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Can't find transmission fluid chamber for 2003 1.8 Passat

I want to make sure it has the right level but can't find the measuring device!
Thanks for your help,

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  • darkjp Jun 09, 2008

    Thanx, yep...they told me it does'nt have one.



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Its is either on the driver side of the transmission way down low or it doesnt have one some are non servicable except through the dealer

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