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For this year Grand Am GT you will want to use Dex III fluid (ONLY) If you use any other fluid you will be spending some money and time in a transmission repair shop. I hope this information was helpful
This year of Pontiac uses a sealed transmission, so there is no transmission dipstick, why GM choose to do this is beyond me. To check the fluid level you will find a fill pug under the car on the axle shaft output housing, remove the plug just above the transmission pan, with a hot transmission (at least 185F) you should be able to touch the fluid with your pinky.
Pretty likely the unit has internal sealing problems. Make sure the fluid is full (if no dipstick, you have a sight plug on the housing near the right axle on housing that needs to be opened and filling is done by putting fluid into the top fill plug 'till it begins to run form plug hole) If full, have a shop check it out...seals should not be replaced by themselves, job requires a "soft parts" overhaul.
Set the parking brake and put a block on at least one wheel. Pop the hood and find the Transmission dipstick. Start the engine and shift the gear shift into neutral. Pull the dipstick, wipe it with a clean rag, put it back in, pull it out and read it.
Take the transmission fluid dipstick out of the tube in the engine compartment and using a funnel that fits nicely into the tube, pour in the correct amount of transmission fluid. Remember too that unlike engine oil, transmission fluid is to be measured when hot and engine is running.
Easy....you have to get under the car and remove the filler plug ABOVE the drain plug. You fill it till it comes out of that hole. You have what is called a closed cased transmission. Filling your transmission is very similar to filling a rear differential case.