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Be sure you have the correct dipstick
Engine should be running and warmed up
The trans can be a couple quarts low and still operate
You may still need more trans oil
You should check for evidence of leakage
Try and look under the car for dripping or wet areas
Being low on transmission fluid means there is a leak somewhere
If you don't see any evidence of leakage then make sure it is full and drive and monitor the oil level - i.e. check after each trip
You need to get an idea of how fast the leak is - you don't want to get stuck some where being too low on trans fluid
Does that help?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Like many new cars there is no dip stick, the fluid level can only be checked at the dealer with a scan tool to verify trans fluid temp before checking the level, does it leak?
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
In fact, you can. The large transmission pan has two plugs in the bottom. The higher one is a fill plug. The lower one is a drain plug. The proper procedure for checking the level is: A) Drive vehicle until transmission reaches operating temperature (go for a 30 min drive). B) Park vehicle and apply emergency brake, run gear selector through all gears (engine running, pausing 5 sec.'s in each gear) from Park, down, and back to Park (very important to be in park when checking level). C) Immediately remove the upper fill plug and check level with your finger, it should be just up to the hole, fill as necessary. NOTE: If more than a dribble of fluid drains out when you first open the fill plug then it was overfilled or the procedure was not followed. Use a catch pan under the hole just in case. Filling of the fluid is by means of a small pump and hose, commonly found at auto parts stores.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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
There is a plug located on top of the transmission under the brake master cylinder. It is held in place by a bolt on the side of the transmission near the firewall. Remove the bolt, then remove the plug. Fill it until the fluid comes out of the hole.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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