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Where to check/put in transmission fluid in 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

Can't find where to check or fill transmission fluid for my 2005 Pontiac Sunfire.

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I assume this is an automatic transmission, you didn't say.
There is no dip stick on the transmission any longer.
You will have to go under the car to check. You may want to go to your local instant oil change and have them check the level.
If you feel you want to check it, here is a description of the location and process.

Make certain the vehicle remains level while checking the fluid.
Located just above the top sealing flange of the transmission oil pan you will find a threaded plug. Remove the plug and see if transmission fluid drips out of the hole. If so, the fluid level is correct. If not, remove the red fill cap on top of the transmission, driver side. Add fluid to the transmission until fluid dribbles out of hole.
Replace and tighten the plug.
Good luck.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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    Bruce Bracey Mar 25, 2009

    Thanks for the rating.

    Best regards,

  • patspontiac Jan 24, 2011

    Serivce dept changed ront out put shaft seal, after that leak of transmission fluid on garage floor. Is this seal the threaded plug you are talking about. The garage said they will replace for free, I 'm worried about damage to transmission. Should I be?

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    Bruce Bracey Jan 24, 2011

    The seal on the output shaft is not the same as the threaded plug. The threaded plug is used to check the fluid level and the shaft seal prevents fluid from leaking out of the transmission. There should not be any damage to the transmission, when the seal was changed it may not have been installed properly or there could be another problem.
    Good luck, get it fixed as soon as possible.

  • john spallone Dec 19, 2012

    thanks for the help about checking tranny fluid and location for plug




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If your sunfire has the ecotech engine it does not have a dipstick and can only be serviced by the dealer

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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    chargerhp Sep 22, 2015

    A person can do it they just have to have the car jacked up level remove the plug and if fluid drips out it is full if not add fluid till it does


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