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Where would I find the dipstick to check the transmission fluid

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Many of the VW vehicles have sealed transmissions, which are designed to retain fluid for the life of the vehicle. As such, there probably isn't a dipstick in your 1997 Golf.

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    Remove the automatic transmission dipstick from the tube


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    Check the transmission fluid level on the dipstick


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