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2004 Dodge Stratus coupe 2.4 L hard shifting on Manual Transaxle. How do I check fluid (Gear Oil) level?

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  • charliebaum Oct 04, 2009

    Fluid seems to be very "thin and runny", but coming out plug. What else might cause the hard shifting or not being able to get the transaxle to shift into any gear?

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There is a small pipe threaded plug on the drivers side of the tranny about half way up the body and aroun the rear center from front to rear. When removed,fluid should flow from the hole(providing the vehicle is level on all axises), if not, fill to top of the hole with new gearoil or tranny fluid whichever is specified in your manual. Thank you, Dana

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

Testimonial: "Thank you for the info. I thought that was the plug used to check the fluid level, but wasn't sure, since the ownwer's manual just says to check it."

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