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Cannot find out where to put transmission fluid or how to check it!!

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  • Peter Sawall Oct 07, 2010

    Is this an auto or manual transmission?

  • Evan Roberts
    Evan Roberts Oct 15, 2010

    sorry, its an automatic!!!

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Here's a pic. Looking into the engine compartment, the transmission is on the left side. Down low there should be a yellow dipstick. To properly check it. Drive around a little bit...just long enough to get through all 4 gears. Then with the car running, pull up the stick and check the fluid level. Best to do when the engine is cold for obvious reasons. If you're worried about sticking your hand down there with the engine on, you'll need to make sure you check it within 1 minute of turning it off. However, if you need to add fluid, it's best done with the engine still running. Also, you'll need a long funnel unless you're really good at pouring fluids into small holes from long distances. :)

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Is it an automatic or stickshift(manual)transmission?

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