on _a_1999_Pontiac_Grand_Am_Gt". Apparently there is no dipstick. You are supposed to check the fluid level from a small fill plug that can be seen from under the car. Sorry about giving you a generic answer, but I have not heard of such a ridiculous arrangement before. I guess GM was trying to keep Mr. Goodwrench in business. Good luck!!
    --Penomik



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