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Hi there;
You are asking about your automatic transmission fluid level?
If it is an automatic you should find you transmission dipstick down a bit beside the brake fluid resivoir on the engine side of the brake fluid if it is a escort ZX2. If it is Not a ZX2 you should find the dipstick in front of the brake fluid resivior down closer to the transaxle. & I'm sure you know but it's worth noting, make sure the engine is running, the fluid is at operating temprature, & you move the gear shifter through all the gears & end in park before checking the level.

Good luck, Hope this helps.
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Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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hi there i prosume its an auto if so there are 3 plugs at the rear of the box by the bell housing in a row going up you have to access them from underneath and dont forget its a special fluid,

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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.

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Absolutely if it is an automatic transmission. You do need to use the right type for your product. If you do not change oil yourself, the lube shop should check the trans with each oil change while they do the rest of the work.

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Yes, remove the inner plug. Did you service it or are you just wanting to check the level?

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How do I check the transmission fluid in my 2001 cadillac catera


There is no dipstick on the 01 Catera or any Catera for that matter (97 to 01) also same transmission used on 3 series BMWs.

I have 2 - 2001 Cateras....no....dip...stick.

It's a sealed transmission. There are fluid drain plugs, one at side of the tranny and one at the bottom. Jack the car up from the front on a level surface. Place a hose to a funnel and remove the top filler access plug (the side one). Insert the hose here and fill the funnel until fluid leaks out the side hole (make sure you have a catch pan). Then drop the car and let the excess fluid level out from the fill hole. Raise the car again and wipe away the excess fluid and re-install the filler plug.

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Were do i put transmission fluid in the tranny 1997 cadi catera


Your Catera has a sealed for life transmission so therefore on one of these models there is no dipstick and you cannot check the fluid level yourself. The dealer can check the level but that is only necessary if you have a leak. Use a premium grade oil and a quality filter such as AC/Delco, Wix, Purolator, or Bosch. The correct weight oil is listed in your owner's manual and possibly on the oil fill cap or dipstick.

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We have a 2000 Cadillac Catera the Radiator has


Is it Oil,or Automatic transmission fluid?
I've changed several Catera Radiator's because the transmission cooler cracked inside of them!!
Better check the transmission fluid for engine coolant too,Coolant in the Automatic Transmission will kill it purdy Quick!

Mar 10, 2010 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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I just got a 1998 cadillac catera and i been trying to figure it out where iwhs the transmision in this car cause i have to put some oil on it. but i can find it. i would like to know exactly where is it.


The transmission in your 1998 Cadillac Catera is a "sealed unit". Under normal use, it does not require service to the transmission filter/fliud.
If you insist on checking/changing the fluid, there is a fill plug at the side of the transmission that will help you determine the fill level of the transmission.
You warm the transmission to operating temp, and remove that plug with the engine running, then on top of the transmission on the driver's side of the vehicle, there is a red plastic cap you remove. Insert a funnel, and slowly add fluid, watching until it begins to dribble out of the check hole under the car. Reinsert the check plug, then cap the transmission again.
Recommended fluid type is Dexron-VI.

Dec 02, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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Where is the transmission stick for the 98 catera?


There isnt one. It only has a filler hole on the tranny itself. It is a sealed unit. Your Cadillac, like many newer vehicles, does not have one.
Instead, there is a fluid levelinspection port, that in your case, is in the oil pan of the transmission. To correctly check the fluid level requires the engine to be running with the transmission at operating temperature, about a 15 mile drive. In addition, the vehicle has to be level.
You can jack the vehicle up evenly on both ends, but a lift is the preferred way. The fluid should be even with the bottom of the threaded opening the transmission pan when the plug is removed.
A quart of tranny fluid with a screw on nozzle will help you add fluid as needed until it slightly flows back out of the threaded plug hole.
Recheck the plug for any leaking of tranny fluid once you have completed adding fluid and reinstalled the inspection plug.

Oct 20, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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Dip stick tube?


You might as well stop looking for a transmission fluid dipstick. Your Cadillac,like many newer vehicles, does not have one. Instead, there is a fluid levelinspection port, that in your case, is in the oil pan of the transmission. To correctly check the fluid level requires the engine to be running with the transmission at operating temperature, about a 15 mile drive. In addition, the vehicle has to be level. You can jack the vehicle up evenly on both ends, but a lift is the preferred way. The fluid should be even with the bottom of the threaded openingin the transmission pan when the plug is removed. A quart of tranny fluid with a screw on nozzle will help you add fluid as needed until it slightly flows back out of the threaded plug hole. Recheck the plug for any leaking of tranny fluid once you have completed adding fluid and reinstalled the inspection plug.

Apr 29, 2009 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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I did a transmission oil change, how do i put oil back inside the transmission


I haven't changed the fluid in a Catera, but all the auto trans cars I have, it's added through the dip stick tube.

Apr 29, 2009 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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I have a 1997 Cadillac Catera that is having shifting problems. It slips between first and second gear when I accelerate hard. The light on the dash has come on. It also chatters when in first and second...


It may help to change the transmission fluid and the filter. I'd definitely baby the tranny until you can figure out the problem.

Smell the transmission fluid for burnt smell and discoloration, it is a sign of trouble.

You may want to start shopping around for transmission shops.

Good luck!

Tim


Apr 19, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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seen this post on a diff site
There is no dipstick to check the transmission fluid on a 1998 Cadillac Catera. It can be checked by opening the fill plug on the side of the transmission.

Jul 08, 2008 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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Transmission


Had the same problem a few years ago. It has to be taken in to a shop for trans fluid to be put in.

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