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Were do i put transmission fluid in the tranny 1997 cadi catera

Were do i put transmission fluid in the tranny with out going to a shop and what oil do i use for a 1997 cadi catera

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Your Catera has a sealed for life transmission so therefore on one of these models there is no dipstick and you cannot check the fluid level yourself. The dealer can check the level but that is only necessary if you have a leak. Use a premium grade oil and a quality filter such as AC/Delco, Wix, Purolator, or Bosch. The correct weight oil is listed in your owner's manual and possibly on the oil fill cap or dipstick.

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YOU USE DEXRON 3 MERCON TRANSMISSION FLUID.LOOK ON TOP ENGINE LOOK FOR RED OR BLACK A DIP STICK IN A 5/8 FILLER TUBE THAT RUN DOWN INTO TRANSMISSION.THAT WHERE YOU PUT YOUR TRANSMISSION FLUID.

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