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How to check automatic transaxle fluid level and add fluid

Where do you check the fluid level on a 2003 Oldsmobile alero with the automatic transaxle? And where do you add transmission fluid?

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SOURCE: landcruiser auto transmission,,how to check fluid level

when you open your hood look in the back of the motor on the left side.. you should see a stick with a circle on the end of it for your finger have you vehicle running warmed up that means let it run for 10 or 15 min. and then pull the stick out.. wipe it off real good. stick it back in all the way.. pull it back out and hold it horizontally and check it.. it's sometimes hard to read because it has bubbles on it.. try it a couple of times to get an accurate reading good-luck ray

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: how to add or check transmission oil

this t-bird has a 5r55s trans. it does not have a dipstick.
it has a "standpipe" type leveling system.
to check fluid level the tranmission has to be within 80-120 degree f.
take the plug out of the center of the fitting located on the bottom of the trans pan. it is a torx 30.
running in park the fluid should drip slower than a coffee pot.
to add you need a npt thread fitting the same as the little plug you removed. and attach a bottle of mercon5 and hose to it. squeeze the bottle to add fluid
then recheck it by letting it drain out to a fast dribble. then install the little plug back in.ead6e26.gif remember 80-120 degree fluid temp.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I dont know where to

You do not say whether it is an automatic or standard ,and also is it a 4 or 6 cylinder????. If it is a 6 cylinder with autpmatic there is no dipstick,only a RED cap on the drivers side of the engine.It is a little hard to see but if you look straight down under where the air tube is that comes from the air box it is there.It is a little tricky to get to but it just unscrews and the fluid shoud be to the top. Get a flashlight and check. Normally these will not loose fluid unless there is a leak.You will need a funnel with a long hose to put fluid in,and make sure the fluid is for a GM ONLY.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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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.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: how to check and fill 2.4L transaxle fluid on a 2001 Olds Alero

underneath the car there will be a small check plug use a 11mm wrench. it will be on the transmission just to the rear of the oil drain plug on the side of the trans check it while the car is running. pull the plug, if fluid comes out then its full if not the fill is on the driver side usually a red cap on top of the trans

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2004 olds alero transmission fluid how much to fill up

fill it to just above the low level , check it while it is running, (in park) ;-) on a level surface. drive it around the block to warm up the trans, check it again, if it is still low then add some to the full line, check again while running. (don't add fluid when running) it should stay at the full mark at this point.

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Transmission fluid level 1999 alero

What do you need to know?If your car is a automatic transmission,then start and let warm up and put in park and check while running,if low,turn off and add,then start and check,use funnel at dipstick hole.If manual transmission,there's a plug on side of transmission,remove plug and see if you can see fluid,put finger in to feel,to add,get a turkey baster,dollar store has them,fill till it comes out.The drain plug is under transmission.

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Just got 1996 chevy cavalier. Where do you add transmission fluid?

the transmission fluid goes down the dip stick hole ,either use a small funnel or special tranny fluid refill top up bottle

Feb 04, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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How to check trasmission fluid no dipstick just a red cap

4T40E Automatic Transaxle CAUTION
Removal of the fluid level screw when the transaxle fluid is hot may cause injury. Use care to avoid contact of the transaxle fluid to exhaust pipe. The fluid level screw is intended to be used for diagnosing a transaxle fluid leak or resetting the transaxle fluid level after service that involves a loss of fluid.
  1. The fluid level should be checked when the transaxle is near room temperature or at 104°F (40°C). To acquire this, left the car idle for 3-5 minutes with all of the accessories off. Fig. 5: Location of the fluid level screw and the fill/vent cap needed to check the fluid for the 4T40E automatic transaxle 87951085.gif

  2. Apply the brake, then move the gear shift selector through all gear ranges, pausing three seconds in each range. Shift the lever into P.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Place a suitable drain pan under the check plug to catch any fluid that may drip out.
  5. Remove the oil check plug. The oil level should be at the bottom of the oil check hole. Because the transaxle operates correctly over a range of fluid levels, fluid may or may not drain out of the screw hole when the screw is removed.
  6. If fluid drains through the screw hole, the transaxle may have been overfilled. When fluid stops draining, then fluid level is correct and the check plug may be installed. If fluid does not drain through the screw hole, the transaxle fluid may have been low. Add fluid at the vent cap location in 1 pint increments until the oil level is at the bottom of the oil check hole.
  7. Install the oil check plug/fluid level screw and tighten to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
  8. Carefully lower the vehicle.
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Jan 21, 2011 | 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

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Just looking to add more transmissioin fluid.. not sure where

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. 89531p07.jpg
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  • Oct 27, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Blazer

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    Where is the dipstick to check the transmission fluid?

    LEVEL CHECK Check the automatic transaxle fluid level at least every 15,000 miles or 12 months. The dipstick can be found on the left (driver) side of the engine compartment. The fluid level should be checked only when the transaxle is hot (normal operating temperature). The transaxle is considered hot after about 20 miles of highway driving.
    1. Start the engine, set the parking brake, and put the transaxle selector lever in the P position.
    2. Move the selector lever through all the positions and return to the PARK position. DO NOT TURN OFF THE ENGINE DURING THE FLUID LEVEL CHECK.
    3. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and then reinsert it firmly. Be sure that it has been pushed all the way in. Remove the dipstick again and check the fluid level while holding it horizontally. With the engine running, the fluid level should be in the cross-hatched area.
    4. If the fluid level is below the crosshatched area (engine hot), add MERCON® III automatic transaxle fluid through the dipstick tube. This is easily done with the aid of a funnel. Check the level often as you are filling the transaxle. Be extremely careful not to overfill it. Overfilling will cause slippage, seal damage and overheating. Approximately 1 pint of ATF will raise the fluid level into the cross-hatched area. The fluid on the dipstick should always be a bright red color. If it is discolored (brown or black), or smells burnt, serious transaxle troubles, probably due to overheating, should be suspected. A qualified technician should inspect the transaxle to determine the cause of the burnt fluid. Fig. 1: Automatic Transmission dipstick location - Continentals 93141p13.jpg
      Fig. 2: The dipstick is easy to read and well marked. Do not add if level is in the crosshatch area 93141p12.jpg
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    Sep 18, 2010 | 1996 Lincoln Town Car

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    1. Park vehicle on level surface.
    2. Set parking brake and chock wheels.
    3. Warm up engine. NOTE: Allow automatic transmission fluid to reach 140-158 degrees F (60-70 degrees C).
    4. Move shift selector from "P" to "1" and then back to "P".
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    Aug 01, 2010 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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    Can't find dip stick for tranny i am not that smart when it comes to cars

    its a pain and you can't without a hoist
    look at the pic below
    with the trans hot you pull the oil check plug and if fluid comes out your fluid level is good... otherwise add fluid


    Jun 07, 2010 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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    How do i find a trans stick on a 2003 oldsmobile alero?

    cant help with this one because i have never seen one here in spain,but look for engine oil dipstick first then the auto is often close by ,but some cars dont have one its done from underneath

    Mar 16, 2009 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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