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My car has 65000+ miles on it and the transmission is slipping, I am trying to check the fluid but can't find the dip stick, can you help me?

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If i recall correctly this engine uses a sealed system, there is no dipstick only a fill plug underneath the engine. if that is the case you need to put your finger inside the hole like you would a transfer case on a rear wheel drive, and make sure the level is about even with the hole.

good luck with this.

P.S if your going to do this yourself make sure vehicle is level otherwise you will put too much or drain too much out when you open the plug

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: transmission dip stick

You have to buy one, can possibly get from wrecking yard but first make sure it is the same transmission by calling dealership and asking what years have the same trani.......must be the same because otherwise the length could be different and you would not get correct reading. But you really need one.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: When and How to check transmission fluid

if it is a manual transmission you have to check it from under the car by opening the fill plug. if fluid starts flowing out your full if not than you need to service it.

if it is an automatic it will be close to the firewall and hard to spot. but it is there. if you have 45,000 miles on it you should have the transmission serviced whether it is an automatic or manual.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: transmission slipping

the transmission doesn't have a dipstick, on the rh side(transmission side) the fill and drain plugs are located where the axle is inserted into the transmission usually the fill plug is opened with a 17mm wrench and the drain plug is opened with a 3/8 ratchet(fits perfectly into the square hole. and you fill it up until it runs out of the fill hole. you could consult your manual for the proper type. honda used to use motor oil 5w30, 10w30, but they have since replaced the use of those fluids with ther own manual trans fluid which is somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 us a quart(at least in my neighborhood) it holds like 2+1/2 qts us. the problem that you have sounds like a worn out clutch, which typically slips in the higher gears, also if your model has an egr valve that could cause the car to surge between 1400-2500 rpm which could feel like "slippage" usually the egr valves don't go bad but the control solonoids do.
i hope that this helps

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: SEEMS LIKE TRANSMISSION FLUID LOW.TRANSMISSION

noone852, Your procedure is sound but I will add one more point. The shift lever on most models of cars will need to be in the neutral position to get an accurate check on the dipstick.

Changing the filter is more messy than hard as there is not a drain plug on the transmission pan. Problems might be the undercarrige or parts of the frame that will block access to some of the bolts. If you can get to all of the bolts ok and decide to do this yourself you can loosen one side more than the other to catch the fluid in the likes of an oil drain pan.

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

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