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I'm trying to check for my manual transmission fluid in my 1997 Volkswagen Golf, and i'm not totally sure where the spot is to check for the fluid or what type of fluid to put in it, the book that came with the car, doesn't say anything on the manual transmission.

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  • garfield69 Jul 02, 2009

    Where would I find my speedo gear located on the manual transmission?

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    usually auto trans fluid is used. usually remove speedo gear to check level. check owner manual under specifications

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If you go to Autozone, they should be able to tell you what you need to know. Good luck.

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