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How do i check the transmission fluid on my 2001 sc with a 5 speed

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The manual tranny has a little red doohickey that usually looks black because it's covered in gunk. Look straight down at the transaxle right below the brake master cylinder, you'll see it. Saturn recommends changing manual transmission fluid at 6,000 miles and then you're set for life. It isn't necessary to change it every 30,000 like an automatic transmission. Your transmission should hold 2.5 quarts of oil.

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