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How many quarts of transmission fluid is in a 1999 Chevy Malibu?

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I have 103,000 miles on my 1999 Chevy Malibu. I have noticed some slipping. I had the transmission oil changed with a new filter and gasket. I didn't seem to solve the problem. Does the type of transmission oil have anything to do with it? Should the transmission be failing at this mileage?

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Between 4 and 6.

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Before you drain the fluid, make sure you have a suitable funnel(one of those long flexible tube types worked great for me) to get in past what is in the way. Be careful with the fill plug because you need to have your car level, jacking up the front end won't do it because then you have tilted the transmission and the fluid level is off. I used a lift to check after filling it and it took about another 1/8 quart, so if you fill 7 1/4 quarts you would have a healthy slight overfill and I wouldn't worry about checking it if you don't have a lift. The 13 quarts total is talking about the torque convertor being dry which as long as you don't start the car with no fluid in the there won't be a problem and 7 1/4 quarts would do it.

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12.9 Quarts of DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid

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