Question about 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
You can buy a trans dip stick for the 2004 cavalier at Auto Zone for about 16.00
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Unfortunately there is no transmission dipstick fitted to the newer model
Cavalier autos. Apparently GM figured that the fluid level did not really need checking between major services. Big mistake.
There is a red fill cap on the drivers side on top of the transmission. The only way to check it at home is to jack up the car, making sure it is level, with a jack on each side of the car, and remove a small plug from the SIDE of the transmission (from under the car). It is approx. a 3/8" or a 7/16" size plug. When removed fluid will drain out if the transmission is overfilled. When there is no more fluid coming out, it is at it's proper level. If there is none coming out, then add more fluid until it comes out and levels off.
It will be easier to access if you also remove the left front wheel of the car.
I would NOT recommend doing this at home. It will be much easier and safer to take the car to the local mechanic and get the car up on the hoist where it is accessible and level. That way you can check properly and ensure the fluid is at the correct position with the vehicle in a fully level position.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
Some models do not have a dipstick. There is a plug in the back of the tranny that you pull. with the vehicle running in park and the fluid warm, the fluid should be level with the hole. It will drain out if there is to much. The fill is ontop, there is a red plug that is hand screwed in.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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