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Can not find where to check transmission fluid

Can not find dipstick to check transmission fluid in 98 chevy prism manual transmission.

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  • bolfms Jun 02, 2009

    The reason I ask is that I noticed a fluid leaking from by the transmission that is not oil. Thought the transmission fluid may be leaking and wanted to check it.

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    some cars don't have trans dip sticks anymore.

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That's because there isn't one, only automatics have a dipstick. Manuals have a fill port located on the side of the transmission if you loosen it and gear oil (not the same thing as automatic transmission fluid) drips out or is level with the hole it's full if not it needs more. Most oil change places will check it for a couple bucks, unless you have a lift it's not easy to get to.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

  • rjbeg123 Jun 02, 2009

    What color is the fluid? Put a piece of white paper towel under the drip and catch a clean drip to give me a little more to go on. More likely slave cylinder is leaking on transmission. Have someone pump the clutch while looking under there see if drips increase, post color of fluid observed. Tx

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