Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
Usually it has an it has a sensor to tell you when it is low.
The transmission plug can be reached down from the top of the engine forward of the brake fluid reservoir. Wear a pair of mechanics gloves, it's hot.
On the transmission itself, close to the back of the filter and pan, there is a check plug. This plug, when opened, should be filled to just overflowing.
1. Jack your vehicle up or raise it on a lift, but it needs to be level so the fluids are level as well.
2. Open the check plug on the transmission.
3. Start your engine and shift the transmission into neutral. The transmission fluid should be at the level of the opened check plug.
4. If the fluid is lower than the check plug, or no fluid drips out, fill the transmission fluid until it just seeps out.
There is no dipstick, but there is a cap to fill transmission fluid accessible from under the hood. It is located on the right side of the engine bay between the power steering pump and the intake box.
Don't wait until the sensor goes off to check/replace transmission fluid.
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
You do not need to check the fluid , the computer will let you know by means of the maintenance light if it is low.
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This will probably need done by Service center. They decided not to put a dipstick in the transmission, instead there is a small yellow plastic cap that I believe they need to check with an instrument.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
left hand side of the motor near the fire wall closest to the windshield look for a yellow handle it will be short and may be in a difficult location to see put just poke your head in there and look...
if this is a standard tranny there will be no way to check othr than opening up the filler hole on your tranny
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
2005 Chevy Malibu has a sealed transmission with no dipstick, so you can't check the transmission fluid level without getting underneath the car and looking at the transmission itself.
Locate the transmission. Look for a small plug with a hex bolt on the passenger side of the transmission, adjacent to the passenger side front tire.
Start the engine and let it warm up to regular operating temperature. Remove the hex bolt from the plug hole in the side of the transmission with a wrench or socket. If transmission fluid flows freely from the hole, the fluid level is correct. If it barely drips, or no fluid comes out, the transmission fluid level is low.
Posted on Oct 31, 2010
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