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Where is bolt head plug for the transmission on a 2001 chevy malibu
Most transmissions don't have a plug. Get a lart pan. I use a large plastic tub from the department store. loosen the pan bolts and let the fluid drain into the tub. then remove the pan.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Actually your car has no transmission dipstick...
There is a red fill cap on the transmission bell housing under the brake master cylinder. You'll have to look real hard to see it. There is also a bolt on the passenger side of the transmission that you remove to check the level.
You have to fill the oil from the fill cap until it runs out of the bolt hole. Don't ask me why GM did this on a lot of their cars...
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
there is no dipstick, this is a sealed transmission, GM did this to stop owners from overfilling the trans, the fluid level must be checked by the dealer with a scan tool.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
You have what is called a closed cased transmission. You have to crawl underneathe to get to the tranny and remove the upper bolt close to the side of the case (more towards the bottom of the transmission). When you fill it, you fill it till it starts to drip out of that hole.
Looking for a picture for you.
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
torque all at 44 ft. lbs. the first time then an additional 95 degrees on all the second time and thats it. you will need a degree wheel to do the torque the second time, thank you and let me know if i can help anymore help
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
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