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I have a 97 Grand AM SE. When put into reverse a grinding noise is heard. The car doesn't have to me moving. Was a half quart low on ATF. Filled it up to proper level it still has the noise. Any suggestions?

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Please check for the rings in the gear box

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Check the lever for putting the car in park/drive.
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There is a coolant level sensor located in the radiator on the engine side of the radiator. It has (1) single wire connecting to the sensor. There is a very high possibility the sensor has lost its calibration. The sensor is not very expensive. Allow the engine to go cold, don't want you to get burned. You will have to drain a small amount of fluid when you change the sensor It sounds like you have verified the fluid level in the radiator and it is good.
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The low pressure valve is down by the AC Compressor. It is part of the aluminum manifold that connects directly to the AC compressor. It is accessible from above, but easier to reach from under the car.

By the way, is there any particular reason why you want to recharge your AC system? If it isn't working, adding refrigerant will not necessarily fix the problem. If the refrigerant has all leaked out, you probably need to evacuate the system first.

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9 QUARTS??? Dude! that transmission barely holds 9 quarts when it is totally empty! You are going to destroy some stuff and have fluid everywhere!

The transmission fluid level must be checked from under the vehicle. It is easiest on a lift, but if you can get the car up on jack stands or something, that will work, as long as the car is LEVEL. To check the fluid level, start and run the engine for several minutes to get the oil hot. Then remove the check plug located just below and forward of the right drive axle. (See picture below) The fluid should be level with the edge of the hole (or just barely running out) when it is full. (This is checked with the engine RUNNING)

For the harsh engagement problem, I would recommend checking your motor mounts, NOT adding fluid.


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