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Looking for assistance on how to check the transmission fluid without a dipstick.. something I can do at home..

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You can do at home, if you know the trans model, and find the proceedure on the internet,in many places.

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Coming home jimmy slowed down by itself to a stop. engine runs but it wont move in any gear


Did you look underneath for leaks ,check the dipstick?
Sounds like you are completely out of transmission fluid which does not sound good .
Adding SeaFoam probably didn't help either if it was already low or leaking ,never trust those supposed bottled leak sealers !
Hopefully you didn't drive it too far ,if you haven't I would have it towed home and fill it up with tranny fluid a quart at a time ,check it after the second bottle on the dipstick and after every one after until you see any improvement (all the while looking for leaks underneath !! ) Hopefully you haven't burned up your transmission.

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Transmission sensor


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you
First, check the transmission fluid level and condition. If you don't know how to do it, here is an illustration:
How to check the automatic fluid
With the engine idling and transmission in "Park" (some car may have different procedure, refer to the owner's manual) remove the automatic transmission dipstick and wipe it out with the clean lint-free cloth. Insert the dipstick back fully and then pull it out again. Check the fluid level; low level may indicate a transmission leak. Look at the fluid very closely. It helps if you drip the fluid onto a white paper to be able to see the fluid condition. The transmission fluid should be clean and transparent, without any metal filings or black flakes. The new fluid usually comes red. Over the time, it become more brownish, but it shouldn't be very dirty or black. Look at the image. Try to smell the transmission fluid; It should not have a burnt smell.
All this may seem difficult, but when you check few similar cars, you'll be able to see the difference. If the transmission fluid is too dirty or black, or smells burnt, it's better to avoid such a car.
Keep in mind, however, that some modern cars don't have the transmission dipstick and require special procedure performed in the auto repair shop to check the fluid level. In this case, the only way to check the transmission is on test drive. cc037824-574e-464e-b4e8-ab64c6eee062.jpg

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700r4 transmission problems


follow this steps and see the diagram attached.God bless you

First, check the transmission fluid level and condition. If you don't know how to do it, here is an illustration:
How to check the automatic fluid
With the engine idling and transmission in "Park" (some car may have different procedure, refer to the owner's manual) remove the automatic transmission dipstick and wipe it out with the clean lint-free cloth. Insert the dipstick back fully and then pull it out again. Check the fluid level; low level may indicate a transmission leak. Look at the fluid very closely. It helps if you drip the fluid onto a white paper to be able to see the fluid condition. The transmission fluid should be clean and transparent, without any metal filings or black flakes. The new fluid usually comes red. Over the time, it become more brownish, but it shouldn't be very dirty or black. Look at the image. Try to smell the transmission fluid; It should not have a burnt smell.
All this may seem difficult, but when you check few similar cars, you'll be able to see the difference. If the transmission fluid is too dirty or black, or smells burnt, it's better to avoid such a car.
Keep in mind, however, that some modern cars don't have the transmission dipstick and require special procedure performed in the auto repair shop to check the fluid level. In this case, the only way to check the transmission is on test drive. 68c27b4c-81ab-4513-9708-389569a89182.jpg

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Bought a used 2006 Toyota Corolla a few months back. Car has been working great until I noticed what I feel is a slight transmission slip. I checked what I think is the transmission fluid and it appears...


The transmission filler is located towards the driver side front of the transmission. Look for a tube with a red " T " on top of the tube. Check the fluid with the engine running, in park, at normal operating temperature. If you need fluid, add the type of fluid printed on the dipstick. Add the fluid thru the dipstick tube. Thanks for choosing FixYa for assistance.

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Transmission is shifting at a high rpm is there a synchronizer or something that may need repairing


You might be low on transmission fluid. A transmissions fluid acts like a lubricant and as a hydrualic fluid. When the fluid is low sometimes the vehicle needs to spin at a faster rpm to initiate the shift. Check both the level and color of the fluid. It should be red. It's alright if its a little dirty, as long as you can still tell your looking at a red liquid you should be alright. Transmission fluid is properly check with the car at idle in park or neutral while on a level surface. The dipstick location varies from car to car but looks similar to the oil dipstick.

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Where do I check the transmission fluid


Hi, follow the detailed instruction below on how to check the Transmission fluid on your Chevy Cavalier 2001.
  1. Turn the Cavalier on and put it in neutral. Make sure your hand brake is engaged to keep the car from moving while you work on it. Open your car's hood so that you have access to the engine.
  2. Look for your Cavalier's transmission dipstick. It should stick out from the body of the engine, and be clearly labelled as "transmission fluid." Refer to your Cavalier's owner's manual for a diagram of engine parts if you have trouble locating the dipstick.
  3. Pull the dipstick out and clean it off with a rag. Reinsert the dipstick and pull it out again. Check the end of the dipstick for your reading; the transmission level will be measured on the dipstick by labels like "low," "medium" and "high." If your dipstick has no fluid on it, it means that your Cavalier is almost out of transmission fluid and needs more. A low reading also indicates a need to add more fluid. If the fluid is low, add a bottle of transmission fluid, available for purchase at auto supply shops. Add fluid and repeat this process until your dipstick shows a reading of "high" or "full."

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How do you properly check the transmission fluid?


To check your automatic transmission fluid, look for a dipstick handle sticking out of your transmission. This is located toward the rear of an in-line engine on vehicles with rear-wheel drive as shown here:

emissionwiz_76.jpg If your vehicle has front-wheel drive, the transmission fluid dipstick is sticking out of the transaxle, as shown here.


emissionwiz_77.jpg To check your automatic transmission fluid, follow these steps:
  1. Pull out the dipstick.

    With the gearshift in Neutral or Park and the parking brake on, let your engine run. Be sure the engine is warm when you pull out the dipstick. (Don't turn off the engine.)

  2. Check the fluid.

    Dip the tip of your index finger into the fluid on the dipstick and rub the fluid between your finger and the tip of your thumb. The transmission fluid on the dipstick should be pinkish and almost clear. If it looks or smells burnt or has particles in it, have a mechanic drain and change the fluid.

  3. Wipe the dipstick with a clean, lint-free rag; then reinsert it and pull it out again.

    If the transmission fluid is clear but doesn't reach the "Full" line on the dipstick, use a funnel to pour just enough transmission fluid down the dipstick tube to reach the line. Don't overfill!

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Where is the dip stick to check the transmision fluid how do you check the transmision fluid?


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.

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I recently had a leak in my 2002 Grand Am SE 3.4L transmission due to a spot which wore a hole in the hose. Fliud leaked out at gas station and I drove it a mile home. My dad fixed the line and we dropped...


The manual says there is no dipstick. The transmission is a sealed unit, filled for life. It's really a bad design to not have a dipstick, because transmissions will weep a little fluid at times and it's a good idea to check the level once in a while. The Manual says that if it leaks fluid you have to repair or replace the transmission. Not a valid repair when the car has 160,000 miles and it's a pint low. There's a plug on the passenger side at the bottom of the transmission to check the level (with the engine running, so it needs to be on a lift) and there's a yellow filler plug hidden under the air cleaner on top of the transmission.

If you put in 5 quarts, it is either too much or too little. Both cases will cause the fluid to foam, causing jerky shifting. Mine was too low at 185,000 miles and it was banging shifts when hot.

By the way, that transmission needs about 9.8 quarts after a pan drop and filter change, so your 5 quarts is way too little.

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How to check transmission fluid level


Unfortunately you can not. Chevy put sealed transmissions on most of their cars starting in 2006. It would be out of luck if you got one without a sealed transmission. If you did, look behind the engine on the passenger side for a dipstick similar to your oil dipstick. If you dont see one, you will have to go to the dealership to have it checked.

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