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Transmission fluid leaking on 2001 alero, what could be the cause 160,000 miles and how much to repair

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This problem if left unrepaired can cost you thousands of dollars.
Transmission fluid will typically be red in color,,and will leak from near the center of the underside of the car.
Take it into a repair center as soon as you can

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Windstar transmission is leaking fluid

I would have it de-greased thoroughly,make sure fluid is at correct level, then operate it for short drives at operating temperature,checking frequently for the first sign of a leak.Check the cooler lines and the vent, If it is running to hot or over full it will "blow" excess out vent.Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Transmission fluid,power steering fluid leak cause burnt smell?

The smell you are probably smelling is the fluids that are leaking hitting something hot like the exaust. Unless the leaks are so severe that it takes constant refilling then you should be ok. But be aware that when yu have leaking parts that you must regularly check those fluid levels. Them leaking wont cause major damage, but you not keeping the fluid levels up will. I had a tranny leask in my van for a 1 1/2 and thought it was a expensive fix, but I ended up fixing my leak for about 6 bucks. My point is, check your fluids once a day if not more depending on the severity of the leak.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you check a 2004 alero transmission fluid

2004 Aleros with auto trans DO NOT have a dipstick under the hood. They do have a filler cap, located on the driver side, look straight down under the edge of the exhaust crossover, black cap with a gear on it. According to the Manuf. the AUTOMATIC Transmission (should not need to be checked unless there is a leak) has a plug in the side just like the manual transmission. You remove the plug in the side and fill thru the top until fluid runs out the side hole. Replace the plug and the fill cap when done.

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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SOURCE: where do i put the transmission fluid in my alero 2001?

The only way to check the level is to get under the vehicle and loosen a bolt attached to the transmission. You fill the transmission until fluit comes out the bolt hole The only way to put transmission fliud in is on the drivers side of the engine. There is a lid that screws off that you put the fluid into. It is not visible and is a pain to get to. It is tucked in under other parts of the engine. You have to use a flexible funnel. I strongly suggest that if you are going to perform this yourself, you spend the $25.00 and buy the book on the vehicle from a local parts store.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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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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ATF Fluid Capacity for 2001 Alero

2001 OLDSMOBILE ALERO 3.4L 6-cyl Engine Code [E]
2001 OLDSMOBILE ALERO 2.4L 4-cyl Engine Code [T]

Automatic Transmission,4T45-E......AF6
Automatic Transmission,4T40-E......AF6
Use Low Viscosity ATF, Hight Viscosity ATF or additives create fluid retention which cause the servos, solenoids to seize up causing shifting problems.

Automatic Transmission, 4T45-E Initial Fill..........6.5 liters
Automatic Transmission, 4T40-E Initial Fill..........6.5 liters
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
4 speed 4T45-E..........12.2 liters
4 speed 4T40-E..........12.2 liters

Good luck and hope this helps.

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remove the transmission oil pan replace the filter bolt the pan back on put 4 liters of DEXTRON V1 start vehicle run to operating temp. under the vehicle on the right side were the drive axle is there is a 10mm bolt remove it keep adding transmission fluid till it comes out that hole then reinstall the bolt DO NOT SHUT THE EHGINE OFF TILL THAT BOLT IS BACK IN

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How can i tell if the transmission fluid is low

You may have a dipstick leading to your transmission fluid somewhere in your engine bay.

Alternatively, you'll have to get under the car and look transmission. There will be two plugs. One will be located near the bottom of the transmission (drain plug) and one will be located somewhere up the upper half of the transmission (fill plug). When you open the fill plug, some transmission fluid should leak out. If it does, then it's full. If it doesn't leak out, you'll need to fill it until it does start to leak out and then put the plug back on

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