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How to check and fill 2.4L transaxle fluid on a 2001 Olds Alero

How to check and fill 2.4L transaxle fluid

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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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  • This care does not have a dipstick but can easily be checked at home.

  1. 1. Warm the car up to running temperature.
  2. 2. Park it on a level surface.
  3. 3. Leave the car running and set the emergency /parking brake. Also set bricks in front and behind the wheels.
  4. 4. Look on the passenger side of the transmission (underneath the car)
  5. 5. You will see a 10mm bolt a little bit inward from the right axle on the transmission itself.
  6. 6. Have a drain pan ready and pull that bolt.
  7. 7. If fluid comes out it is full.
  8. 8. If no fluid comes out then add ATF III in the fill port on top of the transmission until the fluid just barely seeps out of that hole you removed the bolt from.
  9. 9. This port is on top of the transmission (under the hood) and is usually red or black in color.
  10. 10. The transmission is now full and ready to go.
  • Hope this helps.

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