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2001 Alero Check Transmission Fluid

Ack, under the hood there is a red lid indicative of the transmission fluid thingy, however, I do not know how the heck to reach it. I can't. Someone at a GM dealership told me that it is sealed and that only a mechanic can get to the transmission.

Is this true? Why? Ahhhh!!

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Hi, and no thats not true, all transmissions are sealed. hehe silly Mechanic.
Anyways, If that little red thingy there is a dipstick then yes you could reach it bc it was put there for a reason, for it to be checked.
Now you can pull it out and inspect eh fluid, but the car has to be warm and running and in park or nuetral. Then if it is low you can add little by little until the dipstick is at the required mark ( remeber to clean after each fill)

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