Can't find where to put automatic transmission fluid
I have the owner's manual. the diagram shows a spot next to the battery where you add transmission fluid, but the my car doesn't look the same as their diagram. The car is shifting a little slow, so I would like to add a little fluid.
Re: Can't find where to put automatic transmission fluid
There are two areas where you can add fluid from the front of the vehicle, doesnt matter what kind of car it is, one is for checking the oil the other is for the transmission fluid, but before you add transmission fluid i recommend your flush out the old transmission fluid first so all the grimey old fluid is out and at the same time can notice if any bits of metal are floating around
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I assume you want to add transmission fluid. On most vehicles with automatic transmissions, you remove the transmission fluid dipstick and insert a funnel into the dipstick tube. Slowly pour the fluid into the funnel. Caution: do not overfill.
Follow the instructions in the owner's manual for checking the fluid level. Generally, it must be done with the engine running. If the fluid level has been very low, it is a good idea to shift the lever into each position (with the foot firmly on the brake and the engine idling), and let the fluid circulate for a few seconds before going to the next position. Shift into the gear recommended for measuring the fluid level, then check how much you need to add. On some older cars, you had to measure it in "Drive" - rather dangerous if your parking brake was not in good working order. Most newer cars now calibrate the fluid level for "Park."
In what vehicle? Some cars have a sealed system and you cannot add or even check automatic transmission fluid except when the vehicle is taken in for service. Your owners manual should provide this information for you.
Have a look at the automatic transmission fluid. Under the hood should be 2 long dipsticks, usually they have a colored plastic handle so you can see them more easily. You will need to identify them, perhaps ask a friend for help. One dipstick is for motor oil, the other for automatic transmission fluid. The automatic transmission fluid should be redish in color, that is a dye put in the fluid so you know it is not motor oil. Check that fluid, your owner's manual in the glove box will tell you whether to warm the eingine up first before you check it. If the fluid is low, add some with a long funnel, only add a pint at a time, and check it about 5 minutes after you add it. Repeat this until it shows full. Car parts stores sell quarts of automatic transmission fluid. If you pull the dipstick from the transmission and it is not low, and the fluid is clean (not black coloured), you may either have a transmission that has failed, or your brakes may be sticking ( like the emergency brake is on). Be blessed
No, you add fluid in the same hole the check stick is located. Remove teh dip stick and put funnel in teh hole and add fluid in the same location. if that is a manual transmission you will ahve to locate teh check hole on the side of the transmission, normally passenger side or rear of teh transmission and add fluid at that location. Since the lines connected to your radiator I assume you have an automatic since manual transmissions normally do not.
yes that is where you add CVT(continuously variable transmission fluid), I would check with the dealer before adding any regular ATF, make sure you have the right fluid before you ruin your transmission and are left with a hefty repair bill!!
Underhood Check-check for transmission fluid at the transmission case screwed in with a dipstick. Most GM vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions have such a dipstick.
Engine oil--Check the engine oil level.
Coolant--Check the radiator coolant level in the reservoir.
Battery-- Visually check battery cables and connections.
Automatic transmission--Check the fluid level.
Master cylinder--Check the fluid level.
Power Steering--Check the fluid level.
Windshield washer--Check the fluid level.
Belts & hoses--Visually check all belts and hoses for wear.
NOTE: In addition to the items listed above there are cases with some manufacturer's where odd components such as manual transmission/transaxles and front differentials many be equipped with a dipstick found underhood for fluid level check. If you are unsure of a dipstick on your vehicle, check with the owners manual.
Do you have your owners' manual? Check the diagram there to see where the dipstick for the tranny fluid is. You generally have to check the fluid when the engine is hot. You can sometimes get help withe these things at the big box auto stores like Advance Auto. I hope this helps! Ask them to show you how to add the fluid. You could also go to the oil change place and get them to show you that any other crucial check points on your auto.
1. A variety of fluids are used for different transmissions. Automatic transmissions use something called - shockingly - automatic transmission fluid. Manual transmissions use a variety of oils: regular motor oil, heavyweight hypoid gear oil or even automatic transmission fluid in some cases. Your owner’s manual will tell you what your transmission calls for. So, get to know what type of transmission fluid should be used for your vehicle. This information is contained in your owner’s manual - if not contact the manufacturer who should be able to tell you. 2. Park your car so that it is level on the ground and leave the gear in Park or Neutral position. Usually the ATF is checked at the idling engine but everything depends on your vehicle. Firstly read your owner?s manual carefully and if it requires the engine to be running, start the car up and wait for it to warm. 3. Locate the ATF dipstick. Usually it is a bit shorter than the engine oil dipstick. In some cases it will have a label on it, so your job will be made much easier! 4. Take the dipstick out. 5. Do the same once again in order to make sure the dipstick indication is true. 6. The color and smell of transmission fluid can also indicate potential problems. Wipe the fluid onto a white sheet of paper or kitchen towel. It is usually red, and should be transparent and clean in appearance and free of black bits or flakes. It may be more reddish-brown because of age but never should be dark or black or smell of burning. You may not be able to fix the car if the fluid shows some of these characteristics, so just seek professional advice. 7. Check the top of the dipstick and see if the fluid marking comes up to the ‘full’ line. Also check that you are looking at the warm reading - there should be one for ‘warm’ and one for ‘cold’. 8. You need to add some more fluid if it does not come to up to the ‘full’ line. Unlike engine oil, transmission oil doesn’t burn up. So if you’re low on transmission fluid, you almost certainly have a leak. Carefully look for leak and if you find it remove as soon as you can. In case it is left it can cause the expensive repair of transmission system. 9. To add the fluid, simply use a funnel to pour it into the system. Add the fluid slowly and keep checking the dipstick until it reaches the ‘full’ point. Remember, you’ll waste your time taking the ATF out again if you add it too much. 10. Wipe the dipstick when finish the work and make sure it is back in securely.
First, check your owner manual to see what type of transmission fluid your car requires. Raise your hood and locate your ATF dipstick. Make sure your fluid really is low. Do that by wiping your dipstick clean and reinserting it and pulling it back out. Check your marking level. If it is low it will show in the marking. If it is low insert a funnel and add no more than a pint of automatic transmission fluid. Reinsert your dipstick and check level again. To much/to little fluid can mess up your transmission. If not really sure take your vehicle in to be serviced