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Is there a certain type of transmission fluid that I should use for my 2001 Olds Alero?

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Yes you use DEXRON VI or any other brand fluid meeting the same GM STANDARDS as DEXRON VI, Pennsoil makes a less expensive ATF that fills the bill.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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Where is the transmission dip stick on a 2003 olds alero


It doesn't have one. You have to remove a plug by the passengers side cv shaft and fill the trans with the engine running until fluid runs from the hole.

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How do you check transmission fluid on a 2001 alero


If this is the one without a dipstick and just a cap on the trannie, then it's tough. I believe the "proper" procedure is to do it by having the dealer measure trannie temperature under certain conditions.
For me, I just added a bit at a point when I had some slipping occurring.

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On the Olds Alero - where is the transmission dip stick?


This transmission has a fill cap. On the side of the trans near the bottom is a plug you remove to check the level; simular to a rear end or manual trans. The car needs to be running in park.

Apr 23, 2010 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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ATF Fluid Capacity for 2001 Alero


2001 OLDSMOBILE ALERO 3.4L 6-cyl Engine Code [E]
2001 OLDSMOBILE ALERO 2.4L 4-cyl Engine Code [T]

Automatic Transmission,4T45-E......AF6
Automatic Transmission,4T40-E......AF6
Use Low Viscosity ATF, Hight Viscosity ATF or additives create fluid retention which cause the servos, solenoids to seize up causing shifting problems.

CAPACITIES:
Automatic Transmission, 4T45-E Initial Fill..........6.5 liters
Automatic Transmission, 4T40-E Initial Fill..........6.5 liters
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
4 speed 4T45-E..........12.2 liters
4 speed 4T40-E..........12.2 liters


Good luck and hope this helps.

Dec 30, 2009 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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2001 Olds Alero will act **** when switching gears


My car does the same thing. I wondered that myself, I don't think that's what it is though, I don't think you have an issue with the transmission. Your car has TWO check engine lights, and with the Alero--if there is an issue with the transmission one of the lights will come on. I am not 100% positive of this, but I had a 1999 Bravada (Olds) and it did do that when I had a tranny issue.

I notice when I drive my 2001 Alero my right leg gets SORE from pushing the pedal so hard. I think it is age, not the transmission.

READ YOUR SERVICE MANUALS. I don't get why people ignore them, honestly they have a wealth of information in them...could have saved a lot of people lots of money when people started claiming their car wouldn't start when it was a security feature that is listed in the manual that came with the book.

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How to check and fill 2.4L transaxle fluid on a 2001 Olds Alero


underneath the car there will be a small check plug use a 11mm wrench. it will be on the transmission just to the rear of the oil drain plug on the side of the trans check it while the car is running. pull the plug, if fluid comes out then its full if not the fill is on the driver side usually a red cap on top of the trans

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Brown Transmission fluid


your transmission filter should be changed as well,it varys from place to place!

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I have a red fluid leaking from under the radiator in my 1999 olds alero. It.s toward the passenger side and its near where a couple metal lines go into the radiator. Is there transmission cooler lines and...


it sure sounds like it....and yes those metal lines are full of transmission fluid....they come from the tranny to cool the transmission fluid, and return it to the trans..

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