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1997 Isuzu Rodeo- What tool/pump is needed to add trans fluid

1997 Isuzu Rodeo- What tool/pump is needed to add transmission fluid through the "fill" plug in the transmission? The transmission was slipping, replaced a leaking line, now it only slips around sharp curves/turns, or accelerating from a stop on uphill slope. Any suggestions of tools or other things to check is appreciated!

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  • mianomore Jul 12, 2010

    It's a V6 3.2....the fill plug is on the side of the transmission, we tried a funnel- mostly just ran to the floor, but it's not full....thought there might be a special tool to make it easier.....



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What size engine?

Usually you just fill with a funnel, unless it is at an awkward position.

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    Duane Wong Jul 12, 2010

    Yes, use a funnel with a flexible plastic or rubber tube jammed on the end. Get the tubing from your local auto parts store that will fit your funnel.



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