2nd Gen Nox 2.4l Transmission Fluid Dipstick, a GM part - TerrainForum.net: GMC Terrain Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lone Grove, OK aka paradise in OMMA land
Posts: 24
2nd Gen Nox 2.4l Transmission Fluid Dipstick, a GM part

It's called "GENERAL MOTORS 24225190 INDICATOR ASMTRANS FLUID LVL ", the GMPartsGeek site showed it fitting our 2nd gen Nox auto transaxle. Amazon has it for $21.36. Here's the link--

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...HPH5ON29&psc=1

Sure would be a nice to have mod; has anybody tried to fit this? I had an awful experience with a quick lube place doing my last transmission drain and fill. They overfilled it by 1-2/3 quart causing it to seep-out Dexron VI. Overfilling is the #1 cause in the leak diagnosis pages of the service manual. I want to try this but am curious if anybody has prior experience with the part.

2010 Equinox 2LT, 2.4 FWD, Summit White with Brownstown leather interior, aka the Nox
2017 Honda Pilot Elite AWD, loaded top trim, new, aka the JetPilot
1997 Mazda Miata, base model NA with 2000 NB wheels, aka the little red scooter
burnbomber is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 03:56 PM
Theta GOD!
 
JayTee2014's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 5,055
Garage
I do not know if that will work in the transmission that goes with the 2.4L engine, but it is exactly the same as what is used in the 6T75 transmission for our 2019 Acadia.
Now that said, there seem to be varying styles or "generations" of the 6xxx Series transmissions.
The one in our 2015 Equinox V6 had a short dipstick indicator on the transmission fill cap. . . not anywhere near as long as the one shown on Amazon.

2019 GMC Acadia SLT-1 3.6L LGX V6 - Build Date: 4-11-2019 - Bought 6-22-2019

SOLD - - 2015 Equinox LTZ 3.6L FWD Champagne Silver Metallic *Build Date 1-08-2015 *

SOLD with *38,865 miles 8-15-2019.
JayTee2014 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 06:10 PM
Theta Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,210
My Helm Shop Manual (2011) shows a transmission dipstick *may* be equipped on one or more of the following transmissions: 6T30, -40, -45, and -50, but it doesn’t show one in any of the exploded views that are all titled with these four transmission types.

My 3.0 V6, like JayTee’s V6, has the dipstick attached to the fill cap, and for these transmissions (6T70, 6T75), the Helm Manual is very clear about the presence of the dipstick.

Looking at the exploded view of the 2.4L transmission, it would appear you’d need a dipstick as long as the one in the link because it *looks like* it would need to travel the full height of the transmission housing.

But what that height actually *is*, who knows?

Maybe you could stick a clean oil dipstick in there to get a crude measurement? Probably would need one of the same type for the test (flexible wire w/bob on the end).

Heck - why not heat the fluid to the correct temp, verify the level by removing the fill-level plug underneath, then fashion a “manual dipstick” by dropping it down the fill hole from the top until it gets “wet”, and marking that distance on the stick’s shaft?

Then you’d have a dipstick, but it just wouldn’t be connected to the cap. You’d have to pull it out of your toolbox each time.

2011 Equinox 1LT (new Jan 2011): Summit White / 3.0 L V6 / FWD / Pioneer Stereo / 18" Wheels / 138.2k miles [05-NOV-2019]

2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /225.5k miles [05-NOV-2019]

Last edited by Colt Hero; 10-13-2019 at 06:19 PM.
Colt Hero is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lone Grove, OK aka paradise in OMMA land
Posts: 24
I prefer the factory solution, using the manufactured part; nice to have the design and engineering already done for your 2 dollars. In my 2nd gen 2.4, there's clear room above the fill cap for stick.

Sure would be nice if somebody tried it already, or am I going to be the brave one to try it 1st?

2010 Equinox 2LT, 2.4 FWD, Summit White with Brownstown leather interior, aka the Nox
2017 Honda Pilot Elite AWD, loaded top trim, new, aka the JetPilot
1997 Mazda Miata, base model NA with 2000 NB wheels, aka the little red scooter
burnbomber is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 03:16 PM
Theta Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by burnbomber View Post
I prefer the factory solution, using the manufactured part; nice to have the design and engineering already done for your 2 dollars. In my 2nd gen 2.4, there's clear room above the fill cap for stick.

Sure would be nice if somebody tried it already, or am I going to be the brave one to try it 1st?
These vehicles have been around for 10 years now. Have you searched every Equinox online forum? I've been on this board since January 2011, and I've seen plenty of complaints about the 2.4 not having a tranny dipstick, but I've never seen anyone post with, "HEY EVERYBODY ... I FOUND A TRANNY DIPSTICK FOR THE 2.4".

