Question about 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe
How do i check add or change the transmission fluid in my 2002 chevy cavalier
The transmissions are 'sealed' but are far from maintenance free or life-time fluids. there is a check/fill plug on the bottom of the transmission near the pan. to check the level, the car must be running in park, on a level surface (i.e. you cant jack this car up in your backyard on one side to check it) remove check plug taking care to notice how tight/far in the plug was because you'll need to replace it in near the same position. (you don't tighten these plugs all the way down) using the short hand on allen wench, check the level. if fluid pours out the moment you removed the plug, she way overfilled and requires service to avoid damage from too much pressure. if dry on the wench, SLOWLY add DEXRONII or compatible transmission fluid. if adding more then half a pint, stop between filling to shift thru each gear for 5 secs and check level once back in park. the red cap on the top of the transmission can be used to assist filling if you lack the equipment(i.e. proper transmission machine) to do so, but add slowly. its better to take 30mintes of checking to not overfill than it is to waste 3 hours trying to get it back out. these transmissions can be service by technicians who are familiar with the GM style sealed trannys. you can also usually use cooler lines as well for a fluid exchange, but this is not a transmission you can really service in your backyard for the most part.
Posted on Feb 09, 2012
First,a amnual trans does not have a dipstick. Second,the Cavaliers around 1999 stopped putting a dipstick in for the trans.(Supposedly maintainence free).
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Where is the tansmission dipstick on a 97chevy z24 cavalier 5 speed
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
The problem is your TCC Solenoid. but that's inside the valve body which is inside your transmission. I Changed it out myself and it was a pain!!! i would've gladly paid to have it done or bought a used tranny.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
I know how and what is wrong , resond if still needed
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
The transmission is sealed, not meant to be maintained by consumer, supposedly "maintenance free."
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
Hehe, GM dealer could not do it for us either
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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