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Re: 1999 volkswagen passat
Hi have alook around the gearbox bell housing on both sides of the engine and you will find a tube coming up from the gearbox end andit will have a dip-stick in it take it out and fill down the tube yates210456
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The recommended transmission fluid for the 1999 VW Passat is Esso LT 71141. There are several US distributors of it, but it is mostly stocked in drums, and sold at a pretty high dollar($15-$19) for single quarts.
There isn't one. Checking the fluid on these cars is a real pain. The level of the fluid has to be checked through a fill port in the housing on the transmission - if the fluid is level with the port, the amount is correct. You can get a feel for the condition by smelling it (it shouldn't smell burned) or dipping a finger in to see it. The catch is, this should be done with the transmission at a specific temperature, and it requires the diagnostic software (VAGCom) to do so.
There is no "dipstick for the VW Beetle transmission". This is a dealer check/repair item. The unit is typically sealed, but can have a leak if the seal on top of the transmission fails. About a $700 repair. This happened on my 1998 VW New Beetle.
they couldn't even try to put trans fluid back in it,because that has to be done from the bottom of the car with a pump through a standpipe mounted in pan and can only be done when trans is at a set temp. they most likely pulled the wrong drain plug and wont admit it but don't know how to put it back in either. might want to find a better oil change place