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Transmission draing plug on 5spd 2002 sunfire 2.2L

Where can i find the draing plug to change my fluid in my 5spd transmisson in my 2002 sunfire 2.2L 2200

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Check on the passenger side. you will have to remove the front wheel & fender wall. it should be on the side of the tranny.

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I assume this is an automatic transmission, you didn't say.
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.
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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.
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