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Where do I ad transmission floid ta a cad catera

Where do I ad transmission floid ta a 1998 cad catera

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These transmissions are sealed units and do not have a dipstick..there is a plug on the side of the transmission underneath for service, but you don't add anything if you don't have a leak. I have a 1998 Catera.

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Im assuming it is a automatic trans. if so you add it in the dipstick tube, the same place you check it from.

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There is no dipstick to check the transmission fluid on a 1998 Cadillac Catera. It can be checked by opening the fill plug on the side of the transmission.

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