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I have a 3.1 engine. there is no transmission

I have a 3.1 engine. there is no transmission dipstick. how do i check fluid level?

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You don't say if it is an automatic or a manual transmission but in any case check underneath the vehicle & you may find a oil level/filler plug somewhere on the side of the transmission....hope this helps.....cheers

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