Check the outside temperature. Start the vehicle. Drive at a normal pace for 15 minutes if the outside temperature is above 50 degrees. If the outside temperature is below 50 degrees, drive for an addition 10 minutes.
Park the vehicle in a safe location on a level surface. Place the gear selector in the Park position. Apply the parking brake. Leave the engine running.
Place your foot on the brake pedal and apply pressure. Move the gear shift lever through each gear pausing 3-4 seconds at each location. Return the gear shift lever to the Park position.
Allow the engine to run at idle for 3-5 minutes. With the engine still running, pull back on the hood release lever located under the dash to the left of the driver’s side. Lift the hood to its fully opened position.
Locate the Automatic Transaxle fluid dipstick near the back of the engine. It will have a red loop handle. Grasp the red loop handle and pull the dipstick straight out.
Hello, a sidenote on how new your car is I would not worry about checking your transaxle fluid at the current time. You do the above following information to check your fluid and a good rule of thumb is to not work under a car while it's running. You can check the level by the old forefinger or pinky trick and if you can feel the fluid in the transaxle with your finger the level is fine. I would highly recommend however to check your fluid with your dipstick. If your vehicle does not have one you will have to run through the steps above and check the fluid with a mirror so you do not burn your fingers. I hopes this information solves your problem. Also a sidenote, dealerships have recalled your vehicle for a transaxle leak if yours is leaking do the check above and tighten the fill plug to a torque specification which can be found in a Haynes or Chilton Auto Repair Manual. If your vehicle is under warranty I would have your dealership correct this maintenance issue for you.
Wipe the dipstick clean with the rag or paper towel. Insert the dipstick back into the reservoir. Wait 3-5 seconds. Pull the dipstick straight out.
Observe both sides of the dipstick. Read the side with the lower level of fluid on the dipstick. If the fluid is in the crosshatched area the level is acceptable. Reinsert the dipstick into the reservoir and close the hood. If the level is below the crosshatched area, more fluid should be added to the automatic transaxle.
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On the passenger side. It's under the car. Look where the axle goes into the transmission. To the right of it is an 11 mm plug to remove. Start the car, let it warm up. The car has to be level. with the car running, Remove the plug, fluid should come out in a small stream or steady drip.
there is a 7/16 inch plug under the rt side axle on transmission. run engine until it reaches operating temp. remove plug (with engine running) fill transmission with dex 3 until it come out the plug hole.
YOUR TRANSMISSION DONT HAVE DIP STICK.IT HAS A VENT FILL CAP WHERE YOU POUR TRANSMISSION FLUID.YOUR VECHICLE HAS TO RAISED LEVEL WITH A FLOOR LIFT. WHILE ENGINE RUNNING A CHECK PLUG ON TRANSMISSION AXLE HOUSING TRANSMISSION.CHECK PLUG IS ABOVE THE OIL PAN DRAIN PLUG. YOU REMOVE CHECK PLUG WITH ENGINE RUNNING.IF NO DRIP ADD A PINT FLUID TO GET LEVEL RIGHT.IF YOU GET A SLOW DRIP FLUID LEVEL OKAY.IF FLUID POUR OUT CHECK PLUG HOLE TOO MUCH FLUID IN TRANSMISSION.THIS TYPE OF TRANSMISSION THE DEALERSHIP HAS TO CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID.
I think your transmission is a 4T45E which does not have a typical dipstick. Check underneath the vehicle on the transmission case above the oil pan on the passenger side of the vehicle and you will see a pipe thread plug. The transmission must be at operating temperature on a level surface and the engine running, you then remove the plug and add new fluid in the fill hole until it runs out the removed plug. You will obviously need a catch basin and do not re-insert plug until fluid has stopped overflowing. Do not turn off the engine during the process.
the dipstick is located behind the front transmission mount and its held in by a 12mm bolt. you may need to remove the transmission mount to check the fluid. the color of the dipstick is yellow, make sure the car is in park and fully warmed up to operating temerature and on a level surface before checking the fluid.
There is no dip stick on the transmission any longer. You will have to go under the car to check. You may want to go to your local instant oil change and have them check the level. If you feel you want to check it, here is a description of the location and process.
You will have to raise the vehicle and support with jack stands. Make certain the vehicle remains level while checking the fluid. Located just above the top sealing flange of the transmission oil pan you will find a threaded plug. Remove the plug and see if transmission fluid drips out of the hole. If so, the fluid level is correct. If not, remove the red fill cap on top of the transmission, driver side. Add fluid to the transmission until fluid dribbles out of hole. Replace and tighten the plug. Good luck. Regards, .
Be sure that transmission fluid temperature is at least 104° F (40° C). Models with 2.2L engine: To access check/fill plug: In the engine compartment, remove clamp from air hose behind cooling fan. Separate air tube from the hose and push the tube back towards the transaxle. Remove the clip holding the two power steering lines together. All Models: From underneath vehicle remove the transaxle check/fill plug with engine running. Fluid level should be even with hole. Add fluid as needed until fluid flows from hole. Replace check/fill plug and torque to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).