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1997 chev. cavalier z24 Tranmission

I have purchased a 1997 Chev. Cav. z24 4 cyl. I need to know how to check the transmission fluid and how many quarts it takes to fill when you are replacing the transmission.

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    abbott1man Dec 06, 2008

    How do I check the trans fluid level on a 1998 chevy Cavalier 2.4 that only has a cap and no dip stick?



  • BuckT-bear Dec 22, 2008

    I am looking for the same think. How do we check the transmission fluid?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    Along the same line -- what type of trans fluid does this car use?

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    rpm spikes and car lauching

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I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. I LOOKED IT UP IN THE HAYNES MANUAL IT SAID YOU HAVE TO JACK THE CAR UP LEVEL, AND THERE IS A PLUG ON THE SIDE OF THE TRANSMITION, YOU TAKE IT OUT IF FLUID COMES OUT THEN YOU ARE GOOD.

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To check the transmission fluid shut the car off and open the hood by pulling hood release lever on the drivers side under dash area, then prop the hood up, and look for a red cap dipstick or a dipstick that says trans fluid if its an automatic it'll be Dexron II or Dexron III ( ATF ) Automatic Transmission Fluid. for the fluid specs, capacity check the owners manual that came with the car.

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    Audrey Halliwell Dec 10, 2012

    Also don't forget to wipe the dipstick after you find it then re-dip it and check fluid level again.

  • justinalaird
    justinalaird Mar 10, 2013

    the 2.4 does not have a dipstick

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