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How much transmission fluid in manual transmission

I replaced my drivers side cv shaft and I need to replace the oil that came out of the manual transmission...I see a transmission oil cap on top of the transmission but there is no dip stick....and the hole seems smaller at the bottom?????? How do I know how much fluid to put in for proper operation?? Thanks

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  • leeren2 May 23, 2009

    All my manual says it the kind of fluid(synchromesh) and I already knew that.....They say the fluid level does not have to be checked unless I see a fluid leak on the ground...then they say I need to bring it in the repair shop and have it fixed!!!!!How Lame ...

    Any other would have a suggestion?


  • leeren2 May 24, 2009

    ok....but I didn't drain the whole thing...I just need to know how to check and when is enough!!!!

  • leeren2 May 24, 2009

    no dip stick...it's a manual transmission....

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If you have owners manual look in it category is usually called specifications or capacities will tell you how much and what kind

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  • ben May 23, 2009

    you need 3.6 pints

  • ben May 24, 2009

    there is a dipstick its on the transaxle at the differential near the driver's side axle shaft. it has two marks add and max. add fluid till it's near the max. i'm sorry, didn't understand that you hadn't drained it. hope that helps.

  • ben May 25, 2009

    i looked your car up on an online research database called auto repair reference center that i can get to through my local public library. if your local library subscribes to it you might be able to use it too. it says "the fluid level in the manual transaxle should be checked every 12 months or 7500 miles, whichever comes first. the dipstick is located on the transaxle at the differential near the driver's side axle shaft". i suppose they could be wrong, but i have had good experiences with this site.

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