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How do you check transmission fluid on a 2001 alero

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If this is the one without a dipstick and just a cap on the trannie, then it's tough. I believe the "proper" procedure is to do it by having the dealer measure trannie temperature under certain conditions.
For me, I just added a bit at a point when I had some slipping occurring.

Posted on Sep 03, 2010


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2001 OLDSMOBILE ALERO 3.4L 6-cyl Engine Code [E]
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Hi, and no thats not true, all transmissions are sealed. hehe silly Mechanic.
Anyways, If that little red thingy there is a dipstick then yes you could reach it bc it was put there for a reason, for it to be checked.
Now you can pull it out and inspect eh fluid, but the car has to be warm and running and in park or nuetral. Then if it is low you can add little by little until the dipstick is at the required mark ( remeber to clean after each fill)

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