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How do you check the fluid level on 2005 cobalt transmission(automatic)
Posted by Anonymous on
Cobalt has a front engine front wheel drive layout. The transaxle has a dip stick that can be accessed from by opening the hood. The dip stick has markings on it indicating full/half//low oil level.
Posted on Jul 12, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a plug located where the right side axle shaft enters the transmission it is above the pan. To check the fluid level of the transmission the engine must be at operating temp and the vehicle must be level. The must be running and the transmission in park, the plug is then removed and if transmission fluid starts dripping/leaking out it is full. If not transmission fluid should be added till fluid starts leaking from the plug hole, then just reinsert the plug and tighten. Generally this is done with the vehicle on a lift in order to access the plug, you might be able to do this if you have enough room to access the plug remember the vehicle must be level.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
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There should be a drain screw on the bottom of the pan, drain the pan it is recommended that you change the filter also, you have to unbolt the pan and lower it to change the filter. bolt the pan back up and fill the transmission back up. i hope that helps you out.
To add the transmission fluid you pull your oil cap remove the cover as if you were going to change the oil filter on the same side as the oil filter or the drivers side their is a cap that has a gear on it look down past the hoses and you will see the black cap you will need a long neck funnel and only use the dex III you will need to find out how much fluid the transmission hold hopes this helps you.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
oh the side of your transmission, above the halfway point, there will be a plug that you can open. (don't open the plug on the bottom of the transmission as that's the drain plug). When you open the plug, some fluid should leak out meaning it's at the right level. If nothing leaks out, pour some fluid in until it starts to run out and then replace the plug.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
The transmission is sealed. It is intended the fluidis to never need to be checked or changed. The dealer has a probe to check this function.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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