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Oil is driping from gear box only a little bit but warning lite is coming on when iam driving it .plus tried looking for bolt to beable to fill gear box fluild up

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Gearbox filler port is usually on the side of the trans about half way up. It only gets filled up to that point. The fitting looks like a plug and takes a 3/8 or 1/2 inch ratchet to open.

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