Is there another tool besides a hand pump that we can use to put transmission fluid in the fill plug?
We have located the fill plug for the transmission fluid on the side of the transmission but we don't have a hand pump to fill the fluid. Is there another tool or a "home remedy" we can use to fill the fluid?
Re: Is there another tool besides a hand pump that we can...
Use an old school oilcan...the type you fill with oil of your choice, and has a finger pump action (like a squirt bottle). you should be able to pick one up with a flexible spout at any reputable auto parts suppliers.
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If it's an automatic, put fluid in through the dipstick tube with a funnel. If it's a manual, there will be a fill plug about half-way up from bottom of transmission. Remove the fill plug, and use a hand-type pump to fill it till fluid just starts coming out of hole. Good luck.
Right next to the plug that you removed that drained the transmission fluid is another plug, which is used to fill the transmission with fluid. You will need some type of hand pump and a reservoir to hold the transmission fluid. Parts stores sell a small pump that screws onto the top of gallon sized gear lube bottles. This would be ideal, since it has the hoses necessary to transfer the fluid from the reservoir or bottle, to the transmission. Pump fluid into the transmission until a little begins to run out of the fill hole. replace the plug in the transmission and start the engine, let it warm up, then move the gearshiftthru all the gears. Put the transmission in neutral and check the fluid level with the dipstick under the hood. If you decide to replace the fluid with fresh fluid, use only fluid designated for your vehicle to avoid damage to the transmission.
Locate the fill plug in the center of the transfer case facing the rear. The fill plug is a hex head bolt.
Remove the fill plug and check the fluid level. Insert the short end of an L-shaped Allen wrench into the hole. Spin the Allen wrench slightly and remove it. Some fluid should be present on the tip if the unit is full.
Attach a screw-on hand pump to a bottle of Mopar ATF+4 type 9602 automatic transmission fluid. Insert the other end of the tubing for the hand pump into the fill plug hole on the transfer case.
Pump fluid into the transfer case until the fluid is flush with the bottom of the hole. A small bead of fluid will drip out of the hole when the case is full.
Reinstall the fill plug and torque it to between 15 and 25 foot-pounds of torque. Hand-tightening the plug and turning it 1/2-half turn further with a socket wrench is equivalent to 20 foot-pounds of torque if you do not have a torque wrench available.
Usually there will be two plugs, one on the bottom and one around one third the way up the side of the transmission. They are just a circle with a cube-shaped lug on the face of them. The bottom one is for drainage and the one on the side is for filling. If you are just filling it up make sure the car is on level ground and take off the plug on the side. Then funnel the oil in until it starts to spill out the hole and then stop and put plug back on tight. A large syringe is recommended but you could also clean out a sauce bottle or a hand soap bottle with pump and fill them with the transmission fluid to make it easier to fill. The plug should come off with a 1/2" open ended spanner. Also you will need to make sure you have the same fluid that is already in it. I would actually recommend finding out what fluid it takes and doing a complete fluid change. Most auto shops (Repco etc) will be able to tell you the type and how much you need. Make sure you catch the fluid under the bottom plug and dispose of it correctly. Once you've put the new fluid in clean up and fluid you may have spilt on the transmission then go for a drive for around 15 minutes and check that there are no leaks. If you need more assistance please don't hesitate to ask.
As far as I have found the 02 Isuzu Rodeo does not have a transmission fluid dipstick you have to in fact go under your vehicle to check, change and fill your transmission fluid.
Transmission fluid level: You will have two plugs facing downward on the larger trans pan. The plug higher up on the pan is the fill/level check (stamped/recessed into the rear right corner of pan). ATF should just dribble from this plug on a hot, idling truck, in neutral on a level surface. The lower one is the drain. The one at the back of the pan in a recess is the filler. You need a hand pump or something similar to fill it to overflowing then top it off with the engine running. Make sure you shift through the gears a couple of times when topping off.
My Mercury has no dipstick - you check the level by removing the small plug in the center of the pan drain plug, and then pump the fluid into a port on the side of the transmission until it flows out of the small plug. It cost me a transmission overhaul after a local shop tried to work on it and over-filled it with the incorrect fluid. If you don't have a dipstick, it would be a good idea to check with your local VW dealer - they have the correct tools/information to service it correctly.
Hahaha..! Thats a funny response, but not a solution.
Assuming you're talking about the automatic transmission, there is no fill tube for your transmission. To fill the transmission, check the fluid level, or top off the fluid level, you will need a few different (non-traditional) tools. You will need some way to pump fluid up into the transmission from below due to the fill port being on the bottom of the transmission fluid pan. A bottle of transmission fluid (Dextron III) and a screw on fill tube from WalMart or Autozone can be used to fill the transmission with fluid.
Service to this transmission can be a fairly messy task. Operating temperature must be attained prior to fluid level adjustment. Once operating temperature has been achieved, two drain plugs should be located on the main transmission fluid pan. One plug is positioned vertically higher than the other. With the engine idling, remove the higher plug. When this plug is removed, fluid shouldn't flow from the hole profusely. If it does, then that's an idication that the unit is overfilled. If no fluid flows from the hole at all, then it may be an indication of a low fluid level. Use the desired devised method to pump fluid into the higher plug hole until fluid begins to leak from the plug hole. Once this occurs, then the plug must quickly be reinstalled.
It's messy and inconvenient; I know. Thank you to the General for the transmission and adventures with hot trans. fluid. Gee.., another good example of why Toyota passed ya up
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Automatic Transaxle (Transmission)
Drive the vehicle long enough for the transmission
to reach normal operating temperature.
Park the vehicle on a flat surface.
Let the engine idle with the transmission in park.
Locate the automatic transmission dipstick. It will
be in the front of the engine compartment attached to the transaxle assembly.
Remove the dipstick and read the fluid level it
should be between the MIN and MAX mark.
Add automatic transmission fluid if the level is
low. Place a funnel in the dipstick tube and add as much fluid as need. Do not
fill over the MAX mark. Manual Transaxle
Park the car on a level surface and wait until the
engine is cold.
Lift the vehicle according to instructions listed
in the owner's manual and support with jack stands.
Remove the belly pan from underneath the
engine/transaxle by removing the screws on the rear edge and disconnecting the
hooks in the front.
Locate the check/fill plug on the side of the transaxle.
Clean the area around the check/fill plug.
Remove the check/fill plug
Use a hand pump attached to a manual transmission
fluid bottle to pump fluid into the check/fill plug hole, until fluid begins to
seep out of the hole.
Reinstall the check/ fill plug.
Reinstall the belly pan. Insert the hooks on the
front edge of the belly pan into the holes on the vehicle's frame. Then
reinstall the screws that support the rear edge of the belly pan.
Unfortunatly you cannot check the transmission, or add fluid yourself. You have to take it to a dealer, or a transmission specialist.
That's not strictly true. The Trooper uses a GM "closed" transmission system. Its possible to do it yourself, but a real pain and requires some kind of pump system to pump in the fluid from below the vehicle. There are 2 filling bolts on the transmission pan, the lower one is the drain, the higher one towards the pan corner is the fill/level plug. You must remove the fill plug and pump fluid into it until it starts to run back out. Run the engine to distribute and warm the fluid, then check the level again, topping up if necessary. Replace the plug using new seal.