Question about 2002 Pontiac Grand Am
The transmission filter is in the transmission so your going to have to drop the transmission pan. The best thing your going to have to do is to bring it to a transmission shop or any GM dealer and have them service the transmission.
There is no dipstick on a 2002 Grand Am. You'll need to find a small plug on the passenger side of the transmission - look slightly behind the oil pan. Should need 11mm socket to take it out (it's obviously a plug - it doesn't look like it's holding anything together) If no fluid comes out, it's low. To add, you'll need to take off the airbox and find the red cap that either says 'trans fluid' or just has a picture of a gear.
What ever you do, do not do a transmission flush. It common for the transmission to fail shortly after the transmission flush has been performed.
If your going to attempt to service your transmission, you need to drop the transmission oil pan to remove and replace the transmission oil filter. Spray down the valve body with brake parts cleaner and then replace the oil filter that just slides back in place, make sure you remove the old O ring that holds the oil filter in place. Using the old O ring may result in the oil filter dropping from the valve body.
Once you have reinstalled everything, you can refill the transmission through the tube mentioned under the air box.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2010
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