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Where is the transmission stick on beetle to add fluid

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Year of vehicle as well as model and whether its a manual or automatic would be helpful in helping you out but if its a manual then there is a plug on the side of the transfer case that would take a 17mm hex head to open up and then you would stick your finger inside the hole to see if you can feel a fluid pool right below the lip of the hole. If its an automatic then you will want to look for a T shaped handle in the engine bay that should say transmission, this is the dipstick that you will check the fluid level with to see if the level is low and needs topped off. To do that you have to let the car warm up and check the fluid level in park before adding any fluid and it has to be fluid meant for your type of transmission and vehicle and the same goes for a manual transmission.

Posted on May 29, 2011

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SOURCE: i can't add transmission fluid to my 2004 saturn vue

I think your transmission is a 4T45E which does not have a typical dipstick. Check underneath the vehicle on the transmission case above the oil pan on the passenger side of the vehicle and you will see a pipe thread plug. The transmission must be at operating temperature on a level surface and the engine running, you then remove the plug and add new fluid in the fill hole until it runs out the removed plug. You will obviously need a catch basin and do not re-insert plug until fluid has stopped overflowing. Do not turn off the engine during the process.

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SOURCE: How do you check transmission fluid 2004 VW Beetle?

Chekc your manual. It says that the transmission fluid is in a closed system and you can't check/add it.

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SOURCE: 1999 Volkswagon passat Automatic Transmission

THERE IS NO DIPSTICK. CAR MUST GO TO DEALER TO HAVE CHECKED AS SCANNER HAS TO BE HOOKED UP & MUST BE BROUGHT UP TO TEMPERATURE TO CHECK LEVEL

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Checking the transmission fluid in your Volkswagen isn't as simple as it used to be. To check the transmission fluid level requires your vehicle to be on a lift that it can be set level on. With the engine running and transmission warm, a plug has to be removed from the bottom of the transmission pan. This plug is at the base of a short stand-pipe (tube) inside the transmission oil pan. With the plug removed a small amount of oil should spill out (what is trapped in the stand-pipe) and if the fluid is at the correct it will continue to drip. If that is the case the transmission fluid is at the correct level. If all that comes out is what is trapped in the stand-pipe then the fluid level could be low. To add fluid to the transmission requires removal of the fill plug that is located on the front left upper corner by the oil pan. Oil is added at that point until oil starts running out or dripping from the stand-pipe. When replacing the fill plug you also need a replacement lock for the plug from Volkswagen. Many of today's vehicles are equipped with sealed transmissions that require specialized procedures, equipment and parts to check the transmission fluid level. Sorry for the bad or good news. This way just make sure that the person services the transmission to keep the warranty valid. 

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the Transmission fluid dip stick to add

Hello and Welcome to Fixya,
Very sorry Sir, as far as I know. The Dip stick is not included in this model. The transmission fluid must be checked only by the professionals at the dealership's place using special tools for the job (so that the unit shouldn't be over runned by the user and for long life safety of the engine). You should contact the dealer near your place for the completion of the job!
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