Question about 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

How can i check my trany fluid - 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 17 Answers

Unfortunately if this is a 3.1 v6 it has no dip stick. Another one of GM's famous trouble free mistakes. Located on the drivers side of the vehicle underneath the master cylinder you will find a red cap. That is the tranny filler access point, but it has no gauge to check the level. Take it to a shop to have changed.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

Testimonial: "thankyou for your honest opinion and info"


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why wont my 700r4 transmission shift into 3 or 4 gear? it shifts fine from one and two.

I would start by checking the fluid level and it wouldn't hurt to change the trany filter in the trany pan. You can get thoughs kits at the auto parts store. Make sure you buy enough fluid to fill the trany after filter replacement.

May 03, 2014 | 1985 Chevrolet Chevy

1 Answer

I was asked by my boss, if i knew how to add transmission oil to his 01 ls lincon

For a 2002 Ls, checking the trany fluid must be done on a lift, theres a level checking and also adding plug on the bottom of the trany, even to add fluid you will need a pump to pump fluid into bottom of the trany pan, theres no dip stick on these cars, and car must be level. you can try doing this on the ground , you will see the plug on the trany pan, you remove the allen screw, size 3/16 allen key, and fluid should drain out, you should see a stream and that means its full, heres a few diagrams of the trany check plug, good day,johnjohn2_121.gifjohnjohn2_122.gifjohnjohn2_123.gif

Apr 13, 2011 | 2002 Lincoln LS

1 Answer

I have a 97 Honda Passport,how do u check the transmission fluid?

Okay, this truck doesnt have a normal dip stick to check the fluid in trany,to check the trany fluid level engine must be warm and parked on level ground, being on level ground is important!, next start engine and move slector through all gears and ending in park, put ebrake on and let engine idle, then remove the check plug from the bottom of trany pan, note theres a drain plug and the level plug heres a diagram to help you locate the right plug, remove the plug with engine idling and the fluid should leak out, the fluid will stop when level is correct if the plug is removed and no fluid leaks out then add some until it drips out level hole.johnjohn2_50.gif

Dec 25, 2010 | Honda Passport Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Vw jetta 98 revs shoots up after driving for a few kms

You will need to have the trany checked it may be low on fluid, theres a way of checking the fluid, i would have a job check it or if it a standard shift then the clutch may be slipping and need to be replaced but if its automatic trany then i would have the fluid checked i have run into this problem a few times and it was due to a leak a small leak in the trany oil and when the fluid got low the trany would slip and in some cases not shift or move. hope this is helpful, good luck.

Dec 12, 2010 | 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Check transmission light on, overdrive light flashing . 2000 windstar, 90,000 miles

Check the trany fluid,Check it whith engine running and warm. You may need to replace the trany filter and fluid.

Apr 10, 2010 | 2001 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

When I hit the gas, my engines hesitates and the rpms go up, btu I dont move, is this a bad trains?

Could be, how is the trani fluid level and color? Trani fluid should be changed every 20k miles. Was the trani fluid serviced recently, if so can you verify that the correct trani fluid type was used?

Nov 12, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Where to put gear box fluid in a ford mondeo 2002 automatic it takes a long time to change gear

The automatic transmission fluid goes in the same place where the Trani dipstick is.. It is called the filler tube.. Just use a funnel..

When checking the fluid - have the engine running in park..
Trani fluid is measured in pints not quarts on the dipstick..

The shifting problem might not be from low Trani fluid.. It could be caused by other things..

IF the fluid is low - that could cause the trani to slip and cause internal damage..

Good luck..

Sep 08, 2009 | Ford F Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

95 olds cutlass ciera 3.1 v6 torque contverter lock up (or seems to be rpm increases) disengages on highway speed what is the cause or defects that you may know?

Could be TCC lock-up switch faulty. Trany pump might be going out. New torque converter? If you have put a new converter on an old unrebuit trany the old cruddy fluid will contaminate the new converter and could cause pump failure. This can happen vise- versa too. New trany with an old converter will wreck the new trany with left over old trany fluid. Check to see if there any codes being set. A local parts store can check. Call you local dealer to see if it is a known issue or recall.

Aug 13, 2009 | 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

1 Answer


Its slipping ? Like the engine rpms go up and no go ?
Check the trani fluid - while the car is running in park..
Trani fluid is messured in pints on the dipstick - not quarts.. Be careful not to over fill..
Note; If trani is low on fluid to long and slipping to long - it is causing damage..

Hope this helps !!
Rate me good ;o)

Jul 13, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

Where is the oil pan on a 99 rodeo? i went to change the oil and im not sure but it really looked like transmission fluid when i dropped it

If the fluid was redish - you probably drained the trani fluid.. Trani fluid has to be checked while the engine is running & is messured in pints (not quarts) on the dipstick..
The oil pan is locaed close to center bottom of the engine.. The trani pan is either to one side of the oil pan or behind it tward the back & is flatter looking in shape - than the oil pan..

Jul 08, 2009 | 1999 Isuzu Rodeo

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Chevrolet Malibu Logo

Related Topics:

146 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8514 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides