Question about Oldsmobile Cars & Trucks
I assume you meant flush, not brush? I would not flush the transmission on one that old, unless you have a specific problem and were advised by a mechanic or tech to get a flush, to see if it would remedy the problem. It would be better to do a drain and transmission filter replacement, then put the pan back on, refill the tranny- about 6 quarts will drain-and then run the car, see if that helps. You have replaced about half the fluid with a drain and refill, if you do it a second time (drain and refill), then you have replaced the majority of your fluid. Only about 20 to 30% of the fluid is the remaining old fluid, most of it is new fluid.
I would do this before considering a flush. Flushing can dislodge long- standing gunk or particles that weren't a problem, and they may wind up clogging the valve body or pump, instead of getting flushed completely away.
Another advantage to the drain and refill, the first time you drop the pan to drain the fluid, now is your chance to look very close at the amount of metal shavings in the bottom of the pan. The more severe wear your transmission has, the more metal shavings will be collected there. If it is free of metal shavings, the transmission is probably very good.
Posted on May 01, 2015
Get a dipstick at a junk yard,you get water in there without it,should take 12 quarts
Posted on May 01, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 olds alero
There is not your typical dipstick but underneath the hood about half way to the fire wall is where you put it in. If you unscrew the cap and fluid drips off if it does not you need more.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
Your Alero does not have a transmission dip stick. You do not need to check it unless it starts leaking.
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Posted on Apr 02, 2009
SOURCE: transmission dipstick
Your car has a sealed transmission, no dipstick, the fluid is checked with an electronic scan tool when it is at the proper temperature through an access port on top of trans. The reason they do this is to keep owners from overfilling the trans, very common problem and can ruin the transmission.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
2004 Aleros with auto trans DO NOT have a dipstick under the hood. They do have a filler cap, located on the driver side, look straight down under the edge of the exhaust crossover, black cap with a gear on it. According to the Manuf. the AUTOMATIC Transmission (should not need to be checked unless there is a leak) has a plug in the side just like the manual transmission. You remove the plug in the side and fill thru the top until fluid runs out the side hole. Replace the plug and the fill cap when done.
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
Check out this video it's a pretty good description of how to fix it.
Posted on Feb 12, 2011
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