Until you.

So it looks like you're gonna be the first. And it's $21, not $2 ... but that won't break you.

The question I'd have is: even if the dipstick slides in easily and the cap fits, how do you know it's the correct length and is reading the fluid level correctly for your transmission?

Maybe what'll end up happening is it won't be the correct length, but then you can do as I mentioned above and mark it for the correct length ... and then just go by that mark. But if it's too long and you can't screw the cap on, then you're gonna have to improvise, I guess ...

2011 Equinox 1LT (new Jan 2011): Summit White / 3.0 L V6 / FWD / Pioneer Stereo / 18" Wheels / 138.2k miles [05-NOV-2019]

2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /225.5k miles [05-NOV-2019]
Colt Hero is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 05:59 PM
Theta Freak
 
rednox301's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colt Hero View Post

Maybe what'll end up happening is it won't be the correct length, but then you can do as I mentioned above and mark it for the correct length ... and then just go by that mark. But if it's too long and you can't screw the cap on, then you're gonna have to improvise, I guess ...
Maybe you could use an old telescoping radio antenna.
Colt Hero and jerrymander like this.

2014 Equinox LTZ FWD 3.6L. V-6 (LFX)
GM6T70 Transmission-Gen II(M7W)
Crystal Red Tintcoat-Brownstone Leather-(FE2) Suspension-18" Wheels
Build Date: Nov. 04, 2013-Delivery Date: Nov. 25, 2013
rednox301 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lone Grove, OK aka paradise in OMMA land
Posts: 24
Yes I agree, $20 isn't going to break the bank, but it would be nicer if it was verified by someone already. But, no reports of it's use, either on this Nox forum or on chevyequinoxforum.com. So, time for me to initiate this deal.

As far as checking the new dipstick level markings, I just had an episode with a quick lube place and the fluid level I set was hard fought but right on, slightly high but OK (from fluid level plug, the gusher slowed to a fast intermittent dribble, and my Dexron VI leaking stopped).

2010 Equinox 2LT, 2.4 FWD, Summit White with Brownstown leather interior, aka the Nox
2017 Honda Pilot Elite AWD, loaded top trim, new, aka the JetPilot
1997 Mazda Miata, base model NA with 2000 NB wheels, aka the little red scooter
burnbomber is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 04:27 PM
Theta Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by burnbomber View Post
As far as checking the new dipstick level markings, I just had an episode with a quick lube place and the fluid level I set was hard fought but right on, slightly high but OK (from fluid level plug, the gusher slowed to a fast intermittent dribble, and my Dexron VI leaking stopped).
Do you have a way to measure the tranny fluid temp? Is it available on your DIC?

2011 Equinox 1LT (new Jan 2011): Summit White / 3.0 L V6 / FWD / Pioneer Stereo / 18" Wheels / 138.2k miles [05-NOV-2019]

2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /225.5k miles [05-NOV-2019]
Colt Hero is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lone Grove, OK aka paradise in OMMA land
Posts: 24
The part is in my hands now. I'm just going to remove the existing cap and insert the dipstick into the fill hole. My 2010 2.4 has got clear space above it, so no problem there.

The problem is the current weather in South Central OK. Freezing cold, in the 30's with a hard freeze warning tonight. Also blowing 20-25 knots from the North. No way to check the level today.

Next time I do an errand in town, I'll check. I'm pretty sure the level is very close, I set it myself just a couple weeks ago.

Trans temp is NOT available on the DIC; pretty sure it's available with the right scan tool (which I don't have).
garagerog likes this.

2010 Equinox 2LT, 2.4 FWD, Summit White with Brownstown leather interior, aka the Nox
2017 Honda Pilot Elite AWD, loaded top trim, new, aka the JetPilot
1997 Mazda Miata, base model NA with 2000 NB wheels, aka the little red scooter

Last edited by burnbomber; 10-30-2019 at 06:28 PM.
burnbomber is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 08:21 PM
Theta Freak
 
rednox301's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colt Hero View Post
Do you have a way to measure the tranny fluid temp? Is it available on your DIC?
The Gen II 6T45 Trans has a Transmission Fluid Temp Sensor.
It's located in the TCM, you may need a higher level scanner to access the data.
You could tap into the wire downstream of the sensor but the raw data would'nt help much.

2014 Equinox LTZ FWD 3.6L. V-6 (LFX)
GM6T70 Transmission-Gen II(M7W)
Crystal Red Tintcoat-Brownstone Leather-(FE2) Suspension-18" Wheels
Build Date: Nov. 04, 2013-Delivery Date: Nov. 25, 2013

Last edited by rednox301; 10-30-2019 at 08:31 PM.
rednox301 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TerrainForum.net: GMC Terrain Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome