Question about Cadillac CTS
I am guessing that you are looking all over the engine compartment, and you just can't find that darn trans dipstick. This may be because your car doesn't have one. The automobile companies that make those fancy expensive cars don't want the owners fiddling with fluid levels on these cars. What they've done on your car and many others is create a fluid level check that is at your trans drain plug. Your big plug has a smaller plug screwed into it's center. If you remove the smaller plug and a drop of oil comes out ,you are good. If no oil comes out you will need to fill. There is a fill plug somewhere on side of transmission. Please don't take this info 100% for your CTS because unless I see I am guessing. To be on the safe side I would go to a good repair shop to have your trans fluid checked correctly. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.
Posted on Nov 16, 2014
I have a 2009 CTS4. There is no trans dipstick. There is a check plug on the bottom of the transmission. Yes the bottom. Looks like a drain plug, but it isn't. Basically, with the car running, remove the plug. If more than a thimble of fluid comes out, it's full. If very little comes out... you might be low. Might. Yes it doesn't make any sense. This comes from the same people that have trouble with ignition switches for years and years.
The rubber fill plug is located on the passenger side of the transmission, just above the front of the transmission oil pan. It is removed by puling straight up. If you have an AWD CTS, it is almost impossible to get to because of the drive shaft. If you get the plug out, it's even crazier to get the oil in.
Take it to a dealer and trade-in on a Ford.
Posted on Jan 18, 2015
Have you checked the level anyway in the correct way or are you filling from zero? If zero then it has to be done through the dipstick tube for the trans. Use a small funnel. Check the manual to ensure correct volume and level. You may need to run it through the gears while stationary to ensure full fluid distribution and then recheck while idling.
Posted on Nov 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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